I hadn’t thought of posting this one, but why the hell not? It was my first experience of racist hostility. I won’t name the cafe/restaurant where they refused to serve us; “ask the grandchildren”. The place looks inviting enough though with its warm Edison bulbs.
I wonder what is more racist – not nominating any black/latino (ok, non-white) actor/actress for an Oscar, or increasing the number of black/latino (fine, non-white) voting members, because they’ll only pick color-matched nominees. This sounds like first-generation chemotherapy for certain diseases (the cure as bad as the disease)….
I could never understand assumptions. I know, or have an idea about, why people make assumptions about everyone they meet. It’s an instinct. They want to categorize everything into neat little boxes. We have middling brains, for a middling life and middling intellect for a middling understanding of the world around us. Hence the need … Continue reading