A Room with a Viewpoint

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings.” (Lewis Carroll)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

What's Wrong with This Picture?

The sad thing about this isn't that racism is alive and well. It will always be alive and well.

The sad thing isn't even that the bureaucrats were most worried about her painting over her garage door.

The sad thing is that no one in the community appears to have stepped forward to make her feel welcome, to assure her that the sentiment is not shared by all, and to offer to help paint over the racial slur that seems to bother them so much (not the slur--heaven forbid--but the ugly garage door).

UPDATE: Goodwill, speculation follow act of racism This,is a terrible thing to say, but I almost hope it was racism. If she did it herself, that actually hurts a lot more people because it adds to the cynicism and gives people an excuse to not believe the next incident--no matter how real. We'll see how it unfolds.