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The Cruel Realities Of Racism

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124 Responses to “The Cruel Realities Of Racism”


  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Thank you, Nerdy!

  2. July 1, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Thank you, NW. Thank you, always. For always being here. Always bringing it. Thank you.

  3. July 1, 2019 at 11:42 am

    We are so so so screwed.

  4. 4 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 11:48 am

    • 5 Don
      July 1, 2019 at 11:56 am

      This is not who we are. We should be better than this, bullshit! This is exactly who and what we are. America voted a mad-man into the highest office in the land, with or without Russian interference. I wish people would stop saying this is not who we are, history has proven that fact wrong time and time again. Because if this weren’t who we are we wouldn’t have children in cages down on the goddamn border.

      • July 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm

        I know..Don…this underbelly has always been there…blk folks and others have constantly struggled to make the words from the Declaration of Independence ring true..that We are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights…among them being Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…but from the beginning we were excluded…even when we were included by way of amendments…it was never quite enough…when were included by court order…it was never quite enough…and here we are with the latest SCOTUS decree…that after they derailed the VRA by gutting pre-clearance…they decide that they will be hands off re-garding gerrymandering and voter suppression…

        but WE have been thru dark times…WE have struggled and prevailed…WE must do the same now…

      • 7 jacquelineoboomer
        July 1, 2019 at 3:14 pm

        The only thing we ever do, sad to say, is swing the pendulum back and forth, from good to bad, from bad to worse, etc. But without hope that we can change OURSELVES, no sense getting up in the morning. It gets harder and harder to hope.

  5. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 11:50 am

  6. 9 Dudette
    July 1, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Respite from the madness

  7. July 1, 2019 at 11:52 am

  8. 15 Dudette
    July 1, 2019 at 11:54 am

  9. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I swear the Defense Department pushed back on trump’s previous ask for a military parade. Hoping that’s the case – even at the last minute – here. Too depressing to actually read all this anti-democracy stuff, so who knows.

  10. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

  11. July 1, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Excellent post👏👏

  12. July 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Thank YOU NERDY…Thank YOU!!!

  13. 22 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Perfect thread.

  14. July 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    imo,
    Our next message from the stage = What was the GOP party is now Dead.
    Democratic candidates must stand together in lockstep and denounce the party of Putin,
    What we have in place of the old GOP party is promoting authoritarianism, corporate power and wealth, racism, bigotry in all its forms, misogyny and pornography, cronyism, against the rule of law, anti-science, anti-climate crisis, anti-truth, is against the welfare and future of humanity and all living beings. They don’t care.
    –Next debate should be across the board platform for Denouncing the Republican Party,

    • July 1, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      The Party of no-election-protections has a deal with Putin.
      Dems need a unified message – not about how ‘nice’ we are but how corrupt GOP is – and force that subject down the throats of the media. No more food fights. Make GOP answer to how they are destroying democracy, coddling up to the worst dictators and allowing them to invade our elections.

    • July 1, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Imo way forward is demanding democratic leadership to run on a platform of denouncing gop party,
      putting them on the ropes, collectively and powerfully. Put them on the defensive.
      Tanks on July 4th next? We are already not the shining beacon on the hill.
      We must to go on the offensive against the GOP and all they represent.
      The Republican Party is Dead = key message.

    • July 1, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Our guys can be eloquent sure, but they must unified and specific on critique of GOP.
      Those who won’t critique GOP should be knocked out right away.
      Or we will lose.

  15. July 1, 2019 at 12:49 pm

  16. July 1, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Just had to say it.

  17. July 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    • July 1, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      That made me cry. How could we go from that to this?

      • July 1, 2019 at 8:11 pm

        Russians hacked the vote count. Trump is a Russian agent and traitor. But when you read the Mueller Report, you realized Russia did a trail to by hacking into House and Senate races. Without interference MoscowMitch would not have been re-elected. This is what they’re hiding. The GOP stole the House and Senate in 2014, the presidency in 2016 and at least two Gov races in 2018, putting a white nationalist in the GA mansion and a Italian mobster in the FL one.

  18. 34 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 1:23 pm

  19. July 1, 2019 at 1:28 pm

  20. 36 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm


    NOW: 2020 candidate Julian Castro attends a town hall in Frisco, Texas

  21. 39 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Hello TODbots on a truly manic Monday.
    Excellent Post, NW…Obrigada😍
    🙏💜❤💗💙💚👒💁‍♀️❣

  22. 40 Hillary Darton
    July 1, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Democrats will fine some way to blow this 2020 election like 2016. Attacking one another ( and I don’t care who it is doing the attacking) is not the way to go. I don’t like it.

  23. 41 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm

  24. 42 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    She’s coming for the crime syndicate

  25. 44 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

  26. July 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    She did it!!

    • 48 Dudette
      July 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      What a way to make an entrance!

  27. 49 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    And the ACLU is suing the state of Florida for this unconstitutional poll tax. Donate to them if you are able.

  28. 50 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Thread

  29. July 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

  30. 52 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 4:10 pm

  31. 53 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 4:22 pm

  32. 54 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 4:28 pm


    @CNNPolitics – 3 hours ago
    Fact check: Barack Obama never “begged” for a meeting with Kim Jong Un https://cnn.it/2J1dRUl

  33. 55 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm

  34. 57 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm

  35. 58 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    • July 2, 2019 at 1:57 am

      Am saying prayers that he gets off our collective lawns. He exhausted my capacity to give him anything but a yawn, at best.

