Please excuse me for not welling up with empathy for those who are addicted to opioids. Yeah, I know drug addiction is a bad thing, but people make choices and have to live with the consequences. I am old enough to have lived through the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s and found little to no empathy from the public, especially politicians,because crack fell … [Read more...]
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Two St. Paul police officers shot and killed William Hughes, a Native American, on Sunday, August 5, 2018, on the 900 block of St. Anthony just two blocks from the mayor’s house. For too long, silence was the first response because, as one of the cops was Black, it seems it didn’t fit the “narrative” of White cops shooting Black citizens. The initial accounts by media and … [Read more...]
Comedian Dave Chappelle once said, “White people look at Black men as shysters, that we are always up to no good.” Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly do not get to pile on more bogus justification for the killing of Thurman Blevins based on their paranoid delusions. The officers believed they were being lured into an ambush by Blevins because he ran into an … [Read more...]
On July 25, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the fight for fair and equal education in Minnesota can move forward You’re probably familiar with the photo — a small, African American child walking down school steps, escorted by multiple U.S. Marshals. As one of the first African American children to integrate into an all-White school, the photos of Ruby Bridges … [Read more...]
Amazon claims to be a company that values inclusion and diversity, but a recent report reveals that this façade masks a darker side, as the company profits from selling White supremacist and other hateful products. Progressive lawmakers in Georgia, where earlier this year conservative lawmakers punished Delta for cutting ties with the N.R.A., should take a stand of their own by … [Read more...]