Monday, January 19, 2009

My favorite quote from 2008

Heard on NPR on the day after Election Day:

The interviewer was talking to a group of young black men standing on a street corner in the south side of Chicago, talking about the election of Barack Obama the day before.

Interviewer: So what does the election of Barack Obama mean to you?

Young black man: It means that anybody can do anything if they try hard enough, that anything is possible. (His friends are laughing and cutting up in the background.)

Interviewer: Does it change anything for you personally?

Young black man: (pause) Yeah, it makes me want to pull up my pants! Yeah, makes me want to wear a belt, maybe!

1 comment:

Electric Monk said...

Your post kind of reminds me of this picture.