April 25, 12-1:15 p.m. | Cowles Auditorium
The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance will host a discussion with Desomnd King about his forthcoming book, Still a House Divided: Race in Politics in Obama's America, from 12 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center. During the 2008 presidential election and after, many commentators speculated that Barack Obama moved America beyond its history of fractious racial battles. King charges that, after two years in office, it is clear that the first black president has not introduced a new post-racial America. Instead, he says, President Obama's color-blind policies and political strategy of avoiding racial discussions has turned a blind eye to deepening racial disparities. The event will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.