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Lots of people are really unhappy with their tax refunds this year

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More Disappointment:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/4/1832303/-Hoo-boy-Lots-of-people-are-really-unhappy-about-their-tax-refunds-this-year?utm_campaign=trending
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/08/04/report-suggests-more-taxpayers-will-owe-tax-in-2019-due-to-withholding/

Newly leaked detailed breakdown of Executive Time




https://twitter.com/poetrump/status/1092590344149954562

Tonight.

Real-time fact checking of Trump.

Trump: "Basically, [Speaker Pelosi] wants open borders. She doesn't mind human trafficking or she wouldn't do this upon because you know—"

Brennan: "She offered over $1 billion for border security. She doesn't want the wall." Via CBS



VIDEO:
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1092196073068789760

"It's Dark, Therefore, There Is No Sun

Republican Hypocrisy

The MAGA Pooper Scooper


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A White People's Guide to Black History Month

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Clearly, what is most racist in Black History Month is that it should be called All Histories Month. Are you saying only Black histories matter? Why do you hate other histories? Even though Black people misleadingly claim this month is only about history, in reality you will find that Black people like to use this month to talk about racism, even though history is over and racism only existed “back then.”

What is key in conversations about racism is to not speak to any Black people. You see, when Black people talk about how things are racist by giving things like facts, history, or explaining their life experiences, it’s very important to remember that your opinion that you just came up with yesterday to defend something that Black people explain is racist is obviously more valid.

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Here are some good words to remember for Black History Month. Always describe issues of racism as “controversial.” That makes it sounds like there’s a “debate” about these issues, and then you get to position yourself as calm and reasonable, and the people who are talking about things like history and systemic racism as disruptive, dangerous, and irrational.

Always suggest that all you are doing is “debating.” Just remember, Black people aren’t actual humans who have lives, jobs, or dignity. Black people just exist as examples for you to use to illustrate “controversial” issues. Kind of like specimens, or zoo animals.

If Black people object to your characterization of them, then be sure to say you were “just joking,” “just raising some interesting points for discussion,” or that you are just “exploring both sides in a balanced manner.”


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MUCH MORE:
https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featured/a-white-peoples-guide-to-black-history-month/

Racism is in every fiber of the very fabric we use to mask it.

On Well-Intended White Folks: Thoughts on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the Making of a Public Image

Christopher Emdin
Today 3:24pmFiled to: RALPH NORTHAM

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Today, as everyone indicts the governor for his racism and everyone professes to stew in anger at how he has let down his constituents, I am most disturbed by the ways that we allow folks to construct progressive public personas that are allowed to mask a problematic past even as the country endorses the past and the masking. WE have allowed people to use buzzwords like equity and social justice to mask their racism. WE have allowed sitting next to the right people or hanging the right painting to erase things they have done that cause pain. WE have failed to allow folks to face their history and the part they play in what they profess to fight against. It is easy to advocate for something without acknowledging that you are part of what caused it. It is easy for the governor to denounce the hatred in Charlottesville without acknowledging that he is a branch of the tree that the hate there grew from.

Today, the unearthing of that abhorrent picture from the governor’s yearbook leads every black constituent to be framed as the Jim Crow image in the photo. It brings black folks in Virginia and beyond to feel the terror of being led by a Klansmen. Black folks will always question if this is how the governor sees them. They will never know who is leading them. Is it the local boy who learned from desegregation or the man who hates black people?

When a curated progressive persona reveals itself to be a new iteration of the same old racism, it hurts. It takes the wind out of the sails of black folks who thought they were headed to a promised land of equity and freedom with the support of an ally.

To the education community, this is why we focus on anti-racist teaching and the need for teachers to confront their past and present biases when working with communities of color. In moments like these, I become more keenly aware of the racism that is being masked by carefully curated words. I grow increasingly more sensitive to disingenuous celebrations of Black History Month by folks who don’t see our history without their supremacy. I become more aware that created artifacts that look and sound good (like equity-focused curriculum), when enacted by racist people, only serves to distract from racism and not address it. Most importantly, I am keenly aware that racism has been deposited into the fabric of this country. It is in every fiber of the very fabric we use to mask it. It is woven into portraits of Barbara Rose John, deeply embedded in equity-themed academic standards, present in stories of desegregation and stamped into pedagogies of inclusion. It is worn by those who profess to be our strongest allies and we won’t know it until they reveal themselves or their pasts do.

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the rest:
https://www.theroot.com/on-well-intended-white-folks-thoughts-on-virginia-gov-1832292286

We ain't buying it homey. Resign NOW





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