What we had in common wasn't skin color. It was that we were poor, working class people whose dads, uncles, brothers and cousins were headed off to some place called Southeast Asia to fight a war where none of us could find on a map.
One of the homes I used to eat at the most was at my "Aunt Jewel's" place. Jewel wasn't my aunt--not unless I had some black folks somewhere immediately in my family tree, which I was pretty sure I didn't.
Jewel was an older mom whose husband and oldest son were both serving in the Air Force. Husband was at the base; son was overseas in some strange place called U-Tapao, Thailand. I'd never heard of it.
Of course, what a world traveler I was at age six.
Everyone was welcome at Aunt Jewel's dinner table, just as everyone was welcome at my own momma's table. If you were a neighborhood kid and hungry, someone would feed you.
We never paid any attention to skin color. We paid attention to the food on the table.
One of the best lessons Aunt Jewel taught all of us was that "a black man and a nigger are two one-hundred percent different races of people." My granddad taught me the same thing about white trash and decent people. Every ethnicity has its own minority segment that perpetuate the stereotypes and prejudice that fuel the flames of racism.
I really doubt that I need to expand upon that.
Aunt Jewel has long since passed away, but I'm pretty certain if she was to watch this video, from a metro area in Pennsylvania, I know which race she'd call the punks who terrorized the bus.
Now, should any of the liberal black readership, or New Black Panthers or Louis Farrakhan supporters out there want to rush and call me a racist, I have the following responses for you, in order:
1. Screw you.
2. Is this a race crime since black people were the victims?
3. Watch the video again. This was premeditated and it was black-on-black crime.
This kind of crap goes on daily, and the national black leadership doesn't say or do jackcrap about it except to try and blame it on past transgressions that occurred four, five, six or more decades before these punks were even illegitimately conceived.
Translation? It's white society's fault.
Well screw you if you think that.
And by the way, where are all the chickenshit race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder and of course, that fraud that poses as our first "black President?"
What a bunch of assholes.