President Joe Biden was uncharacteristically, but appropriately, angry and firm when he described white supremacy as "poison." It’s time for our nation, drenched in racist poison, to consider the antidote.
“Once again, so-called pro-life pundits and politicians responded by pontificating about all of the possible causes of the shooting tragedy, like mental illness, while willfully ignoring the role of white supremacy and easy access to firearms … while every peer nation is home to men who have been radicalized, only America allows them to have easy access to arsenals and ammunition again and again.” – Shannon Watts and Angela Ferrell-Zabala
Replacement rhetoric is meant to tap into a very old fear: that the survival and dominance of White Americans is threatened by others.
President Joe Biden was uncharacteristically, but appropriately, angry and firm when he described white supremacy as "poison." He spoke from Buffalo days after a putrid young white man, Peyton Gendron, shot thirteen people, killing ten. All but two of those he shot were Black, and all of those massacred were Black.
As riders return to transit, Metro is recruiting more part-time operators and providing paid training, comprehensive benefits and a generous starting wage.
When is the last time that you read a national news story in the so-called mainstream media about a successful Black business in America that has achieved unprecedented excellence and profit in today’s marketplace? I know it has been a long time.
Brother Malcolm X, though not with us physically, is still strongly connected spiritually and psychologically, to serious black folks. As we celebrate on May 19th his 97th birthdate, we remember him having a blend of intelligence, vision, talent, self-confidence, persistence and boldness.
Margaret Mitchell’s famous/infamous heroine/villainess (you choose) of Gone With the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara, offered two memorable thoughts which she applied to her own circumstance. Scarlett said: Life was not easy, nor was it happy, but she did not expect life to be easy, and, if it was not happy, that was a woman’s lot.
Things are about to get worse for millions of vulnerable people in our country. It looks like the far right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 50-year-old ruling that recognized a pregnant person’s right to have an abortion. Abortion is legal today, but pretty soon that will no longer be the case in most of the country.
“Restaurants are places where people from different walks of life gather for nourishment, social interaction, and an opportunity to belong to a community. These things go to the heart of what it means to be American. Segregationists were heavily invested in preventing interracial dining from becoming a widespread reality because it spoke to something even deeper: When people sit down together for a meal, they can't help but recognize the humanity of those eating with them. In addition, when people prepare food for you, they are letting you know that they care for your survival. In essence, cooking is an act of love.” – Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller