What Beauty Pageants Can Teach America About Race Relations

Las Vegas Weekly | April 25, 2008
Barack Obama's lightning-fast ascendancy notwithstanding, I wonder if we're placing too much emphasis on his historic run and creating a false barometer by which to measure how far America has come on race relations. Fact is, in contests that are every bit as protracted and ornery as presidential primaries, blacks have been winning for nearly a generation.

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