Are we really over race?
By: devona walker
Watching the Inauguration on Tuesday, I fell prey to my more naive urges. I watched and listened to broadcast commentators fawn over the First Family and our collective diversity, brave the frigid temperatures, the crowds and the parking, just to be a part of the day. And I was thinking in the back of my mind. Maybe we are over race? Maybe this is the post-racial society Obama kept eluding to during the election.
Well, then, Joe Lowery started talking.
Some folks have been up in arms about his comments. Not me. It was just a dose of reality on a day that was beginning to look like a fairy tale.
I am tired of debating race, or post-race? We all know racism still exist. The question then becomes how did he do it. How did Barack Obama get into the White House despite this country’s racial issues. That was real genius of the Obama campaign: He literally had to keep the majority of this country enthralled in the fairy tale, not just for one day, but for the last 18 months.
Getting black folks to the polls
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