Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

On This Day: “Seemingly trying to catch a look, Bo, the Obama family dog, sits outside the Oval Office as the President and First Lady participated in a promotion ceremony.” Aug. 30, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

100 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead”

  1. 1 NurseShar
    August 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Good Saturday morning

  2. 6 arapaho415
    August 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Congrats on #1, Nurse Shar.

    Just posted this at the end of the previous thread:

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Good holiday weekend Saturday morning, TODville.

    Forty-seven years ago today, Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate to be seated on the Supreme Court by a vote of 69-11.

    I tried to find some news articles via Google on this, but ended up getting more confused than before I started.

    The article linked to in this tweet is an interesting one that provides historical context of #Ferguson, St. Louis and Missouri.
    “In 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such [racial ]covenants were unenforceable by states. The case, Shelley v. Kraemer, was argued for the black home buyers by Thurgood Marshall, who later became the high court’s first African American justice.”

    Not sure how Thurgood Marshall could have argued this case on behalf of the plaintiff since he was a confirmed SCOTUS Justice. Wikipedia isn’t much help explaining this inconsistency.

    The link is to page 2 of the article. Here’s page 1.

    • August 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Thanks for this reminder that while some things proceed others remain static. Although I remember the appointment it seems like another life ago.

      • 8 arapaho415
        August 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

        I think what bothers me the most is that our MSM is too lazy to do even cursory research into our country’s history.

        The fact that the plaintiff brought suit against housing discrimination in St. Louis 66 years ago seems to have escaped notice for everyone except this Business Week reporter (and I had to go to page 15 of Google search for News > Thurgood Marshall).

        And the fact that this country’s first non-white SCOTUS member was confirmed 67 years ago also escaped their notice, which would make for compelling reading, IMO.

        The first place to look when we lament how uninformed Americans are is the media.

        Also, realized my typo in this tweet — had 1947 on the brain, should have tweeted 67th anniversary of #ThurgoodMarshall confirmation. Erroneous tweet deleted — apology to those gracious tweeters who RT’d/fav’d typo-tweet.

        • August 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm

          Not to worry. I don’t remember his confirmation but many discussions about the role he was playing in advancing the cause. No one seems to love history anymore but MSM should give context to their writing by honoring the pioneers. We are programmed to live only in the present and mostly pay attention only since the rise of the Internet. Thank you for highlighting this.

  3. August 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    What a good dog. Mine would never sit still.

  4. 14 arapaho415
    August 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    OK, this response (second tweet) to @mlcalderone cracked me up:

  5. 15 sjterrid
    August 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Good Morning, TOD! I hope everybody has a great labor day weekend. Thank you Chips, Nerdy & all the other BT’s for all the work you do putting this blog together everyday. TOD is the place to go to get the real news about what is happening around the world.

  6. 16 canadabarb4obama
    August 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I love BO; such a good boy, just like Danny!

  7. 17 yardarm756
    August 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Good morning shipmates….Happy Labor Day such as it is. Be at peace if only for a few hours.


  8. 22 vcprezofan2
    August 30, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Morning, folks! Hope you all are having/planning to have a good Labour Day weekend.

    • 23 desertflower
      August 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

      are you home now, vc??

      • 24 vcprezofan2
        August 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

        Not until next Tuesday, Desertf! I’m supposed to be helping offspring find housing but I suspect (hope) I won’t be leaving the hotel today.

        • 25 desertflower
          August 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

          Oh:) I thought it was a “Kiss and Go” operation…hope you find something good!

          • 26 vcprezofan2
            August 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

            Fingers crossed, Df – please cross yours to help with the vibes. He’s #117 on the waiting list for the university, but has to find somewhere until then (bugs me because I don’t know my way around here – am tempted to say let’s go back home and try to reactive the offer from our ‘home’ university). I mean, how could they not have guaranteed a place to an out of town student, especially *my* offspring! Should they not have known? 😀 😀 Anyway, we’ll see how the cookie crumbles over the next couple of days.

            • 27 desertflower
              August 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

              Seems to be a growing trend…unfortunately! It’s not as if you don’t have enough to worry about with school and a totally new environment…what in the world! ASU did the same thing but put those kids up in hotels if they didn’t have the dorm space they promised. Weird. Good luck:)

  9. 29 yardarm756
    August 30, 2014 at 11:06 am


  10. 30 desertflower
    August 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Profits over people…or why Republicans don’t want regulations.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/30/us/peanut-salmonella-trial/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 Very good read

  11. 31 dotster3
    August 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

  12. 34 Vicki
    August 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

    What does TOD make, if anything, about the conflicting reports about when POTUS will announce his Immigration plans?
    Naturally, whatever PBO does and when is fine by me. The Media chatter is not well-intentioned—-that goes without saying.

