Hero Award: John Stewart
I have to stop there in order to give out a Hero Award, which we give as the need arises to people who just do the right thing on a matter big or small.
This time, the award goes to John Stewart of The Daily Show. On his show for August 26, he spent the first roughly 10 minutes on a truly, truly righteous rant about the refusal of white America to recognize the pervasive existence of racism and the insistence of too many that they are "tired" of hearing about race as an issue.
"If you're tired of hearing about it, think how exhausting it must be to live it," Stewart notably declared.
I encourage you, I plead with you, I beg you, to get online or get to the library or something and watch this segment. I would have been proud to have done it myself.
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