RE: REID

A FrontBurnervian with a bod for sin and a brain for business scolds me:

No, Nancy, Reid isn’t smoking crack. But he IS living a broader life in Dallas than someone who thinks it odd when he asserts that ‘we all know someone illegal,” etc. Your incredulous response to him reminded me of when I was sales director at Neiman Marcus (we all have a past) and the EVP of HR stated in a ‘diversity’ meeting, “I was 30 years old before I met a gay person.” To which I responded: “Then you must have been flash frozen at puberty and thawed out at 30.” C’mon, Nancy. In all due respect: There are probably ½ million illegals in the Dallas area. If you don’t ‘know’ one, then you are not interacting with anyone of color, must be living in a gated affluent (code word:white) high rise, or, like that HR EVP, blind and/or naïve.

Blind? Yes. Living in a gated affluent high rise? Dude, I’m working at D Magazine. Naïve? I don’t know. I did meet Lou Diamond Phillips once. What do you think, Rod.

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