No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

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29 May 2020, 7:06pm
Bracing for another night here in St. Paul. Went for groceries, the grocery store was looted; went across the street for smokes at the gas station, gas station was cleared out. Fortunately the liquor store was opened for a few hours, didn't get hit last night but all plywooded up for tonight. Curfew from 8pm to 6am tonight and tomorrow, probably longer, Minneapolis and St. Paul. National Guard on the streets (haven't seen them yet), protecting fire fighters. 170 plus business looted or torched last night in St. Paul alone, sure Mpls. was much more. Almost out of food too.
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With all the shit going down, I'd like to help more than I am right now (which is not at all). This is probably the laziest option, but I am currently capable to help accordingly, what are some groups I can donate to?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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matedog wrote:
02 Jun 2020, 9:24am
With all the shit going down, I'd like to help more than I am right now (which is not at all). This is probably the laziest option, but I am currently capable to help accordingly, what are some groups I can donate to?
Local bail bond fund if your area has cash bail?
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matedog wrote:
02 Jun 2020, 9:24am
With all the shit going down, I'd like to help more than I am right now (which is not at all). This is probably the laziest option, but I am currently capable to help accordingly, what are some groups I can donate to?
Here's a goodie: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_ ... orge_floyd
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Thanks guys. I donated to the local democratic socialists. They had a combined bail/Covid fund. I'll try to not make it just a one time thing as my finances allow.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Context: Ahmed Hussen is currently a federal Liberal cabinet minister; Randy Hillier is a Conservative member of the Ontario legislature (but booted from caucus last year).

Simple truth: The more prominent people of colour are, the clearer the racist foundation of our society is exposed.
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I'm not that big on clever protest signs, but this contains a vital truth.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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I'm not that big on clever protest signs, but this contains a vital truth.
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Pretty much nails it.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 4:51pm
I'm not that big on clever protest signs, but this contains a vital truth.
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Nailed it.

I'm not usually a fan of clever protest signs either, but last year, at an abortion rights rally, I saw a sign that said "Only Warren G can Regulate me." I haven't stopped laughing since.
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We had a rally in my very white Milwaukee suburb on Friday. We have a population of about 15,000 and I estimate we had a turnout of about 1,000. This is a big deal. We met up at the high school and then marched down the main drag to meet up in front of our village hall. I can guarantee this community has never seen anything like this before. I saw people I would never have expected to see taking part. We have a trustee who is very conservative and I saw him take a knee with his head down during the 9 minutes of silence that marked the end of the rally. It's awful that it took the murder of an innocent man to finally make something happen...but I'm really trying to be hopeful that this will lead to more and more changed minds.
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Came across this recently from a neighboring town.
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Amended in 2003 to strike the disgusting part from the records.

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revbob wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 7:53pm
Came across this recently from a neighboring town.
IMG_20200610_194252.jpg Amended in 2003 to strike the disgusting part from the records.
That they got rid of covenants in the mid-60s was fairly progressive. That shit went on into the 80s, I believe. The South's only crime, to most white Americans of the time, was being openly violent. But actual segregation had widespread support.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 7:53pm
Came across this recently from a neighboring town.
IMG_20200610_194252.jpg Amended in 2003 to strike the disgusting part from the records.
That they got rid of covenants in the mid-60s was fairly progressive. That shit went on into the 80s, I believe. The South's only crime, to most white Americans of the time, was being openly violent. But actual segregation had widespread support.
Yeah this is progressive Vermont though not fucking Mississippi. There was a woman who came across this and pushed for the change to happen

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revbob wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 8:18pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
revbob wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 7:53pm
Came across this recently from a neighboring town.
IMG_20200610_194252.jpg Amended in 2003 to strike the disgusting part from the records.
That they got rid of covenants in the mid-60s was fairly progressive. That shit went on into the 80s, I believe. The South's only crime, to most white Americans of the time, was being openly violent. But actual segregation had widespread support.
Yeah this is progressive Vermont though not fucking Mississippi. There was a woman who came across this and pushed for the change to happen
If not for the Cold War and America's leaders concerned about looking like hypocrites to the Third World nations they didn't want to go Communist, the resistance to civil rights would have been much stronger. It's no coincidence that America's racial tolerance worsened when the Cold War ended. That's not the whole story, of course, but it's part of it.
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Buckley's ghost loses his shit: Black writer publishes piece in the National Review on the nation's history of violence against African Americans.
Buckley's ghost is reassured: He reads the comments to the piece.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/ ... ways-knew/
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