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January 12, 2013

White Servants

When talking to one’s white servants, one doesn’t really know whether to refer to blacks as blacks,

Negroes, or colored people. When talking to other . . . well, cultivated persons, one says blacks, of course. It is the only word, currently, that implicitly shows one’s awareness of the dignity of the black race. -- Tom Wolfe on Radical Chic and Leonard Bernstein's Party for the Black Panthers -- New York Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 12, 2013 10:35 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Somewhat distantly related:
Without a warrant, cops in Vernal, Utah entered an 80 year old grieving widower's house, while she was lying there dead, to confiscate her pain medications.
http://tinyurl.com/b3xaw3o

Posted by: mjazz at January 14, 2013 3:35 AM