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Pretty much sums up FIFTH WAVE of 'Girls Rule' Things That Cannot Be Said.
A Not Entirely Unexpected Campaign Roadblock for Women of Color
Word on the street anyway is, Abrams is DNC certified. So she's got that going for her.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon May 28th, 2018 at 05:53:04 PM EST
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You know the best way to the hearts and minds of "Women of Color"? Railroad a "Black Man for Bernie". Warn them all: Don't go wandering off the plantation for employment, gal. Not in Alabama, not in Mississippi, especially in Philly, where your entrepreneurial conduct just might be construed by "progressive" reporters as operating an unlicensed PAC? "An unwitting co-conspirator" of a foreign agent? More likely, a predator interfering with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
How Breitbart Recruited a Bernie Sanders Activist to Suppress the Black Vote
"If you can't stomach Trump, just don't vote for the other people and don't vote at all," was Bruce Carter's refrain to voters in the summer of 2016. Carter, armed [!] with vehicles wrapped in photo collages of famous black Republicans and speeches touting how Donald Trump's business experience would benefit black communities, was an atypical fixture on the Trump campaign trail.
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The group [!] claimed to be independent of the Trump campaign, which Carter's recollections contradict. "If there was coordination", Bloomberg writes
If the splashy, counterintuitive [!] story, which circulated on such conservative websites as Truthfeed and Infowars, wasn't exactly fake news, it was carefully orchestrated.
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He approached Carter under the guise of interviewing him. The writer eventually dropped the pretense altogether, signing Carter up for a 10-week blitz aimed at convincing black voters in key states to support the Republican real estate mogul, or simply sit out the election.
"election law dictates that any contributions to groups such as his must fall within individual limits: no more than $2,700 for a candidate. One supporter far exceeded that cap, giving about $100,000 to Carter's efforts."
Tell it, Ilana. Who? wuz robbed of 35,000 votes by a black man in a van!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed May 30th, 2018 at 02:27:11 AM EST
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< wipes tears >
Whether ["three black women legislators"] actually did this or not, their absence from the public events defending Clemons has left the leadership to others. This has included many local young people, mostly black, some white. And allies have arrived from elsewhere--veterans of the Missouri protests over the police killing of Michael Brown, a couple leaders of the national Women's March that greeted Donald Trump's inauguration.

Their presence at a protest march across Saraland in late May prompted a community organizer to delicately observe that "Some of our local intersectional feminists are disappointing those of us who have stood with them."



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 1st, 2018 at 10:22:35 PM EST
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triple entendre
LaDonna, podcast/EN

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 1st, 2018 at 10:39:02 PM EST
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triple entendre
Atonement as Activism

During the Bush administration, this one ran a kind of relay race with Tho. Sowell and "Dr." Bill Cosby, invidious conservative polemic about 'black bloc' duplicity being the baton. The subject of this particular essay caught my attention, however, because it might be an entirely accidental tribute to Frank Snowdon's research into Blacks in Antiquity (1970), of which "Early Christian Attitude toward Ethiopians" (Gregory, Jerome, Origen, Homiliae un Canticum Canticorum, thesis and antithesis).

Moreover we ask in what way is she black and in what way fair without whiteness. She has repented of her sins; conversion has bestowed beauty upon her and hence she is sung as 'beautiful.' But because she is not yet cleansed of all the uncleanness of her sins nor washed unto salvation, she is said to be 'black' but does not remain in her black color -- she becomes white. ....If, moreover, you do not repent, take heed lest your soul be called black and disgraceful and lest you be stained by a double foulness -- black on account of your past sins; disgraceful because you continue in these same faults. But if you repent, your soul will be black because of your former sins, but because of your penitence your soul will have something of what I may call an Ethiopian beauty.
or a MEME < wipes tears > This weekend The Federalist copped a feel for it, entitled "White Privilege Has Become A Religion, Complete With Church Ladies", because of course it is.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 1st, 2018 at 11:24:12 PM EST
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Whites, thus white women, are the Republican Party.  Expecting a majority to break with the GOP is a fool's errand.  There is the chance a sufficient number can be convinced to switch their vote.  In Alabama and Mississippi?  Don't hold your breath.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed May 30th, 2018 at 01:09:19 PM EST
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Know them by their deeds neither their party affiliation or the color of their "sleeves."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed May 30th, 2018 at 02:44:10 PM EST
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