HBCUs didn’t simply start because of unequal access to education. It was unequal because people were denied attending because of the color of their skin. To not say that first and foremost is whitewashing history to absolve your conservative ideology of any historical wrongdoing.
I don’t have the candidates of my dreams this year, and that’s okay…well, no it’s not, but I’m experienced enough by now to work within whatever situation I find myself to learn how to be content and make the best of a bad situation.
…it’s part of a Senate proposal (Manchin-Heitkamp Resolution) that the White House apparently is not even trying to consider, because they’re all about a strike and going to war, while saying that they don’t want to go to war, but want a limited strike, and that this whole thing is so complicated that they’re willing to hear options for how to manage it. Yet, they’re rejecting this proposal. But…but…for why, tho?
Bradley Manning, a gay, atheist, and innocent bright-eyed young man with a bright future ahead of him, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for blowing the whistle on the sins and outright egregiously bad behavior of the Obama Administration. This man was sentenced to prison after being abused like a prisoner in Abu Ghraib and made to go through an excruciating trial where he was embarrassed in front of the entire Pentagon War Department Citizen Tribunal and world.
What is funny about making a “sex video” about a real person who existed (Harriet Tubman) and making light of both slavery and Harriet’s plight and work? I love a good parody or satire as much as anyone, and I love all kinds of inappropriate humor (I love American Dad and like Family Guy), but this was neither good, funny, hilarious, nor appropriate. Russell Simmons apologized and said that he “get(s) it,” but he really doesn’t.
Racists are really trying my patience this week. Stop and Frisk was struck down in NYC and the last person I’d think who’d be sad about it would be a minority, Democratic Obama Administration employee and actor, but that’s exactly who is sad – Kal Penn. Kal Penn, Orson Scott Card, and Peggy Noonan are some scared white people. Except that no one has told Kal Penn that he isn’t white lately.