CHEATING OUR CHILDREN & OURSELVES

As the great James Baldwin once said, "Nothing can be changed until it is faced." When is our community going to stop hiding history from our children? York leaders unfortunately have a long record of attempting to avoid honest discussion of the issue of race and discrimination and we see where that has gotten us. …

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Who is the teacher? And who is the student?

A friend of mine just reminded me of a wise shift of perspective that is pretty helpful when dealing with politics, work and many other challenging arenas. Each of us encounters much adversity each week. We see those challenges as an annoyance, but the truth is they may be just what we need. As the …

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198 Ways to Fix This

The forces and systems of repression are very organized. We must peacefully organize too (even more than we already are). There are 198 peaceful ways to beat what we are facing and turn this world around. Here they are: https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/08/17/198-methods-of-nonviolent-resistance-marching-is-only-one-of-them/ We can't afford to wait for others to change their mind. A wise man once …

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WHY WE DEMOCRATS SHOULD EMBRACE MOST TRUMP VOTERS

Many people say, "How could I embrace those awful Trump voters?"  Here's the thing. I honestly think we're talking about a small percentage of Trump voters when we say some are incouragable.  Seriously.  Take a step back and think about it.  A huge number of Trump voters (including people you and I know), are not …

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FBI SAYS IT’S NOW TARGETING WHAT IT CALLS “BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMISTS”. This is ugly America. It’s right out of Hoover’s COINTELPRO playbook.

See short video clip of Jeff Sessions testifying about this here on PBS Newshour: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/politics/watch-lawmaker-asks-sessions-why-theres-an-fbi-report-about-black-extremists-but-not-one-about-those-who-are-white THE FBI SAYS IT'S NOW TARGETING "BLACK IDENTITY EXTREMISTS".  What is this, the 1960's Hoover COINTELPRO illegal tactics all over again? LOOK 👀 .......  Black men are 20% more likely to be pulled over, 3 times more likely to have …

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Black men are 20% more likely to be pulled over, 3 times more likely to have police use force on them and 3 times more likely to die at the hands of police.

Black men nearly 3 times as likely to die from police use of force, study says http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/20/health/black-men-killed-by-police/index.html   Police 3 times more likely to use force on blacks than whites, study shows http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/health/police-use-of-force-on-blacks/index.html     Fast forward to 1 minute in.... https://youtu.be/1eQINR0u7xo   https://youtu.be/xQWe4MK_8Xo