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The State of Black Equality in the Age of Obama and its Socio-Political Realities
with Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad
Friday, January 21, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Caltech – Avery Dining Hall

Dr. Anthony Samad’s talk will focus on the state of black equality and socio-economic paradox of post-raciality in the age of Obama. He will examine what the election of President Barack Obama has meant to African Americans and the nation, and analyze the “Dream is over” sentiment that a new racial movement (the Tea Party Movement) is putting forward in the context of King’s “dream” having been fulfilled while others have been forgotten. Lunch is provided. RSVP required, visit to sign up.

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Source: News


According to Dr. Anthony Samad, an author and syndicated columnist, President Obama brought some positives like healthcare reform in 2010 and people should (read full commentary)

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Source: The Atlanta Post


“Howard University has to demonstrate more than a symbolic commitment,” said Dr. Anthony Samad, professor of political science and African American studies at East Los Angeles College.  “Getting rid of African studies is troubling from the perspective that colleges with large African American populations (read full commentary)

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Source: The Early Show


“I think there’s this notion that we’re in a post-racial period in America because of the election of the first African American president,” said Dr. Anthony Samad (read full commentary)