African Americans and their effect on American Politics
Personally this paper was very stressful but informative. I never knew the impact that African Americans had on American politics dated back so far in American history. I learned about the first American to hold office to the “Black Cabinet” President Roosevelt formed. Great strides have been made for the African American people more then we know but aren’t shown nor explain to us like it should be. If I never did my own personal research, then I know that the things I’ve learned would never been taught to me nor would I have known about it.
This research experience enriched my classroom experience because it taught me the lesson of getting answers for myself and to challenge things told to me. This research paper put many things in perspective for my future political career and the appreciation I have for African Americans who strive to get legislation passed for generations after them and the people who helps out like President Franklin Roosevelt, Johnson and Kennedy.
The knowledge I learned from class buttressed my research project because I came in with a mindset of challenging myself and thought process as far as the answers I was looking for. It made me dig deeper and ask more questions and wanted to know and find out more. This class like the one I took before with Dr.Khalfani taught me a lot and meant a lot to me as a growing young man, opening doors to new people as far as classmates, taught processes and information.
In closing I want not just African Americans but minorities everywhere that the fight is not over and more is still to be done, and just because we saw the election of President Obama doesn’t mean justice is served, all it means is that our country is moving in the right direction and this we should truly be thankful for as Americans.