They All Should Have Had Red Stripes


Way to go, fellas.....

Way to go, fellas.....

So, what did we learn from today’s “beer summit” at the White House between the President, the Professor, and the Cop?  Not much that we didn’t already know, really.  But the cool thing is that these fellas decided to establish a dialogue where they could all be heard and do some listening to each other at the same time.  These men realized that the best way to affect change towards this country’s racial attitudes was to sit amongst one another and to express themselves like the intelligent men that they all are.  Agreeing to disagree is a start and when it’s done with respect and class, & without rancor and hostility, some gains might be made, who knows?  I have a newfound respect for the sergeant and for the job that all law enforcement must do everyday, putting themselves at constant risk for the greater good.  I think it’s safe to say that it’s time to move on and let the event that started all of this to fade into our collective memories.  Let’s hope that we can learn from the mistakes made by both men and resolve ourselves not to do it again……again, not likely, but there’s always hope…..right?

PS  Those who know me know that your boy would have had to have a Red Stripe had I been there…..that beer is the official beverage of paradise…..if you don’t believe me, go to Jamaica and have a super cold one on the beach, right around sunset…..nothing like it on this planet, guaranteed.


~ by darrylthewriter on July 30, 2009.

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