The White House was built between 1792-1800 by black men and women, who were mostly slaves. Long before then, their right to be treated as equals was unseen. To this day, many believe there is institutional racism in America still. Not many during the height of the civil rights movement of 1960’s America could have imagined or believed that there would be a change in attitudes, especially for positions of prominence. The symbolic effect of Obama’s election is enormous and having a black president is a strike against over 400 years of slavery, segregation and backward thinking.
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