By Patrice Henry
Letter To The Editor
Good Morning Mr. President (Elect) - Mr. Barack Obama. President of the World!! I am not American. I am Jamaican but it fills me with absolute pride & joy to be a part of this great day in history. This victory is not just America's but also the World as a whole. American politics has long infiltrated the affairs of the world & so we all celebrate. From every 'nook & cranny', we say THANKS for this great CHANGE.
The rise of an African-American as President not only gives young & upcoming generations confidence and a new outlook on American politics as it has been known for over 200 years, but it also gives a sense of liberation to Black people all over who have fought for many years for this dream to become a reality.
It gives hope to people of colour everywhere. It gives solace to realize that America is now turning it's eyes away from colour and now to progression.
YES WE CAN... and YES HE DID!!!!
There will finally be a Black Man in the White House!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hopefully this will set in motion, similar practices for other countries in the world whose political trends are similar to those of the America we once knew... namely the United Kingdom.
I celebrate the change but more importantly, I celebrate America's 1st Black President.
"Rosa Parks sat so that Martin Luther King could walk"
"Martin Luther King walked, so that Barack Obama could run"
"Barack Obama ran, so that Black People could fly"
BARACK OBAMA - President-Elect.