Saturday, November 7, 2015
Morningside Heights' racism and the continuum
The new neighbor stopped me three times on my hallway to ask me if I live here. I answered politely the first time since I thought she was being neighborly and was going to introduce herself. She did not. I was abrupt the second time: "Yes I do" and kept walking. When she was going to ask me again the third time I gave her the most violent look I could come up with and she realized she was going to create a public problem, and that she was going to hear me loud and vulgar. She kept walking and stood by her door looking at me until I went into my apartment. Now she says hello to me like nothing happened and expects me to be friendly. Sorry, but there is a continuum between her and the KKK. She does not realize it since she is a white liberal feminist who cares so much for her community that she must protect it against Puerto Rican males with foreign accents, unless they clean the floors.
Posted by gerardo torres at 5:56 AM