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Tuesday, November, 18, 2008
Editor In Chief
Are we ready for change?
By STEPHANIE DOUTHIT
Editor In Chief
Barack Obama's narrow victory over McCain among North
Carolina voters was just as significant and historical as his elec
tion. In fact. North Carolina is bringing forward its own history.
Has this "change" that America has
waited for shown the progress in a region
that hasn't forgotten or forgiven its past?
A past of unmistakable prejudice and
hate, whose openness of opposition has
exemplified how the region felt while its
northern counterparts hid within its shad
Obama's campaign and eventual election
has left some White Americans feeling con
fused and frustrated about the black man
who was running for the presidency of the
Yet, blacks in support Obama expressed hints of pessimism,
asking "Can he really do it? Can he really win in a place where
color has mattered for so long?"
A Newsweek article published on Aug.11, stated, "The sense of
opportunity [for blacks], of dreams tantalizing close to fiilfillment,
is overwhelming. But so is the skepticism, the knowledge deep
within one's bones of the likelihood, if not the inevitability, of dis
appointment. Obama couldn't win, not in the South."
I believe this was the sentiment of American's across the coun
I have been afforded many opportunities most have not or do
not get at all, but I always felt that anything was possible for
those who were patient and worked hard.
I am proud to see African Americans succeed and accomplish
goals which were once unattainable.
A black man becoming president is one of those goals. I would
always say, "Oh, it might happen one day," but it was with great
However, as the South and society in general are becoming
more diversified, maybe [the word that will forever live in the
South] politics and the way of life will progressively change.
Now that President-elect Obama has won, hopefully
America as a whole will latch onto his ideals of hope and
And as Obama has stated, the changes don't only start with
him. They start when all of us hold ourselves accountable for the
changes we want to see.
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