Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Do You Think?

I was just watching a live interview with a black woman on the mall from the UK. She was talking about how she came here to witness the first African-American president being sworn in because it's "like the end of racism in the US." She goes on to say, "Well, you know, in the UK we don't really have a problem with racism anymore...." Really??? I'm just trying to wrap my mind around that stunning statement... On one hand, she seems to be saying that the end of racism is equivalent to have the highest office held by a person of another race. Then again, she seems to think there is no racism in England, where the office of Prime Minister is.... held by a black person??? Has ever been held by a person of another race??? Where the Royal Family will ever be anything but white??? I'm not understanding the thinking here. What say you?

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