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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Back In The USA!!!

Now I know how white people feel when they wander into the 'hood. I know how Becky from Omaha must feel when she realizes that just a few steps from the Starbucks on 125th Street is a land where her lily white ass has no place. I have felt the frustration of Biff from Boston as he scans the street with hopes of finding just one face that looks like him. I know... I am a Black American, which means I should be used to finding myself in situations where I am outnumbered by the whites and I am. But I also know where I can go and never see one of them.

Bobby and I spent last week in cold ass Prague, the capitol of the Czech Republic. Prague is located in the very center of Europe and has the distinction of being the only city on the continent that has never been bombed, which means there are buildings dating back to the ninth century. We actually took a tour of Prague Castle, a sprawling complex situated atop a large hill. It's located on the left bank of the Vltava River, which runs through old town Prague. It is not exactly a "classic" castle because portions of it were built in different styles, and it spreads out more horizontally than vertically. But inside the castle, there are lots of sights and attractions. The main feature is St. Vitus cathedral, an interesting 14th century Gothic structure adorned with gargoyles that can be seen easily from ground level. Inside St. Vitus are some very elaborate tombs, a lot of Czech history. I would have been more intrigued had it not been so damn cold... and lily.

It was a good week, mostly because we were together, but my next vacation will be in the tropics... with some people of color.

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