Sadly, it appears that we may not have gotten as far as I hazarded to hope last night. On the flip side, the significance of the victory is compelling: the weight of a vocal marginalia is no longer a mandate over the rest of the more-reserved majority.
And to suggest that African-American excitement and pride before this landmark event is evidence of a racial bias to this election is dishonest and childish. Were that Senator (now President-elect) Obama's only platform, he would have enjoyed the same success as earlier black candidates.
This is a moment that the black community is entitled to be proud of. It's a moment for America to be proud of. I know I am.
The American Dream is not, in fact, dead.