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  •  Baby sister worked for a construction company (5+ / 0-)

    owned by a black man and staffed by almost all black employees. They built commercial and residential buildings throughout metro D.C. and made a handsome enough living at it. On Friday afternoons, they would repair to various local adult beverage establishments along with all the lawyers, lobbyists, and other D.C. professionals.

    Not infrequently, after a few belts, some expensively groomed white guy in a Brooks Brothers suit would cock his head sideways, look their way, and smirk something to his compadres making sure it contained a very audible n-word. Everyone at my sister's table would try to lasso her, but it was no use. She would sashay slowly up to the offender, smile sweetly, and say, "I believe I heard you use a word that insulted my friends." The drunk would of course repeat himself, leering at her. BOOM! over would go the table, food, drinks, and all; or she would snatch up the table's beer pitcher and pour it over an expensive haircut, suit, and shoes. She knew exquisitely how to exercise her version of white (young, gorgeous, voluptuous, expensive-dressing, big-tipping) privilege, and took no prisoners.

    •  Yup, your sister and my step daughter are cut from (4+ / 0-)
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      raincrow, ladyjames, Matt Z, Tobimaro

      the same cloth....with similar experiences and that "Jack Nicholson don't give a shit attitude."  

      I've never been to DC, gotta go someday.  

      "It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak." President Barack Obama 3/24/09

      by sfcouple on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 07:39:35 PM PDT

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