    • August 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

      I think it’s a very tough decision. It will really disappoint Latinos if he doesn’t take action soon. If he does take action, we may lose the Senate.

      As you say, I will support him whichever path he chooses. But I certainly don’t envy him one bit.

      • 36 Vicki
        August 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

        Are you convinced, meta, that immigration is that dangerous to Dems? Not arguing. I am at sea with this issue. Definitely confused and conflicted.

      • 38 hopefruit2
        August 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        Again, in situations like these I always refer back to the horses’ mouths for what is going to happen. The media is a complete and utter waste of time and they are not there to inform, but to confuse, distort, and discourage. PBO is not waffling or going back and forth on immigration action – the media is trying to make it seem that way because they want to discourage Latinos.

        PBO announced months ago that at some point AFTER the August recess, he will make a decision if Boehner had not brought the Senate bill down to the house for a vote by the August recess. Chuck Schumer reinforced that announcement after Eric Cantor was defeated in his primary elections. I refer you back to his speech made on June 11 on this matter:


        Chuck Schumer said: “if the House fails to act during this window…. the President would be more than justified in acting ANY TIME AFTER THE SUMMER IS OVER …” which basically reinforced PBO’s presser on CIR. As far as I know, the summer is not over yet. Thus, PBO will take his decision on immigration as planned – not for the media to decide, or tell us when and how.

        Another thing, I don’t think that immigration action by PBO will put us in more danger of losing the Senate – remember, the Senate already has voted for CIR. It’s the house that has not voted. Again as per Schumer, the majority of Republicans support CIR, and the polls show that even Republicans support CIR – and it’s highly unlikely that voters would punish Senate Dems for some action that PBO takes on that front.

        • August 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

          Agree with your approach and assessment, hf2.

          For me, it’s a winning issue for DEMS and I’d prefer him to take action as close to 4 Nov 2014 as practical to have the strongest impact on Latino (and others, particularly young folk) turnout. The more the GOP and the #NEWSTAINERS howl about the action he takes, the more motivating it’s going to be for turnout.

          Just my opinion, of course.

          • 40 hopefruit2
            August 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm

            That approach makes a lot of sense Bob.

            This reminds me of when the MSM was trying to “pressure” PBO into coming out for same-sex marriage before 2012, with a complete misunderstanding and false hope that it would alienate his base of AA voters. Well, PBO DID come out for SSM, and as usual, the media was WRONG about AA voters’ response to PBO’s position.

            Similarly, if PBO acts on immigration, DEMS will have nothing to worry about – the Latinos will be highly motivated and will vote in the midterms. A higher voter turnout for AA and Latinos in the midterms is a Republican nightmare…

          • 41 Vicki
            August 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

            I thank you all for clarifying comments and agree completely.
            When PBO determines the time is right we will hear his plan. And HF, I think you’re correct that it won’t impact senate races. Bob, with you on sooner rather than later. It must be so hard to be waiting and waiting for this good thing to arrive.

          • August 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

            Concur with your respective comments, hf2 and Vicki. Thank you.



        • August 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

          I hope you’re right, although having the Senate vote on CIR and having POTUS take executive action are two different things.

          I haven’t studied the numbers in those red states where Dems are worried about their re-election, so I defer to your judgement. But as always we’ll just have to see what happens after Labor Day when people start paying closer attention.

          For my own personal part, I hope he takes action now.

    • 44 nospin
      August 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I personally don’t believe that there will be an issue. POTUS can only do so much with an executive order so the bottom line is that he needs a Congress that he can work with to make any substantial change. I think of the executive order as a more advanced type of band aid but a larger fix is needed to address the root cause.

      So I don’t see an issue with whatever he does. The outcome will most likely be a slightly better version than what we have right now which isn’t much. POTUS needs a Congress willing to act on Comprehensive Immigration reform and the only way to get that done is to vote for an electorate that is willing to make that happen. That is the message I get when I listen to PO on this topic and that is the only message I share with folks who have an interest in moving forward on immigration.

      • 45 Vicki
        August 30, 2014 at 12:33 pm

        Very astute, nospin. I see a huge upside to Latinos. This reminds me of the painstaking and measured route to marriage equality and gender equality in the military. Piece by piece bit by bit with criticism every step of the way.

