Yes We Can

It’s been more than a week since the Presidential election, and I’m still breathing. A few thoughts:

1. I’m happy that the United States of America has elected its first black president. Although in theory skin color should not matter, it does. Race continues to be a major factor in our society, and hopefully this will improve relations rather than exacerbate them. Here’s hoping that this election will bring hope to millions of people of color. The phrase “Yes, we can” surely holds a much deeper meaning to a young black man now than it did two weeks ago.

2. I wish our first black president were not a leftist.

3. Barack Obama is now my president. I accept this fact, and I will treat him as such. And I’m thankful that I live in a country that allows me to speak openly when I don’t like his policies.

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