Charlottesville–Right Now: U.Va Fellow Comments on Obama’s Presidential Run

Larycia Hawkins is a fellow at the Governing America in a Global Era program at U.Va’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. The Chicago Tribune recently published an op-ed she wrote in response to Senator Joe Biden’s controversial remarks about Barack Obama.

On this edition of Charlottesville–Right Now! with Coy Barefoot, Hawkins discusses how much race plays an issue in politics, specifically about Obama’s run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Is America ready for a black President? Is that really the issue? Listen to the podcast, and post your thoughts!

One Reply to “Charlottesville–Right Now: U.Va Fellow Comments on Obama’s Presidential Run”

  1. One reason (the main reason) why african americans don’t want to vote for Obama and that she did not mention is that many african-americans don’t want to vote for Barack Obama because he is not a “traditional” african american, meaning that his father who is from Kenya did not go through slavery, and because his mother is white.

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