Racial History in the Making

Although it’s been said many times before, I can’t help dwelling on how definitive this moment is in the cultural history of the United States. A black family now lives in the White House. The multiracial face of a nation truly represents the diversity of its people.

No, this moment won’t solve racial inequality or erase a history of injustice. But it is a blossom of hope, a testament for future generations not to give up. The final chapters in the rulebook of race and power are undone with the image of a brown-skinned president.

Official Portrait of President Barack Obama

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  Gravatar KJ* wrote @ February 14th, 2009 at 7:15 am

Hi Nathan,

Electing Obama has been the highlight of my life in the past decade. I continue to be more interested in politics, and I’m full of hope and faith that Obama’s demeanor sets an example (so far!) for others to emulate.

Thanks for posting this..

KJ*

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