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In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing

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In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing

In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing

In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing

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Commentator Diane Roberts looks at the prominence of identity politics as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama slug it out in the race for the Democratic nomination. The question remains, which is more fundamental, more essential: gender or race? Do you go for the white woman or the black man? Whose "turn" is it?

Liane Hansen speaks to Diane Roberts and poet E. Ethelbert Miller about race and identity in America today.