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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 29 04:54:00 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 8:29 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> So the nub of the front-page story is: We found another racist rich guy in
> America!
> Believe It - or Not!!

Surely, you jest!

What grinds my gears is that, under ordinary circumstances, the rich ones
don't even have to lay eyes on a colored, let alone engage in social
intercourse with one, unless they choose to of their own free will. It's
not like a colored is going to move in next door to you, when you live on
an estate of greater acreage than the campus of any member-school of the
United Negro College Fund.

Well, as spake the poet:

"That's America to me!"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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