Charlton McIlwain – “Race Appeal”


Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain, professor of media, culture, and communications at NYU, examines how candidates invoke race in political campaigns, as outlined in his book, “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns”.



  1. That was a very informative conversation.

  2. I do not understand what people mean when they say we need to have a “conversation about race”. There is racism in America. Granted. Now what? I once heard a black person (I wish I could remember who and where. I think it was a comedian being interviewed on an NPR program.) on the radio say that when a black person says”We need to talk about race” that is code for, “You white people need to listen to us tell you how racist you are.” Is that really what it means?

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