Thursday, May 22, 2008

Appalachia, so much to answer for

From the latest New Yorker:

“He’s a Muslim, isn’t he?” an aging mine electrician asked. “I won’t vote for a colored man. He’ll put too many coloreds in jobs. Colored are O.K.—they’ve done well, good for them, look where they came from. But radical coloreds, no—like that Farrakhan, or that senator from New York, Rangel. There’d be riots in the streets, like the sixties.”

Welcome to the 21st century, but stick to the mountain music and moonshine, guys.


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