I was in Whole Foods an hour ago after a client's attorney meeting and an elderly black man looked at me in my dressed-up, hairsprayed form and said, "Thank God you white" (meaning, he was telling me that I should be thanking God that I was born white and not black).
If I hadn't been in such a hurry, I woulda replied, "YOU thank God that you AMERICAN! It took me THIRTEEN YEARS OF WORK to earn the basic rights that YOU was born with!"
But I was in a big hurry and didn't have time to go there with him.
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