One of my closest friends, Paula, sent me this email today. I've known Paula since we were children in middle school. She has worked hard all of her life. She was the only kid in high school with a full time job AFTER SCHOOL. We were in awe of her car and her grown up attitude. (But mostly that she had a car.) Her mother was bi-polar, so she raised herself. She earned everything she had.
My girlfriends and I were sitting around at a baby shower one Sunday, passing the folded diaper napkins looking for the one with the little mustard `poo' when one of my white girlfriends openly said to a mixed group of women, "Well, maybe this baby will grow up when a woman is president. Wouldn't that be nice?"