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    Fiona West

    I mean that racism isn't as entrenched in institutions as in the past, and that minorities and non-racists whites are more and more able to aquire resources and positions of influence. Minorities have access to education, higher paying jobs, government positions, etc., and are able to influence minds and society as a whole.

    At the same time, racist attitudes have less sway over the lives that minorities can lead. People who hate me because if my skin color are MUCH less able to prevent me from leading a good life, for which I am very grateful. I can read, vote, run for office, go to college, start a business, etc. Obama is a product of that. It's not so much that his presidency means that America has solved its racial problems. More that the racial problems of America no longer were able to prevent someone like him from reaching his potential. And I believe  that trend will continue.

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      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 04:42:57 PM PST

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