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  1. Part of my family moved to London from Jamaica and my mother underwent a lot of racial abuse from white and black people, so please don't mistake my telling of my own personal experiences as my being dismissive of anyone else's. All I meant to convey is that we can sometimes live in the same places and not be subject to the same experiences. I learned to brush off people trying to tell me who or what I was because that worked for me and I would say the people who have been the most aggressive towards me have been other black people. Hence, I don't tend to generally use a racial lens to view s
  2. Racism and/or forms of discrimination based on light/dark skin tones exist all over the world in places where that sort of thing is encouraged/taught by individuals who embrace that sort of thing. The thing is that people can be unaffected by it despite its existence. My friend and her sister took a trip to France several years ago and had no such encounters. If asked, they'd be totally oblivious on that. In fact, my friend has never experienced anything she would categorize as racism here. OTOH, she says her sister complains a lot about it being an issue because she's dark. I have only seen
  3. TrumPutin is already trying to smear Sally Yates by tweet implying that she leaked info after informing the non-existent WH Council (s/b Counsel). Both committees are led by Trumpkins who aim to stall and misdirect, so Warner, Schiff, Swalwell, et al., have their work cut out for them but they will be persistent. They've already essentially said that there are impeachable offenses but the info is classified. If that is the case, then the republicans who have been and are being complicit in trying to hinder this should be considered in the same vein as the perpetrators.
  4. It might work for some people but it doesn't work for me and that's fine because we're not all going to agree on anything. I don't really care whether it's 13 white men or black men or any men, as long as they are trying for everyone--especially for those who need it most, but they obviously aren't. And the women in their outer circle don't seem to be any better than they are. I would like to see a diverse group of true advocates for the people and not just diversity for the sake of diversity. I am not up on the political terminology of these days and I'm p
  5. I am glad that those from the U.S. far-right involved in the online attempt to damage Macron failed. Paul Ryan was smirking comfortably on ABC where he knew he could ramble on without answering George Stephanopoulos on that farce being just a tax cut for the wealthy. I would have shut him down the moment he didn't say "yes" or "no." He let him go on about Obamacare this and that because the answer to most questions about his healthcare plan is always something negative about the AHCA. The only "positive" thing he can say is that they kept their promise. I guess the devil must be re
  6. Here's a special kind of immigrant visa that doesn't get talked about much in the media: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-a-beijing-ballroom-kushner-family-flogs-500000-investor-visa-to-wealthy-chinese/2017/05/06/cf711e53-eb49-4f9a-8dea-3cd836fcf287_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_kushnerchina-751am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.11aa01ac3d7d
  7. Hacking in the French election probably comes as no surprise but these participants may: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-hack-french-election-marine-le-pen.html?_r=0 Or maybe it's just fake news. https://www.apnews.com/c89882d368d84695b5cffeab5fbecf2b/Trump-team's-curious-query-tripped-concerns-about-Flynn I guess Jason Chaffetz can still be counted on to try to distract from TrumPutin: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/05/house-oversight-panel-iran-deal-investigation-238049 Who gave Tru
  8. I hope you won't feel as if this is putting you on the spot but I've come to realize that people don't always mean the same thing when using the same phrases/terms, and I am really curious what "white privilege" means to people. I know that some people take it literally and refute having any sort of advantage at all. One of our family friends was born and raised in Compton, CA and she happens to be white. She is annoyed by people claiming she had any sort of advantages growing up since her family was poor and struggled. She's probably in her late fifties-early sixties and still doe
  9. Here's a little Trumpkin AHCA repeal humor: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-supporters-celebrate-imminent-loss-of-their-health-insurance?intcid=mod-latest I still don't see why anyone voting in favor of that tax cut for the rich today would celebrate since they knew the senate wouldn't rubber stamp it.
  10. What I hope happens is that once the CBO score comes out and the details (since none of them have actually read the thing), that it is DOA. I doubt that senators want to do the work on it that should have been done so maybe they can just kill it and force it back to the House. I would love their beer party to fizzle in their faces. The best part of this is how many of them chose making TrumPutin happy over the concerns of their constituents and how that's going to look when he's out the door. I strongly believe they have enough information to impeach him and this is all
  11. The graphic shows 192 no and 1 nv I don't know who these people are that vote for Darrell Issa and his ilk are but I look forward to the turning tide. People whose hatred outweighs their common sense are lost causes but there are surely people who will wake up.
  12. I do know that several years ago someone with that background headed one of the black police organizations. I don't know whether the guy considered himself black or close enough or whether it was a case of non-white police officers having the same types of grievances regarding discriminatory practices. The idea that there are black people who "pass" for white should also shoot down the color factor and how some people are used in print and tv ads because they appear to be "racially ambiguous." But you can see how once upon a time some people passed for white because th
  13. The media is being idiotic if they want to be complicit in using Susan Rice as a ruse to overshadow the impending testimony of Sally Yates. Imagine Lindsay Graham thinking grilling Susan Rice is more important than getting to the bottom of TrumPutin's activities. Imagine Lindsay Graham obsessed with that instead of doing something about his leader who praises murderous dictators. I've only heard about Judaism being matrilineal. Race is not definitive enough imo. It can't be about skin color because there is no plausible reason that any Indian darker than I am (and there are
  14. It's slightly ironic that Trump/Bannon wanted a vote the first time around in order to target those who opposed it. "Wiping out" BO is so important to these people that they would rather choose this form of political suicide and abet treason. One boilerplate ad is needed about each of these people that were willing to let millions of people suffer/die while they shielded themselves and their staff members. And when TrumPutin is finally out, they can throw in how they were complicit in a cover-up just to get their repeal. Jason Chaffetz ought to be caching a whole lot of flak over h
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