'A Homecoming for a Family Member'

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    Which "family", exactly?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/us/03washington.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

    Oh... the BLACK family.

    Needless to say, anyone who mentioned "the white family" would be mowed down.

    “For D.C., this inauguration is less like hosting a visiting official and more like throwing a homecoming party for a family member,” said Ronald Walters, a professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland.

    Dr. Walters added that normally the inauguration was an exclusive black-tie affair. “This time,” he said, “it feels like the city has taken ownership of what is becoming a people’s party.”


    "Ownership"?

    "A people's party"?

    Yo, dogs.
     
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    Right WJ, how dare people of all different races celebrate our new president.

    THE NERVE! :rolleyes:
     
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    THAT ISN'T THE POINT OF THE STORY!

    The point of the story is that D.C. is ovewhelmingly black, and they quote black person after black person celebrating THEIR new president! "People of all different races" isn't even close.

    Sounds like you didn't get past the second paragraph:

    The day ushers in hopes and expectations for a president who speaks to local residents and brings with it the excitement of a predominantly black city welcoming the nation’s first black president.
     
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