Racism in America and Why We Should Care
Seventh Meeting and Topic
What Did an African American President Reveal About American Racism?
Nikki Khanna, Professor of Sociology, University of Vermont
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont
JERICHO, VERMONT – In 2008, Americans made history by electing their first African American President. Yet following his election, gun purchases soared along with an unprecedented string of high-profile killings of unarmed black Americans. Before the end of his first term, the nation had elected to congress one of the most polarized oppositions to any chief executive in its history determined to concede no ground to his policies, as other outspoken opponents fueled assumptions that he wasn’t an American citizen. Was this simply politics as usual or something more sinister?
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