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By Jon Jeter, Robert E. Pierre
May possibly this be the ultimate victory for civil rights, or the 1st of many to come?When Henry Louis Gates spoke out approximately his ridiculous arrest, he said a fact few Americans?including President Obama?are desirous to speak about: there isn't any post-racial the United States. in terms of race, the us has come some distance, yet now not a ways sufficient and never speedy adequate. each day, we focus on informal racism, myriad indignities, institutional hindrances, post-racial nonsense, and friends bent on self-destruction. The powers that be, in the meantime, continuously appear to arrive with their apologies and redress an afternoon overdue and a greenback short.This booklet takes a detailed examine the lives of African-Americans from various backgrounds as Obama?s victory involves play a private position in every one in their lives. each story delves into the advanced matters we'll need to care for going ahead: the numerous demanding situations younger black males face, akin to refined chronic racism The stagnation of blacks vis ? vis whitesWidespread black participation within the army regardless of frequent anti-war sentimentsThe decline of unions at the same time equipped hard work turns into the first automobile for black progressThe demanding situations of interracial familiesThe loss of reliable faculties or healthcare for the poorThe lack of ability of well-off blacks to boost up othersBarack Obama will carry his first reputable country of the Union tackle in January 2010, and an afternoon past due and a buck brief will carry an altogether assorted photo of ways issues quite below the 1st black president.
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The woman, who had never telephoned her before, called shortly afterward. “She asked if I knew anyone who could clean her house,” Daisy Mae said. ’ I told her yes I was and that I didn’t know anyone. ” Daisy Mae was no longer a washerwoman. She could pull in a hundred dollars on the days she baked sweet potato and apple pies. Daddy still worked on the farm, doing less and less but still collecting his paycheck every two weeks. 34 a month. The plantation owners continued to pay Daddy years after he had stopped going to work.
That guy who ran that Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, when a dangerous gas leak in 1984 resulted in the deaths of twenty-five thousand people?
Oh, yeah, I was upset at first. But I don’t worry about this because it’s there. Worry is not going to remove it. ” It’s not that she wanted to die. But she had an abiding hope that she would go to heaven, and that her family would prosper after she was gone. Obama represents part of that hope. With his victory, her life has come full circle. Her life embodied his message. She understood that lives and countries can be transformed over time and with determination. As a little girl with a lazy left eye, she was made 31 A Day Late and a Dollar Short to feel like a nobody by her peers.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short: High Hopes and Deferred Dreams in Obama's ''Post-Racial'' America by Jon Jeter, Robert E. Pierre