When Barack Obama was elected president, I drank champagne and celebrated an important milestone for my country. Although Iâ€™ve never been comfortable with direct comparisons between Obama and Dr. King, I do think Obamaâ€™s election represents a very significant step towards the realization of Kingâ€™s vision for America. However, watching the post-election news coverage I began to get concerned about a phrase I kept hearing: â€œA Post-Racial America.â€ This phrase, dubious to sober-minded individuals even back in 2008, seems even more far-fetched today given the current state of affairs.
A Post-Racial Americaâ€ is an impassioned reality check on the phrase many have used to describe the era of Obamaâ€™s presidency. In Part 1, Wade Waters deconstructs the â€œPost-Racialâ€ mythology over an upbeat soundbed provided by GMJ. Part 2, in contrast, crafts a vision for empowerment and progress over soulful instrumentation provided by Terem and features singer Devin Jones.
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