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Politics Wrap-Up: D-Day in South Carolina

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Politics Wrap-Up: D-Day in South Carolina

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Politics Wrap-Up: D-Day in South Carolina

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Voters will go to the polls tomorrow in South Carolina's Democratic primary. News & Notes is broadcasting live from the state.

Farai Chideya covers the latest in the race for the White House with Sherrilyn Ifill — a civil rights lawyer and professor at the University of Maryland School of Law — and Ron Walters, director of the African American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland.

During the interview, Walters said that Sen. Barack Obama, in order to remain competitive, must make his race less of a factor.

"The only way that [Obama] is going to get elected," said Walters, "is to try to neutralize race. And when you're talking about Bill Clinton, in so far as they try to blacken Barack Obama, what they do is play on to the divisiveness of the racial sector. ...The objective of the Clinton campaign is to make him blacker, which is to say to call out his blackness and therefore, to complicate his constituency which is predominantly white."

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