[personal profile] rhiannonmr
I am  white American woman.  I was married to a black man. I have biracial children that I never dared tell could become president if they did their best.  Tonight I saw what I never expected to see.  A man of color will place his hand on a Bible held by his wife who is also of color and swear to uphold and defend the constitution of the US that once defined his and those of his 'kind' as 3/5ths of a human being.  I as a white European ancestry female am blown away.  I told my biracial children that I NEVER expected this to happen.  And I cried like a baby when it did.  There is too much about the civil rights movement I remember.  My exhusband was born in Birmingham AL when the bus strike was on in a police car because they picked up his mom to get her to the hospital. She gave her son, my ex husband names after the white cops who delivered him, his names.  

Now we have passed the torch.  To the next generation.  To our children.  And yes we the elder generations need to support the choices made this night. I won't lie, I've had a taste of the wine and all that, but no doubt in my mind he needs all of us. I want him to succeed fro all of our sakes.  I want the future.  And my kids will have it. 

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Date: 2008-11-05 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoepaleologa.livejournal.com
I've just cried watching his victory speech on the BBC. This is a wonderful historical moment, for everyone.

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Date: 2008-11-05 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhiannonmr.livejournal.com
June hours later I am still in tears here. A friend of mine who is pro-life and I honor her beliefs even as I disagree, cried on the phone with me tonight crying for the history made here. WE both saw the future and we both glory in that.

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Date: 2008-11-05 09:21 am (UTC)

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Date: 2008-11-05 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolorous-ett.livejournal.com
Well done. You did it.

And thank you for that short and moving explanation of why it's a victory that really matters.

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Date: 2008-11-05 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sofisticat.livejournal.com
I am so happy for America.

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Date: 2008-11-05 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fishity.livejournal.com
I'm just so glad *hugs*



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