Tea Party Event On Racial Tolerance Devolves Into Complete Chaos At CPAC
... Seconds after the event ended, a media scrum formed around Terry. A woman wearing a Tea Party Patriots CPAC credential who had shouted down Brown earlier urged him not to give his name to the press.
She wouldn't give her name either, but I asked her what she thought.
"Look, you know there's no doubt the white males are getting really beat up right now, it's unfair," she said. "I agree with that. My husband's one of them. But I don't think there's a clear understanding about what really is going on. He needs to read Frederick Douglass and I think that question should be asked to everyone in this room who is debating."
Oddly enough, the unnamed woman ended up talking to Brown afterwards and it actually approached something of a constructive dialogue, even if she kicked it out by complaining about an "entitlement mentality" among liberal African Americans.
She explained that despite appearing outwardly white, she was one quarter Korean and her mother's side of the family had been called "Japs" in the 1950s. She added she had gotten heat from "white men" who mocked her for going to a university, Berkley, over its large Asian population without knowing she was Asian herself.
Brown asked if her experience made her feel any sympathy for what African Americans experience.
"I feel that there is a certain disadvantage coming out of slavery, they had to make it on their own," she said. "There are certain endowments handed down to you and on the education, level the black community has not had a fair share."
"Correct," Brown replied, segueing into a discussion of generational wealth gaps between races. They were joined by an older white man, George Vermillion, who had come by to make sure Brown knew he wasn't one of the people who had muttered remarks while she was speaking.
"Race is such a weird issue," he said. "It's hard to talk about it." ...
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