WHEN DOES IT BECOME RACISM
Original post made by Mellow Fellow, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2011
I live in a quiet Vintage Hills neighborhood. One of neighbors is Asian, another Hispanic, another Baptist and another a converted Biker Born Again Christian. I use Hispanic gardeners, I work with International Companies, I feel I'm living in a robust, diversified world. I want to keep to myself. Then the Biker decides to put a picture of Obama with a Nazi mustache on his lawn. I find myself offended. At the same time I realize that I am a proponent of the First Amendment of Free Speech. Yet, I swelter at his sign. Okay Pleasantonians, what am I supposed to do? I'm angry, yet I understand how the world works. I thought I was tolerant, but then maybe I'm not. I'm upset at a person making my neighborhood an unwarranted target of bigotry. OR: is this the way it is today. I am asking for feedback in a positive way. Your thoughts.