how far we’ve come when it comes to race

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VicNicSor

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Michelle Obama took a moment during her epic DNC speech to remind everyone that the First Family wakes up in a house built by slaves every day, which succinctly drove home the point of how far we’ve come when it comes to race in America.
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How do you understand the underlined phrase? Is the point that we are still using buildings built by slaves, and that is supposed to prove that we've come too far in using slaves (even though slavery is gone long ago)?

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  • lingobingo

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    The point it drove home was that great strides have been made between black slaves building the White House and a black family living there because finally there was a black President.
     

    Hermione Golightly

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    When the White House built, it was out of the question that there be a black President.
    Before women got the vote there was no way a woman could be a member of Parliament. We've come along way in the past hundred years and have had two women Prime Ministers.
    There are many contexts in which we have 'come a long way' or made welcome progress. The idiom is often followed by "but we still have a long way to go".
     

    VicNicSor

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    When the White House built, it was out of the question that there be a black President.
    Before women got the vote there was no way a woman could be a member of Parliament.
    There are many contexts in which we have 'come a long way' or made welcome progress. The idiom is often followed by "but we still have a long way to go".
    Thank you.
     
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