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One Candidate’s Father Was Not Born In America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V-0-jgAR0o

This was originally part of a larger song I wrote about race in this presidential election. Ultimately I decided not to drop it, but I felt this verse truly captured the reality of how race and privilege play a huge part in this country’s perception of who or what is American.

Recently the Washington Post ran a article that concluded this years election is, “shaping up to be more polarized along racial lines than any presidential contest since 1988″. In the words of the great Dr. Cornel West, “race matters”

Now go vote