The State of America

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Last night CNN aired the first of its two episodes of Black in America 2 (I’m anxiously anticipating CNN’s Latino in America in October). The state of Black and Latino America is crucial to America’s present success and future prosperity. Early in America’s history, this great nation struggled with living up to the principles it espoused. But, those principles and tenets were structured so that–through movements, struggles, coalitions, marches–all could gain full and unlimited access to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet as was evident by Black in America 2, there are still structural inequalities–now the focus is not on equal opportunity, as my mother’s generation, by on equal access: this is my generation and beyond. Moving forward, we must address the issue of class, not simply race (even though vestiges (racism and discrimination) still remain), as we continue to improve upon what made America beautiful in the first place: We are the Land of Opportunity, but we are too the land where dreams, all dreams come true.


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