America, The Beautiful
But is America ready for another Black president?
All eyes are on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a 2016 presidential candidate, but is the nation ready for another “brother” claiming residency in the White House? Patrick has already become the state’s first African-American chief executive, so why not try his hand in the race. When asked if this was something he’d considered during an interview with Politico, he responded, “Let’s just see what time tells.”
But, is his fate already determined by the American people who may not cheer at the thought of another Black male in office? While some argue that race has absolutely nothing to do with it, many remember the remarks surrounded by President Obama’s reelection; and the fact that 75% of the constituency is still white doesn’t help either. However, Patrick is a Black man in an already predominately White state (about 8 percent Black) and has already cemented his position twice. That’s surely a hurdle jumped, so maybe he does have a chance.
Oh, America the beautiful, hopefully your people learn to let the true beauty of this great nation shine through.