In the wake of the 1968 riots at the Democratic convention in Chicago, a call was put out for more blacks to be on television. Many promises were made, solemn words were issued and commissions were formed. But still, 40 years later, the degree of black and Latino influence in the media in America, at the leadership level, in minimal.
A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by Bruce Dixon
Is the Barack Obama campaign actually what it claims to be – the heir to and continuation of an historic and broad-based transformative movement for social change? What exactly are the differences between a social movement, a political candidacy, and a marketing campaign? How do we begin to unravel how much of Obamarama is movement and how much is marketing, and where will the promised and hoped-for “change” actually come from, if it comes at all?