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Oprah for President? Chryl Laird Assesses the Challenges Archives

Chryl Laird

Oprah Winfrey has made it quite clear that she will not run for president in 2020, but this has not stopped many from urging the media tycoon and television personality to reconsider, writes Assistant Professor of Government Chryl Laird in The Conversation.  “As a scholar of race and politics, I’m curious about whether Oprah will change her mind about running—and even more curious about whether she could win,” she said.

In the past, Winfrey has tended to avoid discussing issues of race and politics, but this has changed in recent years and she has become increasingly outspoken. As Laird explains, this has had a measurable impact on her popularity. Read Professor Laird in The Conversation.