Thoughts on Mr. President

I have to admit I approached this election with a semi-hard heart. I refused to believe in the possibility of a black president, but I must say that the visual of an educated black man being at the helm of the ship was quite amazing. 

Although I am always a skeptic when it comes to politics, President Obama’s (I look forward to integrating that phrase into my vocabulary)acceptance speech really awed me. Even more amazing than his historic win was hearing an American political leader even mention so many issues that are truly meaningful to me. It was the first time I had seen that in my life time. 

I enjoyed his poetic mentioning of slavery, or suffrage, of classicism and so many other things that I feared were being left out in this election. And then to hear the call and response of “yes we can” that Obama shared with his mostly brown audience made me proud to be black and american all at the same time. It was a feeling I have never felt before and I am not sure I will be able to feel again, but I am hopeful.

And so, I know there is much more to be done and so many questions still left unanswered but I am certainly grateful to Obama for giving me one night where I was inundated with images of brown people that I have never seen on television before. And in all my negativity I am sure I will be reminded of those images time and time again. And for that I am indebted to Obama and the thousands who voted for and supported him. 

Now I am only left to wonder if there is a cabinet position in Oprah’s future. (fingers crossed)

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~ by blackfeministanomaly on November 11, 2008.

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