Thursday, March 20, 2008

Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

Some people will never completely watch, read or listen to Barack Obama's extraordinary speech on race earlier this week. They won't make the time, or they may be a-feared of all the long sentences.

Take, for example, the editors at USA Today, who used six elipses to condense two break-out quotes (one on racial politics, the other on Obama's white grandmother) that appeared above the fold on its front page yesterday. I guess they think people are too stupid to want to have to read the full quotes? Or did they not want to devote the space? Both?

Well, for those people who lack attention spans, I suggest that they watch this musical version of Obama's speech.

OK, it's not really a musical version of his speech, but it does hit a few of the same notes.

Everyone's a little bit racist
Doesn't mean we go
Around committing hate crimes.
Look around and you will find
No one's really color blind.
Maybe it's a fact
We all should face
Everyone makes judgments
Based on race.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I've been singing this song ever since Geraldine Ferraro's unfortunate remarks last week all through the whole Rev. Wright debacle.