The country has come a long way in race relations, but the pendulum swings so far back. Everyone wants to be so sensitive.
I think that former leaders are best seen occasionally and not too often heard - particularly on the subject of their successors!
Look at Jane Lynch, another Chicagoan. She has a career I'd kill for. She does amazing work; she's famous enough to have some power, but not so famous she has to deal with people buzzing around her life.
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