Anderson@Large: Race and the Race for the White House

Anderson@Large (9/16/08)

Race and the Race for the White House

Drew Westen, author of “The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation,” told Roland:

The fact that most of us have some conflict about both race and gender. Clearly, a black person is going to get hurt most. It’s not so much about…conscious racism…But that’s not actually the racism that hurts Barack Obama the most. The racism that hurts him is the fact that even people who don’t think of themselves as prejudiced, which is actually most white people…their primary associations to black people, particularly to black men, is on the evening news…

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