As young as I am, I truly never thought I’d see a black president, but here we are. It’s amazing to think that if I have a child the idea of a black president will be no big deal to him or her.
But I feel this day is about a lot more than race. It’s about the unity and excitement in the air. Words like “hope” and “change” have become cliche. But I do have hope that change will come.
I am hopeful that eventually the economy will get better, that women will receive equal pay for equal work, that health care and a good education will be accessible to all, that race relations really will get better, that more women will start to feel safe in their own skin, that our troops will soon come home and that one day we’ll be watching a black woman take that oath of office.
However, it’s silly to expect one man to make all that change come to pass. After the party is over, it’s time to get to work.
What are your thoughts on this inauguration day? Consider this an open thread to leave your comments about the inauguration celebration, your hopes for the Obama administration and more throughout the day.