Walked into a McDonalds in a predominately Black and Latino part of the city last night. There were a hand full of African American kids at a table(interestingly none who looked thuggish in hoodies, and none of them using the word “Mofo”) laughing and joking about school, and alot of Mexican families having dinner. I walked in and spied the one and only white guy sitting at a small table in the corner. I didn’t take much note of the guy until I was walking out, except to note that no one was sitting near the guy. As I left I could hear the guy grumbling and mumbling to himself, swearing under his breath. As the only other white guy in the place, my first thought about this guy was, “thanks for representin’ so well, pal.”

About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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