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The election of Barack Obama brought to light a divide between the black electorate and much of the older generation of prominent black leaders. While the overwhelming majority of black voters backed Obama, many of the civil-rights era leaders initially endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Historian William Jelani Cobb joins us this hour to discuss this and other underlying narratives of Obama’s presidency thus far. His latest book is The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.