Friday, August 29, 2014

Imagine that


Hillary Clinton, a little late to the Ferguson party:
Imagine what he with would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers. Instead of the other way around; if white offenders received prison sentences 10 percent longer than black offenders for the same crimes; if a third of all white men, just look at this room and take one-third, went to prison during their lifetime. Imagine that.
Imagine if politicians could feel empathy for black people without first having to translate their experience into Caucasian.  Imagine that.


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1 comment:

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

I'm reminded of a blues song from an early Martin Mull album:

I woke up late this morning, and both my cars were gone

I woke up late this morning, and both my cars were gone

I felt so low down, so disgusted, I threw my drink across the lawn