Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Historic Moment

It should have totally occurred to me to buy a newspaper today so that in 20 years I could sell the 'Obama wins' headline for big bucks. Didn't even think of it until I saw this picture, though. Oh well. Since people realized this was an historic moment in US history probably half of America is saving today's paper and, due to excessive supply, it'll be worth only 2 cents 20 years from now.

Now a few quick thoughts on Obama's win...

Thank God. (I mean that as a figure of speech, not literally. Separation of church and state and all that.) Even with my reservations about Obama, I truly feel the best candidate won this election. Unlike the last few presidential elections.

Michelle Obama's dress last night - hated it! Maybe some rich Democratic donor will give her a shopping spree like Sarah Palin got so that she can get some new duds. Imagine how far $250K could go at the Gap.

This moment is big, but let's not get carried away. Racism is not dead and gone just because the US elected a (half) black president. Even though he may have a shimmer of hope now that wasn't there before, the average black man still faces today all the same struggles he faced yesterday. Racism will be gone only when we no longer marvel at the fact that a man who achieved eminence (without rapping or shooting hoops) is not white.

Photo credit: Snapped at a Borders in DC this morning by a reader of Cynical-C Blog.

1 comment:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You're right. Obama's win, which I believe will be wonderful for the country, will not magically dispel prejudice in America. It's a case of baby steps.

Michelle Obama is pretty; the dress was shockingly ugly. But brave.