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MLK and Barak Obama: What does Barack Obama mean to black America?

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As reported by the Washington Post, this is the running debate taking place somewhere in the country every day, and the answer so far is this: everything and nothing; epic transformation and elegiac stasis; a stark symbol of how far black people have come and a painful marker of the great distance left to travel. As reported in the Washington Post, The transcendent, jarring truth for blacks is that they celebrated their most triumphant moment at the worst of times. The housing market triggered the greatest loss of wealth for African Americans in history. Nearly a fifth of all black workers are out of work, a figure that rivals the nation's unemployment at the peak of the Great Depression. In the country's largest cities, the high school dropout rate for blacks is nearly half. Let's talk the politics of MLK and Barack Obama, are we better off today having a black president. Tonight on the slugfest, "If you can handle the truth."

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