Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Almost There!!

Barack Obama will be sworn in today as the 44th President of the United States and also the first African American to hold the highest office in our country. Obama will be presiding over our country during the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Expectations are high as Obama will represent major change for a country that has often been resistant to African Americans assimilating into the mainstream culture. Obama represents the highly educated, intellectual black male, displaying a persona that is often contrary to the stereotypical black male who represents a propensity towards violence and irresponsibility. As a role model, Obama is a welcome change.

Barack Hussein Obama has used Abraham Lincoln as his role model for assembling his cabinet, which appears to be a good thing. Since the election, he's been more visible than our acting president, George Bush. Obama has been brutally honest with the American people regarding where we are as a country economically. All indications are that he will lead our country in an honest and forthright manner, openly acknowledging that "change" is going to have growing pains, and that patience will indeed have to be a virtue.


Anonymous said...

I'd like to call your attention to my post Thoughts of Water on the Eve of Obama’s Inauguration on the significance of this event from the standpoint of one who grew up White in segregated Texas.

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