Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Overheard at Table 2: Masks in Public

Lucky Moran: I'm just saying, it's not all bad.

Otis Redwing: Listen, I'm telling you, people are getting hurt.  You got Black folk being profiled all the time, and it's only worse now that we have to wear masks in public.  Black men are getting beaten down by cops and security guards.

Lucky: I was at Wal-Mart yesterday, and everyone was wearing masks - except for white guys - and the cops weren't there, beating down people of color.  Everyone was going about their business just fine.

Otis: OK, sure, you go to ONE store in ONE town and everything's fine, and yeah I'm sure in most stores around the country that is mostly what happens, but there is still enough profiling and violence out there that it's a problem a real problem.

Lucky: Well, OK, I did notice one thing yesterday...

Otis: Do I want to hear this?

Lucky: I did see something...

Otis: I hate your lead-ups.

Lucky: As I was walking out the store... I saw a cop.  A black cop.  He was wearing a mask.  Then he started beating himself down.

Otis [pause]: You are just not right, you know that?  Something is wrong with your brain.

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