- - Friday, October 31, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It was a moment of national pride when America proved able to look past skin color to elect a black president, although I personally voted against him because of his announced agenda.

However, racism, which I define as unequal treatment based on race, continued as many effectively declared a black president not subject to criticism that would be leveled against a white president. That meant if you objected to anything he did, you were a racist.

Now America is taking another step forward in reducing racism: our first black president has become just as subject to criticism and rejection as past white presidents have been. We are now judging by the content of character, not by the color of skin.

BOB SMITH

Fairfax

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