It has been done, the USA has crossed a societal metaphorical bridge with the election of Barack Obama.
I was born while segregation still existed. I was six years old when Martin Luther King was killed. It is an unpleasant part of our history and not so long ago in our past. I certainly didn't experience this aspect of our history as intensely as those directly affected by it.
I believe this election represents a proud moment where a once very racially divided country has turned another corner and found a way to look forward to something different, something new.
Regardless of who you voted for as a citizen of the USA, or rooted for from another country, I invite you to offer congratulations to President Elect Barack Obama and the Americans that chose to vote for him. I wish him and us the best possible outcome during his term in office.