RedEye Around #Alabama
Someone named Ron Crumpton announced he is a candidate for the U.S. Senate to replace Richard Shelby. He is talking the talk and saying the right (no pun) things, but someone should tell him Left in Alabama is not the only Blog on the Block and he might want to diversify (for lack of a better word) his audience.
Speaking of Alabama Blogs and Bloggers....It's not wise to blog about republicans in Alabama. Not wise at all.
RedEye Around the #Nation
They call it "separate" but equal. If we flash forward to today, we can see how far we’ve come by looking at the colored governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal
No poor coloreds allowed in Chicago? Eye report. You decide.
About those teachable moments.....The problem with those teachable moments is that the same people always end up doing all the teaching. In matters of race (and sex, disability, gender and sexuality, but let’s stick to race right now), the marginalized are tasked with being educators. That is, people of color (POC), are expected to be patient and polite racial and cultural ambassadors who provide white people new to this whole “thinking critically about race” thing with a “way in.” The role entails charitably and unselfishly engaging questions, assertions and doubts from white people who’ve previously done precious little thinking about racism and privilege, but often have quite a bit to say on the topic.
RE: #Ferguson......The Questions we continue to ignore.
Bottom line: Was what happened in Ferguson racist?Happy Pay Your Taxes without Representation Day Black/Brown/Poor Americans!
Answer: Yes! Of course it was. On so many levels. But that is being ignored because we continue to ignore root causes and fix problems. Instead, we focus on sensationalism; the fateful moments leading up to the killing while reinforcing stereotypes of black people rioting and burning sh*t. The media want us to tune in while at the same time tune out what is really going on here.
"No taxation without representation" is a slogan originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the British colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution.
Eye am just saying......