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We all can learn something from Trump's token black friend

Mar 04, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

I feel sorry for Lynne Patton. How humiliating it must have been to be dragged before the public as Donald Trump's token black friend.

That's not why I pity her, though. Most African-Americans, at one time or another, have been called upon to vouch for a white friend's authenticity. If not that, we've certainly been held up as the token African-American in our workplace.

Most black people know when they are being used. Patton, no doubt, knew it too. But for some reason, she was willi...