Don’t Wake Me I’m Dreaming

How can I put into words, the joy, the hope, the excitement that I felt watch Barack Obama officially accept the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America? My grandparent grew up during segregation and the oppression of Jim Crow laws in the southern United States. My parents came of age during the height of the civil rights movement in the 50’s and 60’s. In fact, growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, my mother, along with her brother and sisters experience first hand, the fear and anxiety of going to school before and after desegregation. I can’t imagine not having the right to vote, or not being able to go to a restaurant, or drink from a particular water fountain. How fortunate we are to live in the United States of America.

There are many places in this world where people continue to be oppressed and abused, and forgotten. I don’t know if Senator Obama will win, although I plan to vote for him, I only hope that if he does lose, it will only because of the issues and the belief of my fellow countrymen and women that Senator McCain is the right man for the job. As an African-American man I am proud of Barack Obama’s accomplishments. As a citizen of these glorious United States of America, I am even prouder that perhaps this time, we will judged for what we do, and not what we look like.

God Bless America, land that I love

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