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oh. no. you di'n't

just admit that everything you know about black politics in America amounts to a Frontline campaign biopic whose setting is ...

a city some call the "capital of black America," to work as a community organizer and try to sort out his dual identities. Colleagues say that after a few years he had found peace with who he was, but had become frustrated by his inability to change the larger structural problems behind the poverty he saw in Chicago's South Side.

...thanks to 70 years of DNC electioneering itself epitomized by a mayoral mafia --I mean, going back to FDR, Farley, and yella dog Ed Kelly-- and slum lords Rezko and Jarrett. The bright spots of egalitarian justice being H. Washington and Mosely-Braun.

Of course Frontline implies "center of black politics" in the Shakespearean sense of "black," right? Dismal by comparison to black politics in any other state since Reconstruction.

See, I hafta follow Barry's PIRG line from NYC through a classified ad to the windy city. It's more believable.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 07:43:41 PM EST
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