Thursday, December 12, 2002

thanks a lott - is it my imagination, but are the press and the senate going overboard with their condemnation of senator trent lott (r-ms) for his comment about retiring senator strom thurmond (r-sc)? at thurmond's retirement party, lott made a remark about the voters choosing the wrong presidential candidate in 1948, which some have interpreted as lott's support of thurmond's segregationist past.

talk about the pot calling the kettle black. a quick check of the us senate's website reveals that 97 percent of its members are white. i'll bet virtually all of the senators have this in common:

1) grew up in an all-white neighborhood
2) currently lives in an all-white neighborhood
3) went to an all-white high school school
4) attended a predominantly white college
5) belonged to an all-white fraternity/sorority
6) belongs to an all white golf or athletic club
7) sends their children to an all-white school
8) socializes among mostly white people

so why is lott the only member of the senate that the press is denouncing as a segregationist? while i am not the biggest fan of senator lott, i believe that actions speak louder than words. and i have no doubt in my mind that most of the white members of the senate pay only lip service to diversity and desegregation--just as long as they aren't directly affected in their own neighborhoods, schools and social organizations.


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