Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tokens of change

D.C.'s High-Level Social Scene Now Mingles Black and White -
With a black first family in the White House and a diverse group of appointees and Cabinet nominees, the all-white dinner party feels all wrong. Certain hosts are suddenly grappling with a new reality: They need some black friends. Overnight, black politicians, lawyers and journalists are hot properties, receiving engraved invitations from people they never got invitations from before.
"Quick, Muffy! Get the black footman statue off the front lawn! And toss out the copies of 'American Spectator'! The Obamas are coming to dinner!"

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