Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

What I Want the World to Know

December 4, 2008

By Brandon Cherry

What I want the world to know about is President-elect Barack Obama. I know that the world already knows about it, but I’m sure that they do not know that the country might still be the same. A lot of people did vote for Obama, no lie, but I also think that people outside of urban areas voted more for McCain. I also do think that people wanted change and felt like they need change so they voted for Obama.

People all over the world were cheering for Barack Obama to win the Presidential election. Then he did. Different newspapers had different ideas about what Obama is going to bring to the United States and the world. (more…)

Racism = Cancer

November 24, 2008

by Thomas Moody II

Instructor’s note: Thomas wrote this text in response to an assignment to write a researched persuasive or argumentative essay.

Racism is a cancer that has plagued the United States since its inception. Webster’s dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race (racism). The 2008 presidential election is bringing up questions of race. Will the country set race aside and vote for the more qualified candidate? Or, will the history of racism in America prevail? Ultimately, does racism still exist in America? I believe that it does, even though times are changing.

As an African American male, I, like many others, have experienced racism first hand and have fallen victim to negative stereotypes. (more…)