Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Racial Divide

Reading an opinion piece about a U.S.A. Today/Gallup poll regarding how race "colors" our thinking, caused me great distress. You can find the poll here.

While discrimination still exists and will never be eradicated 'til Kingdome Come (I am a woman, btw, and receive the pleasure of having my pointy little head patted at least occassionally by some "helpful" male), how do the ignorant bigots get so much play? By that, I mean, why do the few ignorant, small-minded rockheads represent all whites in the minds of 80% of blacks?

I hope these numbers are more nuanced than this poll suggests. I fear, they are not. How do we solve this problem?
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