A few posts ago, many people commented that I had "Taken the high road" in my response to an elderly racist woman.
But in reality - there was no need for such a road to be taken.
Charles Barkley once commented that the rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings was not a real rivalry.
That for a rivalry to exist each team has to suffer defeat and revel in victory.
But since the Kings had never advanced past the Lakers - there was no real rivalry.
What existed was disrespect being shown by the Lakers and envy being shown by the Kings.
This rationale makes sense.
Ali-Joe Fraizer was a rivalry.
Ali-Gerry Cooney was not.
UBJ-Institutional Racism is a rivalry.
UBJ- Bill E. Bob is not.
(In many cases, there is no need for a high road to be taken. In many cases, one already resides on the higher ground.)