ananzi: (little girl)
I'm glad that Obama got elected (and more importantly, that Romney didn't - I wouldn't trust him to handle civil rights issues well at all), although I'm less excited than I expected to be. It looks like some of the voting in my state didn't go as well as I would have liked, which might be part of it. Also, not getting enough sleep in general tends to leave me a bit emotionally compromised.

People who know me in real life know that I go on and on about this, but I'm pretty sure that the passage of Amendment 1 back in May marks the time when my faith in North Carolina started to plummet. It's awesome that same-sex marriage is legal in several new places now, but I still can't get over the fact that my state chose to constitutionally disallow it less than a year ago.

EDIT: After a nap, I'm feeling much less blah about the world as a whole.
ananzi: (man and goat statue)
do not read unless you want last night's incoherent reactions )

EDIT: After having a little bit more time to think on it, here are the few things I'd like to say.

I'm happy that Obama won, although I appreciate McCain's graceful concession. I hope that Obama as president was the right choice and will do good things for the country, or at least the best that he can, considering the magnitude of some of our problems.

I was...disappointed with the apparent success of the anti-gay stuff across the board, but I feel like there will be more chances for change in the future.  I hope that these things - and in general, the attitudes of some people towards homosexuality - will shift.  If the people of the United States were able to put aside racial prejudices long enough to elect a black president, there is still hope for others who are part of some sort of minority.


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