Although we in Los Angeles live a rather quotidian multicultural existence, it is worth remembering that King Day was not celebrated nationally until the year 2000; that even Pakistan managed to elect a female head of state before the US*; that a little over 15 years ago, racism literally sent the city up in flames and that there are plenty of jerks still left in our fair town.
So take a moment and hug your femmes, your queers, your rainbow of a neighborhood, and thank goodness we live in a town like LA. Yet, should I point out now that our city is still segregated? For all its microcosmic diversity, the macrocosm is quite delineated. When was the last time you went into South LA for some soul food?
*While this is not necessarily an endorsement of Hillary, all I mean to say is, “C’mon ladies, get with it. Arianna? someone? please? Fuck, I’ll even take Oprah.”