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I've been on the face of the earth for a long time. Nothing has 'really' changed. Having a black president means nothing to the corporate fascists who own and steer society. For the powerful it's just window dressing. Their mantra is to let the people have their shiny objects and throw them a bone once in a while. Until the powerful corporately controlled politicians and overlords of the economy are taken down a notch or two dog whistle racism and bigotry will reign supreme. Bullying is more than something that happens in elementary school or high school. Some bullies grow up and bully themselves into powerful positions because no one has the guts to take them down.