Over at Alternet, read Tiger Woods, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay-Z, Spike Lee and others talk about the notion of a black president. Here’s Maya Angelou:

I never thought I’d see a black president in the White House in my lifetime. I didn’t even dare dream it. I feel like a child approaching Christmas, you can’t believe election day is finally here. It’s been so long since we’ve had people — Asian and black, white and Spanish-speaking — come together and say YES. Some did during the civil rights struggle but not as many as today. What it means if Mr Obama is voted in, is that my country has agreed to grow up, and move beyond the childish idea that human beings are different.

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