Sunday, April 1, 2012

Quotation for Today: Rich Whites Only! (Not An April-Fool Joke)

The quotation for today focuses our attention on the 'Rich Whites Only' sign --  the new sign of American apartheid -- that is on "display" at the airlines' security checkpoints.
“So that’s the rich white guy line?”
Michael Lind
Michael Lind is Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., Editor of New American Contract and its blog Value Added, and a columnist for Salon magazine. Also, Mr. Lind is author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States (to be published in April 2012).

Lind's comment is a result of his experience passing through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line at Bergstrom Airport in Austin, Texas. 

His experience at the Bergrstrom Airport was that members of the one percent were permitted to "cut in line" ahead of the passengers waiting in the line of the 99 percent, thereby getting expedited and privileged TSA service.

Plutocracy rules in America and don't you forget it!

Lind, Michael. "How the Rich Took Over Airport Secuirty." AlterNet 23 March, 2012: online edition.

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