San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s keynote address at the Democratic Convention is another example for all Latinos, particularly, young Latinos, that anything is possible.

5 Sep

Chants of USA USA USA were loud and frequent last night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. They chanted, in a display of pride, not prejudice, unity, not division.  No Latinos were asked to go home, and peanuts were eaten, not thrown.

In the words of Ice Cube – “Today Was A Good Day” for all Democrats.

First Lady, Michelle Obama, looking radiant and stunning, in a dress by young African-American designer Tracy Reese, had both men and women saying to themselves – OMG! I want that dress.
She moved the audience with her passionate speech about Obama the President, the husband, the father.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, took to the stage, and energized the crowd, with a powerful, charming, and witty performance.

It was the first time in history, that a Latino delivered the Keynote Address at the DNC.

It was inspiring, uplifting, and refreshing to see a young Latino take center stage, and share his story through the eyes of a proud Mexican-American.

His personal story about being raised by a single mother, along with his twin brother Joaquin, in San Antonio’s West Side, and the challenges he faced growing up, sent a clear message to all Latinos – you too, can climb mountains.

My mother fought hard for civil rights, so instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.” Julián Castro

Mayor Julian Castro’s keynote address at the Democratic Convention is another example for all Latinos, particularly, young Latinos, that anything is possible.

Yes, indeed, Today Was A Good Day.

Here’s to many more.

PaLante.

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