Shortly after I posted my White Liberation Day comment immediately below, this comment appeared in Jack Cafferty's blog on the CNN website and it so beautifully illustrates my point that I want to pass it along here. The question put by Cafferty was whether the Inauguration of Barack Obama is too extravagent, to which this woman replied as follows:
Dawn from Sellersville, Pennsylvania writes:
Extravagant yes, but well worth the effort. This is a glorious event I never thought would come to pass. As a black woman, I’ve noticed since the morning after the election there has been a subtle change in our society. People actually speak to each other. I can’t tell you how many people make a point to have eye contact and say good morning or good afternoon. The message that is being sent is a new beginning for our great country. The world is envious and I am proud.