Think that's a fluke - or the way it is?
Talking to most whites is just fucking hopeless,...
"What we’re doing with these trackers and these obsessive diets is giving ourselves an increasingly quantifiable way of saying that we are better than the other people. These things don’t work. They’re a marketing gimmick. They aren’t going to help you lose weight. It’s another ritual,...this takes us back to religion."
And only a few generations from slavery. Sigh. I warned you:"Corporate America has a double standard. As a gay African American, I was proud that companies spoke out vigorously against Indiana's LGBT bias law. Yet they and most other companies have been silent on black men dying at the hands of police, black people being incarcarated disproportion to their numbers, and black households on an economic razor-edge,..."
- Arthur Chu, on what white America's been looking for, in us"Dr. King didn’t spend that much time condemning riots–he spent far more of his time condemning people who spent all of their time condemning riots,...King understood that trying to solve the problem of “riots” instead of trying to solve the problem of oppression is like feeding painkillers to a patient with a gushing open wound,...
...When your sons and daughters are shot dead in the street and the state refuses to so much as apologize, someone, somewhere is going to pick up a brick. When a people go unheard for generations, someone is going to scream. When you take your foot off a man’s neck, he’s going to knock your block off. To expect otherwise is to expect oppressed people to be inhuman,..."
- D. L. Hughley, on the 6 indicted Baltimore police officers, and the one undeniable flaw in most black's entire American experience“If they had just treated Mr. Gray like a human being,...they wouldn’t be going to court and he wouldn’t be dead. And the only reason that exists in this country is because America by and large thinks its no big deal.”
Folks, when you're willing to even consider - as your side's "most,...capable of reaching out" - a guy who has the same credibility as KKK highway clean-up, you need to re-ask if (at this point) it ain't the movement, itself, that's got a problem,...
I've been making this point, here, in one way or another, for the last seven years - directly to conservatives - to no avail:
"There can only be a tacit bargain if you imagine white people and black people as two separate nations negotiating a zero-sum deal. Of course this is ridiculous: justice is not zero sum. But lamentations like the Times' not only buy into this imaginary treaty, but also suggest black people aren't holding up their side of the agreement: 'The racial comity that the election of Barack Obama seemed to promise has not materialized...' 'Comity' is a term for legal reciprocity—when two separate legal entities agree to enforce each other's laws. A quirk of this great racial truce: only black people can violate it.
There's still hope for whites yet
Maybe, if you're white, your heritage might make you feel better - and push you to do the right thing; help you see it all another way. Your heritage, not blacks - we're fine as we are. Anyway, here's a "happy" white warning from '78 to nudge you ahead. Remember: the future is always now - and yes, We Are DEVO: