The Marc Steiner Show

November 29, 2011 – Segment 4

What does history have to tell us today, as Herman Cain reassesses his bid to become the next Republican candidate for US President in the wake of allegations that he cheated on his wife with another woman for 13 years?

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at Rutgers University and author of The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, William Jelani Cobb argues that Cain should not distort history for his own gain in the cynical way that Clarence Thomas did 20 years ago.

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