Educational Studies (CGU)
American Politics | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Barack Obama. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bill Richardson. The field of minority and female candidates for president has never been so strong. But the question remains: Despite the expected presence of an African- American, a woman, and a Latino, will America in 2008 elect yet another male president of northern European descent?
No one can say for certain, but we hope this streak ends soon, because it's important that America elect its leaders from the full breadth of talent available in its diverse population.
© 2007 Christian Science Monitor
This article first appeared in Drew, D.E. and Burrell, H. (2007, January 5). Will Another White Male Be Elected President in 2008. Christian Science Monitor, p. 9. http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0105/p09s01-coop.html