Mark Caserta: Obama presidency inflames racial tensions

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Mark Caserta:  Free State Patriot Editor

  • Jul 15, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream had seemingly come to fruition. America had finally sought to look beyond the color of a man’s skin and see into his character.

The United States had elected its first black president – not once, but twice.

And as the first black U.S. president, Barack Obama had opportunity to bridge the racial divide in our country as no other commander-in-chief in our nation’s history. His bully pulpit was the highest office in the land and held the attention of the entire civilized world.

“Progressively,” we would learn that rather foster healing to our nation, Obama would become the “divider-in-chief,” with contentious words that would help revive racial tensions of the past.

And the black community would, once again…

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