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Well, Since You Asked Me: Defending One’s Innocense By Association Can Be Taxing (Michael McCrimmon)

Key Take-Aways: Michael gets at the heart of the issues that most POC have with White Folks reactions to things when it occurs with someone that looks like them vs a POC. There always seem to be a, He’s such a good person. He’s done wonder things in his life. He deserves a second, third, forth, fifth chance. And yet, when it’s a POC – I knew something was wrong with him. And a long list of other “Opinions” stated as facts. Look no further than how The IDIOT protrays Terrorist events committed by Whites vs. POC. Striking the difference in tone and phrasing. 

It can be argued that a huge part of this falls at the feet of the MSM. They are quick to point, run stories of POC doing wrong. Put let a White Person shoot up a school. It’s immediately considered a Mental Health issue. 

So to sum up what Michael said so well in his Post. It’s past time for a large sect of White Folks to step up. Not doing so makes you complicit. And if such, we really have no further need to dialogue.

Well, Since You Asked Me: To Kill A Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Are No Longer Required Reading (Originally Reported By Lisa Kacske)

Key Take-Aways: I agree with this move. There are more recent and more importantly, more appropriate novels that can be substituted to convey the same or similar message. As long as the novels are still accessible to the students in the schools, I take no issue with this. Not to mention, we’ve cannonized both books with respect to important Southern Literature. I’d like to see more diverse offerings given a chance to add their voices. 

This is no slight against Harper Lee or Mark Twain. They are both deserving of all the accolades they receive. Let’s hope that other School Districts take similar steps.

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