I do believe that God made every one of us and that He does not classify us according to our color, nor does He respect one race above another race, and for that we all can be thankful. Having said that, I also believe that Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell got a pass with his comment, “Oh well, all white people look alike anyway.” I believe, though that, Mr. Postell made that comment, as he said, in jest.
Suppose for an instant, that if I, a white person were a member of the Commission and were to make such a statement, “Oh, well, all black people look alike anyway.” Where in God’s creation do you think I would be today? I would already have lost most of my skin to tar and feathers! I would wager that every news carrier in the whole world have seized the opportunity to publicly air my ignorance.
Is it not kind of strange how the public views Mr. Postell as having made an honest mistake and how I would have been viewed as having made an evil statement, calculated to be hurtful?