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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Obama leaves complex legacy about race in America"

01/17/2017 News Release Image

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Obama leaves complex legacy about race in America"

Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images. President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday.

. . . "He will be remembered for many, many things in many, many quarters, but a big part of his legacy is the ground he laid when he became the first African-American president," said Randolph M. McLaughlin, a civil rights attorney and Pace University professor of law.

"For the African-American community and the African-American children, we can look up and be proud that someone from our community became president. We can tell our children 'You can become president one day,' and that really wasn't true before. That was a myth," Mr. McLaughlin said.

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