By John Hubbuch
So on Thurday morning Marsha and I take a walk, and we stop for breakfast at the McDonald's near Madison and Lombard. After a balanced diet of sauage biscuit (something bad) and oatmeal (something good) , I notice that of the thirty people in the restaurant Marsha and I are the only white people --- the rest are African-American. No big deal. This McDonald's is the nearest one to my home, and I have been there many times. I like it for breakfast.
I thought about explanations for the discrepancy, but then I thought about whether my awareness of the discrepancy was racist, and whether other people would have made the same observation as I did. I wonder if younger people are less likely to notice such things. If so, maybe we're headed in the right direction.