Many Are Cold, but Few Are Frozen

David Lawrence's personal blog

Obama's Generation

2009

Nobody cares anymore

I was thinking about how my kids will view this Obama thing when they're adults. Obama will be the first President they remember. I have the feeling that race will barely register with them.

My girl's best friend is a beautiful little Ashanti girl, from Ghana. It's amazing that skin color is a total non-issue between them. My girl has only mentioned it once, and it was in passing, on the same level as mentioning the color of a person's eyes, or hair.

Mixed-race couples shown on TV shows  and movies haven't drawn any reaction from my kids either. Not relevant. This is totally different from my own experience. When I was growing up, I sometimes had crushes on black girls. But neither their culture nor mine would have been very tolerant of a relationship.

Things have definitely changed. And it's absolutely wonderful.