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October 8, 2014

I had an interesting conversation

Back and forth last week - different topic entirely - but my comments here also apply to this -


Atlanta is interesting - I know too many people (black folks, well educated, professional) that have moved down there the past 10/12 years from the Great Lakes area . My uncle also pulled up shop from Birmingham in the late 80s and moved himself and his business to Atlanta because Birmingham was just still too anti black people at that time.

So basically you've had a large influx of affluent, well educated blacks into the Atlanta area - and I wonder what the crime rate is of Atlanta vs that of Detroit?

I just find Atlanta an odd choice for many reasons. It's just one of those places that even I considered moving to for better financial and social opportunities because it does have a bit of a reputation for being the black elite mecca.

I think that has a lot to do with it. The last time I was in Atlanta it was very difficult to hear a Southern Accent.

A lot of hard flat A's and NYC accents.

And the thing is - the 'elite' black folks? We vote. Often against our own economic interests but for social justice and equality.

I think things are looking up in Georgia.

Aside - I have a few folks I went to high school with down in the Fulton County/Atlanta area now. One returned after his MBA at Harvard and working on Wall Street. Now he's doing Venture Capital in his own boutique firm while attending theology school. . . and he's heavily invested in Carter campaign - money, time, canvassing, resources. If you ask him - Carter IS the new Governor and after that - it's just more of a chipping away to a large liberal 'center' in the state.

ETA from the article -

But this factor doesn’t fully explain the low estimated share of the black vote.

A few possibilities might explain the rest of the difference. One of those is a technique known as “trimming weights” — in which pollsters don’t weight underrepresented groups up to their targets because it would require individual respondents to be weighted too heavily.

Pollsters often choose to trim weights if a single respondent starts getting weighted more than a few times over. Often, this involves undersampled demographic groups that lean Democratic, like young and nonwhite voters. As a result, many surveys fall a bit short of their targets for nonwhite voters; it was one of the many reasons the Gallup poll fell short of its targets for nonwhite voters in 2012.
October 2, 2014

Now see

These kids should move to Atlanta where it's the exact opposite. I read it at DU -


There you have this oppressive group of black people that have their boots on the neck of - oh bother. I need to go see about a Heffalump and eat some honey.

September 12, 2014

There are books about this concept - one with Hate in the Title

Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them : When Loving Hurts and You Don't Know Why
It's by Susan Forward. Anyone who has been with an emotional/verbal abuser can read this book and see it is a play by play of how this type of man behaves.

Another one that was a real eye opener for me?
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

I think - it helps a woman who is in this situation to understand - This man is your enemy and he hates your guts. Nothing you can do is ever right. He will always needle, dismiss, rant, rave and eventually hit.

It's the same way every time.

And I think the first book? By Ms. Forward - the title tells it all.
August 27, 2014

MO Add To Journal

So I don't forget to remember! thanks for all of this info!

August 19, 2014

There it is

Michael Brown is a criminal who strong armed a convenience store and attacked a police officer. He is to blame for his death and no one else.

You should have just wrote that from the get go. Why dance around?

The Thug Officer stopped Mr. Brown for walking while black and violated his civil rights. He acted as judge, jury, and executioner for that crime (jay walking) only. It is my deeply held belief that this makes him too wet to step on, and too low to kick.

I'm not hiding it.

Welcome to DU - where progressives say what we really think when the Right isn't around to see.
July 19, 2014

Those are fair points

And her full process of "change" would be interesting to learn about.

I would also be interested in learning about how she reconciled her focus on personal wealth with the disregard for "the other" that to me Reagan embodied. How did he get her to ignore what an all around awful human being he was?

That interests me.

July 18, 2014


I wasn't trying to be Socrates.

I was going more for a Tina Fey script - And with that . . .

"Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries.” - Regina

July 18, 2014

I agree with Chris Christie? Regarding the kids at the Border


Okay - NOT the first part - butthe section in bold.

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.

"I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.

"I don't think ... it matters one bit what your Hispanic population is, as to whether or not you're going to offer help and assistance," he continued. "So we'll take every request that comes based on its merits and make those decisions."

He stressed that he doesn't want to "participate in encouraging this," but added "we are an empathetic people in this country and we don't like seeing people suffer."

What do you guys think? I know we have two detention centers here - but he's not talking about that. I think we would have to move quickly to get the schools ready and to find resources of support for those in our communities who would take these kids in.

And - I wonder if you would have to speak Spanish? Not being a jerk about that (language barrier). I don't know that my husband's Spanish skills would be strong enough in this situation.
July 15, 2014

Note - I don't have Warren for Pres in my sig line

I think arguments and debates about 2016 are silly when we are so close to the midterms.

I have a different take away from this -

Does Tennant have to take the approach on those two issues in WV - if she feels an endorsement from Elizabeth Warren would help among the voters?

Think about that - W.V. I don't know if Warren would be a great endorsement in my district in NJ - a better one would be Booker who represents to many here optimism and prosperity. But in W.V. - this 'far left Senator' could make a difference?

That's something. And it's very interesting.

July 13, 2014

Great bullet points on white privilege

As people who benefit from racial privilege, whites can support the leadership of people of color by first challenging these deeply-ingrained myths about racism before entering into a conversation about it, especially with people of color:

1) “You’re racist for making this an issue of race.”

2) “I don’t see race. I only see the human race.”

3) “Talking about issues in terms of ‘white people’ and ‘white privilege’ is reverse racism.”

4) “You [person of color] clearly don’t know what racism is. According to Webster’s Dictionary...”

5) “You [person of color] said something about white people doing racist things, so I demand you explain this to me right now.”

6) “But my [person of color] friend said it was OK if I did it [racially problematic thing].”

7) “Stop attacking me for having privileges just because I’m white. It’s racist and hurtful.”

8) “I’m sick of pretending that [people of color] need special rights and programs just because they aren’t white. We have problems too, you know.”

9) Insert tear-filled expression of white privilege guilt or denial here.

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