Onwuachi-Willig NYT Op-ed: “ ‘OBama’ has become a code word”

Angela Onwuachi-Willig

An article in The New York Times this week quoted a prosecutor in Detroit as saying that race relations seemed more troubled than ever: “I think when the president was elected it became much more overt.”

Have racial tensions in the U.S. changed since Obama was elected? For better or for worse?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig responds to the prosecutor’s statement in her op-ed, “ ‘Obama’ has become a code word,” (“Room for Debate,” New York Times, November 20, 2013.)

Angela Onwuachi-Willig is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and the Charles and Marion Kierscht professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law. She is the author of “According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family.”

Thursday, November 21, 2013