3 comments on “It’s All Just A Little Bit Of History Repeating…

  1. I am glad to count you as friend. No, I’m never going to see things through the same filter you do, though it is a filter just the same- I think of the many times taxi incidents like you describe have happened to me. I always assume it’s because of my size. And it certainly is, a good portion of the time, though any individual occurrence might be something else- like perhaps the taxi driver thought he’d get a better tip from a couple. and the couple’s reaction may just be that they are jerks- that they would take any opportunity to come out ahead. But sometimes, even often, it’s exactly what we think it is. I used to be troubled and confused over all the reported racism. I didn’t live it, it didn’t occur to me. Then I moved to SC for a year. Ouch. Then I married a man who was visually a target. I’m still troubled, but I’m no longer confused. I was horrified at how often my husband attracted negative police attention, and just as appalled that once they understood that I was his wife, they backed off. It happened over and over. Just as in many things, I don’t think people can really understand unless they have lived it. And I haven’t lived it, I’ve only witnessed it. I’m very sad that humans so often lack humanity.

  2. Oh Q, if only we all could have such insight without having to personally live through or witness such examples to understand it. The world would be a much better place.

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