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Race, religion collide in presidential campaign

May 06, 2012
source: Associated Press

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MR says: A pretty unbiased look at the historical significance of the upcoming U.S. election: a Mormon vs. an African American.

How unthinkable it was, not so long ago, that a presidential election would pit a candidate fathered by an African against another condemned as un-Christian.

Yet here it is: Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney, an African-American and a white Mormon, representatives of two groups and that have endured oppression to carve out a place in the United States.

How much progress has America made against bigotry? By November, we should have some idea.

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