Written early a.m. November 4th. Not published for reasons of attempting to stave off the cold I was catching through (literal) days of mostly sleep.
This is because I am a nerd.
It was very gratifying to be carefully guided to the ballot drop box at the library yesterday. To receive my stickery reward. (I love to see grown men parade around in their voter stickers like I once did with puffy Ewoks.)
It made me feel very happy.
This year I had an option to vote for a person of color for the office of the President of the
Being a mixed race person myself, I have encountered many awkward situations involving race, but I had never heard a over six foot tall nearly 30 year old man called “boy”. Never having heard someone say “nigger” (which I am almost too ashamed to write) outside of a TV or movie screen. It easy to forget or never even realize from
It feels like over night just enough people have evolved to understand what the truth is. Just enough to get a person of color on the ballot for a major party.
Maybe just enough to elect him? Enough to persuade the citizens of other countries and even our own that not everyone in
I hope so.
I know that I’m not one of those die hard Obama fans (who will soon be gnashing their teeth when they find out that Obama is just a politician), but it is nice to have a little hope for a change. Not political or economic hope. Just a sliver of hope for Americans as people.