Archive for October 8th, 2018

In Charlottesville, Americans were forced to reckon with the reality that we live in a country where white supremacists can parade openly, and without condemnation from the White House.  We allow for the slaughter of unarmed black children and the mass incarceration of people of color.  A black President who had to be publicly perfect for eight years was followed by a white President who is habitually dishonest.  So many Americans were lulled into complacency by the progress that Obama’s presidency signaled, and the symbol he represented.  Yet all gains can easily be lost, particularly in a society stacked against anyone who threatens the dominant order.  Lee has been trying to tell us this for more than 30 years.  He’s hoping we’re ready to listen.
     —     Rembert Browne
From his article:  “Spike Lee Wants You To Wake Up
Which is a review of Spike Lee’s recent (2018) movie:  “BlaKkKlansman
The article appeared in:  Time Magazine
Dated:  20 August 2018
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2021 A Long Way Down The Road
All It Said
2020 I Am Defined
Pure Flavor Vis-à-vis Enthusiasm
Insect Instinct
2019 Bigger Hearts
2018 Signaled Progress
2017 No Progress, But Still Unreasonable
2016 Notes Unsaid
2015 Still Seeking (Believe It Or Not)
2014 Guidelines For Bureaucrats
2013 Failing At Normalization
2012 Are You An Expert?
2011 Joy!

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