Let's stow the faux outrage:
Obama's remark about Harvard Professor Louis Gates' confrontation with a Cambridge, MA police officer is not a big deal because Obama apologized, etc.
It's significant because we still need to have a broad discussion about race in America, and electing Barack Obama President is just one step in a difficult and long-overdue process.
Obviously this is a long road, with missteps, and watching Obama deal with it the way he did is a sign that progress is being made.
End of story.