No bigots here

by Gene on Nov. 09th, 2008

Last week, Sen. Barack Obama became the first black man elected to be president of the United States. This flies in the face of those who would argue that America is inherently a racist nation, or that the vast majority of whites harbor innate prejudice against blacks.

NY Times science writer John Tierney looks at some of the studies of racial attitudes in America, and reviews them in light of the recent election results.

(Science Buzz has discussed race in politics before.)

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Juanita711's picture
Juanita711 says:

can you believe it we have a african american president i am so proud of our nation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 12:20pm
mmoh1009's picture
mmoh1009 says:

im suprised. this tells alot about the people of america. change is where we are headed!!!
0bama!!!!!

posted on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 12:29pm
iowaboy's picture
iowaboy says:

anyone seen the t.v. show 'all in the family'? it was a popular show in the 1970s and taught some valuable lessons.
the archie bunker character may have been a bigot, but so was the george jefferson character. ANYONE can be a victim of bigotry.
and bigotry isn't just confined to race either, but also to gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, military
status.
this is what some forget when reading the history books, as the civil rights act of 1964 outlawed discrimination on more than just race.
my message to obama? good luck! being president isn't easy, especially with this weak economy.

posted on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 10:09am

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