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April 29, 2013


Where are the Black Governors and Senators?

Jonathan Martin: "More than five years after Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses and demolished the notion that white voters wouldn't support a black presidential candidate, progress for other African-American politicians remains elusive. Even as the country elected and reelected Obama, making it seem increasingly unremarkable to have a black family in the White House, African-Americans are scarce and bordering on extinct in the U.S. Senate and governorships. The president is indeed exceptional -- but in the wrong sense of the phrase as it applies to other black politicians."














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