  36. 60 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 6:38 pm

  37. 61 nena20409
    July 1, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    • July 1, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      I really feel like this is none of our business. Joe doesn’t deserve to be hit with any of this.

      • 63 jacquelineoboomer
        July 1, 2019 at 8:59 pm

        With you on that.

      • 64 Hillary Darton
        July 1, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        No it is none of our business, but to me it just shows the Biden family is like most average families out there, it’s not perfect it has problems like all our families does. Beside we know how the media is,

      • July 2, 2019 at 1:19 am

        I feel for VP Joe & fam, I think if it was out there, maybe best to get ahead of it, control the narrative.

  38. July 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    • July 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Heads up on that reporter:

  39. 68 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm

  40. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 9:12 pm

  41. 71 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    One slight correction, not a real president, but good question.

    • 72 jacquelineoboomer
      July 1, 2019 at 11:53 pm

  42. 73 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

  43. 74 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Interesting

  44. 75 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm

  45. 76 Dudette
    July 1, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Hey Everyone!
    CSPAN3is running President Obama’s D-Day 70th Anniversary speech in Normandy (6/6/2014). It’s on now!

  46. July 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    This is just so off-the-scale NUTS.

  47. July 1, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you, NW, for this post. 💞

  48. 82 jer44
    July 1, 2019 at 10:49 pm

  49. July 1, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    So John Bolton (the warmonger, do to Iran what was done in Iraq, etc., current NatSec Advisor to iQ45) was sent to Mongolia (not kidding 😂) while iQ45 hanged out w/ his bestie dictators & princely murderers. Out there in Mongolia, pauvre John had only one option: Tweet! Whoever “leaked” No. Korea deal needs to be quartered. 😂 Dood, yr iQ45 sent you to Mongolia, so he could “leak”, photo op, lie some more, & claim more infamy he calls “historic”, including stupid MSM. Wot! Hope John enjoyed Mongolia. Can’t quite figure out what a NatSec is doing there, unless it’s another avenue to steal elections, not just iQ45 sending him to “siberia”. 😯 😂😂😏

  50. 84 marleysperson
    July 1, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    This made me smile:)

  51. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    This will put a smile on our faces! Sweet dreams, TODville.

  52. 87 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Whaaaaaat!!!!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/two-possibly-exposed-to-sarin-at-facebook-california-facility-official/ar-AADHDAo?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company’s Silicon Valley mail facility tested positive for the toxic compound.

    The people who came in contact with the suspicious package at about 11 a.m. did not show any symptoms of exposure to sarin, said Jon Johnston, fire marshal for the city of Menlo Park, where Facebook is based.

    “The (Facebook) facility tests all of the packages that come in and they had a positive test, so they just initiated their standard protocol. Now we’re just waiting to verify whether that’s true or not,” he said.

  53. 88 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Another edition of ‘IOKIYA (white) R”

  54. July 2, 2019 at 12:20 am

  55. 93 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 12:44 am

  56. 95 Obama Grandmama
    July 2, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Reading the busing issue comments made me want to share my own bussing experience as a substitute teacher in IL during Vietnam Nam years. My Air Force husband was stationed at Chanute AFB in ‘69-‘70. I was subbing in three school districts Rantoul, Urbana and Champaign K thru 12 grades. Bussing laws were in effect. There did not seem to be the outrage in the North as much as in the Southern states, but it was evident that choices made to enact the law were dictated by school boards, budgets and politics (underlying racism). I noticed that the Black students bussed into the schools I subbed in arrived together twenty to thirty minutes after school started on the same bus and left twenty to thirty minutes prior to the end of the school day together. The excuse was not to impact their budget for the cost of buses and not to impact the bus routes of the other students. In reality it created a division among the students and enabled the feeling of differences by all instead of fostering what was intended. The bussed students became a unified group that the other students viewed as outsiders. So how a program is run and implemented is huge in whether the effort works or does not work.

  57. 97 Dudette
    July 2, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Morning Motivation:
    When they come at you today, you bust out your Be Bruce Lee on ‘em! 🤨

  58. 98 jer44
    July 2, 2019 at 8:28 am

  59. July 2, 2019 at 9:02 am

    The time has passed for all this Jive…
    it is time for #TruthAndReconcilation..

  60. July 2, 2019 at 10:06 am

    IDIOTS, ALL OF THEM.

  61. 102 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Morning everyone. Look at our idiot Governor!!!

  62. 103 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Morning everyone. Look at our idiot Governor!!!

  63. 104 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Morning everyone. Look at our idiot Governor!!!

  64. 107 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 10:20 am

    The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

    • 115 Obama Grandmama
      July 3, 2019 at 1:14 am

      So it is not the flag code, but the fact that the Patriot Boys or whomever are using the Betsy Ross flag as their symbol.

  65. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2019 at 10:33 am

  66. 118 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Actions of ‘ a few’??? As Maria Teresa Kamari explained last night on LOD…. it was around 9,000!!!! That is not ‘a few’!!!

  67. 119 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 10:50 am

  68. July 2, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Hmph.

  69. 122 marleysperson
    July 2, 2019 at 11:37 am

    ICYMI. I did.

  70. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Pence was on his way to an event in NH. Plane turned around midway and he headed back to the WH for “a meeting.” Apparently no health or plane issues. Just a meeting.

    Probably WW III, but maybe not.

    Ugh.

  71. July 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm


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