Senate seats still up in the air and gay marrage in CA, but Obama wins pretty overwhelmingly. This means a lot to my family and how our daughter will view the world.
I think that before Obama came onto the scene black people had an unduly pessimistic view of things because there were such conundrums as his grandmother who raised him, but was also afraid of black men. Now that conundrum has been made president and shown that most people just aren't secretly racist. They may have some troubles, but they are more skin deep and in my opinion simply due to leftovers from how the brain works. The irrational parts of the brain don't as easily change, but they can be overridden.
If the gay marriage amendment passes that will be sad for our family as it will be reflected in American culture. Fortunately our marriage will still exist, but it will be a symbolic setback and symbols are important. Especially if I ever move to California.