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African Americans and Sen. Barack Obama

African Americans and Sen. Barack Obama

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Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in Denver, CO. Source: Getty Images hide caption

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Last week we talked about women and the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton. Today, we'll focus on African Americans and Sen. Barack Obama. There's no question that his campaign has already made history — he's the first African American candidate to be included among the front-runners for a major party nomination. But his candidacy also stirs complex feelings within the black community. If you're an African American voter, how do you feel about the possibility that an African American may be elected president? Are you excited? Afraid? Do you feel an obligation to vote for him?