I am proud to live in Obama’s America too. Long time coming. Let’s work together now to bring us back into the international fold.
- Steve, November 4, 2008
There are many lessons to be learned from the recent U.S. Presidential election – but many more lessons commentators claim we have learned. It’s been a month since the election, and it’s time to look back with some perspective.
- It was a historic election – this should not be understated. A Black man was elected to the highest office in a country where 2nd-class citizenship and economic inequality was written into our laws just 55 years ago. A woman was a serious competitor for the candidacy of one of two major parties in a country where gender inequality is still rampant and largely unaddressed. This represents progress along racial and gender lines.
- It was a historic election – but this should not be overstated. Despite the competitive candidacies of a person of color and a woman, racial and gender disparities are real and ongoing. They are not merely anecdotal, but devastatingly economic. The average white household made $48k last year; the average Black household made $30k. The fact of Obama as president is not going to close that gap. Read More…
This post was written by Jeff Napolitano on December 9, 2008