Posts Tagged ‘racism’

The View From Here

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

A friend visited her Dad yesterday and he was in a grouchy mood. Of course when she asked what was up, he said – in typical guy fashion – “Nothing” and then proceeded to wear a puss like a little kid. She finally figured it out: the Black guy got elected.

At first I thought this funny as hell and wanted her to bring him a sheet, compliments of me. She wouldn’t, of course, and it was probably not a good idea anyway.

How tough it must be to see the world change around you and challenge beliefs you’ve held most of your life. I’ll bet a lot of Americans feel left behind because of yesterday’s election. Oh well – what can you do? I did feel a little bad for him though. I think his feelings slid from impotent to irrelevant. That’s why I didn’t even bring up my idea of burning a little popsicle-stick cross in one of his flowerpots.

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Coloreds Need Not Apply

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

A RECYCLED PRESENTATION – 1st POSTED MAY 22, 2008

Is there still racism in America? Of course there is. The fact that you can buy this button for $4.99 + $3.99 shipping on E-Bay is a pretty good indication of it. The ad copy calls it “cute”. I wonder how many Black Americans would think it “cute”?

I’m not a big Obama fan. But there’s no denying he’s an intelligent, charismatic Senator who rose from a lower, middle class background to become a member of one of the most prestigious institutions in this country – the United States Senate. I respect him for working hard to achieve that goal – and succeeding against incredible odds. To reduce this man to a dumb, mocking, racial stereotype makes me sick.

But this is America. Even assholes get to express their demented views and make a few bucks off them in the process. May it always be so.

We’ve come a long way, America – but don’t doubt for an instant we still have a long way to go.

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Coloreds Need Not Apply

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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Is there still racism in America? Of course there is. The fact that you can buy this button for $4.99 + $3.99 shipping on E-Bay is a pretty good indication of it. The ad copy calls it “cute”. I wonder how many Black Americans would think it “cute”?

I’m not a big Obama fan. But there’s no denying he’s an intelligent, charismatic Senator who rose from a lower, middle class background to become a member of one of the most prestigious institutions in this country – the United States Senate. I respect him for working hard to achieve that goal – and succeeding against incredible odds. To reduce this man to a dumb, mocking, racial stereotype makes me sick.

But this is America. Even assholes get to express their demented views and make a few bucks off them in the process. May it always be so.

We’ve come a long way, America – but don’t doubt for an instant we still have a long way to go.

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