Friday, October 24, 2008

Check this out

After Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama, a lot of people were crying that the endorsement was simply a race issue. These claims didn't sit well with me, but I didn't feel like I could adequately explain why. However, Macon D over at Stuff White People Do saved the day and put into words what I could not. Thanks, Macon D!

If you aren't already, you should be reading SWPD on a regular basis. It's an intelligent and thoughtful blog about what it means to be white in this country, and the ways in which the majority cause suffering among racial minorities (whether they intend to or not). It's a big wake-up call.

4 comments:

Macon D said...

Hey Phoebe, thanks for the shoutout! and for the inspiring question.

Now to read about "Sex with buff YET VIOLENT MONKEES????" Surely you jest!

Phoebe Caulfield said...

I can't wait to see what type of google searches bring people here after that title.

Anonymous said...

the majority causes suffering.....blah blah blah
You got to be kidding Are you serious. I believe the year is 2008 not 1960s. I know many minorities who are well educated, very sucessful, and are tired of the pity from the majority. If you are white living in Manhattan, u must be a minority.

Hey heres an idea. Let's raise taxes and give all the money to the minorities. That is "Big Govts" way of doing things.

Phoebe Caulfield said...

My first troll!!! And, just as I expected, he or she has difficulty forming a coherent argument or really making any sense at all. Neat!

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