This is one of those small goosebumps moments, IMO.
From Marc Ambinder:
Feb 19 2009, 12:13 pm by Marc Ambinder
Changing The Culture

I was reminded of how President Barack Obama is changing our culture when reading a pool report yesterday on First Lady Michelle Obama’s hosting of 180 students from D.C. elementary schools at the White House. The White House’s Chief Usher (An African-American, the first Black Head Usher of the White House) reminded the children — most of them black — that the nation’s executive mansion was built by slaves. That’s something he couldn’t have said, wouldn’t have said, and would have made headlines if he’d uttered the phrase if the president were white and the first lady wasn’t a direct descendant of those slaves Amid the economic crisis and the daily scrum, one can quite easily lose sight of the importance of this juxtaposition.


Good Evening.

Drop those links. Engage in debate. Give us trivia and gossip too.

And continue to have a peaceful day.

Related Posts with Thumbnails