BUT… I remember the first time I saw a woman or African-American bus driver. The first time I saw a woman or African-American news anchor. The first time I saw a woman or African-American you-name-it. When I grew up, it was a mail MAN, a fire MAN, and a board chairMAN. Now it’s a mail carrier, fire fighter, and board chair.
I like it better this way. I’m not saying the process of getting here was clean or righteous or healthy. In many ways it wasn’t. But still, I like it better this way.
And soon we will inaugurate either our first African-American President, or our first woman Vice-President. Am I making race and gender an issue? No. It’s not a decisive factor for how I vote. It’s a non-issue for most Americans, and that would be relatively rare among the nations of our world. I’m making a non-political, but social, moral, and I think, spiritual, issue. We’ve come far since I was a kid.
And I’m proud of my country for it.
May God bless America, and may American bless God.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28, NKJV).