American Progress

American Progress

This is my 2016 celebration of our Independence Day, or the 4th of July as we tend to call it. I wanted to convey a sense of progressive optimism with this piece by showing a multicultural trio of Americans looking forward to the light ahead while leaving the darkness behind them.

There’s a lot in my country’s past that I am not proud of. Our country was founded on behalf of a very limited subsection of the population, namely white men who could afford property, while oppressing or even brutalizing everyone else. Even after two centuries and four decades, there’s still a lot of work to be done before the scars of those past injustices are fully healed. Nonetheless, as a country, we got to keeping working at it. Hopefully someday we can at last be the Land of the Free for everyone, a land where all men and women can enjoy equal opportunity and liberty. Hopefully someday we can make America great for once.

Advertisements

What did you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s