Violent protest is an American tradition, and the work of those willing to take on its burden has long been the backbone of the success of the “love and unity” peaceful demonstrators — who often end up being the only ones credited when progress happens. Continue reading Violent Protest is an American Tradition, Part 1
WashPo profiled a scared white person, and I am just so grateful that I am able to better understand what it is like to be white and afraid of everything. They tracked a young couple, Heaven and Venson, who work at the Bell & Evans chicken plant in Fredericksburg, PA.
She knew she was about to go at least eight hours without speaking English, or probably anything at all, in a plant where nearly all of the workers were Latino and spoke Spanish, and she was one of the few who wasn’t and didn’t.
If only there was something that could be done about this….
[Heaven and Venson] held the embrace, swaying slightly, their world outside the plant’s walls — white, rural, conservative — feeling distant in this world within, where they were the outsiders, the ones who couldn’t communicate, the minority.
Wow. This is pretty fucking dramatic for a description of going into your job of quality checking chicken, holy shit.
Stephen Miller’s exchange with Jim Acosta on Wednesday was horrific, yet familiar. Women know Stephen Miller. Stephen Miller is that asshole you meet on Tinder, who wants to send you a message so he can let you know your pictures … Continue reading Stephen Miller is Your Smug, Gaslighting Tinder Date
If no one you know voted for Trump, either people are afraid to be honest with you, or you live in a ridiculously homogenous bubble. Continue reading Hey, White Women – We DID Vote For Trump!
In the aftermath of the April protests, the Maryland General Assembly created the Public Safety and Policing Workgroup. The work group has been meeting since June, and the theme seems to be disconnect between government and people — whether it’s … Continue reading Maryland Police Reform: More Than Prosecuting Freddie Gray’s Killers
I know I’ve been quiet lately, but it’s only because there has been a ton of work to do. I’ve been going to committee meetings for police accountability in Annapolis, Baltimore, Fairfax County; I’ve been reading and researching and planning out … Continue reading Take Flight
If you search “Ferguson” in Google news, you’ll see journalists taking back the negative things they said about the FPD, numerous comparisons of Ferguson to Benghazi, and now an officer who says the stress of Ferguson protests caused him to drive … Continue reading Ferguson Police Department: Probably a Bunch of Awesome Guys