The August 16, 2009 New York Times Book Review includes an essay, Race and Diversity in the Age of Obama, by Orlando Patterson. The essay is the third in a series of essays in the Book Review "exploring dominant themes and currents of thought in particular areas of American life." Patterson's essay maps out the ethno-racial issues that exist (or one might say persist) in the United States, now that Barack Obama, an African American, is president. A professor of sociology at Harvard, his perspective is primarily socioeconomic and cultural. My essay will use Patterson's essay as a guide to map out similar issues, but from a legal perspective
"Issues of Race in the Age of Obama,"
Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development: Vol. 25
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.stjohns.edu/jcred/vol25/iss1/3