This is one of the reasons why I ADMIRE you so much my sista....cuz you have the integrity to admit when you have changed your position on something you were passionate about and learn something from it. I tip my hat to your "unwavering" dignity as a "black" person. Cuz that's all it has been for me. To see someone who look like me or look like one of my sons taking charge of our nation. It gave me proof and visual evidence to the hoodrat hoodlums I teach that you can BE whatever YOU dream....and when it comes it can exceed your imagination and highest expectation i.e. better than YOU ever thought possible. It is important to ME to give our children "light" and to let them KNOW they ARE NOT the historical stereotype of slavery (massa was a monster). It is why I ignore the black naysayers who occasionally lift the head in view and spew negativity, is why I fight tooth and nail for the underdog...cuz it is the underdog who will achieve the highest and most profound. Why? Cuz of the passion to prove to oneself....I AM JUST AS WORTHY.
I have always BELIEVED in my people-don't like some of their behavior patterns...although I do understand why some of us are the way we are....but! That doesn't EVER change our brillance. No matter how long one crawls on his/her belly while trying to regain strength to stand up...while being humilated and disappoint by one's own kind....it is important to me to let our blackfolks KNOW...yes you do matter! You are important! And have that same ability to tell our own negative force i.e. our black sabbotagers your vote don't count in my LIFE!!! Cuz they really NEED to hear that so that they can refocus and revisit on why they hate so much with their own as they look in the mirror at the own discretions.
My president has always represented hope and change to me. Cuz I saw the evolution emerge from our legacy to that "sacred" day when he walked on stage as President of the United States of America. I cried for my dead son who will NEVER see it for himself but can view it from above. I cried for my existing children as evidence of what we can do when we put our minds to it. So for you to say that you now understand the importance of supporting another black person merely for purpose of the good influence it brings to our people, good role modeling for our children/and young adults and the positive enthuasiasm that he not only brings to our culture....but! What he brings to the world was absolutely HUGE for me. Thank you my sista!