How Much Does Race Still Matter?

Earlier this month, I wrote about research by social scientists at Brown and the University of Michigan who reported that despite the fact that President Obama won a higher percentage of the white vote than any Democratic presidential nominee since 1976, racial resentment had increased during Obama’s first term.

Over the past three weeks, a number of experts in race relations have brought contrary findings to my attention. [cont.]

Tom Edsall, Columbia U. (New York Times)