"...... a meaningful step towards a better future."
One can only hope. But, life in America doesn't offer a any bright lights along the path to the president's hopeful future. We live in a society that finds race and hatred expeditious political tools. If we look back to pre mid-1960s America and compare visuals that exist in current social America we find little obvious difference other than an America absent government sanctioned Jim Crow.
|The Klan began to use the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of opposition to the Federal Government following the Civil Rights Movement.|
|Modern Klan march|
As the president journeys across the nation as the most traveled US President in our history with a trophy of at least one visit to each of the 50 states, American racism and bigotry follows like a thread of toilet paper stuck to a shoe.
President Obama's tweet (above) has led to a few open protest regarding the removal of the Confederate Flag from a moniker from publicly owned government buildings. Neither Obama nor public opinion has yet to attack display of the flag as a private right. Nonetheless, the nation;s racists and bigot are busy.
Obama's recent visit to Oklahoma (without surprise) was met with ready brandishing as waving a the Confederate Flag. While we continue to hear and read malarkey about the flag as a simply moniker of southern pride, facts differ and circumstance speaks much louder than words.
Eight seconds in US History and guttural racism: