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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Roland Martin on Post-Racial

Roland Martin

Source: Essence

Post-racial America? Three police shootings of black suspects shatters that.

It has been interesting to watch so many people talk about how America has moved from a nation fixated on race to one where we are now living in a post-racial world, courtesy of the election of President-elect Barack Obama.

There is no doubt that we crossed a huge hurdle with the election of Obama to the highest office in the land. But that doesn’t mean that the realities of race are not being played out in our communities each day. In Oakland, a semi-riot took place last night after the funeral of Oscar Juliuss Grant III, who was gunned down during a scuffle with Bay Area Rapid Transit officers. Click here to read the Oakland Tribune story on the semi-riot. More HERE

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