The Obama effect

Monday, January 26, 2009

Surprising new research suggests President Barack Obama has had a profoundly positive effect on African-Americans who view him as a role model. Why is this surprising? Because it is increasing their scores on tests. The Takeaway talks to Ray Friedman, a management professor at Vanderbilt University, who has tried to measure the effects of role models like Obama on African-Americans.

Guests:

Ray Friedman

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Noel King

Comments [1]

David

Sometimes comments are made that make absolutely no sense...as when the host asked if having Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State would cause women to do better on the test. Not sure why having Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of State would make any difference to women compared to the previous Sec. of State, Condolessa Rice who as far as I can tell is a women also.

Jan. 26 2009 02:01 PM

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