In 2008, the American populace elected an African-American man to lead the nation. Forty-five years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous March on Washington, his dream was finally a reality. Or was it? U.C. Berkeley historian David Holinger purported that this was the beginning of a new era—a “post-racial American experience.” By electing a person… MORE
Allie Kuppenbender is a history major at Grinnell College. She plans to continue on to graduate school, focusing primarily on indigenous peoples studies.