Transition into post-racial era of American voting behavior, after Obama, not as smooth as some might have hoped: “Tuesday’s election shows votes were cast sharply along racial lines, splitting the city into the white north side and the black south side even more clearly than in the general election Nov. 3. This pattern appears to have crossed class lines, with voters in wealthier and poorer sections all voting for the candidate who shared their skin color.” Cameron McWhiter, in “Atlanta Mayoral Election: Race a Key Factor,” for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Transition into post-racial era of American voting behavior, after Obama, not as smooth as some might have hoped:

Tuesday’s election shows votes were cast sharply along racial lines, splitting the city into the white north side and the black south side even more clearly than in the general election Nov. 3. This pattern appears to have crossed class lines, with voters in wealthier and poorer sections all voting for the candidate who shared their skin color.

Cameron McWhiter, in “Atlanta Mayoral Election: Race a Key Factor,” for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.