I recently found a link to this Daily Dish article on the techret listserv. It talks about Obama’s speech on race and how it came about — including an admission from the speech writer that he was freaked out, so he went out with friends instead of writing and then ended up writing the speech in one marathon session (Who says these famous political people operate any differently from grad students?) I don’t know that there’s a whole lot of fodder for critical inquiry here, but it’s an interesting story that centers on race, rhetoric, and technology.
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