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  • For many blacks, Obama’s reelection cements his legacy

    The Washington Post - 11/07/2012

    For many blacks, reelection provides irrefutable evidence that presidency was hardly a historical fluke.

    Obama’s victory meant a great deal to veterans of the civil rights movement. “I am completely exhilarated,” said Margaret Burnham, a law professor at Northeastern University. “This victory gives us an opportunity to fulfill the promises of democracy all across the country. It will be a more inclusive country. We have a president who has made it clear he’s on the side of working people.”