[internetworkers] Voting experiences
uzoma.nwosu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 14:14:26 EST 2004
On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 13:59:37 -0500, Thomas Beckett <thomas at tbeckett.com> wrote:
> Uzi -
> I'm going to invoke the maxim, "Never attribute to malice what
> incompetence will explain," and hope your experience was a fluke. In
> some precincts, I'm sure Jim Crow still poops on the windshield of
> democracy. In Chapel Hill, I have a harder time imputing racial bias.
I'm not saying that there was anything racist here though Chapel Hill
is not immune to it. It's just something that I can't help but to
think about and as a black man you have to second guess someone's
intention. Period. That's just survival.
> Bottom line, though, is that I don't wear your skin so I can't tell you
> what happened to you. I'm just hoping it was a fluke.
Well, that's for everyone else in that line to decide. The staff did
their best but we still got frustrated. Fortunately, not one caught
it too bad.
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