A charismatic approach is transformational if it invokes a permanent change in the people who embrace the leader's vision. A charismatic leader has an uncanny strength to draw others to their side and move them to accomplish a cause bigger than themselves.. During the first term, President Obama wooed at least some to his vision by showing the potential to make a huge difference in both domestic and foreign affairs. During the second term, Obama changed to more aloof and demonstrated less ability to draw others to his agenda. Some even feel that he has not lived up to full expectations. Obama indeed checked many items off his presidential bucket list, regardless if some liked what he did and others he did not.
This well educated man was getting dirty looks and halsted for using standard everyday services. As a person in today’s society most would hope that this doesn’t happen as often on the contrary it happens everyday. Many people are still more likely to trust white people over black people even with the same credentials as each other. Especially with jobs in today’s society, how many african american bankers does one see on a regular basis usually one to none because even today entire companies are racially profiling. Many Americans have come to the conclusion that the black people movement ended when they obtained voting rights, but no matter what rights are given to people of different races they will 6 times out of 10 feel attacked or racially profiled at least once a day.
The content of Bono 's speech can be summarised into very few words as he 's very long-winded. He primarily challenges the graduating students of the University of Pennsylvania to challenge the status quo, to be unsatisfied with things as they are. He makes a comparison between modern injustices and abhorrent practices such as slavery and racial segregation. He also implies that the modern vices of global human society will be seen as being as atrocious as slavery in the future. Bono 's second challenge to the graduates is to make something of their pockets full of knowledge as he puts it.
There are occasions that cause for political activist to take a stand. Benjamin Banneker and Florence Kelley address social issues with slavery and child labor laws, while John F Kennedy discuss economic issues with private vs public interests. As American society attempts to alter their progress in social equality and economic balance, it has stumbled upon obstacles. Americans strive to achieve greatness, yet the abuse of power and wealth stands in the way. As Banneker addresses Thomas Jefferson, he compels him to realize the effect slavery had on slaves.
This speech presented by Barack Obama kick-started his political career, putting him on the map worldwide. We must remember, Obama didn’t start with the name recognition others had, such as Reagan and Trump, Obama had to get the recognition from giving fantastic speeches like this. This speech fits all 10 characteristics of great speeches easily which showed how talented he was as a speaker. This is arguably his best speech which is why we are going to discuss this one in particular. For delivery, Obama was loud, but not too loud to the point where it was distracting, and not too quiet to the point when you couldn’t hear.
U.S. society cannot redeem itself from its racist past and go on to call itself a post racial society since black men and women including Barack Obama still face extensive racial discrimination in all areas of daily life. Obama has been the subject of multiple racist attacks, from religiously bigoted e-mails claiming him to be a Muslim terrorist, who was not really born in America and who was viciously anti white, to T-shirts with racist caricatures. These different images aimed to dehumanize him, to attack his manhood, to turn American people against him and to diminish his credibility as a leader (wise 73). At the outset of Obama’s presidential campaign, many supporters including his wife and the black community expressed fears that he would be assassinated. These concerns became so pervasive and widely discussed that even candidate Obama acknowledged them.
The main reason for this is that America has faced, and is still facing, racial segregation of African Americans by white communities for a long time. Only for less than fifty years America has civil rights that are not based upon skin colour or ancestry. Therefore it would not even have been possible for Obama, as being an African American, to take part in the elections a couple of decades ago, let alone win the elections and write this speech. Additionally, politics has become more of global interest due to the economy and technology. For example, Obama mentions the war in the Middle East by saying ‘Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us’.
For hundreds of years, the people of the United States have struggled with conflict over the color line. From slavery and segregation, to job inequalities and racial profiling, the racial barrier between citizens has seemed relentless. There has been no consensus over how the large issue of racism originated, due to the never ending high tensions between black and white citizens. What has made one group of people feel infinitely superior to their peers? James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates are not afraid to address the beginnings of the color line, and how, despite many improvements throughout the past few decades, systemic racism is something all citizens should be aware of.
It is discussed that the lives of black American did not improve significantly as racism was entrenched in governments and white Americans, especially southerners. Although amendments and acts sought out to better the lives of black Americans, it did not mean they were immediately treated as equal and given rights. Black Americans had a very difficult life post-Civil War as the rest of America was not prepared to stop depriving them of their civil rights as it was beneficial to them to have black Americans kept under oppression. The abolition of slavery cost slave owners over $2 billion in property only. This severely impacted the economy as it was in crisis and white slave owners did not have any slaves to serve them on plantations.
When those around him warned this may cost him politically in the upcoming reelection, Coolidge replied, “It is not essential that I hold office”. He then won by the largest margin in Massachusetts history. It was at this time that people began pushing Coolidge for president, which he humbly declined, citing he still had work to do in Massachusetts. Coolidge also advocated for a Black nominee for Congress whom received hate mail because of his race. He worked hard for all the people and the country and produced amazing results such as unemployment decreasing, industrial production increasing, and inflation falling.