Thursday, March 27, 2008

Debating Obama

Check out these two links.

A past Notre Dame poli sci professor, current Rutgers professor, my old boss, and a generally awesome guy, Alvin Tillery, Jr., debates fellow academic, Dorian Warren, on the Daily Voice. This discussion begins with Warren saying, "As a native and proud Chicagoan who is supportive yet also very critical of the senator, I have to ask you, why are you such a hater?"

Tillery responds: "I
think that Obama has run, up until the controversy with the Reverend Wright forced him to talk about race relations last week, using a neo-southern strategy. In other words, the vast majority of the signals that Obama sends through his campaign rhetoric seem crafted to soothe the psychic angst of white voters while offering black voters very little."

They raise a lot of interesting issues and add a great deal to the race discussion in America.

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