I missed this picture in U.S. media from President Obama’s Canadian trip. HE is the elected President of the United States of America, with his finger on The Button, the son of a Black African student with distant kin descended from chattel slaves. SHE is Michaelle Jean, appointed “Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada” by Her Majesty The Queen of Canada and Her Other Realms and Territories, Elizabeth II, on the advice of HM’s Canadian Prime Minister of the day. Mme. Jean is a Haitian immigrant to Quebec, her first language is French (or Haitian Creole), and she is descended from chattel slaves. In the name of The Queen, she holds all constitutional power in Canada, though according to custom, she too governs in Privy Council, acting only on the advice of HM’s Canadian PM of the day … normally. She’s married to a White Frenchman, and they are raising an adopted little Haitian girl.
Some photo op, eh?! Every Black kid on Earth should get a copy free!
Canadian media covered their meeting in greater detail than you’ll find elsewhere: here, for now (link will break).