Hey, You!

Klansman Mechanic

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I rolled my pitiful car into your garage. I've known you for years, but my reception this time surprised me. "You're working today?" I asked. You answered, "Why would I take off today? Do I look like a nigger?" "Maybe that's why you should take the day off," I said. "Maybe you should take your car somewhere else," you said. And I did.

Illustration by Bob Aul
Illustration by Bob Aul


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