Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It Made ME feel better.

Driving home from the hospital, I found myself behind a pickup that had three big magnetic signs on the back.

The first said:

Blacks own slaves in Mauritania and Niger.

The second said:

Affirmative Action is Racist.

The third said:

Affirmative Action Lowers Standards.

I hurt inside.

And then ... I slowly, carefully, changed lanes. Got ahead of the pickup. Moved back over, in front of him.

Me and my Obama bumper sticker.


Bill Baar said...

I think you're going to be surprized with a Prez Obama then.. I'm betting Barack shares more thinking with the guy in the pickup truck than you on this issue.

Comrade Kevin said...

I've been known to do the same thing from time to time.

Christina said...

I understand how you could be disturbed by the bumper stickers...
Although, trying to see it from the truck drivers point of view, I wonder if he didn't get a job because he's not a minority. Affirmative action is not based on merit, often permitting people with fewer qualifications to be hired/admitted/preferred over non-minorities with greater achievements.
It's sad that we ever had to impose affirmative action.
btw - I'm for Obama and that's because I think he has the best qualifications and policies.

Lizard Eater said...

I did, actually, try to see it from the truck driver's view. And if only the latter two signs were on the truck, I would have chalked it up to be anti-affirmative action, period.

However, the first sign said, "Blacks own slaves in Mauritania and Niger."

It is the sum of the parts that led to the sick feeling in my stomach.

And if I was wrong, and he genuinely wasn't a racist, well, then, my Obama bumper sticker shouldn't have bothered him at all.