Very interesing meeting. Where was WHIG TV? See the presentations by each law enforcement group and the concerns from the community.
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The Watch Dog response: See how ignant some folk can get when they think they have arrived. Dude got 4 biracial boys and he don’t get it. His white wife reminded him that he is a black man.
Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley had been on a tirade on social media. First he stated that black athletes are ‘roll models’ to kids, so they should keep their politics to themselves, shut up, and just play.
He then followed that up with a video suggesting Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett don’t actually care about social injustice. Rather, he thinks their National Anthem protests are publicity stunts.
His comments were so ill-advised and misinformed that his wife, who is white, had to jump on Twitter and serve him up a dose of knowledge on what these athletes are fighting for. (Total Pro Sports)
The Watch Dog response: I totally agree!
City governments and other institutions are dealing with the repercussions of the horrific Charlottesville white supremacist rally in different ways. The city of Baltimore, for example, took down Confederacy monuments with little fanfare on Tuesday night. The University of Florida has denied a request for a September speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.
Those decisions are being made by thoughtful leaders who are familiar with the climate and the wishes of the communities they serve. (Rocky Mount Telegram)
The Watch Dog response: Fa bu lous ta stic! Many folk don’t want to hear these truths because they will have to change the way they think. How do you read good writing like this and not want to change? Thank you!
I am not going to do much coddling here; I don’t know that I believe that love requires coddling. Here are six things you can do to be stronger allies.
1. Listen more; talk less. You don’t have to have something to say all of the time. You don’t have to post something on social media that points to how liberal/how aware/how cool/how good you are. You are lovely, human, and amazing. You have also had the microphone for most of the time, for a very long time, and it will be good to give the microphone to someone else who is living a different experience than your own.
2. For one out of every three opinions/insights shared by a person of color in your life, try to resist the need to respond with a better or different insight about something that you read or listened to as it relates to their shared opinion. Try just to listen and sit with someone else’s experience. When you do share in response to what someone has shared with you, it can sometimes (not always) feel like “whitesplaining” — meaning to explain or comment on something in an over-confident or condescending way. This adds to the silencing of the voices of people of color. (Sojourners)