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Is it too early to start a Twitter hashtag #ReleaseTheFullReport

Since the Republicans care so much about transparency.

Milwaukee Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon: Racially segregated Milwaukee needs to change 'rapidly'

The only thing I wish they would clarify is that its the suburban areas outside of the City of Milwaukee nowadays where segregation is in full force. The city itself kind of gets blamed for the sins of the metro area.



Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon: Racially segregated Milwaukee needs to change 'rapidly'

Malcolm Brogdon, one of the starters for a Milwaukee Bucks team that has fashioned the best record in the NBA, was profiled in a lengthy piece by The Guardian that chronicled his unique upbringing and awareness of social inequity for black Americans including in Milwaukee.

Among the third-year player's observations were statements echoing comments made by Bucks president Peter Feigin in 2017 identifying Milwaukee as "the most segregated, racist place I've experienced in my life." Brogdon said the comments didn't shock him.
"Before I came to Milwaukee Id heard the city was the most segregated in the country," Brogdon said in the article. "Id heard it was racist. When I got here it was extremely segregated. Ive never lived in a city this segregated. Milwaukees very behind in terms of being progressive. There are things that need to change rapidly.

Brogdon also said he felt Milwaukee could make changes for the better.

"Leadership and change starts from the top down with our owners being progressive," he said. "They encourage players that also want to be forward thinking. For them to support Peter Feigin is a big sign and encourages us to do the same. To speak out for what is good and right.

The Bucks have demonstrated an awareness of Milwaukee's racial inequity, including for their own players. The team issued a statement in staunch support of Sterling Brown, who filed a lawsuit against the city and its police department after he was tased and arrested by officers who approached him in a Walgreens parking lot after Brown's car was parked illegally.

"...The NBA is the most progressive league out there," Brogdon told The Guardian. "Ive been a bit surprised, and encouraged, by the NBAs support for athletes that speak out. Compared to the NFL its night and day. Look at the NFLs treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is a hero. When you talk about Malcolm X and Dr. King, the word that comes to mind is sacrifice. Colin Kaepernick is the epitome of that sacrifice in our generation. I love it that black athletes are now willing to speak out. Its inspiring.
The Guardian dives deeper into Brogdon's family life. The son of a lawyer and dean of the science and maths department at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Brogdon grew up with a keen understanding of the civil rights movement and the sentiments that created a rift between the races. His family also traveled to Africa for three weeks on a vacation, where the Brogdons worked in day care and maternity centers.

Brogdon also said he wanted to play professional soccer growing up, admiring French star Thierry Henry.
"Soccer is still my favourite sport," he told The Guardian. "I was a striker like Henry. But things changed when I got to the ninth grade. My brother was always playing basketball and I wanted to be more like him. I wanted to be around more black people.

JR Radcliffe can be reached at (262) 361-9141 or jradcliffe@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JRRadcliffe.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon: Racially segregated Milwaukee needs to change 'rapidly'
Posted by TheRealNorth | Fri Mar 8, 2019, 09:32 PM (0 replies)

So Pakistan just announced it shot down two Indian jets

Let's hope cooler heads prevail.

We (the Dems) will never win a war of he-said, she-said

Actual evidence of a crime committed is another thing, but the Republicans have got the money to buy off the silence of their victims, or to entice (real or fake) victims to make claims against the Democrats.

And they have control of enough media to perpetuate their story so that it enter's the MSM echo chamber.

Beware young people, because anything a little shady that was posted by you (or situation where you were associated with that was posted by a friend) on social media will come back to bite you. And the Right has infinitely much more resources to record and data mine than we do.

We're fighting a lost battle.
Posted by TheRealNorth | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 07:54 PM (1 replies)

Will Trump use an invasion of Venezuela as cover to kill the Mueller Investigation?

Just going to throw this out there.

Trump likes to give the media a bone to chase while he does his dirty work. What better bone then a war?

Just turned off Brian Williams

Repeating the dotard's Greatest Hits on Fox news while Jeanine Pirro lobs softballs is part of the reason why we are in this mess.

So I accidentally clicked on a Faux (Fox) News story on Flynn

They put the Republican talking points in all-caps as subheadlines - so you don't even need to read the whole article.

I must be in PragerU's target market

I have been getting a lot of their there B.S. video's on YouTube. Did you know government bureaucrats are little kings that run the country as their liitle fiefdoms as the "Administrative State" I guess they had to come up with another term for "Deep State" so that so they don't sound like whacko conspiracy theorists.

Nelson needs to hold a presser (press conference)

Republicans are trying to seize control of the narrative. Nelson needs to counter the Republican "fraud" narrative.
Posted by TheRealNorth | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:51 PM (8 replies)

If there is a case against the Appointment of Whitaker being unconstitutional

How does a legal case start? Can just anyone try to file an injunction against the appointment. Or does Whitaker have to take some sort of action and then that action gets challenged by saying he doesn't have the authority to take that action?
Posted by TheRealNorth | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:40 AM (3 replies)
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