Paradigm Shift in Black & White

This was recently passed on to me for the purpose of sharing with all of you.  Names have been omitted or changed to protect anonymity, but the impact of the story is not effected.  I found it a simple but telling example of the impact the election of Barack Obama will have on future generations of Americans and the level of profound impact his presidency will have on race relations in this country.

On the Presidential inauguration day, 2009, the following was observed while riding in the elevator at New York City private school at dismissal time.

A little, blond, first grade girl looked up into her nanny’s eyes and said, “Sam, you are so lucky.  You are the same color as President Obama.”  With that, Sam smiled and took the little girl’s hand to lead her off the elevator.



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