Juneteenth: a day off for white members of the laptop class and government workers

Lunch in Little Italy, San Diego on Juneteenth (observed):

What did folks enjoying slow lunches on a Monday at the expensive restaurants have in common? Nearly all were white. It seems that Juneteeth is a holiday for members of the laptop class and for government workers and that these fortunate folks are predominantly white. Who was serving the white people who now have an extra paid day off work each year? Quite a few Black people who did not get a paid day off.

Speaking of stuff that white people in San Diego do, here’s a yacht heeling in the bay with the USS Nimitz in the background (on the actual Juneteenth):

(I too was on a sailboat on June 19. I tried to persuade a friend’s fearful 11-year-old to join by noting “Being on a boat is like being in prison, except that you can’t drown in prison.” This was not effective.)

3 thoughts on “Juneteenth: a day off for white members of the laptop class and government workers

  1. Silicon valley in a nutshell. One would think that the virtuous people sitting in the restaurant would at least express their outrage at racial injustices on Twitter!

    But they are not typing. Perhaps their tweets are outsourced to BIPOC content farms in Bangladesh.

  2. We need a video of Greenspun on the boat. A boat full of expert witnesses must be like jury duty & prison.

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