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Race 2012 and What Few Progressives Are Discussing (POSTPONED)
July 19, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Unfortunately this event will not take place on the date posted and has been postponed until further notice.
We all watched as Donald Trump took credit for the release of Obama’s birth records and also demanded a copy of Obama’s university transcripts claiming he “heard he was a terrible student.” While many have seen attacks of Trump and other elitist Republicans for what they really are, overt racism, they have been dismissed as merely ignorant remarks that do not have a place in U.S. politics. However, these attacks have uprooted racial prejudices felt by many white Americans and may significantly impact the 2012 election. In an age of “colorblindness,” it is apparent that color remains an issue for many Americans.
The Institute for Policy Studies’ Cities for Progress project hopes you will join us as Bill Fletcher, past president of TransAfrica Forum and founder of the Black Radical Congress, discusses race, the right-wing, and how progressives should respond to Obama as we approach 2012.