1.20.2009

His skin color doesn't really matter to me

When I stood in line to cast my vote just a few short months ago, I didn't base it on skin color. I put no thought into which candidates matched my skin tone the best or which one had the same hair texture as my own. I didn't check the box because I wanted to elect a black or white or mixed man. I voted for who would change the United States that my children live in.

When Barack Obama won the Presidency just a few short months ago I didn't care that he was African American. I didn't care what shade of brown he was. I didn't care that his children and wife are African American. It simply doesn't matter to me. Obama doesn't represent a color to me. He represents something much larger than a shade on a color wheel.

When I watched the inauguration this morning I stayed true to my non-caring ways. The color of my President's skin makes no difference to me. Every time I heard this was a momentous occasion I nodded my head because truly it was a momentous occasion because we had a renewed spirit, not a skin color change. I just don't care that my President is black. I don't care.

I do care that he's brought young and old together, rich and poor, hopeful and the destitute. I care that people who have never paid attention to their government are now paying a little closer attention. I care that President Obama represents a new beginning, a new change and a new face with a fresh set of eyes. I care that we, as a nation, have finally looked past the skin color and gotten to the core of a man.

Skin color makes no difference to me, I just simply don't care about it.

8 comments:

Grandma said...

That's my grandaughter, and I'm proud of her!!

Raven said...

I was so excited by how classy Michelle came across in showing up with a gift. Obviously, skin color is the last place I am setting my focus.

Heidi said...

Beautifully written.

Crazy Mama said...

I'm so with you on this!

BTW no I bought it from inspired by finn on etsy. He had one before but Haiden broke it. We bought the one Nik wears for him back in May I think. I got our original and Nik's at Paxbaby.com They're amber necklaces and they really do help with the fussies and teething and they're cute to boot.

Sarah said...

so wonderfully written, really. You are so right

Your Mom said...

Well said! You have always been so good with words. I admire your attitude about our new President.

Kristabella said...

Agreed.

The fact that he is African-American represented to me, the fact that anyone can reach their dreams, no matter race, religion, gender, etc. Which is a HUGE STEP for America. And change we can all believe in.

Danielle-lee said...

I totally agree. I am so excited about Obama.