“If a black man can become chairman of the Republican National Committee, then anything is possible.” -Michael Steele, the first black chair of the Republican National Committee.
Steele, as the first black chairman of the Republican National Committee, is an important role model for African Americans. This quote should be highlighted because of the impact it has on African Americans, and minorities in general. The Republican party is often viewed as the party of wealth, and minorities are often viewed as low-income. Since Steele, an African American, has become the chairman of a Republican committee, this shows that anything is possible.
This also links to another historic event concerning Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor was nominated by President Barack Obama for the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would be the Court’s 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice.
Now, I see hopes for me, as an Asian American. I see opportunities for everyone, among every race. That we can, and we will, have our voices to be heard. Not only among our community, but also this country.
Tong Chen, Oak Terrace Youth.