“The idea of a just America and a fair America, an inclusive America, and a generous America — that idea ultimately triumphed,” President Obama said in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march for equal voting rights for minorities.

“Because of what they did, the doors of opportunity swung open not just for black folks, but for every American,” Obama continued. “Women marched through those doors. Latinos marched through those doors. Asian-Americans, gay Americans, Americans with disabilities — they all came through those doors.” He concluded: “We know the march is not yet over. We know the race is not yet won.”

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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