I listened to Douglas Wilder – Virginia’s first black governor – discuss Obama’s win on the radio this morning. I was almost moved to tears. At this point, I have no idea what an Obama Administration will look like. But I’m very proud of the fact that my country has elected an African-American president. Other than that, I really don’t know what to say.
I also liked this, from Elizabeth Nolan Brown:
America just elected its first black president, in an election season that saw women getting closer than ever to the presidency and vice-presidency. A few people have already lamented the nation’s self-congratulatory tone about this, but fuck that. Now is the time for the nation to be self-congratulatory. Even many ardent Republican partisans have admitted to being disappointed and angry and yet also proud right now, and I think that’s great.