Blacks in America
African Americans account for almost 13% of the U.S. population. Barack Obama, one of the most recognized and prominent U.S. politicians, is an African American himself. On January 20, 2009 when he walked into the White House with his wife Michelle and his two young daughters he did it on a swell of national pride.
A Land of Opportunities
When Obama took office as the first Black President of the country, every American no matter his or her racial and cultural heritage could take great satisfaction in knowing that at last, the United States lived up to its reputation as a land of equal opportunities for all. For that one day at least, it seemed as if the stirring words of Martin Luther King in his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech delivered in Washington in 1963, had finally come to pass: