Salim Faraji, assistant professor of Africana studies, co-authored the article, “Breaking With Tradition: Why Two Young African American Professors Support
Barack Obama,” which appeared online in January in The Black Commentator In the article, Faraji and his colleague, Jahi Issa, assistant professor of African
World History at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, explain their
support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama despite having previously
been in line with Civil Rights leaders’ historical support of former President Bill
Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), who is Obama’s opponent.