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Posted: Jun 23, 2021 - 4:08pm

i predict that people who identify as trans-racial will suffer some of the slings and arrows that other trans adoptees have suffered
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Posted: Jun 23, 2021 - 10:42am

If you really want a window into the real world of people on the street then follow the Kwame Brown saga.  What he is doing is fascinating. He is truly authentic and quite cleverly shining a mirror on the fakeness of the powerful.  Similar to what Charlie Sheen was doing shortly after his drama filled exit of 2 1/2 which I also found fascinating, but what Kwame is doing is much more important in the big scheme of things.  And he is from North Charleston area too which is why you will hear the term Geechee so much referring to Sea Island slave descendants of the region. You should really give a listen to Kwame's channel if you get a chance to hear the man himself.   This is not actually Kwame, but someone commentating on a specific portion of the overall saga:
 
 
 
 
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Posted: Jun 22, 2021 - 7:53am

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021 - 4:35am

If you want detailed accurate and historical information on Juneteenth, this is a good source:
 
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Posted: Jun 22, 2021 - 3:57am

I defer to these 2 gentleman in discussions on race.  Not that there is any one "expert" on the topic, but these guys are on the pulse of reality better than anyone I have heard or read.  It would behoove anyone who is interested in solutions to the very real problems that black people face in society to give these guys a listen:
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Posted: Jun 20, 2021 - 2:29pm

Republicans, spurred by an unlikely figure, see political promise in targeting critical race theory
Christopher Rufo, once a documentary filmmaker, has become a go-to activist for the GOP in a political fight over race.
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Posted: Jun 19, 2021 - 5:41pm

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Posted: Jun 19, 2021 - 5:23pm

 steeler wrote:
A friend’s take on criticism of critical race theory: Eff theories. There is only history, and if it fills you with self-loathing, that's all on you. History don't care what you think. I have a suggestion. If someone wants to criticize critical race theory, they should first be able to define the term, and then cite the factual errors CRT promotes. Short of that, there's really not much to discuss.
 
I agree, you should really study what it is before defending it.
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Posted: Jun 19, 2021 - 5:22pm

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Posted: Jun 19, 2021 - 12:14pm

A friend’s take on criticism of critical race theory:

Eff theories. There is only history, and if it fills you with self-loathing, that's all on you. History don't care what you think. I have a suggestion. If someone wants to criticize critical race theory, they should first be able to define the term, and then cite the factual errors CRT promotes. Short of that, there's really not much to discuss.


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Posted: Jun 19, 2021 - 12:02pm

I have always been fascinated by the rebellions of the 1960s. One of the things that I argued in my first book was that the launch of the War on Crime and the modernization and expansion of American law enforcement was really not in reaction to the kind of unprecedented “crime wave”—that we know was false, and that policymakers cited—but the reality and the threat of Black rebellion. As I was researching the first book, I kept on encountering these moments of continued rebellion into the late 60s and early 1970s as the War on Crime was officially being launched.

I happened to come across, shortly after my first book was published, this amazing archive of news clippings that documented all of these smaller-scale rebellions at the local level. At the time the narrative was that the rebellions peaked during the summer of 1967, and then the wave of rebellions that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King was kind of the last hurrah, and after that, urban political urban violence was effectively stamped out. And this proves not to be the case. We know, based on this archive and my research, that there were nearly 2,000 rebellions in segregated Black neighborhoods between the passage of the Safe Streets Act in June 1968 and through 1972, whereas in the earlier decade from 1962 to the Martin Luther King rebellions, there were only about 300. So these things actually increased in scope and frequency. (...)

Christian Davenport, who had just joined the Department of Political Science, was there and he was working on a retrospective of the 1967 Detroit rebellion. I started talking about, “Did you know that, you know this, that this violence went into the 70s, and I came across some of this,” and he was like, “Actually, I happen to have an archive that documents all of these incidents, and they went well into almost the mid-70s.” And he happened to be gifted the records of the Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence, which was established after John F. Kennedy was assassinated to track incidents of violence in American society. So they collected news clippings and started compiling quantitative data on everything from labor struggles to school disturbances to Black rebellions, you name it, any incidents of violence, they put in this archive.

I went to this archive and there are just tens of thousands of pretty unorganized folders of these local newspaper clippings that you wouldn’t get anywhere else. When you see this all together, you realize that this was a real phenomenon. It wasn’t just a big city phenomenon. It happened everywhere. And it wasn’t just a northern phenomenon. It happened in southern states. It happened in the Rust Belt and it happened in the industrial Midwest. It happened in tiny cities. (...)

