When you reach this part of a telephone conversation with a "concerned constituent" (CC) you know it can only go downhill from here:
CC: Well, I drove my friends over to another part of your district to look at houses and there was one place, it looked liked a house, with a big sign that said "100 Black Men".
ME: OK. (Long pause.) Oh, did that raise concerns for you?
CC: Well, I don't know what that organization is. I called directory assistance and they didn't have a listing for them.
ME: Well, was there any criminal activity taking place in front of the house with the sign on it?
ME: Was it abandoned - is it a blighted property?
ME: Ok. Well, did you look them up on the Internet -- did you Google them, to see if they have a website, to learn more about them?
CC: Oh, I don't have a computer - I don't even own a television.
ME: Ok. So what raised your concern is that the sign says "100 Black Men"?
CC: Well, who are these people? I seem to remember the name; I think Quackenbush was fired a few years ago for giving money to Black organizations.
ME: (Unbelievably long, disgusted, silence.) ~ Would the sign have raised concerns for you if it had said, "100 White Men"?
CC: (Silence. And then...) Well, do they help white people?