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Race, Class, and the Democrats
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In the New Deal era, the Democrats owned the white working class. In the Civil Rights era, they lost them. Not all, of course, but enough to give Republicans win after big win.

This year, with economic challenges front and center again, the math could change. But in West Virginia and North Carolina, in Kentucky and Oregon, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been dividing Democrats from within by race and class.

Can this party get over it?

This hour, On Point: race and class in the Democratic Party, after the Clinton-Obama battle.

Guests:

Johanna Neuman, reporter for The Los Angeles Times.

Anna Greenberg, pollster and senior vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a Democratic strategy and consulting firm.

Wilbur Rich, professor of political science at Wellesley College and author of “African American Perspectives on the Political Science Discipline.”

Alan Abramowitz, professor of political science at Emory University and author of the forthcoming book “The Engaged Public.”

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