In answer to the Day 18 Question “How has Barack Obama’s presidency affected your view or experience of race?”

I’m torn about Barack’s presidency. While it has helped us make some great strides in furthering the idea of what it means to be Black, it has also brought out the crazies. But I have to admit the crazies are at least vocal and upfront. There’s a lot less of the hiding behind closed doors that used to happen pre-2008. Now people will openly say “send that ni**er back to Africa” soooo … progress?