Letters to the Editor

January 16, 2009

Even an ‘icon’ needs our prayers and support

The moment that Barack Obama was declared the winner of the presidential elections on the evening of November 4, 2008, he instantly became a global icon. Since then, commemorative items bearing his likeness have been flying off the shelf in celebration of this historic moment. A nation that has for centuries wrestled with the doctrine of white supremacy has done something that would have been considered highly unlikely just a few decades ago — elect a man of African-American descent to the highest office in the land.

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