The thing that resonates most with me today is that:
- 146 years ago, slavery ended
- 44 years ago, Jim Crow laws which mandated "separate but equal" ended
- 41 years ago, anti-miscegenation laws ended
- Today, a man who was born of a union between an African man and a Caucasian woman was elected president of the United States by a sizable margin.
Honestly, I got teary thinking of the progress in thought processes that have been made to obtain the result of today's election. Most Americans may still see color, but clearly, it doesn't matter that much to them in estimating a person's value, intellect, or ability.