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Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Created: 07/16/14

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Posted Jul. 16, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?


Posted Jul. 21, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
djn

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Absolutely not. Unfortunately it can be fodder for those who still have problems with color or just differences. I would like to think it would have a positive impact but I don't see the "team" concept that the author wrote about being practiced at this level.


Posted Jul. 21, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Suzanne

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

You've said it very well, djn. I wonder if race problems will ever be solved. I don't believe so. There's too much political to think a president of any race would ever have that power.


Posted Jul. 21, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
djn

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

I agree suzanne


Posted Jul. 21, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Tired Bookreader

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Many people believe that race is no longer an issue. It will be an issue always because of the differences between any people...Indian, Black, Asian, Irish, etc. Human nature does not seem to embrace uniqueness.


Posted Jul. 22, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
ruthiea

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

No, in fact I think it may have made things worse, especially since this President has been so polarizing.


Posted Jul. 22, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
candaceb

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

It certainly shows progress....even 20 years ago I don't think it would have been possible but I still hear nasty, racial remarks about President Obama. To echo what others' have said, there are no easy fixes and there will always be ignorant people.


Posted Jul. 22, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sallyh

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Not even close.


Posted Jul. 23, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Retired Reader, NE

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

No, but it did break one more barrier. Now let's elect a woman president and break the biggest glass ceiling.


Posted Jul. 23, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
swchis39

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Absolutely not, but is a step in the right direction.it is my feeling that Congress has thwarted many of his moves just because he is an African American.


Posted Jul. 26, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Coloreader

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Our race problems are not solved. Starting with the refusal to recognize Obama's American birth certificate, continuing with opposition to everything he has proposed, and now the ridiculous threat of impeachment, we have to recognize that there are Americans who cannot stand the idea of a black man in the White House. Is there any other explanation?


Posted Jul. 27, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
nancyh

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

I think it has brought it more to the surface. Even congress seems to have a problem with it. I had hoped that when we elected a person of the different race, things would get better.


Posted Jul. 28, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sharonl

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Absolutely NOT! In fact I am appalled on a daily basis by the disrespect that President Obama must endure every day. Newscasters who refer to him as "Obama" never "The President" or President Obama is just the tip of the iceberg.


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pennyp

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

I don't think that the election of a black president has solved anything. As others have stated, I think it has brought a lot of hatred to the surface. I also wonder if being black, has made Obamas job impossible. I don't think a woman would have fared any better because the good old white majority is really not interested in making any changes and are very focused on preventing anyone else from doing so.


Posted Jul. 29, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
asha

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

NO! it doesn't. The very fact that we see only blackness in this president is the root of the problem.


Posted Jul. 29, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
vam

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

I agree with asha. So many people only see him as a black person and cannot get beyond that. Acutally I do not think they want to get beyond that.

I disagree with him and have not and would not vote for this man - but my opinion is political not racial. There have been other people who happen to also have a skin color different from mine that I would have voted for but not Barak Obama. I have to feel that the person I vote for loves America. I have never felt that Mr Obama loved my country.

The book we are discussing does show that Americans are a prejudiced bunch - both ways. But that I think is not unique to Americans.


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carmeng

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

No, it has not improved race problems, in fact, I feel it has hit many of us in the face, because there is little change.Race problems exists openly. In Tominson Hill, race problems was well defined, you knew your place. Nowadays, you have education, excellent status in many of society levels, but you are still remained that you will put in your place by someone who has less or know less.


Posted Aug. 02, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
amyh

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

No it doesn't. We still hove the same problems.


Posted Aug. 07, 2014 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lbellg

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RE: Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?

Far from it, but it is an exciting starting point.


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