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Season 2008 Episode 1111

Shelby Steele On President-Elect Obama

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Shelby Steele On President-Elect Obama
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Shelby Steele asserts that Barack Obama won the presidential election by successfully basing his candidacy on race, "Obama's special charisma ? always came ? from the racial idealism he embodied. ? This was his only true political originality."Steele holds that whites voted less for real "change" than for documentation of a change that has already occurred in race relations in America. But will four or eight years of Barack Obama free whites from the taint of racism or make them still more complicit in it? - Hoover Institutionmoreless
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