One of the middle school teachers told the class that the United States is THE most racist country in the world. I tried to imagine what criteria was used to make this assessment. Clearly, sexism didn’t factor into the equation at all, because women and girls in other countries are routinely raped, mutilated, killed, bought and sold. Genocide must not count against a country. I guess it is based on the sheer number of times “I’m not a racist, but” is uttered in a single day.
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Your post reminds me of this quote:
“America is the first country to have gone from barbarism to decadence without the usual intervening period of civilization.” -Oscar Wilde
Thanks for making me think, as usual. “In a country where free speech is elevated, hypocrisy finds new ceilings.” -Tennessee Jed
Did you hear about the school in Mississippi that will not allow its students to even speak the name of our new president? Or houw about the store owner in Maine who put up a sign in his store taking bets on when Obama would be assassinated? Yep ..we’ve come a long way, baby.
Oh puh-leese. I’ve been going to Russian forums/media for election coverage this year, and I assure you… America is not even close to what I’ve seen there. Scary.
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