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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:35 AM

 

Hannah Drake: Welcome to OUR world.

Truth ...

The anger and frustration so many people felt on Saturday is how black folk feel every time we all see a video of a cop shooting an unarmed black man in the back, and white people tell us, "We don't know the whole story."


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Reply Hannah Drake: Welcome to OUR world. (Original post)
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 OP
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2021 #1
smirkymonkey Feb 2021 #2
2naSalit Feb 2021 #3
niyad Feb 2021 #4
My Pet Orangutan Feb 2021 #5
Wounded Bear Feb 2021 #6
gademocrat7 Feb 2021 #7
Fullduplexxx Feb 2021 #8
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #12
mjvpi Feb 2021 #17
Cary Feb 2021 #14
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2021 #30
Bluethroughu Feb 2021 #9
Cary Feb 2021 #10
BComplex Feb 2021 #21
happy feet Feb 2021 #23
bdamomma Feb 2021 #31
betsuni Feb 2021 #11
mcar Feb 2021 #13
progressoid Feb 2021 #15
MontanaMama Feb 2021 #16
MASW Feb 2021 #18
StarfishSaver Feb 2021 #20
happy feet Feb 2021 #22
Danascot Feb 2021 #33
malthaussen Feb 2021 #19
Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2021 #25
crickets Feb 2021 #24
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #26
Tommymac Feb 2021 #27
Ferrets are Cool Feb 2021 #28
Dan Feb 2021 #32
c-rational Feb 2021 #29
Blue Owl Feb 2021 #34
malaise Feb 2021 #35
The Wizard Feb 2021 #36

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:39 AM

1. K&R.

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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:42 AM

2. K&R

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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:51 AM

3. K&R

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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:58 AM

4. KNR

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:45 AM

5. K&R.

👍

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:55 AM

6. Sad, but accurate...nt

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:06 AM

7. K&R!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:06 AM

8. Anyone surprised by Saturday's verdict apparently still has no idea with whom they're dealing

This was no surprise

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:47 AM

12. This is much like the aftermath of the OJ verdict

 

when white Americans suddenly noticed that the justice system wasn't fair.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 11:05 AM

17. After the House Managers completed their case...

.... I texted a friend "the glove fit". Obviously I hadnít really thought the analogy out completely.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:49 AM

14. They have nowhere else to turn

Putting the welfare of our nation ahead of their lust for power is not an option for them.

They can't go back to kind of sort of not embracing white supremacists (wink wink). There aren't enough of them which was their problem all along. The core of their base are the obscenely wealthy and the real goal was to get people to buy into the idea that their obscene wealth was justified by their innate superiority.

That ideology can't prevail without lying and cheating, so they have themselves trapped. We must continue to turn out at the polls, as I have been saying for years. I have taken a lot of abuse here for simply advocating "Vote Democratic." I don't care about the abuse; I passionately care about uniting against our true enemy.

When we bash each other we play into the hands of the fascists. Not enough of us understand that. Drawing off a mere 20,000 in a swing state can lose elections. And I'm sorry but 2000 and 2016 proved that to be true.

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Response to Cary (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:31 PM

30. And they are cranking up the propaganda to produce more extremists and cultists.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:24 AM

9. Perfectly same.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:35 AM

10. Sadly, justice isn't always possible

I'm sorry. Really and truly.

As a practicing lawyer, for over 35 years, I will tell you that's true. It's disconcerting, for sure, but unfortunately we all must work through that reality. We must persist. We must continue the struggle for justice. We have no other choice.

Never give up. Never.

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Response to Cary (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 12:51 PM

21. Never give up. Never.

Thank you, Cary!! I totally agree. Too many of our ancestors bled real blood and major agony so that we could preserve our union.

These assholes CAN NOT take it away.

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Response to Cary (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:57 PM

23. Black people have never given up

You say justice isn't always possible - that's obvious and the point OP - that black people aren't surprised at the outcome because justice is SELDOM the outcome for us.

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Response to Cary (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:37 PM

31. We will never give up.

We will push through with this.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:38 AM

11. K&R

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:47 AM

13. Kick

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:52 AM

15. "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and ..."

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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:54 AM

16. Kick.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 11:11 AM

18. the last four years have been an eye-opener for me, for sure.

 

I consider myself a progressive, for sure...but only in the past four years have I even had an inkling of "oh, so this is how Black people have felt for the past 400 years." And what a bitter, bitter irony that it was an African American, Officer Eugene Goodman, whose courage, decency, and sense of duty very likely saved the country.

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Response to MASW (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 11:23 AM

20. Thank you for saying that

 

I'm glad you noted Eugene Goodman. He's a true hero.

The same thing goes (obviously in a different way) for black voters over the years. Black Americans are the most marginalized and mistreated citizens of this country, but election after election after election, we still step up, fight to overcome oppression, withstand suppression, stand in line for hours, face down threats, etc. to vote - usually for candidates we know won't protect ALL of our interests but are the best option available.

And while we're doing that, we have to listen to lots of entitled white people whine about how put upon they are because they had to "hold their nose" to vote for a candidate who doesn't agree with them on every single issue and even threaten not to vote at all because they need to send a "message."

Now that Trump was acquitted, some of these same people are carrying on about how "Democracy is BROKEN!" as if they just recently figured out that the system doesn't always work and this time, it didn't work for them.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:52 PM

22. THIS!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 11:02 PM

33. If it weren't for black voters

particularly black women voters we would be suffering under a republican house and senate and a Trump second term. We aren't nearly grateful enough to these dedicated voters. Nor have we done enough to address the issues that are important to them.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 11:14 AM

19. I don't know anybody who was shocked by the decision...

... apparently Hannah Drake's sample pool differs from mine.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 04:36 PM

25. Same. Angry though, as in every case of injustice. And while

recognizing and abhorring the long-standing additional weight of injustice put on those who are even more likely to be denied justice, determined to keep working to bring "liberty and justice for all" out of myth and into the reality of our potentially great nation.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:58 PM

24. K&R

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:18 PM

26. It's undeniable.

Her thesis is correct, and her examples are on point. This is indeed the treatment POC expect and receive from 5-O almost daily, if not daily.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:34 PM

27. Tell It Hannah.

The Truth is powerful.

And it can help to continue the process of undoing 400 years of ignorance and hatred.



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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:21 PM

28. I'm glad she said "some"

because not ALL white people were shocked.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 09:17 PM

32. Like we used to say

Thank God for the Hippies, cause without them - Nixon would have killed us all.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:27 PM

29. Kick!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 12:54 AM

34. K&R

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 06:09 AM

35. Profound

Rec

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:11 AM

36. K&R

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