Oh, No We Can't
We haven't come a long way and we aren't babies.
Think it over.
We can all safely assume John McCain will select a white male as his VP.
Nobody will make a peep about his lack of diversity, in fact, people would be shocked if he didn't choose another male WASP as a running mate.
But can you imagine what people would say if Hillary chose another white woman or Obama chose a Black man as their running mates?
Massive freak out.
Yep, as long as we recognize that white men still rule America, and that it's only with their permission that we are allowed to consider a woman or a man of color for president, we'll be able to keep what remains of our sanity and not have to waste time fretting over the status quo.
Ahh yes, the fucked-up, never ending status quo.