Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I'm with you - hugs not required. If you want to hug somebody, hug a negro, last month was their month.
All the folks I've worked with in a professional capacity who have happened to be African American have been straight up good people, the equal of any one else in ability, smarts or by whatever measure you'd want to use. This modern sense of divisiveness that you see in popular culture is just poison, and after all the work my generation of all stripes did to further Dr. King's ethos of judging by character, I'm just appalled at how things are trending nowadays. I sure hope that like all trends, it turns and the pendulum swings the other way very soon. As a whitey, I am tired of the blame game, and no one better accuse me of exercising "privilage," or I'm going to open up a big can of smack down on them.
As a non-whitey I am sick of the blame game.
The whole "African" American, "Native" American, etc... stuff just further divides us, it does not define us.
Yes. Judge the individual, by their character.
For a long time I thought Barry Goldwater must be racist, as he was often labelled by the media, as he refused to support the 1964 Civil Rights Act.Now I have come to realize that he wasn't being racist, but realist: he could see the damage that the Act would do, and opposed it. Barry Goldwater was right all along, and Martin Luther King will soon be entirely forgotten.