Only 45 Years Ago

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Photo by: Jonathon Colman

I’ll be honest, I hate politics and rarely do I talk about anything remotely close to politics.  However, the events that transpired over the past 24 hours can not be overlooked…

Last night, the United States of America did not just elect a new President, we entered a new era.  We have proven, as a collective whole, that we are ready for something different.  We have proven that we can stand up and make ourselves heard.  Only 45 years ago, the world believed that the United States would never allow an African-American, or anyone that was not white, be elected for President.  Only 45 years ago, African-American men and women were fighting for their rights to be treated equally.  Only 45 years ago, one man had a dream, that one day his kids would live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character…and yesterday was that day.

There have been a lot of promises made and there is a lot of work to be done to meet those promises, but I am hoping this is a turning point.  I am hoping this is a wake up call to all American’s, and to the world, that we are not the country we used to be, we are not the country that we were eight years ago, we are not even the country we were two days ago.  We are looking to fix our mistakes and move forward into a better future.  We are beginning to look past our differences, we are beginning to unite and we need to begin working together to reach our goals.

For the first time in a long time, I am proud of my country.  We are living history, I am glad to be apart of it and I hope you are too.

Till next time…

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