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Race, Religion Collide in Presidential Campaign

posted on May 7, 2012

Writing for the Associated Press, Rachel Zoll and Jesse Washington explore the backgrounds of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, one a racial minority, the other a religious minority, both “representatives of two groups that have endured oppression to carve out a place in the United States.” Zoll and Washington write, “How unthinkable it was, not so long ago, that a presidential election would pit a candidate fathered by an African against another condemned as un-Christian. … How much progress has America made against bigotry? By November, we should have some idea.”

Read at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch