A Facebook friend recently posted this on her timeline:
Why did African American Dems refuse to stand when our President announced the lowest unemployment rate for AAmericans in history?
I said, “Ask them.”
One of her friends asked, “What are they saying?”
I mentioned the ever present wage gap, the ever present unemployment disparity between blacks and whites, and a few other staples of the racial inequity conversation.
My friend asked “Cite your sources please.”
So I shared a link from my blog that lists all the disparity with references.
My friend said, “this has nothing to do with what we’re talking about.”
I repeated my “ask them” statement, a little more snarkily. My friend responded with something akin to “I already know the answer.”
Boom – you couldn’t articulate American politics more clearly.
The conversation devolved into this:
“Mark Landry You’re like a spoiled child who can’t get his way and has to be sent to his room because he won’t listen to reason.”