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Old 02-03-2019, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RTFirefly View Post
Doug Wilder got elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1985.

I'd agree that, much to our shame, the opinions of black people, then and now, mattered and matter less in our body politic than the opinions of white people. But to say they didn't really matter in Virginia in the 1980s is demonstrably false.
Again, as was the case during the Barack Obama era, don't delude yourself into believing that evidence of having elected a light-skinned political moderate is evidence that some kind of major progress has been made in terms of race relations.