In this post righteousdude said; Which Ken responded with Has the oppression ended? Is it enough that our parents didn't own slaves? Is that freedom? Perhaps the idea of that thread is very true, we are still a divided nation. Should we be called the divided states or divided we stand together? I just read this article which made me wonder if this country is really living up to its creed or do we still need organizations like the NAACP or ACLU to represent the oppressed? If a person can't be elected president strictly because of the color of his skin then I believe these organizations still have a place in our society and Righteousdude and others who believe as he does are wrong. It is not enough to open the plantation gates and declare everyone free. Freedom carries a higher price tag and a deeper commitment from each citizen then I just declare you free. That's called lip service. Can any candidate unite these divided states?