Election 2012 and the Deep Racial Divide

From John Sununu's Colin Powell swipe to grim polls about racism, it's clear that hope and change is so 2008.

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It seems that when the ultimate prize is the Oval Office, national unity, racial harmony and democratic ideals are welcome casualties.

Edward Wyckoff Williams is contributing editor at The Root. He is a columnist and political analyst, appearing on Al-Jazeera, MSNBC, CBS Washington and national syndicated radio. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Edward Wyckoff Williams is a contributing editor at The Root. He is a columnist and political analyst, appearing on Al-Jazeera, MSNBC, ABC, CBS Washington and national syndicated radio. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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