Knocking Down Those Barriers

Knocking Down Those Barriers

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This has been a year of broken barriers. The Democrats had a fine field of candidates and had the opportunity to nominate the first woman, the first African American, or the first Latino for President.

Tuesday night it all came to fruition. And, many American’s people thought they’d never see in their lifetime. The Democratic party nominated an African American, Barack Obama, as it’s Presidential candidate.

On the 35th anniversary (to the day) of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Obama took the stage in Minnesota. People of all colors and ages crowded around to see the young, charismatic political phenom with a message of hope and change. Obama has managed to break down the racial barrier and get himself nominated. He did it with support from all age groups and races–and he even drew in a few supporters from the other side of the aisle.

I was born in 1964, so I’m very much a child of the 1960s. I knew that sometime in my life we would see this day. Some day it won’t matter what your are, whether you’re male, female, Black, White, Asian, or whatever. It will only matter that you are qualified. We’ll get there eventually. It just feels great to be an American at this moment in time and be a part of it all.

Listen to Obama’s speech:
Part One: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ffLducDlLck
Part Two: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7we4wrx6usE

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