Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I have a dream...



Yesterday was the Inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama. The event was symbolic in every way. Hope and change were the slogans of the day. The one thing that stood out to me the most was a lady being interviewed on CNN saying and I paraphrase "my great grandmother was a slave and my grandmother was an activist. They didn't live long enough to see this moment but their youngest grandbaby did."

In the midst of all the happy festivities that was the Inauguration, I found something really disturbing on television and the media. The television showed an African American every 10 seconds or so, and a minority every 30 seconds or so. Now why do I find that disturbing? I feel as though they are saying "here you go, now you have your Black President...enjoy this its your time." Maybe it was just me , but I felt pity when I was watching the inauguaration. Yes, Barack is the first non-white person to be President but why does his race or anyone else in that matter have to come up every 10 seconds. It just sickens me that White America still has to apologize for their wrong doings, when it could have been prevented in the first place.

It also sickens me to see Native Americans from Wyoming marching in the Presidential Parade, same people whose land was taken away from them for the reason why they were there.


On a lighter note, I did feel proud to be an American. Our new President gave me new hope, not for the country sake but for my future. On the bandwagon of Martin Luther King, Barack gives me hope that one day I might see an Asian American President on those steps telling the country truth instead of promises. Barack says it the best, "there isnt anything false about hope." Whenever the time may be, it could be my sister with those 18 million cracks that Hilary has thrown at the ceiling and with the election of our new President...anything is possible. That is my dream right now, to see our first Asian American President reciting the oath of office.

p.s. did anyone see how G he looked as he walked out?
and yes I got my RA JOB!

4 comments:

Louie said...

alls i wanna know is where that brotha behind MLK got his shades. brrr be stylin'

tobster said...

it's not enough to have an asian american president. s/he must also have progressive politics!

i'm saying this because i've heard that the GOP will be trying to promote bobby jindal as a sort of response to obama in 4 years...

PretendingToBe said...

all i know is we got a black president before we got a Asian male on the "Real World"..

In the words of Katt Williams:
"this is some buuuullllshit!!!!!"

Mr. Long Wu said...

well you know what i mean when i want to see an Asian American president. someone with the same characteristics as Barack and maybe his politics may be along the same lines.

and fuck Bobby Jindal, he doesnt even like his Indian hertiage. he converted to Christianity from Hinduism and changed his name to Bobby. that son of a...

and yes i know...i think i will apply for the real world once i graduate. they better pay off my fucking loans