Saturday morning was beautiful. The Mavs ManiAACs went to the MLK parade. One of the coolest things was seeing Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboy’s Mascot, ride up on a 4-wheeler with 20 inch rims! It was sweet! Rowdy was hilarious too – he jumped off the 4-wheeler and danced and hopped around and I freakin’ loved it.
The parade was fun, of course 99% of the people at the parade were black, but there were a few white people sprinkled in here and there. Right now reading To Kill A Mockingbird has really made me think about how horrible American’s were to black people. One of my teachers in college asked, “Who do you think opposed the freedom of slaves the most?” I didn’t know the answer to the question, I assumed it was the people who used them the most – but it wasn’t. It was the poorest of society. The miscreants. The people who couldn’t even afford to own slaves. These people, as long as they had someone to look down on could feel good about themselves. They had one thing to hold onto, one thing that allowed them to hold their heads up high – they weren’t black.
After walking through the MLK parade I realized America still has a long way to go. We are not all created equal, and unfortunately, we don’t always have the same opportunities. It is easy to look at poor people and say, “They should help themselves, they should get jobs.” But I don’t think we can understand where they are at unless we have been where they have been. Martin Luther had a dream, I hope that one day that dream comes to fruition.
On a lighter note…
Last night the ManiAAC’s performed at the game and Cash, a sports news Anchor from Channel 5, performed with us. He practiced with us during the week last week and they brought video cameras in and filmed us and it was pretty cool. So tonight, if you are watching channel 5 News you should see us anytime between 10:20 and 10:30. I don’t know how much of it will run or if I will be in any of the shots, but the ManiAACs will be on there even if it is just for a minute.
Also, does anyone know who sings the song that is playing during that Golden Globe commercial? It is an “E” Entertainment Channel commercial for the Golden Globes and the song in the background sort of sounds like Deathcab for Cutie, but also a little like Coldplay – but I don’t think it is either. It is driving me insane trying to find out.