I can’t stop smiling. 🙂

Acceptance speech

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Here’s to my daughter or son growing up in a world where it won’t be an amazing accomplishment for an African-American to win the presidency, because s/he’ll know that anyone is capable of it.

Here’s to our children having bigger dreams, for themselves and their country.

But while I smile, I know we’re not out of the woods yet. When I see that California voters have approved Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, I know that we still have a long way to go before everyone in America is accorded the same rights and privileges as everyone else. I just hope I can teach my child that difference is what makes our world interesting and that no one is less deserving of things than anyone else.

But this is really a great day, and a great step, towards a better future for America.