President Obama hails a post-racial future for America. But being colorblind to our society is not a smart move.
It was summer 2004 when most of us first became familiar with Barack Obama. Then an Illinois state senator, the U.S. senate candidate delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston: the first of his many now-famous orations on a national stage. Therein he delivered several applause lines, but none were as big as when he proclaimed:
“There’s not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.”
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