"The GOP has already launched 'Fear the Black Menace' as the subtext of their mid-term election defense strategy."
I can see it now. "If you don't re-elect us, your kids will start playing that rock and roll and sitting next to black kids in the cafeteria!" Honestly, the most publicity I've seen from the GOP regarding 2006 has been for their three highest profile black candidates in MD, OH and PA. Their too busy being scared to death to launch an anti-black campaign. Actually the article is more about Democrats and how awful they are because let's face it, the BC hates everyone.
I saw this title for an article at The Baltimore Sun, Cosby's quest for solutions, and was curious because all I've heard from Cosby is what everyone is doing wrong. I've never heard any real solutions and saying things like, "You need to get your act together," is NOT a solution. So I read the article and it's really about Mr. Cosby getting into a cat fight with a pro-Dyson heckler at a recent CALLING OUT session Cosby held here in D.C.
Then Cosby gives some deserved criticism to Dyson who acts as if he has Cosby's number while sitting on his perch at the overwhelmingly white University of Pennsylvania. Cosby and his wife have done more for blacks, especially poor blacks trying to get an education, through their scholarships, fellowships and other charitable acts, than Dyson could ever do teaching white kids at Penn and writing books about how much he can't stand 'elitist' like Cosby. Just because you can work the pen well, doesn't make you right. On the other hand, I got to the end of the article and still found no real solutions offered.
Black folks are used to knowing where it is safe to go and where it isn't, so this is no surprise. Daniel Cohn-Bendit on the Racism Debate in Germany: "A Black Person Doesn't Feel Safe Everywhere". Trust me, no need to worry about us keeping an eye out in Germany. I like how they refer to their violent racists now as far-right groups. Uhm...okay. I guess Nazi is kind of old school.
When I read this article, STDs Running Rampant In Retirement Community, I wasn't surprised. Maybe two years ago, I would have been, but not today. The reason why? Two years ago, I was waiting at the Metra to go into the District and a man, clearly on the wrong side of 80, came up to me to tell me how 'lovely' I was. I said thank you. Then, he persisted in telling me how 'sexy' I was. Getting a little uncomfortable, but he's an old man. I knew I could take him if he got frisky. To top it off, he starts talking about how he was a 'player' in his day and how he had four or five women just like me going at one time. Then he says, and I quote, "I kept 'em begging for more. But that was before. I'm 82 now. I couldn't come if you called me." Old people are nasty.