Friday, November 19, 2010

Annals of Democracy, cont'd.

An emerging "post-racial" society? Nope. Not even close.

I’ve been white too long to fall in love with my own skin, and besides, a rolling stone gathers no membership cards. But color-blindness becomes naïveté when you stumble into unfriendly territory. Everyone knows that the civil right to drink where you please is undercut by unwritten tribal laws.

White people in America need to start thinking of themselves as just another minority amongst all the others. Nothing more and nothing less.