How Far African Americans Have Come so Far in History

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How far African Americans have come so far in History
Laura VanDee
Kaplan University

John Ragan
August 10, 2010

How far African Americans have come so far in History
President Barack Obama II has changed history that has been in the making for the past 200 years. Who would have ever thought that we would have an African American for President?   As Barack Obama stated in his first speech to the nation “If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight here is your answer,” Obama declared. (Johnson)   “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America,” he said to a long roar. (Johnson)
He is right there have been changes and some have been good and then you still have the people that can’t see the good in what he is doing. The part is it doesn’t matter if the President was Hilary Clinton the first white women to be president. There still would have been a big issue that she was a woman and that would have been another big change in our history.
Stereotypes of African Americans go back as far as the colonial years when we were just starting up are settlements. The African Americans back then was describe as being joyous, naive, superstitious, and ignorant this is how the whites seen them. This is to believe to justify why we had African Americans as slaves we were doing them a favor by giving them a place to work and serve us to keep them alive. Even today Blacks are still stereotype as being poor, lazy, very religious, criminals, and violent.
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