Not everyone went to America by choice. From the begining of the sixteenth century and right into the middle of the nineteenth century human beings were brought from Africa to work for their masters, not as servants, but slaves, by the slave traders. The slave trade dwindled, gradually, but the ‘blacks’ – African Americans, as they were later christened, remained to be treated like ‘slaves’ – an inferior race. It was because of the resistence to such inhumane treatment that a leader like Martin Luther King, Junior, was born. Martin gave a new thought to the people of the United States. His struggle has yielded, it seems, finally. A black man – an African American, has been elected to be the supreme commander of the United States of America by most of the American people ” … rich, poor, white, black, Spanish, Asian, Gay, Straight …”, to quote Obama. This, indeed, is a historic moment not only for USA but for humanity as well.
Is this a menifestation of the power of “US democracy”?
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