Growing Up

Bellmann, Eric
December 2008
Empty Closet;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 419, p5B
The author reflects on his conversations with various people the morning after the election of Democratic candidate Barack Obama to presidency on November 4, 2008. He tried to express his happiness with the election results to an African American woman at a supermarket. He was surprised to learn from an African American car wash boy that he voted for Republican candidate John McCain. He was reminded by his repairman that nearly 70 percent of African American voters in California cast votes against his civil rights.


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