NY Taxi Commission Exposes the Real Racists

One of my favorite passages in Gone with the Wind involves a moment of realization on Scarlet Ohara’s part—that the real racists are the abolitionists. It’s worth repeating here: What damnably queer people Yankees are! Those women [Yankee women who had just told Scarlett they wouldn’t trust a “negro” to be a nurse to their children, and who had insulted Scarlett’s black chauffeur, Uncle Peter, to his face] seemed to think that because Uncle Peter was black, he had no ears to hear with Read more […]