The African Americans are yet to be accepted by the whites as their equals whether in careers or politics and this causes much rift between the two races as well as intensifies the animosity from the adults to the children. Slavery even though not openly mentioned is the root cause of the problem and it is not bound to end soon as long as liberty is non-existence in reality and not just in books and papers.
I have experience how being different makes one feel conspicuous and vulnerable like they can never amount to much or succeed in anything. This is the same feeling the African Americans have to endure even when they have advanced in careers and taken white collar jobs. They still feel like rejects and their work not taken as seriously as that of the white people is taken. Change in attitude is the key to real