Do you see this man? You already know who he is, you've known since you were 2 years old. He is the democratic nominee for PRESIDENT of the United States of America. Aside from all of the great things he stands for (change) and the excitement of the possibilities for our country because of his leadership, strength and skills (which is why your momma loves him), I want you to look at him and see all he stands for for you my daughter.
I don't think that having a black man for president will change everything about racism in this country and the way racists twist words, studies and the way people are portrayed in the media (all over the world) but I have hope Lucy ... I hope that it changes some people. I hope that he is elected and in the 4 or 8 years following his election our country makes great strides in offering hope, change and peace. Maybe I am saying it wrong, but I hope in the next 4 or 8 years people see him as a great man who did great things for our country and I hope they see the color of his skin.
These are at once, scary and exciting times. I hope that the next time an election comes around, we're not discussing wars, recessions and oil. I hope we're taking the next step to better.
Love (and excitement),