After Words

After Words: Fredrick Harris, "The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Decline of Black Politics," hosted by Charlton McIlwain, NYU

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Professor Harris argues that Barack Obama's election to the presidency undermined the Civil Rights movement that made it possible. The shift toward race-neutral politics is making the militancy of the Civil Rights movement a distant memory, even though militancy may still be what is needed to cure persistent racial disparities in many areas, including income and education.  Professor Harris discusses his thesis with New York University professor and author Charlton McIlwain.

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Fredrick Harris

Fred Harris teaches Political Science at Columbia University.  He is also Director of Columbia's Institute for Research in African-American Studies.  Prof. Harris is also the author of "Something Within" and "Countervailing Forces in African-American Civic Activism."


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After Words: Fredrick Harris, "The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Decline of Black Politics," hosted by Charlton McIlwain, NYU

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