Before I give out the 3 basic reasons on why WHITE AMERICAN VOTERS should deliver the US presidency on a silver platter to Barack Obama, the American people should re-read their national history once again. By doing so, the American people will understand the social injustices that the black Americans had endured throughout their history.
First, let us review the social injustices that the black Americans had received and endured throughout their history.
"The first record of African slavery in Colonial America occurred in 1619.
The transformation from indentured servitude to racial slavery happened gradually. There were no laws regarding slavery early in Virginia's history. However, by 1640 the Virginia courts had sentenced at least one black servant to slavery.
In 1654, John Casor, a black man, became the first legally-recognized slave in the area to become the United States. A court in Northampton County ruled against Casor, declaring him property for life, "owned" by the black colonist Anthony Johnson. Since persons with African origins were not English citizens by birth, they were not necessarily covered by English Common Law.
The Virginia Slave codes of 1705 made clear the status of slaves. During the British colonial period, every colony had slavery. Those in the north were primarily house servants. Early on, slaves in the South worked on farms and plantations growing indigo, rice, and tobacco; cotton became a major crop after the 1790s. In South Carolina in 1720 about 65% of the population consisted of slaves. Slaves were used by rich farmers and plantation owners with commercial export operations. Backwoods subsistence farmers seldom owned slaves.
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 was a powerful move that promised freedom for slaves in the Confederacy as soon as the Union armies reached them, and authorized the enlistment of African Americans in the Union Army. The Emancipation Proclamation did not free slaves in the Union-allied slave-holding states that bordered the Confederacy. Since the Confederate States did not recognize the authority of President Lincoln, and the proclamation did not apply in the border states, at first the proclamation freed only slaves who had escaped behind Union lines. Still, the proclamation made the abolition of slavery an official war goal that was implemented as the Union took territory from the Confederacy. According to the Census of 1860, this policy would free nearly four million slaves, or over 12% of the total population of the United States.
Legally, the last 40,000 or so slaves were freed in Kentucky by the final ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in December 1865. Slaves still held in New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland and Missouri also became legally free on this date. It took more than 200 years for the American nation to finally abolish slavery. "
After slavery, the black Americans went on to deal with racial discrimination, the Ku Klux Klan, racial segregation in the South, and the ghetto-settings for some of them in the modern times.
When Ku Klux Klan Became Powerful
The Ku Klux Klan became a powerful extremist organization right after the US Civil War. Such group became so abusive in its effort to bring back white supremacy in the South after the American Civil War. According to
"the Civil Rights Act of 1871, also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, is an important federal statute in force in the United States. Several of its provisions still exist today as codified statutes, but the most important still-existing provision is 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Act was originally enacted a few years after the American Civil War, along with the 1870 Force Act. One of the chief reasons for its passage was to protect southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan by providing a civil remedy for abuses then being committed in the South. The statute has been subject to only minor changes since then, but has been the subject of voluminous interpretation by courts."
Racial Segregation In The South And The Peaceful Civil-Rights Struggle
After the powerful-Ku Klux Klan episode, the blacks
have to deal with racial-segregation concerns in the South.
These excerpts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_segregation tell us how racial segregation ended in the South of USA:
"Institutionalized racial segregation was ended as an official practice by the efforts of such civil rights activists as Clarence Mitchell, Jr., Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., working during the period from the end of World War II through the passage of the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 supported by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Many of their efforts were acts of non-violent civil disobedience aimed at disrupting the enforcement of racial segregation rules and laws, such as refusing to give up a seat in the black part of the bus to a white person (Rosa Parks), or holding sit-ins at all-white diners.
By 1968 all forms of segregation had been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and by 1970, support for formal legal segregation had dissolved. Formal racial discrimination was illegal in school systems, businesses, the American military, other civil services and the government. Separate bathrooms, water fountains and schools all disappeared and the civil rights movement had the public's support.
Since then, African-Americans have played a significant role as mayors, governors, and state officials in both Southern and Northern states and on the national level have been on the Supreme Court, in the House of Representatives and the Senate, in presidential cabinets, and other known public offices."
I think it's high time now for the white Americans to voluntarily give the US presidency to Barack Obama. And it should be on a silver platter. Both Dems and Repubs should just give the presidency to Obama, that is through election, voluntarily and willingly. I have to say that white Americans must deliver the US presidency on a silver platter directly to Obama. No questions asked..... Just do it! It is just and righteous to do so! I have to state the following reasons why such should happen now in the US:
1.) As A Way To Recompense The Black Americans For The Past Social Injustices Done Against Them And Their Ancestors.....
