A Good Week for Equality and Justice

The president's promotion of economic equality and the DOJ's pledge to restore voting rights move us forward.

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President Barack Obama speaks in Binghamton, N.Y. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Both of these instances attest to how far we have come as a nation since 1963 and the long road that lies ahead.

Peniel E. Joseph is founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and a professor of history at Tufts University. Follow him on Twitter. The center will convene a National Dialogue on Race Day on Sept. 12, 2013, and invites all to join in the conversation. Follow the center on Twitter.

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