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Conservatives, GOP Show they Know VERY Little About Martin Luther King Jr.'s Teachings

Image via Getty Images. White folks love Martin Luther King Jr. Or rather, they love the white washed version of him. His iconic  I Have a Dream speech has a line that is a big favorite among white conservatives, a line that I'm sure you are all too familiar with, time and time again. I'm am of course referring to people being judged not by the color of their skin, but by the contents of their character. That line is often used by white conservatives to deny the systemic racism that has contaminated America from day one. It makes white people breathe a sigh of relief, keeps them from any type of self examination and lets them go back to their lovely white privileged world. That line is also often used out of context, which is exactly what House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) did in another GOP bash against Critical Race Theory. McCarthy took to Twitter to reiterate part of an interview he did. On the social media platform he wrote "Critical Race Theory goes agains
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Why White People Are Against CRT

Image from Getty Images. Republicans have found a new target to make their supporters fear: Critical Race Theory or CRT for short.  Despite the nonsense you may have heard, it is  not being taught in schools grades K-12, but the mere thought  of it being taught to the youth of America has white folks up in arms. Gonna go out on a limb and say that the reason they don't feel so good is because a certain word is in CRT. Can you guess what word I'm talking abo--RACE. The word is race.  People fear what they don't understand. And you can bet the farm white folks and those that don't want CRT to be taught in schools don't understand a lick of it. To a lot of republicans and republican supporters, CRT is something new and as we all know, the GOP is totally against anything and everything new. In reality, CRT has been making the rounds for years now. What's also old is the republican's battle strategy. Fear mongering has long been a tool of the GOP. For years they

Senator Josh Hawley Lives in Another America

Image from the Boston Globe Opposing the President Joe Biden nomination Kiran Ahuja for director of Office of Personnel Management, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) took to the floor of congress and like most members of his party does, proceeded to say some really stupid ish. Hawley said that the America he sees and knows is not systemically racist. I don't think I can find a single GIF that would properly convey the flat, blinking expression I have on my face as I look at the plate of nonsense he just served up.  Hawley is a white man. Of course he sees a different a America. He lives in an American that black people and other people of color do not. Because he is white, he gets to move through life and the country without experiencing the systemic racism that non-whites encounter on a regular basis. He doesn't have to fear that police are going to harm him over some trivial garbage like vaping on the sidewalk, or fear that his life may be in danger during a routine jog. He doesn

Juneteenth is Made a Federal Holiday and that Upsets White Supremacists (Because of Course It Does)

Image by MP&F Juneteenth, or June 19th. I'd never heard of it until the civil unrest that swept the country last year (and is still going on). There's been push for years to make it a federal holiday. On June 17th, 2021, Juneteenth was at long last made a federal holiday when President Joe Biden signed it into law. "So what is Juneteeth?" I hear those of you not in the know asking. Why, it commemorates the end of America's original sin, chattel slavery. Slavery was abolished in 1863 but despite the Emancipation Proclamation, word that slavery was over was withheld from those in confederate states, meaning many were not aware of the newfound freedom others were granted. On June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Major General Gordon Granger came through on horseback to inform the remaining slaves in the state that they were free.  I'd like to say it was all sunshine and roses after that but that was not the case. And yeah, we still got a long ways to go becau

We Cannot Return to Normal

Photo by Ted Eytan via flickr 2020. A year to remember if ever there was one. Though the COVID virus that would sweep across the world and turn our lives upside down was discovered in late 2019, in early 2020 the pandemic ball really got rolling and in many ways, it shaped the course for what turned out to be an incredibly difficult year. Even during a global pandemic, life, under very unusual circumstances, went on. People worked remotely, kids did school from home, restaurants only did take out or door dash. As positive COVID cases grew, hospitals were overrun, taxing staff to their limits. Due to how gravely the pandemic had (has) affected the world and our very way of life, people turned to the news to stay updated. Naturally, COVID dominated the news hours but a once in a century pandemic was not gonna stop white people from killing black people.  Ahmaud Arbery was out for a jog while he was shot and killed by delusional, white supremacist clowns. Breonna Taylor had her life taken

Justice League: Doom

Watching DVDs on the computer is nice but sometimes it's better to watch them on TV. So after some thinking, I decided to get myself a new DVD player. This one is by Sony and it only set me back $40. Why didn't I get a Blu-Ray player? Because I'm not 100% sold on them. Besides, I hear the PS3 is a good Blu-Ray player as opposed to the PS2's DVD playback functionality, which was crap. When I get a PS3, I'll have Blu-Ray, so I can wait. And yet, when I bought my new DVD player, I picked up my first Blu-Ray movie. Well it came with Blu-Ray and DVD. Justice League: Doom is the latest DC Universe animated film. How prepared is Batman? Prepared to take down his own teammates, if it becomes necessary. Based off the Justice League of America: Tower of Babel story written by Mark Waid, JL: Doom explores Batman's paranoid nature. Batman has taken measures to stop each member of the Justice League should they ever go rouge or sub-come to mind control from outside forces.

New Year's Resolutions: No, Thanks

Christmas 2011 was awesome and the new year is upon us. So what did I resolve to do for 2012? The same thing I've resolved to do every year: not a single thing. A long time ago, I asked a co-worker what her new year's resolution's were for the new year. She told me she had none. She said if people wish to make changes, they can start them right away rather than wait for a new year. Her advice has stuck with me ever since as I have not made a single new year's resolution since 2002. There's nothing really wrong with new year's resolutions. It's just that, 9 out of 10 times, they always get broken. I've never  kept a single year year's resolution that I've made and I can't even remember what half of what them were. Most of them were probably broken in a week or less anyway. Just what is it about a new year that makes us so eager to change ourselves or strive towards new goals? Does a new year bring a fresh start? A chance at a new begin