With the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, How Far Has the U.S. Come in Achieving Racial Equality?

America inaugurates its first African-American president on the heels of MLK Day.

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On Monday, the country honored Martin Luther King Jr., who, more than 40 years ago, spoke of his dreams for racial equality in his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. With Barack Obama's inauguration yesterday, the United States swore in its first African-American president, symbolizing what many believe to be the most historic inauguration ever. How far has the United States come toward achieving racial equality? Do Obama's election and presidency symbolize, as many hope, a new era in American race relations? Post your thoughts.

Previously: What Did You Think of Obama's Speech?