“After Barack Obama, they are facing voters that want more than symbols when it comes to race. ... As a black person trying to become president, it’s a difficult terrain to travel that is bound up in questions about your background, history and policies. They are talking about race more and doing it in more specific terms,” said Vincent Hutchings in a Los Angeles Times article on the presidential candidacies of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.

Vincent Hutchings is Professor of Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Professor Hutchings' general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics.