However, if it is a triumph, it must not be viewed as primarily an African American one, for to see it that way helps to reinforce the ideas which made it so farfetched a possibility for so long.
Obama’s election translates to something far greater than that of a black man rising to the highest office in the land; it really means, and much more crucially, that a man was made president, and that is the real triumph.
It was a brilliant speech which managed to address black voters and other middle-class white voters.
Barack Obama gave them American citizens a challenge to work in unity and overcome the previous generations' inability to curb racism.
Obama delivered a spanning speech on race in America.
He got a very ardent and positive reaction from the listeners.
The then candidate, acknowledged the fact that the racism history was tough and that only unity would overcome it: " Reverend Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and black alike." Barack also acknowledged that the country had made tremendous move on racism and that, it should give the citizens hope to do better.
"What we have already achieved gives us hope - the audacity to hope - for what we can and must achieve tomorrow." Barrack said that the nation was for a long time not willing to face the problem of racism for a long time.
Obama gave the American politics view a new example of post-racial politics in his message of change.
That a black man could achieve that office was unthinkable even in the recent past, and Obama’s presidency continues to be viewed by the media and public as a symbolic end to the limits historically placed on African Americans in this country.