Well dressed young people with briefcases and cell phones speak openly in native Spanish, Arabic, Korean & French. Pretty blond baristas sing out coffee orders to overhead Cuban jazz. There are no shameful foreign whispers in Starbucks this morning.
United … States, Nations, World… I suppress a tear as I sip my nonfat latte.
Multiethnic professionals are beginning their workday with hope, moving forward after President Obama’s successful reelection yesterday. This is America’s future.
Our country has hard work ahead. No strangers to hard work, today’s young adults lived their family stories of overcoming hardship. Together they face their generation’s very real problems, putting aside hatred to heal for personal and common good.
With a little caffeine and Cuban jazz, they build the future.
I am both tired and inspired.