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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

History is made in America

Today it doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. What matters is that America finally nominated a person of color for President. This is the first time in the history of our nation that a white male isn't the only choice for President. I am so happy to be in the United States right now, to have watched the convention live, to see the process of nominating Barack Obama for President unfold before my eyes. And speaking of eyes, many were wet with the tears that come when dreams become reality, when past hurts are soothed with a bit of healing, when something you wanted but wondered if it would ever happen actually does happen...the tears are for joy and hope and I celebrate this moment.
Of course, the deep issues associated with race in America don't vanish with Obama's nomination, but at least we've taken the all important step of at least giving a minority a chance at the highest position of power in our land. Finally, I feel that the all important line in our constitution, that all men are created equal, has a chance to be credible. It is a great moment in American history. I am hoping for an even greater moment in American history in November, when we elect a person of color for President for the very first time.