This post day is supposed to be devoted to history, paleontology, anthropology, and archeology. But I have to put that to the side today. I haven’t been posting for a while, so this is one that I must make. Few events have transpired during our lifetime will be in the 7th grade history book. American studies, probably more-so, but few events occurred that just screamed world-changing moments.
Well one of those moments has taken place. The United States of America has elected an African American to the presidency. I am flabbergasted … speechless… overwhelmed…joyful and hopeful. Our nation still has deep rooted racial tension. Just look at all the racial overtones to this past election, but we have pushed through many of them. Racism is alive and well today, but I am happy to say that the days are gone when nobody could imagine an African American president. We have evolved. From a nation full of slaves, to a nation of non-voting “free” African American, to a country where African Americans were allowed to vote without a poll tax or literacy test, finally to a country which elected an African American president. One who is intelligent, just, and a wonderful human being. We have come a long way from the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (God bless their souls). This is truly historic.