Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Charles Ramsey's Analysis of What's Wrong with America

Far too much stuff this morning--a day when there are huge stories on the international scene--about the bizarre escape of three young women after, it would seem, about 10 years of captivity.  But, curiously, one of the most telling criticisms of American culture came out in an interview with Charles Ramsey, the neighbor who knocked the door down to get Amanda Berry out.

Pressed by TV reporters to explain what happened, he ended by saying: “Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl run into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.”

“She homeless or she got problems. Only reason she runnin’ to a black man.”

Yeah.  That just about sums it up.  There are a lot of disturbed people out there living in a racist society, and, despite having a president who is a man of colour, the path the country is taking is toward greater inequality on many fronts.


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