We’re all time travelers.
Some years ago I was talking to a friend who is on the left, and telling him that I didn’t see this “racism” people kept ranting about. He proceeded to go on a rant about his childhood and how segregated it was and…
Well, He’s my age. Back then he was talking about times fifty years in the past, in one — still — of the whiter areas of this country. So, well, duh. But, you know, it’s been a while. And I had kids, and was watching them grow up, and most of them really couldn’t give a hang. Unless you go to the really bad areas of town, and then its bad, but usually not in the direction you expect.
We’re in Kansas City for the Chicago Boyz meetup. (We really should do a Huns meetup one of these days. I miss the dinners in Denver.
We’re staying in a nice (relatively unexpensive) suburban hotel, the kind of place traveling kid teams stay at.
And there’s a team staying here. We just had breakfast at the same time they did. There were about twenty of them, from the clothes fairly affluent, and they looked like central casting’s picture of “diversity.” You had teen boys of every possible color, from so black I’m sure they’re first generation Americans to pale blonds. It — giving me the impression it was central casting — included both kinds of Asian: probable Chinese ancestry and Indian (dot not feather.)
The thing is, they were interacting like my kids’ friend group interacted when they were teens. (Mind you their group also tended to be… Well, the school once took a picture of my younger son hanging out with his geek friends and used it for a diversity poster….)
I swear to you none of those kids cared what color or ethnicity their friends were. They literally couldn’t care less. And all of them acted like American kids.
I suspect a foreigner would have stuck out among them, because culture is visible, but race? They’d forgotten all about race.
And I suddenly understood why the left is so all gang-ho on Critical Race Theory and saying that color blindness is racism.
Because unless they create some racism, real quick, double time, the poverty pimps, race slavers and stirrers of dissension are going to be out of a job. They’re going to have to come up with a better strategy than divide and conquer.
And they got nothing.
In the end we win, they lose.
Hopefully they don’t burn the world down on their way out.