"Our President Is Black"
For millions Monday January 21, 2013 was a symbolic day. With the inauguration of Persident Barack Obama's second term, The national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, and the anniversary of civil rights activist Medgar Evers death falling all on the same day.
Many people never thought they would live to see a black president of the United States of America. Until 2008 when Barack Obama was voted as the first African American president of the USA and now once again Barack Obama has been voted to be the president for four more years.
With his new term beginning the hope that was pushed during his first term is as strong as it was in 08. On the other hand there is also a strong feeling of desperation amongst Obama voters and supporters.
The thing about change politically, socially, economically on a local, state, national level is people have to get Involved and engaged. Everyone's not going to get involved for various reasons. So those who do, have to find the outlets where they can do work and where they are most useful
there are far to many people convinced that because they voted for Barack Obama and he won that that's all that's needed and that change will come solely from that action. Voting in local, state, national elections is one important tool and tactic but not the complete answer.
It will take more than just our vote for Obama to change anything. We have to continue to be active in our communities and stay up to date on things going on with in them. The key to change doesn't just fall on President Obama its falls on all concerned American citizens as well.
President Obama is symbolic of a new America. A change that America needed. A change that won't happen over night nor just from voting.