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Almost eight years after barack obama's election as the nation's first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many americans about the future of race relations – a series of flashpoints around the us has exposed deep racial divides and reignited a national conversation. Fagstoff: eirin birgitte aagenes is a student at st olav senior high school she wrote this essay in class for social studies english an annoted version of her essay can be found at the bottom of the page.
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