Not Like Me
Unlike me, my daughter is black. In my mind she is German/Caribbean, or multi-ethnic, but because her father is black the world will see her as black.
Unlike me, my daughter will grow up in a neighborhood where people from different countries, ethnic backgrounds and races all live together.
Unlike me, my daughter will grow up in world where a black man was elected President. It is no longer just a possibility, it is a reality.
Thinking about the possibilities open to her and the new world we live in brings tears to my eyes.