"Ironically, something else or the very thing that gave Mini some comfort in this horrible debacle incensed the T.U.N.A.s (Totalitarian Unified Nation of Aberrationists) to irascible panic. At the end of the speech in order to celebrate her own sense of diversity, and from her own perspective, she put this in and the unsuspecting Nero said the whole thing right down to the last quotation mark: 'If a single drunken and naked white man falls into a snow bank he might not be found until the spring thaw but if he falls into the snow with a naked black woman they could well be rescued before succumbing to exposure or at least spotted from the air before spring.'
"Of course the T.U.N.A.s were outraged that someone, anyone, would suggest that a naked black woman was somehow superior in a snow bank to a drunken, naked white man, which -- alas -- wasn’t what Mini meant: she meant that sometimes it is better to work together, better to merge inherent strengths in individuals so as to survive accidents and foolishness or just to make some things like life and OUR country evolve in the best ways." - from my short story, Toobie Or Not Toobie.
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