Shelby Steele asserts that Barack Obama won the presidential election by successfully basing his candidacy on race. Steele holds that whites voted less for real 'change' than for documentation of a change that has already occurred in race relations in America. But will four or eight years of Barack Obama free whites from the taint of racism or make them still more complicit in it? In this video Steele explains that Obama's advantage was his racial moral authority.
What does Obama's candidacy tell us about the politics of race in America? Bill Moyers talks with Shelby Steele, who has written widely on race in American society and is author of the recent book A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win. And leading expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson sorts spin from reality after the primary.
Emancipation, Revelation, Revolution -- Democrats founded the KKK, fought the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, instituted Jim Crow laws, fought the 1965 Civil Rights Act and continue to keep racism alive and blacks on their liberal plantation. This is an excerpt from the award-winning documentary Emancipation Revelation Revolution.
This excerpt explores the history of African Americans in congress, the formation of the KKK, civil rights legislation and it includes clips of interviews with Star Parker, Rev. Keith Butler, Niger Innis, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, RObert L. Woodson, Sr., Deroy Murdock, Hon. Roy Innis, Shelby Steele, It is about the history of the civil rights movement in America, and explores the roles that both major political parties have played in this struggle, from the abolition of slavery to the civil rights movement in the 1960's.
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