Blacks' Political Engagement Spikes, Though Racial Divisions Remain Deep

Barack Obama's candidacy for president both underscores sharp racial divides in this country and offers avenues for progress: Political engagement by blacks is up sharply, Americans across racial lines think the 2008 campaign will change blacks' self-image for the better and most see Obama's nomination as a sign of broader racial progress. It's already fostered pride and involvement alike. Blacks are following the election more intensely than other Americans, at a level unseen in the last three...Full Story
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