I don’t usually put politics on this blog, preferring to amaze my readers with my wit and such. Well, this is a different sort of amazement. Not long after Senator Kamilla Harris was declared the VP running mate, I noted a remarkable comment from a congressman from Mississippi or Alabama that simply astonished me. He was pointing pout that she isn’t a real Negro because she wasn’t from Africa, but Jamaica. Apparently, we’re still importing slaves from Africa and that’s only where Negroes come from. Her parents emigrated from Jamaica. I guess that was what he meant. Actually, the senator is from Oakland. That’s where she was born and that’s where she grew up.
Bigotry takes many forms. I found the remark so strange it left me speechless.