  13. 46 dotster3
    August 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I thought the whole Obama fam would likely being going to the Kass wedding. He’s been with their fam for so long—–since Chgo days—–that I read they consider him family—–has a very close relationship with both Barack and Michelle—- and the girls think of him as Uncle Sam.

  14. 47 yardarm756
    August 30, 2014 at 11:30 am



    1993 Late Show with David Letterman debuts on CBS. It had been thought by many that Letterman would take over for Johnny Carson when he retired. However, NBC gave the job to Jay Leno and Letterman moved from NBC to CBS.

    1984 First launch of the third space shuttle Discovery.

    1983 First African-American in space Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford, Jr. aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

    1963 Washington-Moscow Hot Line opens, providing emergency communication in the event of a crisis.

    1954 Atomic Energy Bill Pres. Eisenhower signs the bill allowing private ownership of nuclear reactors for the production of electricity.

    1935 Revenue Act is passed by Congress, raising inheritance and gift taxes.

    1861 Civil War General Fremont frees the slaves of Missouri; against the orders of Pres. Lincoln.

    1856 The second school of higher education for blacks in the U.S Wilberforce College in Ohio is founded. Ashmun Institute of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854, was the first. Source: An Almanac of the Christian Church

    1800 Slave Revolt Virginian slave Gabriel Prosser organizes an army of about 1,000 slaves and almost succeeded in taking Richmond. Afterwards, 35 slaves, including Prosser, were executed. Source: Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of History


    1943 R. Crumb (Robert Crumb), American underground cartoonist, creator of Fritz the Cat (1965) and the Keep On Truckin’ drawing (1968). The documentary Crumb (1994) was about his life.

    1939 Elizabeth Ashley American Tony-winning actress. TV: Evening Shade (Aunt Frieda).

    1935 John Phillips American folk singer, with The Mamas and the Papas, California Dreamin’ and Monday, Monday.

    1931 John Leonard “Jack” Swigert, Jr d. 1982 American astronaut. During Apollo 13 he proclaimed, “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Lovell repeated the sentiment a few seconds later.

    1918 Ted Williams d. 2002 American baseball Hall of Famer, American League’s MVP (1946, 49). He served as a pilot for WWII and the Korean War. An avid fisherman, he hosted a TV fishing show and was inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame.

    1918 Kitty Wells (Muriel Deason), American country singer, “Queen of Country Music.” She was the first woman to hit #1 on the country charts with It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (1952).

    1908 Fred MacMurray d. 1991 American actor. Film: The star of numerous Disney movies. TV: My Three Sons (1960-72, dad Steve Douglas). His face served as the model for the Captain Marvel in the comic books (1939).

    1907 Shirley Booth d. 1992 (Thelma Booth Ford), American Oscar, Tony and Emmy-winning actress, Hazel Burke of Hazel.

    1907 John William Mauchly d. 1980 American computer pioneer. He and J. Presper Eckert invented the first digital general-purpose computer (ENIAC) in 1945. He and Eckert also started the first computer company (1947).

    1896 Raymond Massey d. 1983 Canadian actor. Film: Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940, title role). TV: Dr. Kildare (Dr. Gillespie).

    1893 Huey Pierce Long d. 1935 Louisiana governor (1928-31), U.S. Senator (1931-35), who ran for the presidency under his “share the wealth” plan. He was assassinated by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss Jr.

    1891 Claire Straith d. 1958 American cosmetic surgery, safety pioneer. After witnessing the injuries and disfigurements of his patients from automobile crashes, he promoted the use of padded dashes, recessed dash knobs, and seat belts. With the notable exceptions of Chrysler and Tucker, most manufactures rejected his suggestions, opting for style over safety.

    1871 Ernest Rutherford d. 1937 British Nobel-winning physicist. He was the first to split the atom (1919). He also discovered the alpha particle (1904) and the proton (1920).

    1797 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley d. 1851 English author. Writings: Frankenstein (1818). She was the wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelly.


    2006 Glenn Ford b. 1916 (Gwyllyn Ford), Canadian-born actor. Film: Gilda (1946) and Blackboard Jungle (1955). TV: Cade’s County (Sam Cade). Quote: Response to being rushed, “I’ve only got one other speed, and it’s slower.”

    1970 Abraham Zapruder b. 1905 American clothing manufacturer. He made the famous film of Pres. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

    1968 William Talman b. 1917 American actor. TV: Perry Mason (D.A. Hamilton Burger).

    1961 Charles Coburn b. 1877 American Oscar-winning actor. Film: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) and The More the Merrier (1943, Oscar).

