The Intersection Of Race And Politics
November 9, 2008 Months ago, we invited some listeners to talk openly and honestly with one another about race in politics. Now that Obama is president-elect, the dialogue has changed. Two of those listeners return to reflect on the difference Election Day has made.
August 24, 2008 When hundreds of thousands of people descended on the capital for the March on Washington 45 years ago this week, it was the largest political gathering the nation had ever seen. What's often overlooked is the fact that the march was supposed to have taken place more than two decades earlier.
August 17, 2008 The 2008 presidential election has spurred much discussion on the subject of race. As Weekend Edition Sunday continues to examine the influence of race on politics, guest host Robert Smith talks with two people who say the issue isn't simply about skin color.
August 10, 2008 A century ago this week, Springfield, Ill., descended into a two-day spasm of racial violence and mayhem that still has the power to shock. A mob of white residents rampaged, destroying dozens of black-owned businesses and running most of the city's black population out of town.
August 10, 2008 How does a person's experiences — or lack thereof — with people of other racial backgrounds affect the way they vote? NPR talks with two listeners of different races about their views on the issue of race and how it is playing out in the campaign.
August 3, 2008 How does a person's experiences with racism — and with people of other racial backgrounds — affect the way he or she votes? NPR talks with two listeners of different races about their views on Sen. Barack Obama's historic candidacy and how the issue of race is playing out in the campaign.