Is America Ready For A Black President? Terry Marsh

Barrack Obama has emerged as the strongest African American candidate considered electable to the nations highest office. In recent weeks, his canidacy has withstood a barrage of inflamatory charges questioning his abiliity to lead the country. Putting politics aside, what are some of the challenges facing him, and is Amreica really ready for a Black President?

As the greatest industrialized democracy in the world, America has overcome the mistakes and difficulties associated with growing as a young nation. This country has come through a united struggle for independence, the pains of civil war, two world wars and the unrest experienced as a nation divided on domestic issues such as civil rights. At this point, the question should not be whether or not America is ready for a Black president, but whether any individual seeking the office of president is ready to assume the enormous responsibilities facing them in America.

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