Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Truth to Power

Comedians have an incredible license and an incredible power to tell the truth, and it is nice to see someone actually avail themselves of it. The more I think about it, the more Chris Rock is right on Reverend Wright:
"A 75-year-old black man who hates white people. Is there another type of 75-year-old black man? Do you realize his whole third grade class was lynched?"
It is depressing to think that we might not be able to have a black president until everyone who actually remembers the civil rights era is dead, and all we are left with the the whitewashed vision of American Progress.

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