Ah. The Internet.
Have you seen the email claiming to be mug shots from the Chicago Police Department where each of the perps is wearing some sort of Obama T-shirt? Stick ‘em up.
“Chicago police report no arrests of people wearing Bush T-shirts,” says the proud caption.
Of course not. Bernie Madoff doesn’t wear a T. Neither do the suits who have robbed us blind from behind the bank counters and up and down Wall Street. Billions stolen while wearing Armani. And precious few are in jail yet.
These Chicago hoods are pikers by comparison. Pikers.
Frankly, I don’t quite understand the rationale behind compiling and sending such trash. Of course it is racist. But what deep-seated fear prompts otherwise righteous white people to clutter the Net with this junk?
This is not to excuse the people who break the law. Not at all. But I would much prefer them to wear an Obama T than Al Capone or Dillinger or Bugsy. At least maybe they are aspiring for a way out of crime, if wearing a T-shirt is a political and social statement as well as fashion.
Racial equality is now accelerating in America. Get used to it.
And — if you are half as smart as you think you are — help America make the transition. In just a few more years, whites will be in the minority in the USA.
You damn well better hope that more and more leaders like Barack Obama emerge from the primordial urban soup. We’re gonna need ‘em. We'll be digging through the mess made by George Bush for decades.