Meet my hero, Steven Slater.
“It’s been great.”
“Then, the authorities said, he pulled the lever that activates the emergency-evacuation chute and slid down, making a dramatic exit not only from the plane but, one imagines, also from his airline career…”
[For an objective report, check out: the NY Times]
“But what makes him an instant legend, of course, is the beer. He grabs the beer on the way out. That’s the “Animal House” meets “Airplane!” note. No wonder he’s an instant Internet icon. His name will become a verb, just watch…”
[For a report that rightfully glorifies the man, check out: the Achenblog on the Washington Post]
P.S. How does this pertain to Women of Color? Sometimes I want to pull a Slater, too- sans the beer steal, of course. Don’t we all? Unfortunately, we can’t all run away from reality; it just takes one person to make that run vicarious for all of us. Thanks Steven.