You know, I read Ms. Blake-Moore's commentary, and at the time, I didn't even think that it required a response. It basically measured up to me as a person that was commenting on something that they have absolutely zero knowledge about. As I continued to read the different commentary, and I saw the exchanges taking place between Clarke and Blake-Moore, it struck me that when she mentioned if she had lived somewhere 22 years she would have effected this miraculous change, she may have been referring to my previous response to a commentary by Mr. McKean where he talked about the racism that he experienced on St. Croix. I mentioned that I have lived here in the southern U.S. for 22 years, and shared a little of the ugly behavior that I have experienced in that time, and I guess she was trying to say that I haven't done enough to try to change the people in the South.
Well, you know what? That shows me that I was right when I felt her comments didn't even require a response. Blake-Moore is what they call in their uppity continental circles a buffoon (we call it a moo-moo in our speak). She has lived where ever it is she lives and she hasn't solved the poverty, hunger, homeless ness, crime, unemployment and all the other serious issues in the Untied States, but you see, when you are not the minority, and when you have what you think is a safe haven that you can return to when you experience a society that doesn't adhere to the misguided ways that your ancestors passed off as the way it should be, then you can take a foolish position like the one she takes.
I believe Ms. Clarke was right, Blake-Moore has delusions of being the first female President, but what she is to much of a "moo- moo" to realize, is that the same old "Good Ole Boy" system that makes the United States the way it is, and not a place that will every have true equality, is the same "Good Ole Boy" system that will never let a woman lead this country. So, now you have a new endeavor Blake-Moore. Try to figure out why you can't change that…
Baton Rouge, La.
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