What do those Black People Want Anyway?

Wrote this five years ago. More relevant now than ever before.

Aging Capriciously

Two White men overheard talking at a coffee shop (Read while listening to Glory from Selma)

Ron:  You know it seems all we hear about are Black problems these days.   What do they want?  Christ’s sake, we abolished slavery over 150 years ago now.

Jack:  Yeah, then they got to join the military in WWI and even fight in WW II.

Black-unemploymentRon:  Yep, then all they did was complain even more.  Selma and Bama marches!

Jack:  Right, so we gave them the Civil Rights amendment.  Thought that would make them happy!

Ron:  Nope, they just complained even more.  Watts riots and all.  So what did we do?

Jack:  Created Martin Luther King Day.

Ron:  Just so.  Did that make them happy?

Jack:  Course not.  They just whined even more.  Especially after that white guy shot MLK.

Ron:  So what…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Fritz
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 10:51:38

    Wow, talk about hard-hitting. Thanks, John. The reality that nothing has changed is about as sad as it can get.

    Reply

  2. Dr. John Persico Jr.
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 16:22:18

    So true Jane. What does it take to change peoples hearts?

    Reply

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