The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 September 2005

Hocus pocus

Courtesy of Minneapolis candidate for mayor Marcus Harcus:

Minneapolis must collectively support the achievements of all of its life interested people, regardless of differing physical traits, accents, customs, views, languages, religions, finances, education, ideologies, etc. People who are willing to not only survive, but also strive to thrive deserve realistic, viable opportunities. Is not this the land of opportunity?

Anti-Racism must be integrated into the principles, cultures, practices and policies of Minneapolis people, government, businesses, organizations, schools, parks, public spaces, all institutions and private homes all throughout our beautiful city of lakes.

I'd hazard a guess that almost everyone in Minneapolis, perhaps the whole of Hennepin County, is "life interested."

But this is a bit too Oprahesque, if you ask me. And if you ask Lileks?

I am all for anti-racism, but I am not interested in a Mayor who wants to integrate "it" into the "policies" of "all private homes." Because such a Mayor will spend his days putting together impressive mass-mailed brochures full of stock art and URLs for websites I can use to eliminate racism in my pantry and office stairwell, paid for by property taxes. I'd prefer something like "All the citizens of Minneapolis are equal in the eyes of the law. No ifs ands or buts. End of discussion." But I'm a dreamer.

He can say he's a dreamer, but he's not the only one.

Posted at 7:11 AM to Almost Yogurt

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I thought I detected a whiff of racism in my garage the other day, but it was just a dead lizard.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:03 AM on 9 September 2005