A black president? Not in my lifetime I believed. An Asian,Latino, or any other race than white? not in my lifetime.
How many of us worried that he would be killed shortly before or after the oath?
Joe Wilson’s( Member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina) blatant discrepant of the President, isn’t surprising. His apology of “Letting his emotions get the best of him” is shallow water when you consider he s isn’t a freshman politician.
Conservative talk radio questions if the president is American citizen. These and other attacks questioning his qualifications will continue through his presidency. Despite his overwhelming victory, there are many who will resent the fact that a non white is president. Many are Very angry of his appointment of a Latino woman to the Supreme Court.
It is never simple being the first. From Jackie Robinson,Sandra Day O’Connor,Althea Gibson to Barbara Walters and Thurgood Marshall.
Nancy Pelosi (the first Women Speaker of the House) is also under attack. Unlike the male speakers before her she is Her looks,her voice, her mannerisms are all scrutiny
There are some who believed a black president signaled the beginning of the end of racism.
I believe this IS a beginning, but we are a long way from the end.