The New Other

Posted: October 13, 2008 in 2008 Elections, Barack Obama
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My friend and former classmate Hanna Ingber Win has this compelling comment on how Muslims have become the new “other” in political discourse. Read it.

I’d add one observation: Barack Obama is on the verge of breaking the racial glass ceiling to the highest elected office in the country. Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi broke new ground for women in politics during the last two years. What I’m wondering now is when, if ever, we will see a viable Muslim candidate for national office from either political party?


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