Piggybacking off of this whole Obama-Wright thing, I can't help but think about generational differences between black people. My grandparents did not like white people at all, and I always thought this was harsh. But I didn't pick cotton or share-crop. I was not a product of the pre-civil-rights south. I came across this video of Paul Mooney talking about race and the N-word some time ago, then I didn't get it. Funny how much of a difference a few more years in corporate America makes.
I can't even watch this video now without laughing and nodding. But more than anything, it is a searing realization of how different blacks and whites view America. Our truth is soooo different, it seems harsh, but that doesn't make it untrue.
You have to admit, he makes some good points! Although now, he doesn't say the N-word anymore!