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Election 2008 gave many Americans something to feel good about. Record numbers of voters cast ballots for an African-American man running for president and a woman running for vice president.

Barack Obama's historic election victory--as the first black U.S. president--has some people flirting with two ideas: One, America is now post-racial; and two, America has evolved into a colorblind society. Within these lines of conjecture, one may ask, "With an African-American man holding the highest office in the land, is there really still a continued need for diversity

Laurie Robinson

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