[Eli Bradley in narration box: Sometimes… Sometimes it’s really hard not to hate this country.
Eli Bradley: —But when the Tuskegee experiment was finally brought to light in 1972…
…P.H.S. officials remaines unrepentant about their use of illiterate black men as lab rats.
Eli Bradley in narration box: Hell, sometimes it’s really hard not to just hate everyone in the whole world, actually.
Eli Bradley: It wasn’t until 1997 that the governemnt apologized, when President Clinton said: “The United States did something that was wrong—deeply, profoundly, morally wrong… and clearly racist.”
Eli Bradley in narration box: Or at least… Everyone in this school.
Random white male classmate #1: If it’s so bad here, why don’t you move to Russia—or Iraq?
Random white male classmate #2: Yeah, My uncle’s neighbor was in 9-11, so screw you, Eli!
Random white male classmate #3: You’re the racist! Everything’s about race to you!
White lady teacher: Boys! Boys! Please! Be quiet! Let me remind you, this is history class, and there’s nothing un-American about examining our history…
…Including the things we’ve done wrong.]
(from Young Avengers Presents #1)
…I resembled this in high school. A lot.