Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Falling Into A Stereotype

Ok, here's a post dedicated to the poor black community in this city's West End:

If you don't want to be stereotyped as selfish, racist assholes...don't act that way. This is addressed to a specific two-block community in the Portland area of Louisville, and not blacks at large.

Over the weekend, in this neighborhood, my future sister-in-law was rear-ended on her way back from a training session in her school, which serves this community. R, my sis-in-law, was the only non-black person in the area. She was rear-ended at a stoplight, and as she got out of her car, the local residents started coming out onto their porches and heckling her, screaming that it was her fault, why did she have to be such a dumb bitch, etc. etc. etc.

The damage was enough that she called for a police officer to take an accident report, something the driver (a young male) did not want to do. The officer got there, tool down the information, and then said to R, "He has a witness, do you?"

I'm sorry. Solidarity is one thing. Acting like a group of asshats because someone has a different skin color than you is another. Nobody witnessed that accident. Besides, let us not forget the vital point that HE rear-ended HER, which in any state is an automatic fault (except California, but they're all sorts of fucked up there anyhow).

This shit is driving me nuts.
posted by S.C. @ 7:45 AM |

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