Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jesse Jackson + other bizarre words

There is a great article responding to Jesse Jackson's unfortunate word choice concerning Barack Obama. It highlights something that people of the lighter hue do not get- the mindset of the African-American. Rather than excuse the comments, author Jack White explains that because of this new territory for African-Americans, there might be a lot of strange behavior. It was good for me to reminded of this dizzying new place black Americans find themselves in, something I've never had to wrestle with.

When the Man is One of Us by Jack White