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How far we've come (Race and Sex)

America has come along way for ther to still be racism and sexism.

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    Nancy Pelosi--First Woman Speaker of the House.
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    Melinda Gates--Co-Chair,of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, worth more than $30 million
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    Condoleezza Rice--the first black woman, second African American, and the second woman to serve as Secretary of State
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    Harriet Tubman--an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
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    Alberto Gonzales--the first Hispanic to serve as United States Attorney General.
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    Margaret Chase Smith--first woman to be nominated to run for the United States Presidency.
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    Bill Richardson--first hispanic to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations, and as the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He is currently the Governor of New Mexico.
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    Bobby Jindal--current and first Indian-American governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana and the second Indian-American to serve in Congress.
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    Clarence Thomas--the second African American to serve on the nation's highest court.
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    Geraldine Ferraro--the first and only woman to date to represent a major U.S. political party as a candidate for Vice President.
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    Colin Powell--first African American appointed to serve as the United States Secretary of State.
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    Jesse Jackson--an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination
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    Ellen Ochoa--First Hispanic woman to be an astronaut and current director of flight crew operations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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    Martin Luther King Jr.--one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement.
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    Madeleine Albright--the first woman to become United States Secretary of State.
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    Janet Reno--the first and to date only female Attorney General of the United States.
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    Antonia Coello Novello--First Hispanic Surgeon General.
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    Oprah Winfrey--First African American woman to own her production company.
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    Rosa Parks--African American civil rights activist.
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    Sandra Day O'Connor--the first woman to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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    Samuel Lee Gravely Jr.--first African American to command a United States Navy warship
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    Susan B. Anthony--prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to secure women's suffrage in the United States.
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    Barak Obama-In 2008, the Democratic Party could possibly nominate there first African-American to represent their party, in the up coming election.
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    Hillary Clinton--In 2008, the Democratic Party could possibly nominate the first women to represent their party, in the up coming election.