Here is a quote from US President Barack Obama’s speech during his inauguration exercise. Take note his direct references to the mix of persons. As the post title asks, we wonder when Jamaica will ever reach that stage of inclusiveness or if we will at all ever see people blind to labels and stereotypes and just respecting people as people…..what changed for us?
“…As I stand here tonight, what gives me the greatest hope of all is not the stone and marble that surrounds us today, but what fills the spaces in between. It is you – Americans of every race and region and station who came here because you believe in what this country can be and because you want to help us get there. It is the same thing that gave me hope from the day we began this campaign for the presidency nearly two years ago; a belief that if we could just recognize ourselves in one another and bring everyone together – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents; Latino, Asian, and Native American; black and white, gay and straight, disabled and not – then not only would we restore hope and opportunity in places that yearned for both, but maybe, just maybe, we might perfect our union in the process.”
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