==========IMO the election of the first African American President gives minorities a renewed optimism about the future of the country, and thatís a good thing. The country as a whole is better off today than we were in 2008 when the economy crashed; but we are still slogging through trying to come out to a strong and growing economy.
"African American President gives minorities a renewed optimism"? Obama is disrespected, treated like a dirty dog, no matter what he does. If that is what creates optimism it is likely not very appealing to most blacks.