A proud day to be an American

I don’t care what your political affiliation is.  It’s a proud day to be an American. 

Those of you that have followed this site knows I don’t post political stuff.  But today I’m making an exception.

Our new president was born to a mixed-race family with modest means and married a woman that was born to a family also with modest means.  (His mother-in-law’s move to the White House is her first move ever.)  Now he’s President of The United States.

As the father of mixed-race children, I know how they can be presented with special challenges.  I like to tell my children that this is a country where a person of any race can do anything they want.  Watching the inauguration today made feel that was more true than ever before.

Like I already said: I don’t care what your political affiliation is; you should stand up today and be proud today.

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

One thought on “A proud day to be an American

  1. stu52 says:

    And as I heard one person say it, the “brand” of the United States has just improved around the world. Yes, I’m proud and I think that if you travel abroad, you will find that saying that you are American will not get you a nasty look any longer.

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