Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Portrait of Change - Nation’s Many Faces in Extended First Family - NYTimes

This article about Obama's multi-cultural family reminds me partly of why I identified with Obama since I first learned about him. And indeed exciting.
"Mr. Ng stared at the picture and wondered how much had changed since it was taken. After Tuesday’s ceremony, he said, “folks like me will have a chance to be on the other side.”"
When I thought about it, I did notice that I was almost always the only minority in any white house meeting (plenty of women though), but I rarely thought about it. Though I think that may be cultural, as pursuing policy and politics requires giving up financial security for something less tangible.

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