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Dr. Katrina D. Thompson will discuss the origins of American entertainment from her book Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery.
What is most important to know regarding the Baltimore riots? Who are the REAL players? What is their true connection? What is their TRUE agenda? What if their agenda isn't to bring about "racial equality?"
How do the events impact YOU in your daily life?
How do the events in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City impact the coming 2016 presidential election?
What in the world does Hillary - (I said her first name, am I a sexist?) have to do with the riots in Baltimore?
How should you prepare for when the inevitable riots come to your town?
Why one of the biggest elements of your preparation MUST be mental toughness and why your Internal Dialogue (That self talk that no one but YOU hears, or so you thought!)
I don't just mean being or becoming a "positive thinker" and how that exclusively positive thinking can and will get you and your family killed!
Tune in TODAY at 4pm EST and Tell Your Friends!!! Please share on Social Media!
This is an open conversation as we continnue the discussion on race, violence, the economy and the presidental election. There were several shooting in Milwaukee this past weekend so the gun debate heats up again. Plus do bar owners have a responsibilty to prevent crime with their patrons? Join me as I discuss this and more.
Commentary and discussion on Baltimore and racial profiling by police.
Quite often, there are people who can be described as "a person for a time such as this."
Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Teddy Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and so many others come to mind. Looking back on the context of their times in history, we loft them into super human statuses and forget that they were born like the rest of us and they have died like we all will.
What unites all of these names from our history is the common trait that they had the courage to stand up, speak up and "ACT UP!!"
That last phrase Act Up comes from our featured guest for this episode of The #SocialSpitballShow.
Dixon D. White is a self-described redneck and reformed racist. Dixon has many experiences to draw from to elicit truth about race, which is, in part, that we cannot ignore it away. Dixon calls on fellow White Americans to embrace their "White Racial Responsibility" to speak up and ACT UP when they see racial hurt.
I personally love the term "Act Up" because it makes me think of a child misbehaving, but also the clever bumper sticker that says that "Well-Behaved Women Never Make History." It's true & fitting because we need to step outside of our "comfort zone" of complacency and condoning of a terrible history of racism and violence in this country.
This history of racism and violence manifests itself as much today as in the past. Racism is not over. We need to stand up to racism. With courageous folks like Dixon White speaking up and acting up on the subject, we can be sure to bring more healing and common ground.
Won't you tune in and hear from this amazing & inspiring man and others like him? Barbara and I are excited to get this conversation going...
Every African-American male in this country who drives a vehicle, or has traveled by bus or plane, either knowingly or unknowingly has been the victim of racial profiling by law enforcement officials. Indeed, African-American males are disproportionately targeted, stopped, and searched by law enforcement officials based on race and gender. Those responsible for enforcement of public laws view African-American males as criminals. Unfortunately, the American justice system has condoned, supported, and in some instances encouraged such actions by law enforcement officials to stop, arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate African-American males. On the basis of race and gender, governmental officials have devised a profile of the typical criminal: black and male.
The term driving while black has been used to describe the practice of law enforcement officials to stop African-American drivers without probable cause. The practice particularly targets African-American males. African-American males are not only singled out while driving, but also while schooling, eating, running for political office, walking, banking, serving as a juror, getting a taxi, shopping, and just being black and a male. The mere fact of being black and male in America is sufficient cause for governmental and private law enforcement officials to abridge the rights of African-American males. This is not to suggest that law enforcement officers can never consider race when performing their job. Just the opposite, where a witness identifies the race and gender of a suspect, it is relevant evidence to consider in an effort to apprehend a criminal. Racial profiling, however, involves a pre-disposition held by law enforcement officers who are members of the majority, to believe that minorities, and particularly African-American males, are engaged in criminal activities; therefore, they are stopped and searched without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.
Our nation’s prison population has more than quintupled,” she said. “And this is due largely to the war on drugs and the ‘get tough’ movement. The drug war has been waged almost exclusively in poor communities of color even though studies have consistently shown now for decades that contrary to popular belief, people of color are no more likely to use or sell illegal drugs than whites, but by waging this drug war almost exclusively in poor communities of color, we’ve now created a vast new racial under-caste.”
One hundred and fifty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the progress made by African-Americans is undeniable–which is why statistics about incarceration in the black community can be so shocking. In 2011 there were more African-Americans in prison or “under the watch” of the justice system than were enslaved in the United .
Does it seem like racism in America has increased since the election of Barak Obama as President of the United States in 2008? Well, it certainly seems so. What is it like to be Black in today's "post- racial" America? We'll be discussing that and more today, along with some awesome political poetry pieces on Eddie Caine Radio.
Lorretta!!!! Hillary!!! BawwwwRock!!!! Out with the old, in with the old.
Yes, we are all angry, or we darn sure should be angry that 10 alleged republicans voted to confirm Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as BawwwwRock's Attorney General...
You'll notice I said "BawwwwRock's Attorney General" and NOT the United States Attorney General.
The stark reality is that in the profoundly mentally ill mind of the left and in the feckless establishment mind that is the Republican Congress, we simply are allowing ourselves to be ruled, our power to be ceded from God and control given to the IT that is the government instead of with US, WE the People.
How did that happen? How can we change that? CAN WEEEEEE change it?
Power and Governance are NOT the same! It is time we call things what they actually are.
NOTHING changes until we change our mindset.