“The Beauty of America”
The United States of America is a blessing not only to its citizens but to the whole world.
However, too many black Americans have (unfortunately) been convinced to believe that racism is still systemic/institutional in the United States (U.S.).
It is interesting that immigrants from around the realize that America is the land of opportunity; however, too many black Americans do not believe this. So, although our ancestors helped to build this country, many of us do not believe that it is exceptional.
As a result, instead of pursuing the American Dream, too many of my fellow Black Americans have rejected it, thanks in part to black leaders who pushed the idea that there is no need to succeed, because the “white man will hold you down.” The irony is that many of these black leaders who push this myth have done very well in the U.S. themselves.
It is true that America is the most generous and freest country. Although Capitalism is the basis of our economic system, it is our Judeo-Christian values that provide the moral backbone of this country. Those escaping communism and socialism by coming to the U.S. realize that the murderous arms of the oppressors are severed, when they reach our shores.
Our enemies (internally and externally) want to focus on the flaws, but the U.S., more than any country I know of, has done everything in its power to right the wrongs of the past. For example, we used to be a nation that had slavery, and “Jim Crow” laws, and both have been eliminated.
The strength of America and its beauty is found in our Judeo-Christian values, which elevated man to a level that recognizes that we are all endowed by our Creator.
Thanks to the influence of those critical values, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments (and later, the Voting Rights Act of 1965), ensuring freedom and equality of Black Americans, were signed into law.
While other nations that were founded thousands of years before the U.S. are still operating based on totalitarian principles, America has been propelled from an experiment to an economic and humanitarian powerhouse.