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September 29, 2011

How Brown America Has Become

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

I have to admit, the aesthetics of this pic from Tuesday’s Obama photo-op got me. And though I know it’s just one photo of kids at one high school in Colorado (with probably a fairly large Latino population), it strikes me how brown America has become and how a dwindling portion of our electorate refuses to accept this.

— Karen Hull

(photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images caption: Supporters reach out to shake hands with US President Barack Obama as he arrives to speak on his proposed American Jobs Act September 27, 2011 at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, Colorado.)

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