The title is a modified borrowing of a lyric from a Randy Newman song about short people that some diminutive creatures and their defenders took exception with. (A video of Newman performing the ditty appears later, if you care to listen.
But back to the main theme: So it’s come to this. It’s not just black people that can’t cut a break. It’s black dogs, too. A report by NBC News indicates that dogs with black fur are the last to get adopted at shelters. They’re euthanized at a much higher rate (which is no doubt related to their lower adoption rates). They are presumed by prospective owners to be aggressive. They don’t even photograph well.
NBC has a name for the stigma faced by ebon pooches: Black Dog Syndrome.
But the good news is that a rally was organized in North Carolina to help eradicate this stereotype. Hundreds of people marched to raise awareness about BDS. The unifying message, if there was one, is that all dogs — black or white, Doberman or Westy — should be judged on their own merits. By the content of their character rather than the color of their fur, if you will.
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