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I am so proud of my Nubian sisters ...

Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:13 PM (3 replies)

If you're so concerned about it being a distraction, why not stop being distracted by it,

stop spending so much of your time drawing attention to it and trying to get other people to spend all their time focusing on it with "yeah, but what about the LOOTING?! injections into threads that try to discuss the protests, and, instead, make more of an effort to draw attention to the racial injustice you claim to be so concerned about but don't think is getting enough attention?

And since you want Martin Luther King quoted in context, I will once again post his larger quote about rioting, which I've posted numerous times before but you seemed to have missed

But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention.

And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.


Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:03 PM (1 replies)

Notice that many of the people saying "looting distracts from the REAL problem"

never stop obsessing over and drawing attention to the looting long enough to actually talk about the "real problem"? In fact, the only time they ever even mention racial injustice and police brutality is to complain about how a tiny minority of people respond to it. And, of course, when they're telling us that Martin Luther King wouldn't have rioted.

I'm starting to think these finger waggers just might have an altogether different agenda than they claim and it's got nothing to do with racial justice ...
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:31 AM (35 replies)

And some people wonder why we run from/resist the police. This kind of shish right here

Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 11:22 AM (13 replies)

Silent thread to thank Joseph Biden for reminding America who we are and what we can be

Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:55 AM (92 replies)

"Here's an example of how white privilege sounds"

Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 08:12 AM (32 replies)

Black women are going to save the world.


But, damn! Why should we have to? It's exhausting.

Come on people.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 12:08 AM (15 replies)

If anyone asks you where Biden's been

Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:20 PM (17 replies)

This is not 1968. Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon.

When the richest nation in the world can't manage its own economy;

When the nation with the greatest tradition of the rule of law is plagued by unprecedented lawlessness;

When a nation that has been known for a century for equality of opportunity is torn by unprecedented racial violence;

And when the President of the United States cannot travel abroad or to any major city at home without fear of a hostile demonstration -- then it's time for new leadership for the United States of America.

My fellow Americans, tonight I accept the challenge and the commitment to provide that new leadership for America.

- Richard Nixon, 1968 Nomination Acceptance Speech

If you're tempted to wring your hands with fear that the protests will tip the election to Donald Trump as you believe the 1967-68 riots benefited Richard Nixon, remember this: Richard Nixon ran as an outsider against the existing government, hammering on all of the problems the nation faced and promising to bring new leadership. Donald Trump IS the existing leadership. He and his surrogates CANNOT use Nixon's playbook.

As I've said before, this is NOT 1968. https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213512044
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:53 AM (4 replies)

Black women everywhere:: "DAMM y'all. Do we have to do EVERYTHING?"

Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 07:48 AM (5 replies)
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