Tonight We Made HistoryTonight We Made History7 years ago in Editorial
Tonight we made history. Thats what everyone kept saying at least. Tonight a black president was elected for the first time. Everyones really happy about it, and I suppose I am too. Of the two choices, I certainly agree he was the better of them. Thats not what bothers me though. Would it have been history if he had been a white man? Would it have been history if he hadnt been running against a female vice-presidential nominee? Why should it be history that America finally has sense enough to realize white men are not the only leaders?
Isnt it sad to look at the list of presidents? Its no wonder that no one can remember them all. Theyre all white men who sit stiffly while theyre being painted or photographed. Theres nothing remarkable about just another guy who looks just like the rest.
There are the fat presidents, then thin, the tall, the short Those who wear wigs and those who have almost no hair at all. The variety sounds