1.16.2007

A Post MLK Day Observation

There are some incredibly bright Public Defenders who have blogs that I check on all the time. (It's always good to know about other people that still care about the the Bill of Rights.) One in Dallas penned this non-legal observation a couple of days ago: The other day I went to the Dallas Stars game with a coworker (not a good game, by the way; L 2-5). While driving home, we had to stop to let the DART (Dallas' mass transit authority) light rail pass. The first train was headed north and was packed with what looked like to my coworker and I to be nothing but white people. Then a trained passed us going south, this time backed with nothing but black and hispanic people. It was a stark reminder that racial divisions (not to mention racial/class divisions) still exist, even in the PC, non-racist 21st century. Source.

16 comments:

comment4U said...

Ok, so this guy makes the Bookmarks. Love the title "Wretched of the Earth."

The only MLK bit I can add is this: a friend complained to her Taiwanese girlfriend about how Taiwanese girl didn't have to work in comparison to White Girl Friend did. Taiwanese girl said, "I don't care about MLK, but I'm a minority so I get the day off."

THAT is messed up. I'm still wondering about Whitey Day.

mzchief said...

That instance of ethnic division more than likely was NOT "racial" it was socioeconomic.

Anonymous said...

Will Nancy Bug Eyed Pelosi be able to make this a perfect world in her first 100 hours?

Anonymous said...

I suggest Pelosi in no way could screw up our government or world as much as dunce Bush has done in 6 years.

Anonymous said...

Then let's fix the problem and move all these poor black folk who have been so terribly mistreated out into Wise county, take them in, feed them, shelter them, and pat ourselves on the back and call ourselves diversified! Oh wait,... we are doing all that now, but they just live in the inner cities where we don't have to deal with seeing it every day on a first hand basis! It is a nice thing to make these observations but I do not see many people willing to do much about it! I bet the guy that made this observation lives in nice little subarban neighborhood, far from the problems in da' real hood!!!

Anonymous said...

I love that blog.

oldphilosopher said...

"I don't believe racism is as powerful a force today as what it's left in its wake - the cycle of cultural poverty that gets perpetuated."

---Shelby Steele

Anonymous said...

Racial and socioeconomic division go hand and hand. "Whitey Day?"
Who in the hell would that represent? Who is white? What does being white mean? That is just f***ing stupid.

comment4U said...

Guess you're not white...lol

Anonymous said...

10:19, Are you feeling guilty about being white?

Anonymous said...

Actually, we are just different shades of brown (very light to very dark). I'm not "white", becaues only albinos and people who have light brown skin and have bled to death are "white" (or close to it). Nobody is "black", unless they've been burned to death in a fire. Therefore, we ought to quit talking about "race" like it's a meaningful term. Like I always say, those who bring up "race" are the only racists--regardless of their "color". Instead of celebrating our "diversity", maybe our country ought to emphasize and celebrate our "unity". That's how our nation has always done it in the past, as we assimilated new cultures with each new wave of immigration. And we always grew stronger because of it. I don't think all this constant celebration of "diversity" is really that healthy.

Anonymous said...

11:12....I am actually dumber from having read your last post! You should really not be aloud freedom of speech because some poor loser out there might take your incohernt babblings seriously!

Anonymous said...

Why would I feel guilty about being white? That is just f***ing stupid too. What is white? Answer my question C4U. "Whitey Day" would represent who and what?

comment4U said...

I don't think all this constant celebration of "diversity" is really that healthy. = I agree 100%. Was just on the phone listening to someone complain about more "Diversity Training" at the office. Counter-productive for the entire concept of diversity when you're constantly focusing on it.....

The Who and What? The "Who" being those of us who have to constantly check the "Caucasian" box on forms.

The What? Um, that would be sarcasm...."Whitey Day" is this White Girl/Caucasian being facetious.

Anonymous said...

Understanding and embracing diversity is one of the most important and valuable things we will ever do on this earth. A diverse God created a diverse earth.

Anonymous said...

Deep thought for the day.