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O. Race-Centric Through and Through

The presidential candidate’s years of teaching a seminar on racism and law at the University of Chicago — as well as his tenure as a state legislator, a focus of this Stanley Kurtz piece — reflect how, for Obama, race serves as “a kind of master-category, pervading and organizing a wide array of issues that many Americans may not think of as racial at all.”

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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