“You will always have to wait a long time…

"...if you get in line behind them." I turned and faced a thin elderly white man, dressed neatly but casually in khaki slacks and long-loved, pale blue-striped shirt.  He had an old-style hearing aid in his left ear. "Behind who?" "The Blacks." "No, dear.  No.  I don't think that's true." "Well, I'm right.  You'll see." …