In September 1993 my friend Eric and I were traveling in Europe. We spent some time in Sweden with my relatives in Mora. One day we visited my cousin's elementary school. There we got up in front of the class and talked about life in the United States. We even read from their English textbook with our best imitation of a New York accent.
During the question and answer portion of our presentation, the teacher asked us a question. She asked who would the American people elect first as President, a woman or an African-American. The question caught me off guard - to this date I do not remember how I answered that question. Well tonight, 15 years later, I know the answer to that question.