It really just underscores this historical falsehood that we’ve been telling ourselves, that this violence went away, or that it peaked in the late 60s. No, it peaked after the programs of the War on Crime hit the ground, after smaller, urban, mid-sized city, local police forces were suddenly receiving surplus weapons and tanks from Vietnam.

The most kind of visible community reaction to the policing of targeted low-income communities of color was to fight back, was to throw rocks and bottles at police officers who were policing parties and arresting people for seemingly arbitrary reasons, was to burn the building of housing projects that weren’t effectively getting rid of rats and roaches in people’s homes. These were fundamentally rooted in the conditions of inequality and the status of second-class citizenship, even after the enactment of monumental civil rights legislation earlier in the 1960s.


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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a federal holiday
These 14 House Republicans Voted Against a Juneteenth Federal Holiday
State Rep. Chris Pringle told Alabama Media Group columnist Kyle Whitmire his bill was “pretty simple.”

“All it says is you can’t teach critical race theory in K-12 or higher education in the state of Alabama,” Pringle said.

When asked what that meant, Pringle claimed ― incorrectly ― that it “teaches that certain children are inherently bad people because of the color of their skin, period.”

According to Education Week, critical race theory is a concept that says racism “is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.”

Pringle also claimed that people who didn’t “buy into” critical race theory were being sent to government “reeducation camps.” When Whitmire asked for evidence, Pringle cited an unspecified report he was reading that “doesn’t say who it was, it just says a government that held these — these training sessions” then claimed he couldn’t find the link.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 3:50am

 
Audience is clapping and he is talking about them. {#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 10:38pm

The World’s Dictators Exploit America’s Racism
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 9:37pm

 miamizsun wrote:

do you think he probably recognizes the horrors of all marxist/communist spawn?

or does he consider it black roses delivered to uncle sam?

sometimes he can be difficult to read

An excerpt of Putin's comments from the link:

“America just recently faced a very difficult situation after the murder of an African-American and the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement. I'm not going to comment on it right now, but I just want to say that what we saw — pogroms, violations of the law, and so on. We sympathize with the Americans and the American people. But we don't want this to happen on our territory. And we will do everything possible to prevent this from happening."


That weaselly POS is playing holier-than-thou. Pogroms? The violence and unrest attending the BLM protests were not pogroms. Pogroms are ethnic and racial cleansings caused by police and established powers against minorities. Russia was famous for its pogroms. It's amusing and indicative of Putin's limited worldview that he uses a word for Russian top-down repression to mis-characterize popular protests in the US.

Putin can't stomach protests against his power or the corruption of his government. So he murders journalists, imprisons political rivals, quashes popular protests and does everything to hold onto power.

Putin will claim black is white, day is night to justify his despotism. Do not let his lies confuse you. 

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 7:38pm

 miamizsun wrote:
the horrors of all marxist/communist spawn?

So that's what BLM is? Or is it unrelated musing?

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 7:14pm

 R_P wrote: 
do you think he probably recognizes the horrors of all marxist/communist spawn?

or does he consider it black roses delivered to uncle sam?

sometimes he can be difficult to read
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 4:57pm

Law & Order fanboy...
Vladimir Putin against Black Lives Matter
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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 - 5:21pm

Board Approves Removal of ‘Negro’ From 16 Place Names in Texas
An Interior Department committee’s decision to allow the renaming of the sites comes nearly 30 years after Texas lawmakers first voted to change the names.
A federal board on Thursday approved the renaming of 16 sites in Texas whose names include the word “Negro,” a change long sought by politicians and activists in the state, but one that will affect only a small fraction of the hundreds of racist names of towns and geographical features that remain in the United States.

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a committee of the Department of the  Interior, signed off on the name changes weeks after lawmakers in Texas unanimously passed a bill urging the board to approve them. (...)

The United States has a long history of towns and geographical features with racist names, and recent decades are dotted with efforts to change them. Many have been renamed, but other efforts have been met with resistance, often by locals who take pride in their history and see no reason to change.

See, as one example, White Settlement, Texas.

“People chose to give these offensive names to roads and rivers and creeks because they wanted to make a statement, a statement that would go beyond their voice, beyond that generation,” Mr. Ellis said. “If it’s a statement that is not something we want people to emulate, we should recognize that.”


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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 - 11:05am

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