On Sunday, my friend and I went to a fundraiser for Obama. Afterwards we spoke with a very nice woman from England. She was in the country on a work visa (and could not vote) and up until recently she was certain she would go back to England. She said Americans were not very friendly, too consumed by money, not very family oriented and frankly she just did not think she could live the rest of her life like that. She said when she tried to speak to people, they were not responsive, treated her unfairly, and looked at her like she was crazy. She went on for a little bit albeit, she was very pleasant. When she got finished my friend's comment (who is also Black) to her was: "Now you see how we feel." She stopped, looked at him, smiled and said I guess I do.
The great ending to this conversation was, she said that now since the Presidential Race she feels like the country can change and she feels it. She feels hopeful and is thinking about staying in the US, she wants to be a part of the new US.