January 20, 2009: The Day America Began To Act Right… Sorta
January 21, 2009, 10:49 am
Filed under: Childhood Stories, Obama, Stuff White People Like, Vote For Me Bitches


Not to crap all over the most historic event of my lifetime, but as far as we’ve come as a nation, we’ve still got a ways to go.

Don’t get me wrong, America should be proud. For the first time in our history, a man of color is the leader of the free world. For black people, January 20, 2009 was the day that decades of blood, sweat and tears finally meant something. For white people, it was the day we proved we weren’t all redneck hillbillies who still own Confederate flags. And for everyone else, it brought hope, that, no matter what you are or where you’re from, anything is possible.

I’m mostly impressed with the white folk, though.

And yes, I am white, but I spent the first 25 years of my life in an all-black neighborhood, in a city known for it’s diversity. This is the picture of my kindergarten graduation. I’m an honorary minority. Ask around. To white folks like myself, racial imbalance never made any sense to begin with.

But middle America while people? I’m really proud of you guys. The party may’ve started at 8, and you guys might not have shown up till around midnight, but hey, better late than never, right? Pat yourselves on the back, White America, because 41 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pleas, you finally decided to act right.

That said, take another look at the picture above and ask yourselves something: what if Barack Obama were the guy on the right?

We’ve still got a ways to go…


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