Last week, there was one of those now-traditional Two Minute Hates in the national media, familiar to people as diverse as James Watson, Don Imus
, and Michael Richards
. This one was directed at a swim club in suburban Philadelphia, which had agreed to allow an inner city daycare center to use its swimming pool each Monday all summer. But after the first visit by 65 black and Hispanic children, the club hastily changed its mind.
Of course, the swim club was denounced universally for "prejudice,"
but wouldn`t the word "postjudice"
be more appropriate? After all, before hand, the swim club had pre
sumed that hosting 65 inner city children in its pool (two-thirds of which is deep enough to drown in
) would be a swell idea, and only then developed an aversion after they had experience with them.
I look forward to a future in which we will all engage in Obamaoist self-criticism sessions beginning, "I hadn`t realized I was postjudiced until ..."