Here's fodder for your class discussions. Sharon Zukin is Broeklundian Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and The City University Graduate Center. Chapter 6, "Artemio Goes To Tiffany's", relates the adventure of a young man of color on a purchasing excursion to the Manhattan flagship store. Had that happened at the village Belk ol' Jesse or Al'd be 'round here with a CNN crew to raise L'n'extort.
(Excerpts @ Google Book Search: Artemio Goes To Tiffany's)
Matthew 7:3-4, notice that does not include 5. Diplomacy.
....Motoring through the village recently. Four way stop. Opposite, a compact car with the entire hood painted as what is commonly referred to as the Confederate flag. Also, front license plate frame ensconced matching rebel flag. Groaned inwardly. One of rgrossicone's stereotypes, methinks. Glanced leftward as encountering and noted the driver as a very dark hued gentleman. Truth stranger than fiction in the "new south"....
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