Trying to Be Post-Racial

After last week's racial flap, this writer tried to get beyond the perpetual debate. It didn't work.

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There is no escaping the role of race in America's history. It is foreground and background, part of the nation's DNA. But that's not a bad thing. A country stripped of its history -- even the bad parts -- is a bland and colorless place. Shirley Sherrod's tragedy led her to help others. It is ultimately a triumphant American story. And there's nothing post-racial about it.

Mary C. Curtis is an award-winning Charlotte, N.C.-based national correspondent for Politics Daily, and a commentator on Fox News Rising Charlotte. Follow her on Twitter.

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Mary C. Curtis is an award-winning multimedia journalist in Charlotte, N.C. She has worked at the New York Times, the Charlotte Observer, as a national correspondent for Politics Daily and was a contributor to The Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter.

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