28 December 2014

"For reasons that remain unclear"

Maybe in 2015 we can all stop pretending that the American news media has been racially enlightened ever since World War II, that Martin Luther King was welcomed with open arms by sage white liberals just waiting for the right black man to put the capstone on their steady and unflagging efforts to elevate black achievers in all fields of art and science; maybe, just maybe, we could let go of the thought that none of our grandparents who may have worked for Life magazine or anchored radio news were actually racist, only those other white people who had never read Kerouac or Ginsberg.

Jesus Christ, the New York Times pisses me off sometimes.