The DOJ is not going to bring charges against that police officer that shot the unarmed black teenager. People feel different ways on that. I get it. But their report on the city of Ferguson is pretty awful and has pretty much set fire to the rain. DOJ: Ferguson Police report Lisa Bloom has … Continue reading Well, This Ferguson Stuff is Just the Worst.
Several police officers have been murdered recently. This is a horrible thing. Two officers were murdered in NYC and one in Florida. Other individuals have been arrested because of threats made toward officers. This is ridiculous and needs to stop. Police officers should not be attacked. Period. At the same time there is a legitimate … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter and the Protests in Light of Recent Horrible Murders
I had a job once where I worked for an elected official. It was what I wanted for my life and I was proud to work there. The elected official that I worked for got in some pretty big trouble over some emails. It was pretty bad. My job at the time included talking to … Continue reading Police Officer Response
Many Americans find themselves at a loss to understand the depth of the anger and frustration of the protestors. It might be worthwhile for them to read aspeech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on April 14, 1967, at Stanford University. A colleague of mine in Congress reminded me of his words, and I find … Continue reading “The Other America”
I don't watch much SNL because it's not that great and because usually I'm out doing stuff. But the December 13 2014 episode was pretty good and had a bunch of stuff in it about Ferguson. Pretty good stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUQ5iZcPMgM This sketch below was apparently "cut for time." But it's awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVzCih9RnWg And … Continue reading Awkward SNL Things Re: Ferguson
// Post by New Day. So when you watch this video are you supposed to have hope for the future or are you supposed to be disappointed because you know that some of these children are likely to be racist? I mean, there is that old pic that floats around facebook stating that … Continue reading What Am I Supposed to Feel Here?
Back in the past I said this. I wanted it to be the most important thing that I had ever said, and something that I would have wanted you to remember me by when I am gone. Turns out that while it's the most important thing that I have said, someone else came up with … Continue reading The Most Important Thing I Have Ever Said, Revisited
https://www.facebook.com/dailykos/photos/a.416444264254.190398.43179984254/10152678612819255/?type=1&pnref=story At this point, I don't know what to tell you.
Christi Griffin, the president of The Ethics Project, wanted this to be different. She wanted to invite mothers of other races to hear directly from black mothers the reality of raising a black son in America. She wanted them to hear the words they each had said to their own sons, in different variations over … Continue reading “The Talk:” What we Tell our Sons and Daughters
Both of these were hashtags from the past week or so. I would post more about this but I should be working right now. Someone else compiled these. [View the story "Categorizing Stories from #AliveWhileBlack and #CrimingWhileWhite" on Storify]