This study explores the effects of the Obama elections on personal discrimination, voter turnout, and opinions of media coverage. This election was seen as a starting point to a more progressive America in 2008. Many thought this was the beginning of a new era in which any racial/gender group could start to make their mark on politics, and that the huge issue regarding race was behind us.
With many racial debacles arising in the last couple years I wondered if America’s idea of progressiveness was truly progressive enough to promote the thought of a post-racial society and even influence voters to be more active or even the contrary. I feel that social change was assumed with the Obama election, but the political aspects of representation and citizenship were varied.
Vargas, Calah, "Obama 2008: An Origin for Post-Racial America?" (2014). Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters. 62.