Bil Browning

Racism at the White House Correspondent's Dinner

Filed By Bil Browning | May 08, 2013 1:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: racism, Seema Jilani, White House Correspondents' Dinner

"I've come to expect this repulsive racism in many aspects of my life, but when I find it entrenched in these smaller encounters is when salt is sprinkled deep into the wounds. In these crystallizing moments it is clear that while I might see myself as just another all-American gal who has great affection for this country, others see me as something less than human, more now than ever before."

-- Dr. Seema Jilani writing about her experience with racist security guards at the White House Correspondents Dinner last month. It's a powerful read.

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