This morning, during breakfast, as I was having a conversation w/Emma about slavery in history and the cost of freedom, she asked, “wow. Really? Mamam, were you alive in the 1800s?” The conversation was spurred from last night’s school timeline project. Emma had to research an African American who has greatly impacted our nation. She chose someone from history, so I suggested Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of her People”. At first, it would have been nice to have chosen someone from the science or entertainment field but there’s something deep within the pages of history. I wanted her to know more about the Underground Railroad and ways the slaves used to escape and why they escaped. That’s really the crux of the matter isn’t it? Freedom. The cost of freedom. I want her to realize that freedom isn’t everywhere. Even in the 2000s, people are still in metaphoric shackles struggling to be free.
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Based on the Iowa caucus and the upcoming New Hampshire primary Barack Hussein Obama is on its way to become the first black president of the united states of america. I remember a conversation I had with marchesa a couple years ago on whether the united states will see a woman president or a minority president first. from the looks of it, the minority candidate is trumping the female candidate. Mr. Obama has had his share of controversies. The fact that he is only 1 letter away from being the namesake of the worlds most sought after terrorist, is not a fun way to run about the united states and be misnamed. Its the same name that is making people … ignorant people … believe that he is indeed a muslim. honestly whatever your belief system is should never have bearing on any presidential election, ideally that is. but in this time of the patriot act and the war on terror, people can’t help to be paranoid. Mrs. Clinton has share of issues as well. Well the fact that she is an old fogie when it comes to politics, people have become wary of the changes that she is preaching […]