„We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right.“

—  Joseph Lowery, Benediction at inauguration of US president Barack Obama, January 20, 2009, Washington DC.
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