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I really like Gov. Whitmer, but ... We're looking at white privilege in real time

But I am concerned that some people are advocating that several highly qualified black women be passed over for VP in favor of white female whose primary advantage is that she holds an office that black women have never had the opportunity to hold because they have consistently been (and continue to be) shut out of being elected to statewide office.

In other words, Gov. Whitmer is being credited for performing very well in an office that black women have been blocked from holding and, thus have never been able to prove how competently they would perform in
the role.

This is a perfect example of how white privilege works and continues to be perpetuated, even when people don't intend to. Black women are essentially being penalized for not gaining certain kinds of executive experience when they've been denied access to the only venue in which they could acquire that kind of experience - while a white woman who has been granted entry into that small room is touted as more qualified than the black women to hold another office that has been denied to women of all races because she had the advantages they were prevented from obtaining.

This is not a knock against Gov. Whitmer - I think she's great. But the racial privilege is real.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Aug 8, 2020, 03:41 PM (167 replies)


Good for you, young warrior!

If a school can suspend a student for taking and posting a photo, it can certainly require its students to wear masks.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Fri Aug 7, 2020, 12:30 PM (1 replies)

Sasha makes a good point: Trump thought he'd be running against Sanders or Warren

All of his talking points and campaign rhetoric seem to be geared toward an opponent much more like Sanders or Warren. He seems to have no idea how to run against Biden. And, funny thing, it also seems that no one on his campaign team has been able to move him off of this spot.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Fri Aug 7, 2020, 10:06 AM (16 replies)

So, DUers - what do you think NY Attorney General James' announcement will be tomorrow?

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Aug 5, 2020, 08:55 PM (13 replies)

The nerds are trying to save us from the cool kids

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Aug 5, 2020, 04:07 PM (24 replies)

"For my 'All Lives Matter' Friends"

This pretty much explains it:
Posted by StarfishSaver | Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:42 PM (38 replies)

Today, Trump gave me yet another reason to be grateful that the Democrats won the House in 2018

There can be no doubt the November election would be delayed as long as Trump wished - if not cancelled altogether - if both houses of Congress were in Republican hands.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 11:19 PM (2 replies)

MSNBC just reported that the White House sent NO ONE to represent the administration at the funeral

Graceless and hateful.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:55 PM (84 replies)

Rev. Raphael Warnock, who presided over the funeral, is running for the U.S. Senate

Pastor Warnock is a good man, a strong liberal, a Christian servant in the true sense of the word, eschews the gospel of prosperity, and understands and respects the separation of church and state (as evidenced, in part, by the fact that there was no mention of his political race at any point in this 3 1/2 hour service).

He will make a fantastic senator. I think the world of him. Please help him out if you can. https://warnockforgeorgia.com/

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:40 PM (5 replies)

John Lewis' final charge to us

While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.

That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.
When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:56 AM (0 replies)
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