Wednesday, April 12, 2006
We had a very interesting discussion tonight at our house gathering. Well, it started by driving out to the South Hills, we listened to Outkast because I was in the mood to laugh at Abraham. He was in a crazy mood tonight. It was a smaller group, only four of us, but we had some great discussion about race. Maggie prepared a great meal for us. Afterwards we watched a television show called Black. White. Its a show on FX where a white family and a black family live in the same house, put on makeup to look like they are either black or white, which ever they are not, and then deal with all the racial issues that come up. Racism is such a difficult issue iin our culture. One guy on the show made everybody mad, Bruno. He was unable to admit that black people begin life in a situation that makes success from a white standpoint very difficult. I don't think we can talk about reconciliation if we're not willing to admit that some people are far more priveleged in life and some begin life in difficult circumstances that are rooted in racism and injustice.