This brought tears to my eyes the minute I saw it. A young boy visiting the White House asks to touch the president’s hair to see if it felt the same as his. I have heard some cynical people balk at the big deal some made of having our first Black president. This picture illustrates why it is a big deal for some. When my son pretends to be a prince but then says he can’t because his hair is “not like a prince’s hair”, or when he comes home telling me a kid at school touched his hair and called it weird . . . and then seeing him light up when, on inauguration day, he made the connection that “Barack Obama has hair like me!!!”. Yes, he notices. And yes, it matters.