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Posted: June 17th, 2008
From Soundbites to Solutions Part One: Candidates, Campaigns and the Politics of Bias

The 2008 presidential primaries brought race, gender and age issues to the front page, whether warranted or not. In public and in private, Americans hashed out what an election should and could look like, and in what ways this one fell short. This first of two panels focuses on the problems, realities and conundrums faced by both the candidates and the voters. Panelists include Susan J. Carroll, author of Gender and Elections (2006); Callie Crossley, journalist; Celinda Lake, pollster and strategist for Democrats and progressives; Courtney E. Martin, columnist for The American Prospect; Dr. Ronald Walters, author of Freedom is not Enough: Black Voters, Black Candidates and American Presidential Politics, (2005) and; Patricia J. Williams, law professor at Columbia University and columnist for The Nation. This event was held by the Women’s Media Center, in cooperation with The White House Project and the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE).


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