As a Canadian citizen I have promised myself not to comment on the US election. Last night though, I must admit that I witnessed history. A black man won his parties nomination for the President of the United States. Never in my lifetime did I think that I would see the day. As I watched, I realized that this will be a day that I will tell my grandchildren about. I am realistic enough to know that even if Obama wins, racism will not stop the next day. Blacks will continue to be abused, marginalized, and disenfranchised. But how can I not stop and reflect in awe…even if it is just for one moment… A black man has a legitimate chance of becoming President. I don’t agree with his politics, but I salute his effort.
Shakesville has an amazing post up. Check it out. If you don’t tear up…well, lets just say you have no imagination.
For those of you that claim that Black shouldn’t give their children ethnic sounding names, it seems to have worked for Senator Barack Hussein Obama, put that in your pipe and smoke it.