On the 45 anniversary of Dr. King’s almost canonical I Have a Dream speech, Barak Obama accepted his party’s nomination for president of the United States. This is, without a doubt, a moment never envisioned by millions of slaves and their descendants continuing the struggle for equal opportunity and representation in our nations public landscape. His accomplishment is not just significant for his life and that of his family or even the DNC. It is a watershed for people of colour everwhere. As he follows in the footsteps of Hattie McDaniel, Jackie Robinson and Hiram Revels, Obama is blazing a new trail to give passage to those who will follow after him.
If that weren’t enough, the new Beverly Hills 90210 will actually have a black guy in the cast.
I’m proud to be an American.