Post racial America, we ain’t there yet

Do you smile when you see this photo?

I know that we like to think of ourselves as living in a post-racial America. I wish we were there. I truly wish we lived in a land in which race simply doesn’t matter. Several researchers have looked at the 2008 election and asked whether race was a factor in voting in the 2008 election. These researchers were able to use Google searches (looking for racially motivated terms). An estimated three to five percent of the votes cast for racially motivated.

The New York Times has more: (more…)