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The Battle of the Color Line in 21st Century

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2009 at 10:30 am

W.E.B. DuBois believed the battle of the 20th century concentrated along racial lines. Here it is 2009 that race and how we deal with all things racial continues to be a dividing and controversial topic in America. Yes, we have progress in America, and it was not that long ago where we needed several historic movements to change the landscape of race in America. In November 2008, the American landscape was altered yet again with the election of the first African American President, Barack Obama. But the good America, the just America sometimes is lost in the shuffle. Just recently, a minority youth group visited a private swimming pool in Philadelphia, yet purportedly, they were asked to leave because they may “change the complexion…and atmosphere” of the privately operated swim club. In the year where the NAACP is celebrating 100 years of activism, challenging and confronting racial injustices, we see that America has yet many more obstacles to hurdle before the 20th century battle is no longer a hindrance to truly having a united America.

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