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    Barack Obama somehow gave permission for the racists to crawl out from under their rocks. In the couple of decades leading up to 2008 I'd heard and seen less overt racism from people overall. It had become unacceptable to voice such thoughts out loud.  And then, in 2008, the floodgates were opened.

    Seeing it all strung together in this one gem of a post just hammers home the point.

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