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Adolph Reed and Cathy Cohen | Long Time Coming? | Identity & Politics

Professors Adolph Reed and Cathy Cohen discuss the election of President Barack Obama in the context of race relations and identity politics in America. Eschewing the facile generalizations that characterize much of the medias coverage of the election, Professors Cohen and Reed give critical and refreshingly novel insight into the role race played in the election, and the possible long-term ramifications of the election in terms of racial discourse and progressive politics in America.

Adolph ReedDr. Adolph Reed is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Cathy CohenDr. Cathy Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
This discussion was held at the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, on February 20th, 2009. Sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT) as part of the Identity & Politics Lecture Series.

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