Race and Racism

Race in the decade since Obama

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January 22, 2019

Melody Barnes, Kevin Gaines, Lauretta Charlton

It's been a decade since President Barack Obama's inauguration. In those 10 years, how have things changed—or not changed—for people of color in the United States? Hear the Miller Center's Melody Barnes, UVA scholar Kevin Gaines, and The New York Times' Lauretta Charlton explore race in America today. Was the "post-racial" era a mirage? Have politics become more or less racialized in the past 10 years?