The Obama Era, the 2012 Election, and Systemic Racism

The Society Pages: New TSP Special Feature: Joe Feagin on The Obama Era, the 2012 Election, and Systemic Racism

“We are not a fully democratic country. We never have been and now are moving only very slowly in that direction. To understand the 2012 election and key political events in the Obama Era, we must look at the larger societal context—at institutional fundamentals. Systemic racism is central in that institutional context, and especially in our political system.”

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