p218)Rhie Won-bok, who taught you this junk?
Cars are more than a way to get around smoothly. They broadcast one's social status like the sound of a gong. People judge a person's station in life by looking at their car
(Graphic shows two men looking at a man in sunglasses and a suit)
First man: "That guy drives a Rolls Royce."
Second man: "Wow, he's really successful."
In particular the German BMW is the black American's 'dream car' and is a symbol of success.
(Graphic shows a black man in sunglasses driving a car. Above him the caption says "BMW = Black Men's Wish")
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Teaching bad jokes as facts
Here's a gem from the chapter called "Credit is Life: How Americans Live"