Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A new role model

My husband went to our son's Halloween party at school a couple weeks ago. Among the ghosts and star wars characters, a little boy caught his eye. He was wearing a suit jacket and a button that said "Future President." And he happened to be black.

We've broken the most powerful color barrier there is. We did it without riots or violence or legal wrangling. Black children have someone to look up to that looks like them. That is something to celebrate. It's not the end of the race discussion, but it's a whole new chapter. Go America for telling the world we are a true democracy where anything is still possible.