In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared' as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.
Also (this isn't aimed at you) I love how the Right will simultaneously accuse Obama of being a Muslim AND condemn his (religious) association with a pro-terrosism, extremist PROTESTANT cleric. Which is it, secret Muslim or fundamentalist Christian?
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barrack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.