Monday, August 15, 2005

Bowl me over!

Excerpt from this article:
MILWAUKEE -- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Mexican President Vicente Fox was right to say that Mexican immigrants take jobs "that not even blacks want."

Although Fox was sharply criticized for his remarks by some black leaders, Farrakhan said Sunday that blacks do not want to go to farms and pick fruit because they already "picked enough cotton."

"Why are you so foolishly sensitive when somebody is telling you the truth?" he asked the crowd at Mercy Memorial Baptist Church. He said blacks and Latinos should form an alliance to correct differences and animosity between the two communities.

That isn't the reaction I would have expected. I absolutely agree with the last sentence.

To overwhelm with surprise, wonder, or bewilderment: boggle, bowl over, dumbfound, floor, stagger.