It can not be denied that the blacks had suffered various forms of discrimination from the white majority in the US for a long, long time now. The above-mentioned articles, all of which are historical facts, have already enumerated the long list of various types of discrimination and the oppressions that the blacks had systematically suffered and endured during the past years, decades and centuries. Giving the presidency to Obama (that means voluntarily electing him to the presidency) should be seen as a way to recompense the black Americans for the past injustices that they had suffered systematically throughout US history. It would be some kind of a just and righteous reparation for black Americans if the white majority can voluntarily allow a black man, that is Barack Obama, to win the US presidency. It would be a one-in-a-million chance to have a black American become a US president now. Such one-in-a-million chance can only be repeated after a long, long time. Why would the white majority squander such rare opportunity now when it's high time for them to recompense the black minority for the past injustices that had been done against the black Americans on the basis of racial-superiority complex? Such one-in-a-million chance is already in front of the white American voters. Strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. Such rare chance of a lifetime should not be squandered.
2.) The US Should Set A Good Example For Democracy.....
The US really has to show to the whole world that its democracy is really working fine. And the US has to convince many nations of this planet that America really has the most efficient and practical democracy in the modern world. Such a notion would really be enshrined in the minds of many citizens of the world if the American people can elect someone who belongs to a minority-ethnic or minority-racial grouping. Why would the white Americans squander such opportunity when the US is leading a global campaign against terrorism and, also, patronizing pro-democracy movements all over the globe? The white Americans must voluntarily vote for Obama to prove to the whole world that American democracy is not discriminatory in anyway. The USA should have the moral ascendancy in fighting against extremist-Islamic terrorism that is now menacing the whole modern world.
One way of defeating extremist-Islamic fanaticism is to help democratize the whole Middle Eastern region now. The Middle East region is the main cultural center of Islam and the inspirational cradle and bastion of extremist-Islamic fanaticism in today's world. The USA must inspire all the peoples of the Middle East region to work hard in democratizing the whole region. The election of a black man to the US presidency would give the USA the moral ascendancy in proclaiming to the whole Middle Eastern region the urgency and need for its nations (the Middle Eastern countries) to embrace democracy now. With moral ascendancy the US, which is leading the global struggle to end extremist-Islamic fanaticism all over this planet, can easily defeat the global terrorism being waged by the extremist-Islamic fanatics from all parts of this world.
3.) As A Way Of The United States Reaching Out To The Many Oppressed Citizens Of This World.....
The American nation has to reach out its hands to the oppressed citizens of the world. The cousins of the black Americans are mostly residing in African states. Africa today is the world's poorest region. Africa's vast natural resources had long been exploited or used by the white-dominated Western countries of the world. But most black African nations are
impoverished and hungry. The US must have a black president now to prove to the oppressed citizens of this world that capitalism and democracy can work effectively without spewing out various forms of racial discrimination. The modern world is also being besieged by various forms of banditry and violent insurgencies. Such banditry and violent insurgencies often threaten the stability of many Third World and developing democracies. Such banditry and violent insurgencies often become training and breeding grounds for global terrorism. Some oppressed citizens of this world are often attracted to violent upheavals perpetrated by bandits and insurgents. Hence, many oppressed citizens of this world become recruits for banditry, insurgency and global terrorism.
One way of reaching out to such oppressed citizens of the world is to inspire them that democracy can really work justly and righteously for any society. Being inspired by a non-discriminatory and really righteous democracy, many oppressed citizens of the world would rather just gladly work out to struggle peacefully and legally for social justice under democratic principles than become bandits, insurgents and global terrorists fighting for the establishment of an ideological dictatorship. The US can inspire the oppressed citizens of this planet to become truly-dedicated to human rights and democracy by showing them that American democracy can catapult to the presidency someone who belongs either to a social-minority sector or an underclass grouping. And the US does have such opportunity now to catapult someone like that to the US presidency- in the person of Barack Obama. The US must show to the oppressed citizens of the modern world that peaceful and legal means can really work to reform a society. They (the oppressed citizens of this world) , too, can work out peacefully and lawfully to have a democracy that doesn't discriminate any human being on the basis of race, religion, culture, ethnicity, and social class.
I would say the same reasons if Barack Obama happens to be a Republican. It just so happened that Obama is a Democratic nominee for the US presidency. But the responsibility of electing Obama to the US presidency falls upon the shoulders of all the existing political parties in the United States. I have already stated the 3 basic reasons on why all white American voters and all sectors of the American society should support, endorse and vote for Barack Obama in the coming US presidential election. It's now up to the American people to make such presidential aspiration become a reality and success.