Dennis Prager said on his show today that in 2008 when Obama was elected, 7 out of 10 Americans thought it was good for race relations, but for different reasons. Whites thought, finally we've proven we're not a racist nation, and Blacks thought, finally our issues will be addressed. Both were wrong, and I don't remember a time in recent history when racial tensions have been worse.
Except for Obama being a Democrat, I was happy in 2008 that a black had been elected. I was one of those naive white folks forgetting that we have a whole industry dependent on keeping the pot stirred.