I stayed up late consuming as much late-night TV as I could handle, which is nice for me because I can write off my insomnia as research. And the best thing I saw last night was this clip from “The Daily Show” in which Larry Wilmore talks about the changing face of America. Specifically, he addresses the complaints from conservative whites that “This is not the America I grew up in!!!” by putting them in a racial context. Or, as he puts it:
This is what happens when you have a melting pot. The stew gets darker.
Frankly, I’m looking forward to white people being a minority in America. Don’t get me wrong, I love being white: I like guitar music, hailing cabs, and tipping well. But man, a lot of us really suck. I mean, seriously: “This is not the America I grew up in”? Really? “Wah wah wah, we don’t shoot black people with fire hoses any more! Water fountains get used by people of all races!”
People who romanticize the past just make me hanker for some a them Obama death panels.