I'll throw in my thoughts on Obama's speech.
Actually, I'll let Heather from Sit a Spell do it - because she pretty much said everything I wanted to say anyhow.
Except that I will add this - I work with foster children and sadly many/most of them come from minority backgrounds. I think it is important to remember that, even though I disagree with many of his policies, he will always be a significant figure to the children with whom I work. I need to find ways to celebrate the wonderful things about his presidency - how he will help bridge the racial divisions in our country and inspire children to see how much potential they truly have in our country.
Now, go read Heather's post - and the comments, she does some great discussing down there too!