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January 24th, 2009

Change We Can’t Believe In

One more inauguration Ping. Then I’m done.

You might remember this benediction by Reverend Joseph Lowery:

In response I give you a conversation I overheard on the train to work the morning after that.

Guy: So did you see this reverend, this priest? At the end?
Gal: No.
Guy: He was saying stuff like “black won’t be held back,” “brown won’t be kept down”, “red man get ahead”.
Gal: Huh.
Guy: Then at the end he said, “white must do what’s right.” And I thought, “Why did he have to put that slam in there?”
Gal: Yeah….
Guy: That’s what we have to look forward to for the next four years.

You have no idea how much I wanted to tell this guy to shut the hell up.

Posted in Politics

Ryan January 24, 2009, 11:31 pm

White privilege = the right to do wrong without being questioned.

And that’s why that guy was offended. How DARE someone say he must do right!

Jeani February 10, 2009, 2:07 pm

From the way you describe it, it sounds like the girl wanted to tell him to shut the hell up, too.

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