Note: Before I begin. I want to make this known that…I AM NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST. This is just MY view of the world. Please do your own due diligence in regards to researching some of the mental illnesses that I will post below. And feel free to correct me on anything that I may have missed or misunderstood. Thank you in advance!
On January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama became the first African American President. This, of course, was truly a most historic moment in American history.
America, despite being called the “land of the free”, had for centuries enslaved its African descendant populace; as well as much of its white populace.
However, there were many attempts by African slaves to get their freedom, and many did before the Civil War (which if you do your homework was NOT what the war was really fought over. But that is a topic for another day).
Many tried. Many failed. And many gained their freedom through their own hands without having the white populace behind them.
“No man knows what that is he can do until he has tried.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gabriel Prosser, Frederick Douglass, Toussaint, and Nat Turner…just to name a few.
Amerian slavery is without a doubt one of the ugliest chapters in our nation’s history.
But the advancement of progress…CAN NEVER BE STOPPED.
And this became evident when former President Barack Obama won office not once…but twice.
His double victory was clear evidence that much of society didn’t/doesn’t really care about race. And much of society wants to move forward; as we should.
I mean how could a nation with a population of mostly white inhabitants (60–72%; depending on the Hispanic population) vote for a black man (12% population) be considered a racist nation?
The answer is that… it can’t be.