The make-up of the American family is changing so much following the 2010 census, political pundits predict states that have always been referred to as "swing states" will get a tan as well. Now more than ever, more Latina families are calling living in Georgia, Texas and Arizona home.
After more than two years of watching the candidates on the campaign trail, the Latino community patiently waited to hear anything that sounded inclusive from the Republican Party. Apparently, they're still waiting.
It wasn't like the "whites" stayed home, they were simply out numbered. Women also made up an intricate driving force behind this election. Single women chose sides and joined "Team Obama", making up 67 percent of the votes. Voters ages 18-29 made up 60 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday night's election.
No doubt I'm not the only one who is happy The Presidential election is over.
The people have spoke and the focus should be about "the people's jobs," not who wants the top job as Commander in Chief.
As we all try to figure out how to move, images on the campus of Ole Miss will be forever etched in my mind. It was heartbreaking to wake up to the headlines of a students in a major protest at The University of Mississippi minutes after the official winner was declared. It was an ugly scene that included racial slurs and yet more people choosing sides.
Tuesday night's protest will forever be is a black eye for an institution that has worked hard to change its image. But, here's a kicker; it is not just a "southern thing!" Detroit, Michigan turns out is another "hot spot for racial divide!" People living near Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit woke up to graffiti that said "F&*# Obama!" Really?
Honestly, if your don't like the man, can please at least respect the Office? I debated about even discussing the racial slurs. I am one who believes, 'if you shine a light on racial epithets it only encourages small minded people to continue to spread their poison.'
It will be interesting to watch and see if campaign promises are kept over the next four years. It will also be interesting to see Barak Obama, an "ordinary man on an extraordinary journey" can truly united this country. But for now, the day after the election the "real work begins", because after all folks--we are in this thing together.