Racism and 'Demographobia': Anthropologists Discuss Post-Election Mood

The organizers of this year's meeting of the American Anthropological Association knew that the presidential election would provide plenty of fodder for scholarly discussions, regardless of whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama won.

And many of those discussions are about race: Of the 717 sessions scheduled here through this Sunday, 118 will deal with that issue.

In the hallways and lobbies here at the downtown Hilton Hotel, most among this notably liberal group of scholars