Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Racial Stalemate

The speech delivered by Barack Obama in Philadelphia, PA on March 18, 2008 I think was one of the most groundbreaking discussions on race that this country has heard in years. I honestly believe that this speech should and probably will be read and discussed in classrooms for years to come on all levels regardless if it secures him the nomination or the presidency.

It was truly eloquently done the way Senator Obama first set the stage by explaining the man that he is and the pride that he has in himself from his family to the country he lives in. However, he is very fluent in his words about where the country has come from, where it needs to go, and how it has become stagnant when it comes to race relations. He also did an excellent job of explaining and possibly rectifying the relationship between him and his pastor, Jeremiah Wright to the masses. I do not want to say too much about it because the speech says it for itself but I do believe that Obama knew this issue of race needed to be addressed on a deeper level and I honestly believe that he has achieved his goal. The sad part to me is that some people will still never understand many of the points made in this speech and that is just the world we live in!

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