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The California State Legislature was considering a John Wayne Day but that was nixed after comments fromm 1971 Playboy magazine article emerged. Some have deemed these statements racist and some are saying it is political correctness. Read the statements and weigh in. Share your thoughts.
1.’We can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.’
2.’I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, if that’s what you’re asking. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.’
3.’When you allow unlawful acts to go unpunished, you’re moving toward a government of men rather than a government of law; you’re moving toward anarchy. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. We allow dirty loudmouths to publicly call policemen pigs; we let a fella like William Kunstler make a speech to the Black Panthers saying that the ghetto is theirs, and that if police come into it, they have a right to shoot them. Why is that dirty, no-good son of a bitch allowed to practice law?’
4.’I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves. Now, I’m not condoning slavery. It’s just a fact of life, like the kid who gets infantile paralysis and has to wear braces so he can’t play football with the rest of us.’
5.’The academic community has developed certain tests that determine whether the blacks are sufficiently equipped scholastically. But some blacks have tried to force the issue and enter college when they haven’t passed the tests and don’t have the requisite background.’
Laremy Tunsil is now a Miami Dolphin. He went 13th in the NFL draft. He had hopes of going earlier, but his hopes were dashed when shortly before the draft someone posted a video of him with a gas mask bong. He looked like he was feeling no pain and having a good time. He like so many people chronicle all aspects of their lives and share their exploits with their friends, but what happens when friends become enemies? They post something that they know will hurt you at a time that can change the course of your life…just ask Laremy Tunsil.
Is Ted Cruz living in a parallel universe? He has to be and in that world he is inches away from winning the GOP nomination for the presidency, but here in the real world he is losing, losing badly. So to see him anointing a running mate today is bizarre. Maybe he is not the only one that resides in this other world. Carly Fiorina is a card carrying citizen of that world. If she was not she would not be jumping on board the Cruz train. At what point does a candidate accept the real world reality that this is not his season. Obviously, Cruz is not there yet he still sees a path but it is over. He is a passenger on the Titanic and today he invited a buddy to join him.
In 2008 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fought hard to win the Democratic presidential nomination. It wash rough but when it was over Clinton appealed to her supporters and encouraged them to vote for the eventual president. Clinton like her supporters was a Democrat and she supported the nominee, but in the election season we are seeing a different kind of voter on the Democratic side. Bernie supporters have used terms like “democratic whore”, they have brought up Monica Lewinsky and called Clinton unethical. The have in fact provided Donald Trump with some of his talking points. His supporters seemingly have a Bernie or Bust attitude. One is left to ask the question, “are they really Democrats?” The answer is no, but look at who they are supporting…Bernie is not a Democrat either.
What the heck is good hair?* Is it the kind of hair that is naturally straight? Is it the kind of hair that has a natural curl? Good hair is a phrase that probably pre-dates most of my readers, but it is a phrase that continues to echo in the black community. If something is good it actually implies the opposite of that state is bad. So do we conclude hair with a natural kink is bad? One would think this would be a conversation we were no longer having, but sadly that is not the case. Over the years chemicals and electric devises have enabled us to have any kind of hair we want. We can have naturals, kinky and even nappy if that is your preference. So can we stop using this antiquated term “good hair”, and simply accept the beauty of diversity.
*Understood the Beyonce reference just opening it up to a wider discussion.
Three young girls accused of stealing a car drown while attempting to escape from the police. The deputies claimed they waded into the water in an attempt to save them but the dashcam paints a very different picture. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Bernie Sanders, the socialist insurgent presidential candidate, says he is losing to Hillary Clinton because poor people don’t vote. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Just saw Barbershop The Next Cut today and if you have not seen it I encourage you to do so. Sure there are plenty of laughs, but the heart of the story is a father’s love for his son. A black father’s love. I say that because this is not the kind of story that gets much media play. We see black fathers on the Maury Povich show turning flips when they find out that they are not the father. We see the glorification of gang bangers, but we rarely see loving fathers standing up for their children. Go see it and you will be inspired.