We're All White Trash now

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Or are we all niggers? Don't know. But the day of figuring out this black-white shit is coming. Hate, however, is eternal:

Discussing the first lady's visit to a Washington D.C. classroom last week, Bruce incredulously recalled Obama's story about wanting to get A's in school and called out her use of a "weird, fake accent."

"That's what he's married to," Bruce said. "...You know what we've got? We've got trash in the White House. Trash is a thing that is colorblind, it can cross all eco-socionomic...categories. You can work on Wall Street, or you can work at the Wal-Mart. Trash, are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy..."

There's a joke here--something about pots and kettles. There are many in fact. I'm overwhelmed though. Where do I begin? Yet again, the mind reels...

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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2009/03/we-apos-re-all-white-trash-now/6892/