bard-barrister-b-baller4life. 2021 Medium-Writers-Challenge Semifinalist —

White Supremacists, Of Course.

CRT Founder, Derrick Bell — Photo by John Chapin

“Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.” — Derrick Bell

Way back in 1995, Derrick Bell, one of the key players in the Critical Race Theory movement, wrote about the attacks on the movement from many different ideological spectrums.

This is back when CRT…

Racist speech is yelling fire in a crowded theater. Isn't it? Spewing hate does (and can) result in imminent violence. It has in the past many times. If someone says in a crowd_______________ (fill in the blank of something vile and racist and maybe genodical), you might respond with immediate violence. Regardless, we need to have this discussion. It needs to be resolved.

Blocking Voting Rights reform is non-negotiable

The late John Lewis (mural) — Photo by Karen Pancho on Unsplash

I have some Republican friends. It is getting close to cutting them all off and blocking them. Friendship is friendship but voting rights is non-negotiable. African Americans can’t go back and won’t go back.

You hear me?

I refer to them as your enemy because they are electing the people…

Senator Mitch McConnell never fails to deliver a racist insult

Photo Credit — Kentucky Democratic Party (Mitch McConnell at Sons of Confederate Veterans event, 1990s)

It must be his voice. Not sure.

I am trying to put my finger on it. Every time I hear Mitch McConnell open his mouth the late Senator Jesse Helms, of North Carolina, pops into my head. …

How To Live, How To Love

Thích Nhất Hạnh in Vught, the Netherlands, 2006 — Marloes (tussenpozen)Photo by Robin Jonathan Deutsch on Unsplash (Creative Commons)

In 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Thich Nhat Hahn for the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King had met Hahn previously and they had become friends and comrades in the call to end to the American war in Vietnam.

In nominating Hahn, Dr. King wrote the following…

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