CONTEMPORARY OPPORTUNITIES FOR US IN THE U.S.A.POINTS TO PONDER: 1. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LAST ELECTION FOR YOU AND YOUR LIFESTYLE? 2. EQUALITY FOR HUMAN KIND: IS THIS A JOINT DREAM??...

CONTEMPORARY OPPORTUNITIES FOR US IN THE U.S.A.

POINTS TO PONDER:

1. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LAST ELECTION FOR YOU AND YOUR LIFESTYLE?

2. EQUALITY FOR HUMAN KIND: IS THIS A JOINT DREAM?? -SOCIAL LABELS, ETHNITICITY, PERSUATION, MARRIAGE.-

 

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scarletpimpernel eNotes educator| Certified Educator

1. The election itself has not had much of an impact on my lifestyle.  I think that if our country had truly moved past racial tensions that people would not keep referring to the election as an historic moment; instead we would simply be happy that our elections occurred once again without violence rather than continually pointing out someone's race.  I think that the President especially would like to believe that he was elected for other reasons than his race.

2. In regards to the second portion of your post, I'm not sure what you're asking???

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As for #1, it has not made a difference to me.  I am not African American, but I am half white and half Asian so you might expect it to matter (because he's multi-racial with connections to Asia).  But I don't feel that the election changed anything having to do with race relations.  Also, I think it's unrealistic to think that it would have changed things this quickly in ways that we can perceive.

As for #2, I'm not sure what you mean by a "joint dream."  Can you clarify?

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I felt very hopeful after the 2008 election. If you don't like the way things are going in your country, you look for change. I am still generally frustrated with the political landscape in our country in general and especially in my state of California. We are in an economic crisis, and it seems that all the politicians are worried about is making sure their enemies don't get credit for recovery.
ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

From a socio/economic view, last years elections really had no affect on me or my family. As an American, however, it was a huge race relations issue. You might not agree with the politics, and you might not have voted for the Obama/Biden ticket, but you have to be proud of a country that could elect an African American president after some many years of racial segragation and repression.

booksnmore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Living in an interracial family I have observed noticeable excitement in my children with the election of a multi-racial President. I haven't perceived any big societal changes. In some ways I feel like having a multi-racial President has made some societal prejudice more noticeable to me than it might have been before.

I don't understand what you mean by "joint dream" either.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The latest election has really not had much effect on my family in regards to our lifestyle. The local economy continues to struggle and I see nothing that is happenning at the federal level that is gonig to change that. The fact that a country that struggled with civil rights less than 50 years ago can elect a Black President is pretty remarkable.

besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The latest election has not had an impact on my family either. It was a normal election like any other. I can say that I am glad that I was able to be here for the election of the first African American president. It was a big milestone in the US. I think society has come a very long way in the last 5 decades.