It's terrific that we are seeing a decline in racism to the extent that we are able to elect a black president. We've come a long way and there's no taking anything away from those who waged the struggle over all these centuries. But our society is not truly changed if it's still writing discrimination into law.Read the whole thing.
It's as if we just can't be America unless we are taking active steps to marginalize somebody.
It's not as if the moment Obama was elected, racism in America vanished off the face of the earth (regardless of what some would have us think), but it's great to see how his candidacy and (now) Presidency has opened up discussion of, and challenged racism in America. Hopefully progress will continue to be made.
We need to start doing more with LGBTQI issues. This is simply unacceptable.