The topic I want to write about is how gender and race of the Presidential candidates affects the outcome of the election. This topic intrigued me during the last two elections particularity because of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama being half black and Hillary Clinton being a woman either of the choices would made history. Many people were interviewed am stated that they only reason they voted for Obama was because of his race. But, many people stated that they did not vote for him because of his race. This is what I want to focus on but, I am having a hard time finding this about this partially topic. I looked for a boarder topic and found some stuff that is similar to this.
Pamela Paxton, Sheri Kunovich and Melanie M. Hughes
This article is about women in political situations but doesn’t speak of the president election. It doesn’t just speak of the United States. It deals with countries around the world and women’s roles in the countries.
Christine A. Kelleher and Jennifer Wolak
This article is also not about Obama. It focus more on what presidents look for in an approval rating.
3. Race appeal : how candidates invoke race in U.S. political campaigns
Charlton D. McIlwain and Stephen M. Caliendo
“Case studies in racially framed news Barack Obama, race-based appeals, and the 2008 presidential election Racialized campaigns: what have we learned, and where do we go from here.” The book is a little more what I am looking for but I need to get it from the library.