It would be great and productive if people would leave the past. There are blacks and other races that hold very important positions of leadership in this country today.(as well as women!) Skin color is no longer an issue to most Americans. Only to those who are insecure and who want to instill hatred to benefit their ideas. I am white and I don't have any problem voting for a person of a different color as long as they are qualified to lead. I encourage the real racists and hate mongers to shut up for a minute and take roll of those in leadership roles around this nation that are not white. If you will I think you will realize you don't have a legitimate argument. Get beyond your own hatred and truly look at what opportunities are around.