Politics & Government

October 5, 2008

Will race be the deciding factor in battleground Missouri?

Barack Obama, son of a Kenyan father and white American mother, is rewriting the history of an America shackled since inception by racial divide. Missouri has been at the crux of that old story and is at its crux now. A swing state, a bellwether, it looks like a jump ball once again. But could Obama, positioning himself as a post-racial candidate, be pulled down by racism there? No one knows, but many are wondering.

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