Wednesday, November 5, 2008
History is Made
It happened. America elected its first African American President. I wonder what kind of impact this will make on our nation, on our world. Regardless of whether you agree with Obama on any or all issues, you gotta admit: this is a BIG DEAL.
I am trying to picture myself as a little kid right now -- how would growing up with a black president impact me?
I am also thinking of our grandparents and great grandparents -- those who grew up in a more racist society. What is going through their minds today?
What about Barack & Michelle's daughters, Sasha and Malia? What must they be thinking? Is it the macro stuff running through their brain (Holy crap! My dad is the President elect!)? Or are they thinking more micro (Which room in the White House will be mine? I hope I like my new school!).
And of course, what do YOU think about it? What's going through your brain as history is made?
Posted by Maggie the Librarian at 7:39 AM
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