    1940 Joseph John Thomson b. 1856 English physicist. He discovered the electron (1897).

    1483 Louis XI b. 1423 King of France (1461-83).

    1181 Alexander III b. circa 1105 Italian religious leader, 170th Pope (1159-81).

  15. 48 yardarm756
    August 30, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Something beautiful that big money is rushing to tarnish.

  16. August 30, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Good Morning Everyone 🙂

  17. 50 Vicki
    August 30, 2014 at 11:54 am


    Calculated Risk, a relatively non-partisan economic blog is predicting another good jobs report on Friday and the Unemployment number going down! These were tools the GOP/MSM used in their attempts to bludgeon PBO in 2012.

    In related news, Peter King (R) R for retarded, NY congressman whose hair is always on fire declares ” Real Americans don’t care about the economy.”

    On Peter King’s planet, (not on this one) the crucial issue is what color suit the Commander in Chief wears.

    • 51 desertflower
      August 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      He’s unhinged. Flipping psycho. When they all start yammering on about even more stupid stuff than usual…they’re scared shitless. There will be no RW wave election….I hope that they are all deemed insignificant and we can move forward…with or without them.

      • 52 Vicki
        August 30, 2014 at 12:25 pm

        Your wish, desertflower and mine, are identical.

        If i were a cartoonist I would draw a large wave swamping all boats labeled GOP and show a smooth sea with the Good Ship Obamacare merrily afloat, folllowed by Good Ship US Senate, GS majority US Democratic Governors and The Good Ship happy Americans.

    • 53 Claire
      August 30, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Peter King prefers white suits with matching hoods.

  18. 54 vcprezofan2
    August 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    This week’s @Interior has bits about wildfires, early warning earthquake system and about how some oil and gas revenues are being used.

  19. August 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Oh, and about all that bluster from #TzarVlad ….

    Added context, these two tweets were RT’d by the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoff Pyatt 🙂

  20. August 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    “Coalition building is hard work, but it is the best way to tackle a common enemy. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, the first President George Bush and Secretary of State James A. Baker III did not act alone or in haste. They methodically assembled a coalition of countries whose concerted action brought a quick victory.

    Extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them.”

    Do hope all of you have read SoS Kerry’s Op-Ed ….

    The message to the #GWB gang of liars, murderers & torturers (and their #NEWSTAINER & other GOP minions) could not be clearer.

  21. August 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    “A Glide user living nearby (whose identity is being protected) was simply using the Glide app on their smartphone exactly as it was designed – to instantly communicate with a friend through our real-time video texting service. Simultaneously, they also captured audio in the background of the gunshots allegedly fired at Michael Brown.

    Because Glide is the only messaging application using streaming video technology, each message is simultaneously recorded and transmitted, so the exact time can be verified to the second. In this case, the video in question was created at 12:02:14 PM CDT on Saturday, August 9th.

    We commend this Glide user for turning their Glide video message over to FBI investigators as possible evidence in this ongoing investigation.”

  22. August 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

  23. August 30, 2014 at 12:54 pm

  24. 60 Jeff
    August 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

  25. August 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    “Kazakhstan has a right to withdraw from the Eurasian Economic Union if its interests are infringed, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reminded in an interview to Khabar TV Channel.

    “If the rules set forth in the agreement are not followed, Kazakhstan has a right to withdraw from the Eurasian Economic Union. I have said this before and I am saying this again. Kazakhstan will not be part of organizations that pose a threat to our independence. Our independence is our dearest treasure, which our grandfathers fought for. First of all, we will never surrender it to someone, and secondly, we will do our best to protect it,” the President said.”

    Got that, Vlad ….

  26. August 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

  27. August 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Not pleased with Mogherini replacing Ashton, but absolutely delighted that the next EU President is Polish Prime Minister Tusk. Great timing given NATO meetings!!!

  28. August 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I will be out of commission for the rest of the day……certain matters will be preoccupying me 😎

    • 71 vcprezofan2
      August 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      LPlains, I suppose that’s a better preoccupation than wandering around in the mall! 😀 Enjoy your afternoon.

  29. August 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Hello, TODers! Any Deval Patrick fans here? My governor was on the news quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me today and more than held his own. You can listen to his segment here: http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/ Love my Gov!

  30. August 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Agree with President Poroshenko’s assessment of the situation …

  31. August 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

  32. August 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Remembering 3 weeks ago ….

  33. 80 Nena20409
    August 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Hello TOD.
    TOD is the Very Best. Thanks all around for what YOU All do.

