“That Conversation about Race” category archive
From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Stinkin’.
Follow the link for the cartoon, stay for the post.
Tony Norman comments on the recent spate of videos of white persons calling the cops on not-white persons who are minding their own business. He starts with the recent incident in which, even as the phone call is placed, you can hear the white guy’s little boy pleading with him not to do it. A snippet:
Had Mr. Cukor listened to his little boy instead of the fear instinct that hijacked any semblance of media savvy he’s supposed to have as a requirement for his senior position at YouTube, he wouldn’t be the star of the latest installment of a uniquely American viral video series starring white people calling the cops on black people who “look out of place.”
Like “Permit Patty” and “BBQ Becky,” two fellow Bay Area would-be-snitchers that preceded him in media infamy by having their calls to the cops filmed by the indignant subjects of their call, Mr. Cukor operated in a sphere of privilege so elevated that he never considered the possibility that he would have to pay a steep price for being wrong, even after Wesly Michel promised him that he would be “the next” viral video sensation.
I commend the entire piece to your attention.
Well, this one’s not a snapshot. It’s a video, with commentary by David.
Charles Blow recognizes a common undercurrent in the Trumpling. A snippet:
Stop thinking that this is only about partisanship or polarization. It’s the cruelty, Stupid. It has always been about cruelty: racial cruelty, gender cruelty, religious cruelty. It has always been about bending the rest of America, the rest of reality, really, into subordination to the white supremacist patriarchy.
Do please read the rest. He makes a persuasive case.
Farron comments on the flap about Nike’s “Betsy Ross” flag shoes. (Yes, I know he said “Betty” instead of “Betsy.”)
One of my pet peeves is persons who violate the U. S. Flag Code, particularly persons who wear U. S. flag-like clothing. You do not honor the flag by wrapping your greasy hair in a red, white, and blue bandanna, for Pete’s sake.
(Slightly edited for precision.)
It’s all about the bus route, folks.
When I was going to high school, I was bused right past one high school (the black high school) to one three miles farther away (the white high school), because of my race.
And at the time
everyone old white men thought that was just okay.
I like Joe and I voted for him when I lived in Delaware, but on this issue he was flat-out wrong.
The notion that someone walking about hospital grounds with his doctor’s permission with an IV stand and an active IV inserted into his body is attempting to “steal medical equipment” is prima facie farcical.