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Debate Score:19
Arguments:26
Total Votes:19
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Has the election of a black President reduced the issue of race in America?

In 2009, the United States of America received their first black President, is this a sign that a person's race is no longer an issue in American society? Or is ethnicity still a key part in dividing the United States? For those of you who think that racism in America ended with slavery, please keep in mind recent events such as the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Yes

Side Score: 8
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No

Side Score: 11
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I believe that it was unthinkable for someone of another race to be president, now it is not unthinkable, therefore racism has been reduced.

Side: Yes
2 points

Race will continue to be an issue as long as it is discussed in modern terms.

Side: No
2 points

No.... and what little gains Obummer could have made towards improving race and other relations from Washington? It's all completely undermined (if not destroyed) by things like this.

Where is the outrage?
Side: No
1 point

Why should electing a non-white candidate for the Presidency change anything? If anything I'm sure some racists view it as a triumph over white people. And by 'racist' I don't mean white redneck involved in the KKK.

Side: No
1 point

Wait, you're saying that the election of a black president in America is a sign of black supremacy?

Side: No
lupusFati(790) Disputed
1 point

I'm saying people are stupid and that racism is a two-way street. You don't have to be white to be racist.

Side: Yes
1 point

I don't think it has if anything it has brought out the racism inherrant in American society, he is the only president to have been questioned and not believed about his religion (although this should be irrelevant as religion and government are meant to be separate)

Side: No
1 point

Until there will be asian woman president ... no

Side: No
Centifolia(1318) Clarified
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Heard of Cory Aquino from the Philippines, Park Geun-hye of S.Korea and Pratibha Patil of India?

Side: Yes
Axmeister(4320) Clarified
1 point

This debate is specifically about the United States of America.

Side: Yes