From the Moyers "NEWSLETTER - Friday, January 11, 2008
“Our blackness is our power, we think. I don't think it is. That's the delusion, I think. I think our power is the same as it is for anybody, any other group - the collective energies, imagination of the individuals within the group. We're no better than what our individuals achieve. The identity should be the result of effort and achievement. "- Shelby Steele
“We have a problem in politics in the United States.The problem is that we tend to talk with people who already agree with us.” - Kathleen Hall Jamieson
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET -TV)
Why does race matter in politics today? Bill Moyers talks with Shelby Steele, who has written widely on race in American society and is author of the recent book A BOUND MAN: WHY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT OBAMA AND WHY HE CAN'T WIN. Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action.
And, leading expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson sorts spin from reality after the primary.
A Bill Moyers essay on money and campaigns.
Get tips from Kathleen Hall Jamieson on watching presidential debates and discuss your own tactics.
Join our conversation on race and politics in 2008.