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Will America ever reach equality??

I am a senior in high school, doing an iSearch project. For this project, I need outside sources to voice their opinion about this controversial question. So what do YOU think? Do you think people will ever fully accept everyone regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation? If so, when? Think about it...over time we've freed slaves, got women's right to vote, a black president, does it just take lots of time?
If you answer this, and if your comfortable with sharing, please include your occupation. What made you feel the way you do about this question? Thank you so much everyone!



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    Dec 10 2012: I am from a small town in the midwest. I can tell you that although there are many open minded accepting people, like myself, there never will be full acceptance in our lifetime at least. If never. Maybe there will be full acceptance once the human species ceases to exist. The people I was raised around were very narrow minded. As much as you try you can't change peoples' stupidity. I wish!

    Over time this issue has gotten better, but I don't think it will ever go away. There will always be people who don't like or don't have respect for anyone who is different than themselves.

    I am a sophomore at Kansas State Univeristy

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