Encountering Racism in a Bar
Morning Edition, December 28, 2004 · Commentator Kenji Jasper finds that despite the convergence of mainstream and black cultures, many Americans are still uncomfortable seeing a black man and a white women together in public -- even just as friends.
Gary, who listens to WSHU in Fairfield, Conn.
"I was listening on the way to the commuter train station and nearly missed the train sitting in the parking lot, as I was so 'captured' by the story. It told the story that I have lived off and on for 33 years in my mixed race marriage. I look for the time when we in America, the greatest country on this earth, finally "get it" as has been [my] experience in many countries outside of the USA."