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America, you have 2 strikes, are you finally going to step up to bat?

So, I’ve been trying to think of how I wanted to say something about this whole situation all day. I’m no stranger to speaking out and I’ve honestly been tired of it lately. I feel like some of it falls of deaf ears, but if I’m tired then what the hell does that make myContinue reading “America, you have 2 strikes, are you finally going to step up to bat?”

Revisionist History Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation—and how this movie is responsible for countless death and violence (A pictorial review)

Throughout the years I’ve often read about this film, seeing the offensive clips and images — not feeling the need to look any further into it. While researching Reconstruction-era revisionism, this film and the novel it’s based on (The Clansman by Thomas Dixon) come up repetitively. But, I knew it was a 3-hour movie andContinue reading “Revisionist History Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation—and how this movie is responsible for countless death and violence (A pictorial review)”

Have y’all actually read The Green New Deal?

Seriously, have you read this proposal? It’s only 14 pages. You should read it. I guarantee you will not find the things that the most outspoken critics harp on about. Certainly not whatever this claim of costing trillions of dollars is that I keep hearing on political ads around Atlanta. Or Sean Hannity’s slanderous squawksContinue reading “Have y’all actually read The Green New Deal?”

Revisionist History Book Club: “A Measuring Rod For Text Books”—The DOC’s Guidebook For Approving and Removing History Across The South

While I’ve been calling this—Revisionist History Book Club—please note that many of these books, texts, speeches, and pamphlets—are the original textbooks used for education. These are the ones that actually called for the revisions to be made, or still do. Whether that be from misinformation, omission of truth, suppression of voices, or flat-out denials ofContinue reading “Revisionist History Book Club: “A Measuring Rod For Text Books”—The DOC’s Guidebook For Approving and Removing History Across The South”

Revisionist History Book Club: The Ku Klux Klan or Invisible Empire-published for schools by the Daughters of the Confederacy

“A great literature will yet arise out of the era of those four [Civil War] years, those scenes—era compressing centuries of native passion, first-class pictures, tempest of life and death—an inexhaustible mine for the histories, drama, romance, and even philosophy, of peoples to come—indeed the verteber of poetry and art (of personal character too) forContinue reading “Revisionist History Book Club: The Ku Klux Klan or Invisible Empire-published for schools by the Daughters of the Confederacy”

The United Daughters of the Confederacy: The O.G. Karen’s

“ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain Much is said about how the winner of a war getsContinue reading “The United Daughters of the Confederacy: The O.G. Karen’s”

Wait, there’s a statue of KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest in Georgia?

“Well, at least we’re not Mississippi!” That’s a phrase I’ve used many times throughout my life. Normally when talking about the latest embarrassment from the State of Georgia. Embarrassments that generally stifle any progress the State makes. Everything ranging from Honey Boo Boo to voter suppression; snowpocalypse to a school hosting its first integrated promContinue reading “Wait, there’s a statue of KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest in Georgia?”

Finding balance. What’s really happening at protests. And is it time for a racism recovery program?

I’ve recently embarked on a pretty large research project. I don’t want to reveal to much about what I’m working on, but I should get the first part out by next week and I plan to at least self-publish a book by the end of the year. I can say that finding balance and moderationContinue reading “Finding balance. What’s really happening at protests. And is it time for a racism recovery program?”

Why I only trust comedians and artists and the problems with your numbers

“ If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they’d have to bring out the tanks to control you.” – Dick Gregory In my previous career, when I’d go to a training conference I would try desperately to stay awake as I listened to some monotoned ScientistContinue reading “Why I only trust comedians and artists and the problems with your numbers”

That time I got written up for racism at work, code-switching and the power of your words

Reconciliation; the restoration of friendly relations the action of making one view or belief compatible with another the action of making financial accounts consistent; harmonization  Saying something stupid, uninformed, and yes, even racist is something I am no stranger to. It’s likely that I’ll say something ignorant in the future. I’m sure I’ve already wroteContinue reading “That time I got written up for racism at work, code-switching and the power of your words”

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