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Gains made by African-Americans face uncertainty over next 50 years

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Gwendolyn Grant dismisses any notion that we’ve entered a post-racial period since the nation elected and re-elected its first African-American president. In the last 50 years, black men and women have gained freedoms and risen to civic and business heights that were once unimaginable. But Grant, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, also sees that civil rights gains are under fire, and the path chiseled through the hard ...


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