After Obama: Race and Politics in Cincinnati
With the election in 2005 of Mark Mallory as the first popularly-elected African-American Mayor of Cincinnati and the election of Barack Obama as President, has there been a shift in Cincinnati's political and social mindset regarding race? In what ways is this most evident? And are the moral imperatives of racial freedom, equality of opportunity and ''aspirational politics'' as put forth by Abraham Lincoln mirrored in the culture shifts that are occurring as a result?
Former Congressman and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young is the featured speaker, and WCPO-TV's Clyde Gray is the moderator, of ''After Obama: Race and Politics in Cincinnati.'' This television special, taped live at CET, features a panel of local respondents, a diverse group of area citizens and studio audience discussing the climate of race and politics in Cincinnati in 2009. The panel includes Jan Michele Lemon-Kearney, lawyer and publisher of the Cincinnati Herald, Cincinnati's African American newspaper; Maria G. Molina, Procter & Gamble's Latin American Development Director and Americas Consumer Relations Manager; Judge Nathaniel Jones, lawyer, academic and U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge; and Father Michael Graham, president of Cincinnati's Xavier University.