The new administration

Shannon and I were driving with the radio on. We heard a DJ play a comedy sketch about ex-Presidents going out to lunch and sticking Obama with the check. The sketch itself was okay, but I had a horrible realization:

You know how each new President spawns a series of stupid jokes about him five minutes after he takes office? Well, we’re about to be inundated with racist jokes about Obama.

I was pissed as I thought about this. Then I had a second realization. This offers the opportunity for allies to speak up when they hear those jokes and say, “That’s not acceptable.” Especially in cases where (as is common) the joke-teller looks around the room first to see who’s there before they speak.

I plan to practice my confrontational skills. Gently but firmly.

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