The inauguration of Barack Obama has been hailed as a new addition to the great history of the United States. Yet, the racial implication of his presidency seems to be the primary force driving this enormous enthusiasm that has swept our nation during this election. Everyone, black and white, is expected to rejoice the day that a black man is sworn in as president, but only truly as a consideration of the color of his skin.
Furthermore, the distinction of his white ancestry is so easily overlooked as the glory of electing a black president becomes an irresistible triumph for civil rights, the black community and apparently the entire country. It proves that in this nation, it is both noteworthy and advantageous to be black, and if you are white, your interests take a backseat to the "priority of the minority."