Tonight, for the first time in the history of this country, a Black man accepted the nomination of a major political party for the presidency of the United States of America.
I don’t have anything insightful to say, I just marvel at the achievement, one hundred and forty-five years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and forty-three years after the Voting Rights Act.
I regret that eighteen months ago, when Barack Obama first decided to run for President, I didn’t become a citizen, because I didn’t think he would even get this far. I once said
I would love to see Obama run, and be elected, President of the United States. I’m just not sure the country’s ready to agree with me.
Regardless of what happens on Election Day, Â it’s clear that today, a large number of Americans are willing to put aside issues of race and vote for a man who inspires hope and appeals to our best nature.
Congratulations to Barack Obama.