We had a historic day yesterday.
My students last semester (in a class on race...) were so hopeful about the future after Obama won. I'm glad they are hopeful, but also fearful that having an African American president will make it even easier for my students to ignore the continued significant racial inequality in our country. Getting students to see past their assumptions (that all those racial problems are fixed now) is my biggest challenge in teaching this class.
How are you using the Inauguration, the change in administration, etc. in your classes this semester? What are your students saying about it all?