Punk Rock Parents: Still Sinking In

Monday, November 10, 2008

Still Sinking In

It almost been a week since November 4th and the reality of this election is still really sinking in. The historic significance of this country electing an African-American man as President. What this means to the kind of world that my little Mexican American 3 year old will grow up in. The idea of a black president will not be a far off idea, but instead the norm. When I tell her that she can be anything she wants to be I can say it a little easier without worrying about the obstacles she will encounter because she is brown or a woman. I am realistic, I know that she will still face some obstacles but now I can point to our 44th President as an example that with hard work and honor can get you. That the color of her skin won't make a difference, but the type of person she is will. It feels like such a huge step in the right direction for a better world. The more I think about it the more amazed and happy and grateful I am to have been a part of this. To be able to share the excitement and the hope with my daughter.

In case you haven't seen this yet, enjoy. It brings tears to my eyes every time......




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  1. I feel the same way! As the mom of a son who is half African-American, this election outcome has been special to us not only as believers that Obama can bring much-needed change to America, but also on a personal level. I agree with you.. now when I tell AJ he can grow up to be anything he wants to be, he doesn't have to look further than our 44th President to see a reflection of someone just like him!

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