David Beroff (d4b) wrote,
David Beroff
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The white man in that photo


"It’s a historic photo of two men of color. For this reason I never really paid attention to the other man, white, like me, motionless on the second step of the medal podium. I considered him a random presence, an extra in Carlos and Smith’s moment, or a kind of intruder. Actually, I even thought that that guy – who seemed to be just a simpering Englishman – represented, in his icy immobility, the will to resist the change that Smith and Carlos were invoking in their silent protest. But I was wrong."
Read the full story: The white man in that photo

(h/t Randy Cassingham)
Tags: activism
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