Mass shootings again this week, and black communities are dealing with the impacts of more folks murdered by police. The air is heavy with every kind of feeling. Still, some jackasses say this isn’t the time to talk about guns.
But guns have never been separate from race in America. It goes much further back than Reagan signing the Mulford Act to stop the Black Panthers from carrying guns in the 60s. To see even a sliver of it, you have to go all the way back to the founding of the country. I brought in this little cartoon to drop that knowledge.
You know, a lot of folks still believe that the Internet is some sort of utopia. There’s this idea that everything is equal. That no one knows who you are, so no one is hateful, or racist, or anything mean. Well, anyone who’s ever wandered through a comments section, especially on Yahoo, knows this just isn’t so.
On the site Womanist Musings, I saw a video today that puts it into context. Here it is:
Here it is, for folks who had this thought: I cannot go another day without a 50 Shades of Gray parody that involves He-Man.
You have your wish, and it’s AWESOME!
h/t to Renee at Womanist Musings..otherwise I still would be too braindead to post.
So much news is running through my brain I can’t parse it out quick enough to figure out what to write about. I’m involved in some fundraising and grant writing, and am trying to finish up a couple of library books I can’t renew again.
Since my brain and fingers can’t work together, you get a music video for your enjoyment. A video from a grown man who is a fan of the boy band WestLife. Yep. Here you are:
What the heck, let’s make it a double feature! Give it up for LeAnn Rimes!