In 2008, America elected the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama. Many argue whether this has lessened the significance of race or led to a more racially intense political movement. I believe the election of Barack Obama changed racial politics for the United States for the better. I believe this because Barack has proved that Blacks aren’t always who they seem. It seems like a lot of people have a certain stigma against Blacks and don’t see them as possible candidates for such huge leadership roles.
I also think that a lot of people could say that the election of President Obama could lead to a more racially intense political movement because now whenever something goes wrong that they don’t agree with, they are quick to blame Obama and Black people all together.
A lot of barriers were broken when Obama became president. I think Black people embraced him and praised him as their leader, someone they can look up to and share their hopes with. We as Americans have came a long way since the days of segregation and racism. I do not think racism will ever go away, but it only continues to get better. I think the stigma will be broken down a little more if Dr. Ben Carson is elected down the stretch!