By Maurice Williams. Photo by Ahmed Davis
November 4, 2008. “Obama wins,” was the sound from every Democrat throughout America with the election of the first multiracial president. I was one of the lucky millions to actually vote in the election. According to many news sources Obama’s victory was due to the fact that a large percentage of the youth of America, like myself, ages 18-25 voted for him. His triumph shows that you don’t need to be of a certain ethnicity or come from a certain place to be president. You can be of any race or even come from any background, so long as you have the well being of our country as your first priority.
My feelings when I walked into that voting booth, were pretty neutral. Well, sure it gave me great pride to do justice for my country but at first it didn’t make me feel any different. However, when I saw that my vote actually came through I was thoroughly excited. To me voting is nothing to get all worked up about but I believe it’s something you should care about—at least when the time comes around to vote. But, the coolest thing about being part of the election was that I not only witnessed history, but I was a part of it.
Maurice Williams is an 18-year-old senior at Friendship Collegiate Academy.