Persuasive Essay On A President Of Color

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2009 was for the United States a really important year. Indeed, 2009 is labeled with a big improvement on the struggle of “racial inequality”. For the first time in the United States history, they elected a President of color. After, the fights of many people of color like Martin Luther King Jr., another really significant step was made to achieve racial equality. More specifically, one quote said: "Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could speak; Martin Luther King spoke so Obama could run; Obama ran so children can fly" (Johnson, 2009, p. 209). This quote reveals a strong message saying that each step brings to another step. The Obama’s step is an important step, because it transmits the idea that people without white privileges can access to important job such as being the President of United States. In a Harvard review a child claimed that having a president of color passes him the message that, now, “no matter what your color is, you can do anything,” by studying hard (Johnson, 2009, p. 209). He also said that Barack Obama election will have a positive impact on his education (Johnson, 2009, p. 209). However, other factors influence children education and those factors are, also, really important. In fact, children need to be educated by their caregivers on the issues of race, racism, white privileges and racial inequalities. In other words, there is a need to increase awareness about “race,” racial injustices and racism through education for teachers and students,

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