This image, of a black man as the President of the United States, was barely imaginable by most of us ten years ago. Colin Powell,* maybe. Jesse Jackson, not really. But Powell (fairly) considered the cost to his family, and the very real risk to his life.

This guy Obama made history, and his electoral success broke a barrier. And I think that’s good. Whether you like his politics or not.


– P

* First African American US Secretary of State.