Thursday, November 06, 2008
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Obama: The great black hope?

Linda Chavez, Ward Connerly, Deroy Murdock, Abigail Thernstrom, Roger Clegg, and others discuss the potential impact of Obama's election on the black community and on race relations in general in this NRO Symposium.

Going beyond the poignant symbolism of Obama's election - which has already had a hugely positive psychological impact on the black community - Obama has an unparalleled opportunity to help heal the lingering divisions that have soured race relations in this country. How he and his administration handle issues like racial preferences, slavery reparations, and voter segregation will help determine whether he becomes the great uniter he claims to be.