We have gotten past certain things in America

Inquirer staff writer Marcia Gelbart reports:

Watching Obama's speech inside his office, Ernest Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corp., said he was "personally inspired" - but stopped there.

"I'm somewhat sobered by the enormity of everything that has to be done to get the country moving in the right direction," he said. "You don't want to have your expectations be unrealistic."
At the same time, he said: "I was personally inspired by the events today. The fact we have an African American president means we have gotten past certain things in America." 

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