In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing

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.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.