A young country the United States has, sadly, had a horrific history of racism. Blacks could not vote until the 1960s; were human property until the 1860s; were not truly included in the creation of our country in the 1770s; and were kidnapped, chained onto ships and enslaved in the 1600s.
Today, an African American stands at the most powerful man in the world. It is remarkable. But it must be the beginning of something new, rather than the end of something old. The fight against racism must continue on Nov. 5.