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Ok, someone please educate me...

This is reposted here as it was considered off-topic for general discussion. Moderator advised I repost in Democratic Primaries forum

I just read that Bloomberg is being attacked for using a "common racist trope" of calling Corey Booker "well-spoken". In addition, I recall a journalist on MSNBC recently saying something about how racist it is to call a person of color articulate.

Now, yes, I am white and maybe that's why I don't understand this. I understand that racism is woven into the fabric of our culture, through our language, traditions, and I want to help us heal from it too. But I do not understand why we cannot use these terms when referring to someone who has a great facility with language if they also happen to be a person of color.

When Barak Obama ran for president, George W. Bush was in office. How could anyone not notice that Obama was beautifully articulate, especially compared to the nincompoop Bush? I can remember hearing Obama's first speeches and listening to that beautiful voice and clarity of communication and his ability to impart understanding to his audience of very complex issues. Please help me understand why making the observation that he was articulate, eloquent, was racist? I think Elizabeth Warren is also articulate. Why is it okay to verbalized that, for her, but it's racist to make the same observation with someone of color? And can I say here without any racist intention, Corey Booker ALSO is very talented with helping people understand complex issues, one might even say he is well-spoken or articulate? Please help me.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:17 PM (16 replies)

Ok, someone please educate me...

I just read that Bloomberg is being attacked for using a "common racist trope" of calling Corey Booker "well-spoken". In addition, I recall a journalist on MSNBC recently saying something about how racist it is to call a person of color articulate.

Now, yes, I am white and maybe that's why I don't understand this. I understand that racism is woven into the fabric of our culture, through our language, traditions, and I want to help us heal from it too. But I do not understand why we cannot use these terms when referring to someone who has a great facility with language if they also happen to be a person of color.

When Barak Obama ran for president, George W. Bush was in office. How could anyone not notice that Obama was beautifully articulate, especially compared to the nincompoop Bush? I can remember hearing Obama's first speeches and listening to that beautiful voice and clarity of communication and his ability to impart understanding to his audience of very complex issues. Please help me understand why making the observation that he was articulate, eloquent, was racist? I think Elizabeth Warren is also articulate. Why is it okay to verbalized that, for her, but it's racist to make the same observation with someone of color? And can I say here without any racist intention, Corey Booker ALSO is very talented with helping people understand complex issues, one might even say he is well-spoken or articulate? Please help me.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Dec 7, 2019, 08:47 AM (21 replies)

Listen to C-Span radio before the gavel...

It's astounding how well people have managed to deceive themselves about this corrupt administration. Evidence that reality is completely subject: pick the story you want to live and run with it--reality will conform. Until the hammer falls.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:01 AM (0 replies)

I published my Christmas story on Kindle last week.

Anyone else write in multiple genres and publish on Kindle?
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Fri Nov 1, 2019, 06:21 PM (4 replies)

Tulsi's strategy...

Bash Hillary Clinton to make all the Trump voters think she's the only Democrat they can stomach. When she loses the nomination, Putin will fund her campaign as a Green or Independent like he did Jill Stein. That'll give delusional Trump voters someone to throw their vote away on, but take enough votes from the Democratic frontrunner to make it close enough to steal it for Trump again. I'm thinking maybe we shouldn't all be jumping on Tulsi G's back and calling attention to her, providing increased name recognition. Maybe I'm just being a nervous Nelllie, but I don't trust any of them.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:52 PM (14 replies)

Can someone please explain to me...

...if the Mueller report was a big "nothing burger," why is Bill Barr trying to shut down Congress getting the Grand Jury transcripts? If there is nothing there, shouldn't he be happy to have it served to the Congress? Wouldn't that further convince the base that the pres'dent is clean as a whistle?
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Sep 14, 2019, 04:03 PM (3 replies)

$4.5 million a day, or $755 per person per day.

Thatís what taxpayers are shelling out to detain families on the border. To a logical person, we could put these families up in extremely nice hotel rooms for that much. The Ritz-Carlton in NYC goes for $795 a day and I hear they supply shampoo, soap, showered and everything! Wonder who is making all the money off these detainees. Havenít heard it discussed, but would be interesting to know.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/keeping-children-in-cages-costing-american-taxpayers-more-than-45-million-daily-193126827.html

Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:30 AM (22 replies)

Ruh-Roh!

https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports/status/1160188170698469376?s=20
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sun Aug 11, 2019, 11:56 AM (20 replies)

Why is Maddow a rerun tonight?

Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Jul 30, 2019, 08:35 PM (15 replies)

Ohhhh, I get it!

Boris Johnson won because...He and Trump have the SAME hair dresser! Now you know!!!

Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:05 PM (0 replies)
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