In a government of the people and for the people, a number of groups have done quite well in getting the majority to accept that they are indeed people worthy of participating in the political process.
No more do black citizens fear the night riders with guns and torches should they dare to show up at City Hall with a petition. LGBT folks are getting elected in greater numbers, and there are no laws barring them from holding public office. Certainly, these groups still face challenges in achieving equality in the political and other arenas in U.S. life.
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Jamila Bey is the director of communications for the Secular Student Alliance.