Politics in the United States is undergoing fundamental change due to the participation of the younger generation, according to two academics.
Professor Berhe Habtegiorgis, an Eritrean American, is chairman of the Marketing Department at Rowan University, in Glassboro New Jersey. Gilawdewos Araya, an Ethiopian American, is Associate Professor of African Studies at the City University of New York’s Herbert Lehman college.
As examples, they cited Senator Barrack Obama, an African American and Senator Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady who are being discussed a leading as possible presidential candidates for 2008, as well as Nancy Polosi, the first woman to be elected to the highest office in the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker of the House.
Minia Afweorki interviewed both scholars on the changing nature of American politics for the VOA Tigrigna program’s “People to People.” (Click the link above to hear the interview in Tigrigna)