I received this via email and decided to post it because it needed to be shared. I love Obama because I am raising a Black Man....In life we are told we can do/be anything we put our minds to. However this is not something that we are always able to see or feel or believe. I never believed I could do "anything" I knew I couldnt be the president lol and now here is God proving me wrong. If I had seen this when I was younger maybe I would have made some different decisions in life....maybe I wouldnt. But I would have known rather than being told that the world was at my feet and I only had to step up and take it.
Much of my decision to relocate to the south stemmed from wanting my child to see people who where like him and were able to be successful and do something different. That entertainers and athletes were not the only "rich" people of color. That we can be teachers, news anchors, architects and a host of other things. Though I love where I am from I did not see these things growing up. There were not many upper middle class people who looked like me. When my family went to champagne brunch for holidays or whatever we were surrounded by people who were in the same economic position as us but not the same race or ethnicity. I like that when I take my son out here whether its fast food or fine dining we are surronded by affluent people of color. Who own homes, drive nice cars, live in nice neighborhoods, & are educated. I have always believed the saying why cluck with the chickens when you want to sore with the eagles.
BROTHERS RECOGNIZE YOUR STRENGTH DONT ABUSE IT YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU REALIZE...IT IS IN YOUR DNA
A Black ManWhy is it that a Black Man can create a tiny piece called a filament (electric light - Lewis Latimer) that allows people to see in the dark? But can't be seen fit to lead a country to the true light.Why is it that a Black Man can crea te an instrument (clock - Benjamin Banneker) that all people use to tell time? But people don't think it is time for him to run a country.Why is it that a Black Man can design a place for the high authorities to meet in and a place for the president to live in (The Capital and the White House Phillip Reid (a slave) and Pierre L'Enfant)? But not good enough to lead these meetings or live in it himself.Why is it that a Black Man was brilliant enough to do the first o pen heart surgery (Dr. Daniel Hale Williams) and show the world how to get and preserve plasma (Dr. Charles Drew)? But not good enough to put a program in place where everyone can afford this surgery.Why is it that a Black Man was creative enough to design an instrument (traffic light - Garrett Morgan) to bring multiple people (traffic) to a halt? But not seen creative enough to design a plan to bring all this unnecessary and worthless fighting between countries.Why is it that a Black Man could create the soles (shoes - Jan Matzeliger) that people walk on every day? But not seen good enough to fill the shoes of a bad president.Why is it that a Black Man was smart enough and brave enough to teach himself (Fredrick Douglas and Thomas Fuller - both slaves) and others how to read, write and/or calculate math? But not seen smart enough and bold enough to calculate a platform to be President to a country that sure needs another first by us. My Brother and Sisters, let us not forgot our past, which led us to our present and can definitely be the backbone to our future. We were good enou gh, smart enough, creative enough, and bold enough then, so let us all not forget and give the Senator from Illinois the chance to show that we are still these things and more. We all are as strong as our weakest link, so do not be that weak link that denies your people that chance to show we still can OVERCOME AND BE THE FIRST!