Wednesday, November 5, 2008
History was made on November 4th. Not only was there a new president of the United States of America but also, the president elect is black. That's right he looks like me. As I sat glued to the TV all night waiting for the results to come in, I could not help but think of the history of all of my ancestors who've been through things nobody could imagine and fought for this day to come. This does not erase whatever we've endured throughout history but it sure helps to paint a picture of the direction the country and most likely the world is shifting towards. Now that we have a black president now us who are of African decent have no excuse to make when it comes to fulfilling our potential. We can never go back to saying "well the white man did this or the white man did that." Those excuses will no longer be tolerated.