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President Obama, Racism and Making a Difference

I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry at this point. President Barack Obama is in town speaking at JaxPort on the economy and the fact that he chose that location shows he knows it is an important asset to our city, state and this country. The projects at Mile High and deepening the shipping channel in the St. Johns will create more business for us, provide jobs and more.  These are all clearly things that will strengthen our economy as a whole, yet when the local news post a photo about the protesters along the President's route here in Jacksonville, the comments from so many are nothing but hate fueled vile that both angers and saddens me.

We seemed to have hit a point in race relations since Obama took office that not many were prepared for, few are willing to discuss and many are thriving off of. The facts are that our President is bi-racial with a black father and white mother. He was raised primarily with his white mother and grandparents and lived the struggle t…