20 minutes ago
November 5, 2008
Obama may have won by a landslide, but his campaign and especially that of his opponents McCain and Palin have exposed an ugly side of America that has not been remedied by the Civil Rights Act or the growing diversity of this country.
This is a huge victory for champions of progress, yes, but race in America is still a hotbead of divisiveness. It is not enough to have a Black President. We must address our own prejudices. We must identify and abolish systematic racism present in our public schools and prison industrial complexes. We must teach ACCEPTANCE and not TOLERANCE. And like Obama, we must be confident, hopeful, and fearless in the face of hate-mongering and outright racism.
Please do not be fooled into thinking that "we finally made it." This is a grand leap into the right direction but an even greater opportunity for us to keep pushing forward harder than ever rather than throw our hands behind our heads and kick up our heels.
I hope that we all become less cynical of this process, and, in turn, more likely to become proponents of CHANGE in our own way. Go OBAMA!
Posted by Ms. Krish at 12:47 AM