There is something about Nikki Haley that will never allow her to grasp and understand how to explain the lingering impact enslavement has had on Blacks.
Liz may be on the wrong side of Civil Rights, but on the correct side to ensure we maintain our democracy and not fall into an autocratic form of governance. The direction Trump is determined to take the country should he get reelected.
The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America, particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded their bitter vintage. — The Oxford History of the American People [1965], ch.1
I think about all the times I didn’t vote because of my religious beliefs, and I get angry. How could I allow a religious construct to keep me from doing something so many Black people gave their lives for?
All that the GOP uses anymore in elections are lies and propaganda to create fear or anger in voters. What are the issues that Herschel Walker is running on? Werewolves vs. vampires? Legalizing Russian Roulette? Making abandoning children a competition in the Guinness Book of World Records (look out Elon, he's coming for you!)?
Georgians have a choice. They can re-elect Warnock, who, during his two years, has accomplished much for the state of Georgia. Or replace him with Walker. Who, up to this point, has demonstrated he is a complete buffoon without knowledge or understanding of what it takes to be a US Senator and will take his marching orders from Trump.
Republicans are putting forth a flawed candidate in Herschel Walker. He is not someone who will “operate on the right side of the question.” But someone who will be manipulated into supporting Republicans’ push toward authoritarianism and destroying our democratic form of governance.
Have you ever been to a party, just sipping a drink, munching on snacks, chatting with whoever you came with, and checking out some fine-looking people when suddenly, religious zealots took over, separated LGBTQ couples and forced women and...
We are at war right now and we just lost a major battle. Those intent on crushing our democracy are energized by their coup over the majority and they're frothing at the mouth to build upon it. This is a time for bold statements and rallying cries, for leadership on what specifically we can do now and what we need to do in November and beyond to win this war. This is the time for action.
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