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Words cannot express how excited I am about this inauguration. I am in an interracial marriage. I am Caucasian, and my husband is African-American. I always knew there was racism in the world, but I never had a chance to see it firsthand until I entered into my relationship with my husband. The ignorance I now see is absolutely horrible and very sad. One year ago, we had our first child—a little boy. I am so excited that now I can tell him he can be anything he wants to be some day because of President Obama. I now know my child can dream about being anything, and there is a chance now that [those dreams] could come true.

— Erin of Woodbridge, Virginia