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Do you agree with the idea that we have put race behind us in this country and are living in a post-racial era?

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Thank you to everyone who responded to this month’s question. Below are the responses.

Since the election of President Obama, the term post-racial is being used frequently to describe the improvement of race relations in the U.S. Do you agree with the idea that we have put race behind us in this country and are living in a post-racial era? If you disagree, then how do you think we can achieve a post-racial era in this country?

The transition will not happen right away. It requires time and patience. A physical factor: Interracial mating. And a psychological factor: It’s not what your skin color is but what you accomplish, i.e. lowering the race consciousness. These are the two major driving forces.

— Felix Friedberg

In my opinion not much has changed since President Obama took office. This country is still prejudiced. I wish we could see each other as just human beings and not place a color label on each other. We as a people of color are still prejudiced against each other. I believe if we start changing our way of thinking within, we can move forward with the rest of the country and the world.

— Rhoda T. Evans

I disagree that we have put race behind us in this country because:

Putting
Our past behind
US?
T
ruth be told, race
Remains
After Obama
Carefully hidden and
Intertwined while being
Accepted through
Lies.


We must be forever vigilant because our children depend on it. We must continue to work.

— Lenda P. Hill

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