SCENE: Mitch BERG is filling up his gas tank, focusing on the meter, as Avery LIBRELLE rides up on a Vespa.
LIBRELLE: Hey, Merg.
BERG: Er, hi, Avery. What’s up?
LIBRELLE: Trump is an idiot.
BERG: Naturally. Why this time?
LIBRELLE: He wants to deport DACA kids.
BERG: Well, no. He’s giving Congress six months to come up with a law that passes constitutional muster; DACA did not. Trump is right about this.
LIBRELLE: Nonsense. It’s not these childrens’ fault their parents came to America.
BERG: So children are not at fault for what their parents – the previous generation – did?
LIBRELLE: Absolutely not.
BERG: So White people…
LIBRELLE: …are all still at fault, precisely and exactly, for racist acts committed by white people from the 1500s to the 1960s, even if their ancestors didn’t own slaves, didn’t live in slave states and didn’t have anything to do with the slave trade.
BERG: Children of illegal immigrants…
LIBRELLE: …bear zero culpability for their parents supposed misdeeds.
BERG: White people…
LIBRELLE: …are still fully complicit in acts that happened 400 years ago.
LIBRELLE: Say, I need to put gas in this thing. Which pump is vegan and gluten-free?