Monday, November 10, 2008
The Obama Win Has Purged My Guilt
I am very glad that an African-American is President because shamefully I carried white guilt.
Did you know half of Americans have ancestors that owned slaves? HALF of us are indirectly responsible, and I know I was one of them because of how guilty I felt all these 23 years of my life.
I tried to be fair and treat everyone equal no matter who they were but I couldn't help feeling like I haven't done enough because of the travesties of my great-great-grandfathers and mothers. How could I ever make up for their idiocy, especially since I was not around to help fight slavery?
Now I can hold my head up high, knowing that my vote for Barack Obama helped deal with that issue while also touching a feeling of how proud I finally am of America.
Even the world likes us now. My french neighbor told me that the election showed America learned it's lesson from the Bush oppression. We don't have to hide anymore or pretend we aren't Americans when we are overseas.
We also don't have to feel guilty anymore.