Bobby Kennedy saw this day 40 years ago

It’s easy to make too much of the coincidence here, but it’s still pretty cool, I think, especially since I was just mentioning RFK earlier today.

Although these days we avoid the antiquated (but, at the time, courteous) term “Negro,” Bobby Kennedy couldn’t have been more spot-on in this quote from May 1968 about what America witnessed — no, made happen — last night:

A Negro could be president in 40 years. There’s no question about it. In the next 40 years a Negro can achieve the same position that my brother has.