August 20, 2002 at 12:00 am #42927
Blacks claim to be sick of having to justify themselves to whites, and whites I think feel the same about blacks. To discuss any issue involving race with a black person would be an exercise in futility. Any disagreement over reparations, affirmative action or about personal responsiblity would render you a white-robe wearing, slave-owning, red-neck racist in the eyes of the black person, regardless of the cogency of your reasoning. Most blacks are completely unwilling to accept an alternate view point to the 'I'm-a-victim-and-am-only-failing-in-life-because-of-white-people-who-lead-a-charmed-life' without rendering that person a racist.