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Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:46 PM

In 60 seconds James Baldwin breaks race and racism ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Sorry, y'all. I'll stop posting today after this one.

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Reply In 60 seconds James Baldwin breaks race and racism ALL THE WAY DOWN. (Original post)
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 OP
Chitown Kev Oct 2015 #1
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #4
Number23 Oct 2015 #2
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #5
randys1 Oct 2015 #3
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #6
1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #7
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #8
1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #12
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #14
sheshe2 Oct 2015 #9
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #10
stonecutter357 Oct 2015 #11
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #15
ismnotwasm Oct 2015 #13
Kind of Blue Oct 2015 #16
Lisa D Oct 2015 #17

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:51 PM

1. NEVER apologize

for posting Baldwin.

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Response to Chitown Kev (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:57 PM

4. Awww, Thank you, Chitown Kev!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:53 PM

2. I have seen this 3-4 times already and EVERY TIME it gives me the freaking shivers

He NAILS it. He goes by the "evidence," not pie in the sky fancy rhetoric and lovely, sweet words. He judges by actions.

I don't know if the labor orgs hate me, but I know I'm NOT in their union.
I don't know if the realtors hate black people but I know they keep me in the ghetto.
I don't know if the board of education hates black people, but I see the books they give my children (and of course black folks are hardly a mention at all beyond a couple of paragraphs on slavery and MLK) and the schools that we have to go to.

You want me to risk my life, my woman, my children on some idealistic version of America that you assure me exists which I have never seen.


Lord Have mercy....

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Response to Number23 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:03 PM

5. "You want me to risk my life, my woman,

my children on some idealistic version of America that you assure me exists which I have never seen.

Ugh, that breaks me down that I can't hide from the evidence though I want to drapetomania away.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 04:54 PM

3. Mandatory viewing all Americans

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Response to randys1 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:04 PM

6. Yeah, he had a way of making

things plain.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:30 PM

7. Please cross post this to DU:GD ...

 

It makes clear what never seems to penetrate the minds, let alone the hearts of too many DU:Liberals/Progressives ... and they wonder why they cannot be my ally.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 05:51 PM

8. Oh, 1StrongBlackMan!

I can't stand that place! But I'll do it for you

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 07:29 PM

12. Bless you ...

 

But think of it this way ... If for nothing else, posting it in DU:GD will give you names for your Ignore List.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 12:22 AM

14. LOLOLOL!!!

You're right. In my quest to be a peaceful warrior, I have to put ignore in my toolkit.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:04 PM

9. Thank you for posting.

Powerful clip.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:22 PM

10. You're welcome, sheshe2.

Sobering but on point.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 06:57 PM

11. K&R!

Scares the shit of white people.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 01:10 AM

15. Indeed! I was listening to

UMass Professor John H. Bracey, Jr. the other day. His focus is that racism is not free for anyone, that the clientele of supramacy is shrinking and the teaching of the AA experience is minimized, the foundation of this country, precisely beause they are in our club and that's the scary part. "The price of keeping black people dumb is to keep white people just as dumb," he says, "but they're proud of it. They're still not black."

So we have to continue to be Capt. Obvious for what is ignored. It's Supremacy, stupid.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2015, 10:30 PM

13. K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 01:13 AM

16. Thank you very much, ismnotwasm :) n/t

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:05 AM

17. K&R

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