By Brittany Mitchell
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man of dignity, a man of honor, and a man with a dream. A dream that one day the oppression of the Black community would end and that one day we would be treated just as equal as individuals from the Latino, Asian and Caucasian communities. A dream that we would no longer be hosed, beat, and sent to prison because of our skin color. Fortunately, a lot has changed since the Civil Rights Movement. The Black community no longer worries that our families may find us hanging from a tree, we no longer enter our favorite restaurant through the back door, and we no longer have to take that long walk to the back of the bus after a hard day's work. We now live in a country where the sky is our limit; where anyone could become anything, including President of these United States.
For the first time ever, a Black Man now resides in the White House and just as Dr. King, Barack Obama, America's first Black President, has set aside what others thought he should be or what he should do and has decided to stand up. Stand up against racism, oppression, and the obstacles facing America and the Black community. Obama has defied all odds and has proved to individuals all over the world that African Americans can be just as successful as the people who call them inferior. He has proved that for once our voices can and will be heard and that Dr. King's Dream is starting to come true. It is unfortunate that Dr. King is unable to live and see such historic period but he definitely smiles beyond the grave with the greatest hopes for the future of Black America.