African- American president have generated a wave of
conflicting emotions across the country. Many people are
still pinching themselves at the gleeful wonder of it all.
Others are flying their flags upside-down in distress. And
some just can’t get past the race issue.
A distressing number of that last group have called or
written here to unburden themselves, some of them stunning
in their narrow-minded fury.
It would serve no purpose to repeat any of the truly
offensive diatribes – it’s embarrassing enough just
listening to them – but I’ll let one of the gentler
comments I heard represent them all: “I didn’t
order the Call & Post! Print a black paper for some
other people to read . . . not me!”
Don’t make me look at reality. Cousin of the critter that hated the AP for taking photos in Iraq and sending them back.