White Liberals Have White Privilege Too|
I'm a little nonplussed that this is still news. I mean, here in Chicago we have the respectable and rehabilitated Bill Ayres, who was an inept bomb-maker, but whose father ran the Chicago electric monopoly; and fewer and fewer people who've ever heard of Fred Hampton, who fed schoolchildren breakfasts their families couldn't afford, and was drugged by an informer the night he was to be machine-gunned in his bed, to make extra sure the murder would go as planned.
And crabbing about my knapsack gets real old real fast with no clue about what to do. Not all that frequently, but regularly, I hold out my hands and say, "What do you want me to do?" I wish I got more answers.
Then again, I also save for special occasions the wonderful line I got from a cartoon: “Obviously a case of mistaken identity. Whoever’s been oppressing you for four hundred years would have to be a lot older than I am.”