I must have had my television off for the six months that they ran this story around the clock, with every media outlet sending correspondents to Galveston, Texas to get the family’s sentiments. The only logical explanation is that I’ve been in a coma and none of my family wanted to bother me with such news as I awakened. Because – SURELY – a country that made a TV movie like the DAY after that white, female soldier was rescued liberally applying Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” … and ruining it…(….didn’t we later find out that the other female soldier who was in custody beyond that point was a black woman?)… SURELY in a country where we couldn’t get enough of that Elizabeth Smart kidnapping (despite a. the fact that she was like a dozen blocks from home the whole time and b. there was a much younger black girl who was kidnapped, chewed through her ropes and ran home in the same time period as the Smart kidnapping)… SURELY this country has been turned inside out over this story.
12 year old.
My math must be bad.
You want us to stop talking about race? A) Build a bridge and get over it. You’ve got another 400 years. B) GIVE ME A BETTER EXPLANATION, an explanation that is relevant and tangible and makes sense in this society.