" ....a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath." President Barack Obama's line in his inaugural speech was short, pointed and it passed too fast. But the sentiment and the message behind it were monumental. It was not solely a mild reminder that a half century ago a poor, hard core segregated and racially isolated, Washington D.C., mocked the nation's flowery claim to be the fount of democracy. Nor did Obama make the point to show just how far the nation has come to put him in the White House.
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