So, the news is finally getting to me. I think we are living through an unprecedented time in the USA. I read where there have been demonstrations in 50 states. I heard Ta-nehisi Coates described his father’s reaction to what is happening now. Born in the mid40s, his Dad was a returning veteran in 1968. He thinks what is happening now is different in that the interest in injustice is not as limited to the black community the way it was then. Coates expresses some hope.
I could use some.
I’m not going to rant here. I just bent my poor daughter’s ear and am feeling a tad guilty.
I’m just going to put some links up and go have martini.
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus | JSTOR Daily
Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes – Words Without Borders
Seems to be an excerpt from a graphic novel.
Barack Obama Speech Transcript on George Floyd Death
Anguish and Action – Obama Foundation
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
NYTimes: The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink
I had the same reaction, Greenhouse expresses here when I read about the decision.