A Question For “The Colored Man” On C-SPAN


“May I speak now?”

“Yes, Ma’am!”

“I’m 90 years old and I just wanted to ask the colored man, why don’t colored people instead of seeing what we did to them, why don’t they see what we did for them. They talk about the slavery but since they’ve given welfare, free medicine, free everything.”

“Ma’am, I think this is more of a conversation about the relationship between the administration and the people on Wall Street and not necessarily one that is based on race.”

“Oh, oh, okay. I’m not a racist. That was my comment. Thank you.”

You know how you can tell a racist? They’re the only people who think that the words “I am not a racist” can magically, by themselves, prove that they are not racist and that this phrase can even prove they are not racists right after they say things so demonstrably racist that they themselves feel compelled, unprompted, to find a way to prove that they are not racists.

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