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One hundred and forty-five (145) years after the end of the Civil War, the United States elected its first black President. In the primary, Barack Obama was running against a white woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the election, his opponent was an aging white war veteran, John McCain. Students will respond to the following:

Agree or disagree with the following statement and justify your answer: “The election of President Obama was not a victory for the civil rights movement but a sign of the increased diversity of the American population, which is generally more willing to accept people of color.”
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It is very true that the election of President Obama was a recognition of the increasing diversity
of the American population. Though racism and color play a very important role in deciding the...