Change for Progress
Shofar Magazine (December issue) / Nicole Sadighi
26-Nov-2008 (one comment)

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

America is the greatest land of opportunity for women and blacks. Obama’s election is the most stunning event in history. The notion that if you’re black then you cannot be president is a myth in the United States of America. Nothing will put him down in the history books as much as his skin color and African Americans are proudly standing tall. Rightly so.

However as Larry Elder pointed out in a CNN pre-election interview, “this is not the civil rights movement. Though it is because of the success of the civil rights movement that Obama can have this opportunity. So we should rather focus on his proposed policies.” It is noteworthy to point out that Larry Elder is a prominent African-American personality.

Winning by 3% of the ballot, one questions whether this was a vote for Obama or a vote against the Bush administration? It has now been announced that Barack Obama will be reversing much of President Bush’s executive orders, such as with drilling and stem cell research. As time goes by we will steadily learn more. What his policy guidelines would be concerning countries such as Iran, is yet to be confirmed.

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