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Old 02-03-2019, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by asahi View Post
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.
Jeez, excluded middle much?

Could a black man have been elected President of the U.S. in 1984? Certainly not! Neither party would have nominated one. That one could be elected President in 2008 is evidence of substantial progress in people's attitudes.

Does it mean that everything's flowers and unicorns? Hell, no! But to say it means practically nothing is one big fat steaming pile of bullshit.