History Has Been Made…And It Is Bittersweet
I’m almost afraid to watch the news tonight. Everyone is saying that the Dem race is over and Obama has the nomination. What do I mean by everyone? I mean McCain recognized him as his official opponent and meanwhile Hillary is making sure everyone knows she’s willing to be his VP. Personally I’d prefer he choose someone that isn’t so likely to try to undermine him at every turn, but I can see why the party would support the idea. The historian in me is afraid, deeply, deeply afraid of what will happen in the months to come. Black leaders that make history don’t tend to lead long lives. Especially not in the U.S. I want to enjoy this moment, but it is so difficult. Malcolm, Martin, and so many others died to get us here. No matter what happens now, another stride has been made and I’m so glad I was here to see it.
Karnythia is a writer, a historian, and occasionally a loud mouth. In between raising hell and raising kids she usually manages to find time to contemplate the meaning of life as a black woman in America. Her posts on any topic can be found at her Livejournal.