Moving Toward a Post-Racial America

By Jennifer Parker

Nov 5, 2008 3:09am

One of the most stunning facts of the turnout tonight is that only 74 percent of the electorate in this election was white. Go back to 1976 and 90 percent of the electorate was white. We are seeing the rise of Hispanic and African American voters. This is the first election of the future. In many ways, we are moving toward a post-racial America. Look at how race really wasn’t an issue in this campaign. Eighty percent of voters said they didn’t take it into account anyway, and only 19 percent of the voters said they did. And Obama won both groups. –George Stephanopoulos

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