Friday, December 16, 2005

Multiracialism vs. Multiculturalism

My Great Uncle, Pat Garrett, was married to Apoloniaria Gutierrez.

In the 50's, Lucille Ball's husband, Desi Arnaz, was a Hollywood star with a funny accent. Not "funny, odd" but "funny, ha ha." Everyone watched "I Love Lucy."

My nephew's surname is "Chavez."

Less than 50 years later, the woman I was dating was getting grief from her leftist, academic, multiculturalist friends because I wasn't a "person of color."

She was Ivy-League-educated, born and reared in America, and had a Spanish surname.

If you want to explain to me why I should consider this "progress," it'll be a tough sell.

Democracy, immigration, multiculturalism. Pick any two.


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