Saladin Ambar Researches Presidency, Governorship and Race in America

Politics has always inspired Saladin Ambar. At 13, he took the subway from Queens to the Bronx to listen to historian John Henrik Clarke talk about African history. The lecture, and others that followed, made Ambar, raised by his white, Italian-American mother, feel connected to his African-American heritage.

“I think this was my introduction to politics in a serious way,” says Ambar, who joined Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Eagleton Institute of Politics this semester as an associate professor and senior scholar at the Eagleton Center on the American Governor. “It was then that I began to read and went on a …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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