Barack Obama was elected at the first African American President of the United States of America. A milestone for American politics, society, and equality. While it would appear that this nation is progressing forward, there are still a great many incidents of hate and racial prejudice in Jacksonville, Florida and beyond. In particular, after the election of Barack Obama, students at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida received hateful text messages using racial slurs and threats. You can read more about this story in an article written by Topher Sanders, education writer for the Florida Times Union Newspaper at Racial Text Messages at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Certainly, the election of Barack Obama was an important event in American history even if you did not vote for him or support his proposed policies. However, the election of Barack Obama has not and will not erase past acts of hate or, for that matter, future acts of hate. Hopefully, the police will be able to determine the source and author of the text messages and prosecute the creators of the text messages.