Going through my e-mail, I just read this reflection from Frances Rice, Chairman of the National Black Republican Association, on the election of Michael Steele as chairman of the Republican National Committee:
For the first time in the history of our Republic — since our founders established this nation on Judeo-Christian values anchored on a fundamental truth that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — the fate of our nation rests in the hands of two black men.
The fate of our nation rests in the hands of two black men, an interesting evaluation of the meaning of Steele’s election following that of Barack Obama. And a sign of how far our nation has come from one of the ugliest chapters of our history.
To think that when each man was born, it was hardly possible for a black man or woman to advance to the highest levels in nearly every field of endeavor in America.Â And now look where each man is.Â Truly a sign of how America is in a constant state of self-repair and self-improvement.
Let’s hope this progress continues.