  34. August 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    ““Those who do not seize the opportunity to open diplomatic talks only strengthen Hamas’s regime in Gaza,” she said, directing her comments at Netanyahu.”

  35. 83 yardarm756
    August 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Looky, looky. MSNBC’s T.J. Holmes has a beige suit on. I wonder why?

    • 84 Nena20409
      August 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      I just turned to MSNBC…..T.J. Is awesome. I Love his Voice. It looks like he’s got the time slot now that GregM is now a NBC National Correspondent.

    • 86 anniebella
      August 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      I like T.J. Holmes most of the time but he was acting like a jackass when he was talking to the Congressman from R.I. asking him about the comment POTUS made yesterday were the media have taken totally out of content.

      • August 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Yes he was. Took a break from my gardening to see the “tan” suit yardarm mentioned. T.J.’s another to get his bonafides off of analyzing PBO. They are all alike, to some degree. Back to my gardening…….I learn more from my plants.

      • 88 yardarm756
        August 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

        He’s still part of the MSM and I don’t trust ’em.

      • 89 Nena20409
        August 30, 2014 at 3:24 pm

        Asking questions…..No matter how uncomfortable is the job a a true Journalist. When I will denounce any Journo is when the questions are slanted only to one side or when obvious questions are ignored. Journalists are NEVER supposed to be friends or foe…..their true constituents are the Public and holding those in power accountable…..No BS.

        The reason…..I like Dan Rather……Sam Donaldson…..the Late Peter J…..Jessica Savitch……The Mudd brothers, the late 60 Mins Reports, Soledad O’Brien, Gwen Iffil, Judy Woodruff, etc.

        And of course, Walter C.

        T.J is not a pundit.

        It is the Job of those being interviewed to have articulate answers. It is the Job of a Journo to keep their feet to the fire. That is the ONLY way the public get answers to stubborn questions.

        • August 30, 2014 at 4:38 pm

          This implies that the Press is un biased…that has never been the case…but what is true today is that they are corporate owned….the MSM as a whole has abdicated its sacred trust given to them by the constitution…I am not sure if they ever lived up to the ideal…there are a few exceptions….very few…

          I am with Yard…I do not trust their motivations

  36. August 30, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    As Bobfr mentioned:

  37. August 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Oh, this is beautiful:

  38. 94 yardarm756
    August 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm


  39. August 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The only other thing different from 1939 is the extensive arsenal of nuclear weapons held by several states, but that aside, this could not be more relevant …

    ““To die for Danzig” is a phrase that symbolizes the attitude of Western Europe to the war that broke out 75 years ago. Three times, France and the United Kingdom gave the green light to the German dictator. Neither the Anschluss, nor the occupation of the Sudetenland, nor the dismantling of Czechoslovakia resulted in any serious consequences for Hitler and his state. And when on September 1, 1939, as a logical continuation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the first shots rang out in Danzig (Gdańsk), the Western powers could decide only on a “phony war.” Thus, they gave Hitler the green light for the fourth time, thinking they would save their own lives at the price of Danzig. The next capital on the list to be occupied was Paris, and then, soon after, the bombs fell on London. Only then did the cries begin: “Stop,” and “Never again!”

    This selfish and shortsighted policy of the Europeans toward the aggressor must not be repeated again. However, the recent evolution of the world situation and the sudden heightening of tensions strangely resemble the year 1939. Russia, the aggressor state, is occupying a part of its smaller neighbor — the Crimea. The army and special services of President Putin, operating mostly incognito in the east of Ukraine, are supporting groups that terrorize the local population and are openly threatening invasion.

    There is, however, a new element as compared to 1939: in recent years the aggressor has succeeded in attracting into the orbit of its interests many politicians and business people while its Western partners continue to believe in its “human face.” The lobby that was formed has influenced and continues to influence the policies of numerous countries. This policy is described as “Russia first” and even “Russia only.” Now it has collapsed and Europe urgently needs a new Ostpolitik.

    Therefore, we are issuing an urgent appeal to our fellow Europeans and their governments:”

    Hopefully, another difference won’t emerge …. the inability of anyone to record history or read it if we don’t stop a full scale Russian, European War – that will go global in a matter of minutes, not weeks or months.

  40. 98 Jeff
    August 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

  41. August 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    “What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage…White rage recurs in American history. It exploded after the Civil War, erupted again to undermine the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision and took on its latest incarnation with Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House. For every action of African American advancement, there’s a reaction, a backlash”.

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