“We have come to the end of a long journey.
The American people have spoken,
and they have spoken clearly.”
Sen. John McCain
After months of heated campaigning between the Democratic and Republican presidential Barack Obama, the multiracial son of a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, was elected on Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, writing a remarkable new chapter in American history with a campaign built on the theme of hope.
We have seen many steps being taken to break the colour barrier since the 19th century and in 2008 itself Tyler Perry became the first African American to own a movie and TV studio and Mike Carey, the first African American to referee a super bowl game. But probably one of the biggest days in history happened when Barack Obama was elected the first African-American president of the United States of America.
I may not be an African American, but this is the change we need. How long more will it take for the minority groups in whichever country they may be, to be given equal rights and treatment. How long before we break the color barrier that has symbolized the racial integration of society.
“This is our moment. This is our time.
Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past.
The question now is, where do we go from here?”