07 March 2007

Indian or black?

An example of racial conflict where some would not expect to see it. The comment thread is of considerable interest (note: strong language).

The story put me in mind of this quote which I ran across on Classical Values the other day:

There are a lot of ordinary people running around who aren't white, they aren't black, they aren't Hispanic, or Asian, or anything, because they're of indeterminate racial mixes. They don't like the pressure to be members of racial groups, as they just want to be themselves. I think Barack Obama -- whether he wants to or not -- appeals to people who want to be allowed to just forget about their race.
Eric Scheie

This is the genuinely American attitude, it seems to me.

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