Fifty years ago, a group of nine black high school students trying to go to a white school had to be escorted by members of the Army's 101's Airborne Division past an angry white mob.
Nowadays, there's a very good chance that we may elect a black man for President. I'm definitely rooting for Obama. His stance on the issues is most like mine out of all of the dudes (and lady) out there, and his style is entirely acceptable to me. (Although to be honest, I'll be quite happy with Edwards or Clinton too.)
Not that it's perfect. But it's a nice display of our progress as a nation. I'll take it, regardless.