"Always when we go through major changes in our society, like the first African-American president, it has a tendency to bring out some of the old problems and challenges of our nation," said Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington Bureau, who argues that race relations nevertheless have improved overall under Mr. Obama.
"We've watched the African-American vote continue to grow and thrive and expand," said Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington Bureau. "If we turn out and work on what we believe in, then indeed we can win under the circumstances."
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