Social Sciences Forum
Melvin Thomas, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, and Hayward Derrick Horton, Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York
“Reassessing Racial Differences: The Perception of Racial Equality in the Obama Era”
Friday, October 28, 2 p.m.
The Commons, Room 329
The election of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States was heralded as a sign that the U.S. had entered a post-racial era. Melvin Thomas and Hayward Derrick Horton use data from the 1986-2012 American National Election Surveys to address two questions: (1) In the Obama era, have racial differences in perceptions of racial inequality and justice converged, widened or stayed the same and; (2) Are differences in perceptions of racial inequality and justice primarily race-based, education-based, or both?
This event is free and open to the public.
Part of The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference, co-sponsored by UMBC’s Language, Literacy & Culture Program and the Department of American Studies.
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