Barack Obama's Struggle For Equality

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Indeed Barack Obama’s climb to the White House does suggest that we have made notable progress since the abolition of slavery, however the struggle for equality is far from over. After all, King did not stop his fight once African Americans attained “equality” according to the law because he realized that society would have to pay for reversing the mass oppression of a people through delivering economic equality: The true cost of change for the nation up to this point has been low, and limited reforms have been obtained at bargain rates. There are no expenses, and no taxes are required, for African Americans to share lunch counters, libraries, parks, hotels and other facilities with whites. (King 1968/2010, 197) Consequently, in his last book,
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