Monday, June 20, 2005

Representation

In the gym this morning, I noticed a CNN report that showed Condoleeza Rice as she spoke to the government of Egypt regarding Democracy in their corner of the planet. What struck me as amazing is we now have a black woman who represents the United States. Do you "get" that? We have a woman who only 150 years ago would have been considered a slave - 50 years ago she would have been using "separate but equal" facilities. Today, she is travelling the globe as an ambassador for the United States. I find that amazing - not only that we have come that far, but also that our diversity as a country is moving ahead. What a shame many others would prefer to mock that which they claim they want.