Today my 2 lunch buddies and I opted for a Jewish sandwich instead of the usual Wednesday chelokabob at the blessed kolbeh sabz restaurant. Jerry's deli has great corn beef on rye by the way.
Next to us, to our right, were 3 older Jewish men and to our left were 2 white men and a white woman. As usual, these polite Americans were talking so softly, you could hear them clear in San Francisco.
Discussion at both tables was about the presidential elections and Obama/MaCain as well as the crisis on wall street. What can I say, in a Jewish deli hearing discussion of $ is inevitable. SOME OF YOU WILL READ UP TO HERE AND START WRITING YOUR REPLY ABOUT MY PREJUDICIAL STATEMENT RIGHT ABOUT NOW. I love Jews. Stop it.
As I was eves dropping by force, I overheard one of the white (non Jewish) men say the following: "for God sake, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is called the White House not the Black House. Can you imagine a whole bunch of black people having BBQ on the front lawn? I don't like McCain but there is no way in hell I can accept a black president. You know what I mean? If I was trading a basketball player then I don't have an issue with black, but president?! Give me a fucking break".
Then the woman said the following: "I know, I know, and worse than him is his wife. I can't stand her fake smile. What is this country turning into?"
Being the idiot that I am, I had to say something. I told them who died and made the white man the "owner" of the U.S. This is when all hell broke loose. One of the older Jewish men chimed in. Then another guy, then 5 people started talking at once. I caused havoc. Why can't I keep my mouth shut.
During all this, one of the guys said this is the white U.S. and if I didn't like it, I can go back to where I came from. I asked him if he was throwing in free tickets and got a chuckle from our Mexican waitress.
As I was driving back to my office, despite all the hoopla I have seen around Obama and all the young white supporters in his rallies, I just really don't see white America voting for a black president.
All the talk about experience is bull shit. Its all about race. In my opinion, blacks will not be accepted as equal for the next couple of generations. White America is not free of racial prejudice yet; not by a long shot.
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