Mark Sawyer: Race And The Obama Campaign

Mark Q. Sawyer

UCLA professor Mark Q. Sawyer was honored by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists for his work on racial politics in post-revolutionary Cuba. UCLA hide caption

itoggle caption UCLA

Political scientist and author Mark Q. Sawyer runs the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at UCLA, where he's taught courses on African-American political thought, contemporary urban governance in the U.S. and the politics of the African diaspora.

He's an expert as well on the intersection between race and gender in Caribbean politics, and has studied the impact of race relations on democratic transition efforts in Cuba.

Sawyer talks to Terry Gross about how Barack Obama's campaign is addressing issues touching on race and ethnicity.

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.