My older sister, who I might add is several shades lighter than I am, but won't, because it has no bearing on anything, forwarded this here story:
CHANNING REVEALS HERITAGE: Performer Carol Channing has been hiding a secret about her heritage. The star of Broadway's Hello Dolly has written an autobiography, Just Lucky, I Guess, in which she reveals for the first time that she is part African-American. The 81-year-old actress writes that when she was 16, packing for college, "my mother announced to me I was part Negro." Her mother added, "I'm only telling you this because the Darwinian law shows that you could easily have a black baby." Apparently, Channing never realized her light-skinned father was of African descent.
Great. Now I have to read the book. Do you have any idea how embarrasing it's going to be, taking that to the counter at Border's?
Wonder if they'll put it in the African-American section?
Ward Connerly bitched quite a bit about that, you know.
Third, "Creating Equal" was not placed in the African American Interest section because of its "topic," namely race, as Ms. Landis states. My book is about treating all people with dignity and respect as equals. How is this a "topic" of unique interest to "African Americans?" No! "Creating Equal" was placed in the African American Interest section because of the color of my skin, because of the "one drop of blood" rule, and because B. Dalton Bookstore presumed that only "African Americans" would have an interest in my book.
Black conservatives, man. Always seeing racism where none exists. And studiously ignoring it when it does.