From The Root:
It may be a tight race in America, but the globe is tilting toward Obama.
In the BBC poll, when respondents were asked whether the election of Obama, as an African-American man, would “fundamentally change” their perception of the United States, 46 percent said it would, compared to 27 percent who said it wouldn’t.
We all know that the mind starts to play tricks once the impossible starts to seem possible. You start to have expectations. Once dreams are suddenly within reach, it’s common to forget what the previous reality was like. In these last several weeks of the election season, as the stakes seem to grow unimaginably high, it is worth pausing to remember how far we’ve already come during this election cycle. The political and cultural landscapes have already been permanently changed for the better, regardless of who the victor is on November 4.