Does the election of a black president mean the nation’s race problems are solved?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
Join Date: 03/22/12
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.
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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.
Join Date: 03/16/14
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.
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