Well, that's what it is--a historic time. And it's historic for a reason--because Barack is the 1st black president (or, technically, will be in Jan).
I'm not letting America off that easily. There needs to be some accountability. It's no mistake that we went so long without a non-white president. Nor is it a mistake that we've never had a female, or non Christian, or a (known to be) disabled president, etc.
I can't get behind a color blind mentality. He's black. His color influenced the way that many people voted--both for and against him. We need to teach our children to embace differences, not ignore them.
So....to answer your question, ds (who is biracial) and I (a white woman) have discussed what this means, the significance of it, the fact that we are living history right. this. very. second. when I let ds check off the box on the ballot....
BUT, we don't discuss his color any more than we discuss his (and our) hopes, dreams, and plans for this country.