Author Topic: How to end systemic racism?  (Read 2264 times)

Justin Tonation

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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #90 on: June 17, 2020, 05:58:50 pm »
^ or are you admitting to being a follower of QAnon?!?!?

For anybody that sees it, I wonder what they think? For that matter, few have actually seen it. I only carry it going to and leaving work, plus the occasional meeting in the center of the campus (where there are far more eyes). Add to it my middle-aged white guy-ness....
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #91 on: June 17, 2020, 06:41:27 pm »
I know a woman (early 30s) who is seemingly normal. Nice, not ugly, not political at all. She recently announced her engagement. Went out to a dinner to meet the lucky young gentleman right before COVID shut everything down — he is a Jehovahs Witness pop-punk rocker (multiple bands on Spotify) who is a fervent believer in Qanon. Talked everyone’s ear off about it. But he thinks it’s all part of the book of Revelations — like the Bible foretold Qanon. And to be clear, as a Jehovahs Witness he does not vote and thinks Trump is a bad person.

It truly was one of the most fascinating things ever to happen to me. I hope an army of psychiatrists write a book about him someday so I can read it.
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #92 on: June 19, 2020, 02:39:12 am »
uh... wow.

Democrat asked GOP to state Black lives matter. Hear the response


spoiler: they didn't reply "black lives matter".
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2020, 12:23:57 pm »
peter Segal gave a real lesson on what happened in
https://twitter.com/petersagal/status/1274004959017697280
In Little Rock, I was taught, local authorities defied Brown v Board and wouldn't let Black students -- the Little Rock Nine -- enter Little Rock Central High School. So Ike sent the 101st Airborne, escorted them to school, all fixed, yay.

I also learned about massive Resistance in VA that pretty much had laws and funds for education segregation into the  mid 60s
https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/massive_resistance#start_entry

I mean it makes sense, but still a little shocking
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2020, 12:41:51 pm »
Louisville police is firing officer Brett Hankison involved in Breonna Taylor shooting

as nina says 'too slow'  but man the dial seems to be moving fast
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2020, 01:26:06 pm »
peter Segal gave a real lesson on what happened in
https://twitter.com/petersagal/status/1274004959017697280
In Little Rock, I was taught, local authorities defied Brown v Board and wouldn't let Black students -- the Little Rock Nine -- enter Little Rock Central High School. So Ike sent the 101st Airborne, escorted them to school, all fixed, yay.

I also learned about massive Resistance in VA that pretty much had laws and funds for education segregation into the  mid 60s
https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/massive_resistance#start_entry

I mean it makes sense, but still a little shocking

excellent reads.
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2020, 02:18:55 pm »
Early and Persistent, Persistent, Persistent education at school and at home is really the only way to end systemic racism. Teaching kids not only to not be racist, but to be anti-racist.

No chance I was taught about Redlining, Juneteenth, Tulsa Race Massacre, and so much more in my progressive northern public school curriculum. Meanwhile ...  at home yiddish racial perjoratives were still used and accepted, and with middle school dirtbag buddies the N word was fairly regularly thrown around. Ah, the 70s.

Anyway...I like this song and I am buying a bunch of music on bandcamp to get me more records and contribute to the NAACP legal defense fund.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4HusI8Xyqk   

Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #97 on: June 22, 2020, 03:44:20 pm »
so yes it's NASCAR...but they are really making an effort

check out what is going on in Talladega
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2020, 03:55:21 pm »
NASCAR was virtually a KKK rally for the past century....



Also nobody will ever convince me keeping the steering wheel turned left is car racing


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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #99 on: June 22, 2020, 03:58:24 pm »
But yeah credit where credit is due

Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #100 on: June 22, 2020, 04:43:09 pm »
But yeah credit where credit is due
They are taking a big risk alienating their fan base
But corporations need to take the lead here on some of this (as do the people and government)

If people want to vote with their pocketbook, that is a risk.  But I think it's a bigger risk to be associated with the KKK and it's ilk when billions of $$$ are on the line
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #101 on: June 22, 2020, 04:48:01 pm »

Also nobody will ever convince me keeping the steering wheel turned left is car racing

this made me laugh after reading your comment
@owillis
always knew nascar was a liberal plot because they make all those left turns.
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #102 on: July 01, 2020, 02:03:55 pm »
Stonewall Jackson coming down in RVA right now

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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #103 on: July 01, 2020, 03:43:57 pm »
Stonewall Jackson coming down in RVA right now

Can confirm - am on the scene. Some fat, crying white dude with a flag attempted to interfere and got mobbed.
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Re: How to end systemic racism?
« Reply #104 on: July 01, 2020, 03:50:24 pm »
Can confirm - am on the scene. Some fat, crying white dude with a flag attempted to interfere and got mobbed.
I was tempted to find some foolish-looking white guy and say..."Hey even Jules even showed up"
Represent!
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