It's a Black Thang. You wouldn't understand.
That's from a diary by Robinswing http://www.dailykos.com/...
and I don't understand. And I don't have to. I grew up in the Lilly white suburbs of Chicago. I never met or shook the hand of a black man until my first apprentice class down at my union hall at age 18.
The only thing I knew about blacks was that the had run my folks (and almost all our neighbors) out of the Southside of Chicago and taken over the area. It wasn't until much later that I learned that it was the white real estate agents and their companies that were behind the systemic 100% turnover of all area homes.
Things aren't always what they appear to be. My bride and her 7 book club gals not only loved the book "The Help", but went to see the movie. . . They all praised it. I was pretty surprised when it was reviewed on Lawrence O'Donnell's show by Prof Melissa Harris - Perry who just ripped it apart. . . My wife is one of the most color blind, non racial person I know, but she and her book club didn't get it. . . Nor probably would I.
Thankfully time has taught me that it doesn't have to be who feels or even understands the wrong that has been committed. It's just that someone has been wronged and it makes sense to them.
There is a lot of crap that goes on here that is too petty to discuss or call out. . . to me at least. . . Maybe I need to take a better look. Break out the binoculars and the microscope. . . Maybe we all do