An extremely positive aspect of the American character throughout the years is the progress of racial integration in our society. I focused on the years after the Civil Rights Movement, years I believe are very important on this issues. We have made tremendous progress in fully integrating schools and the army. The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the integration of the army was huge and I believe a very important aspect for our Country. The biggest step we have taken is electing our first African American president, Barack Obama, to run this democratic and free country. I only hope for even greater changes, but I know we are on the right path.