Monday, February 11, 2008
Have you all been listening? Have you all been watching? We are blessed to be seeing history in the making! I'm talking about Barack Obama for President of the United States. Are you kidding me??? Just hearing him say the words "I will be the next President of the United States" gives me CHILLS. Goosbumps. As a kid I learned about great men like JFK and MLK. But now we all have the opportunity to actually see the coming of a man shaped in same mold of these great men. Years ago my 8 year old son Ijechi asked me once "Daddy, can a black man become President?" Just the fact that in the 21st cnetury a kid still has to ask this type of question is a damn shame and we as Americans should be ashamed. I told my son that although only white men have been voted as the President of the United States a balck man, latin man, asian man, or a woman can be voted as the President of the United States but unfortunatley these groups of people are the minority and people usually vote for people that look the same as them and that a mojority of people in America are white. But look at the Obama Campaign! He has started to disproved this notion that I told my son about only white men being President. I see white people. latin people, asian people voting for Obama in these primaries. We are all geting the chance to see a changing time here in America where color of skin does not determine votes. Sen Obama does not become the next president of the United States I can tell my son that YES a black man can be Presidant and has a fighting chance to elected. I'm telling you it gives me CHILLS.