Looking back now - and certainly with the benefit of hindsight - the last 2 and a quarter years has certainly been a period when minorities were at last given much needed access to previously designated no go areas.
On January 20th, 2009 Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African American President of the United States.
On May 11th, 2010 Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats came to power in the U.K, forming the first CoalItion Government since the Second World War.
On May 14th , 2010 The Episcopal Church in the U.S. ordained Mary Douglas Glasspool, an openly lesbian bishop.
On MAY 16th, 2010 Dundee United won the Active Nations Scottish Cup.