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The first Tuesday in November

What will the new Obama regime mean for universities? I think the answer lies in this slogan: “Rednecks for Obama. Even we’ve had enough.” The New York Times reported that this sign was seen emblazoned on a Confederate flag before the historic 2008 election. That vote truly was historic, because a country forged from dispossession and slavery chose a black man (and black men are the most demonised figures in US popular culture) as its president-elect.

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