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Sat Nov 29, 2014, 05:27 PM

Something deep persists

Obviously the Civil Rights Movement brought about some important changes. But something deep persists.

Then...







And now...



Unless we change it for the future...




http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/

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Reply Something deep persists (Original post)
sheshe2 Nov 2014 OP
Cha Nov 2014 #1
mountain grammy Nov 2014 #3
calimary Nov 2014 #15
sheshe2 Nov 2014 #10
TheKentuckian Nov 2014 #2
mountain grammy Nov 2014 #4
brer cat Nov 2014 #5
calimary Nov 2014 #16
brer cat Nov 2014 #19
calimary Nov 2014 #21
malthaussen Nov 2014 #7
brer cat Nov 2014 #6
Mustellus Nov 2014 #8
sheshe2 Nov 2014 #11
deurbano Nov 2014 #20
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2014 #24
deurbano Dec 2014 #29
Tsiyu Nov 2014 #23
jtuck004 Nov 2014 #27
Kath1 Nov 2014 #9
Rex Nov 2014 #12
chazndav Nov 2014 #13
TheKentuckian Nov 2014 #22
treestar Nov 2014 #14
grahamhgreen Nov 2014 #17
Spazito Nov 2014 #18
saintsebastian Nov 2014 #25
BobbyBoring Nov 2014 #26
brush Nov 2014 #28

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 05:57 PM

1. Thank you for this, she.. And, thanks to all those who are getting out and standing up for

Michael Brown and all the others who have been shot down and their lives ended.



http://theobamadiary.com/2014/11/25/why-cant-you-see-our-humanity/

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 06:47 PM

3. That's just America, sorry Americans....

how sad and true that cartoon is.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:31 AM

15. And just damn frustrating!

So discouraging sometimes - that we just can't seem to grow up about this. And move BEYOND it.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:46 PM

10. tears~

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 06:32 PM

2. Changing laws does not change the hearts of people nor the old institutions built on rot.

Helps toward those ends but does not create them.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 06:49 PM

4. I hate to agree with you, but I must.

It's just so damn depressing.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:06 PM

5. +2

When I think of the progress we have made during my lifetime, I get slapped back down to earth with the reality that we really aren't all that far along. Depressing, yes.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:33 AM

16. Sorry - off topic, but...

I love that gif or whatever it is - of the cat! My cat will do that on my forearms when I'm working on my laptop. That's what she regards as her place.

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:41 AM

19. I am currently cat-less

but that gif captures every cat I have ever had or known. My daughter's cat heads straight for the keyboard when I sit down to the computer. Before computers they firmly planted themselves on whatever book or newspaper I was trying to read.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 12:41 PM

21. My first cat liked to sit or lie down upon my textbooks when I was in elementary school

and I was always in the study position. Cat always had other ideas!

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:08 PM

7. This is true. But...

... sometimes, all you can hope for is damage control. Changing laws can help there.

-- Mal

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:07 PM

6. K&R she.

Great graphics.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:31 PM

8. And it gets worse in hard times, when poor people need someone they can feel superior to.....

... like the President.

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Response to Mustellus (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:48 PM

11. What is that suppose to mean?

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:54 AM

20. I think he/she means poor white people have the need to feel "better" than someone

since they are not doing well economically, and since race is being used for that purpose, they can even feel "better" than the President. You know, the guy with the Columbia BA... the magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law school, who served as president of the Law Review... the guy twice elected president of the country. (If only THEY had the HUGE advantage of affirmative action, THEY could be president, too.... though there is never any concern about how W got into Harvard Business School as a self-described "C student."

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Response to deurbano (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:44 PM

24. Yep. Remember when Az State declined to give him an honorary degree because he hadn't

distinguished himself? FFS, they give those honorary degrees to people whose only accomplishment is winning a beauty contest!

The Daily Show did an excellent piece on it.

President Obama managed to gracefully deflect the insult:

Obama said he didn't want to dispute the suggestion that he hasn't achieved enough in life.

"I come to embrace it, to heartily concur, to affirm that one's title -- even a title like president -- says very little about how well one's life has been led," he said. "That no matter how much you've done, or how successful you've been, there's always more to do, more to learn, more to achieve."
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/05/13/obama.commencement/

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:20 PM

29. Thanks for reminding me of that. Pathetic.

(And great response from Obama.)

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Response to Mustellus (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:40 PM

23. Poor people, wherever they are, learn to ridicule as a way

of feeling a sense of belonging. Appalachia or the ghetto, it's the same phenomenon.

Most of it is fear-based, tribal-based or church-based and arises from a deep level of mistrust for anything not poor and ignorant.

You can't always fault such populations when you see how they have been picked clean by the War on Drugs, the recession and by basic lack of opportunities and simple human needs.

Bitterness makes the poor hate-fueled, and they have to find an enemy. FOXNoos seems sophisticated and believable and offers up enemies all goddamned day long.

And God would damn that divisive drivel if there were such an entity.

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Response to Mustellus (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:43 PM

27. There is no such thing as "poor people" - that is a condescending term used by people who want to

 


think they are better than someone. They are people, neighbors, citizens, women, men, children, etc, who have little or no money. They may even be people who are "poor". But they aren't "poor people".


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:38 PM

9. Thank you, sheshe2!

Very well done. I'm proud that they had a Ferguson solidarity demonstration at my alma mater, the University of Baltimore.

We need to keep this issue alive and keep up the pressure.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 07:59 PM

12. The reptilian side of our brain won't let go of violence for profit.

 


We have to wage war in bone and blood or lose profit from peace and prosperity. We seem to prefer the first one.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:23 AM

13. Black man stopped by cop for walking with his hands in his pockets!

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Response to chazndav (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:23 PM

22. I learned on DU that the cops HAD to stop, harass, and commit a search because supposedly some crank

called them.

Apparently, some of us only have the right to peaceable go about our business and enjoy constitutional protections as long as it is permissible to anyone with a telephone.

They have steadfastly refused to provide the relevant law that "forces" such an encounter.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:25 AM

14. thank you she

still fighting the good fight.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:37 AM

17. Another image to add:

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 11:38 AM

18. Beautiful and powerful OP....

it brings me to tears.

Thank you.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:20 PM

25. The National Guard

One of the most striking aspects of the first image, I think, are the National Guard soldiers spotted in the background, rolling down the streets of Memphis in a tank.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:37 PM

26. Is it my imagination or ....

Has the random killing of black males increased since Obama took office?

I know it was common in the past, but the last few years, it seems like a daily occurrence. I wonder if the hatred that many have for him has caused this. I doubt many white cops like him.

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:46 PM

28. It's just being captured on cell phone videos now.

It's been going on all along.

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