Bellas, I was sick as a dog for what was probably the most miserable Easter ever. But as sick as I was… and still am… THIS made me feel even sicker. That’s the kind of ignorant, stomach-churning racism that I can’t fully wrap my brain around.
I have no words for how angry and disgusted the captions on that photo make me. Not surprised, please note. Just angry and disgusted. Please note, Snopes has debunked the politically motivated and blatantly racist lies in that photograph, which is apparently making the rounds of inboxes throughout the land. Ugh.
And PLEASE don’t get me started on Pat Buchanan. I don’t understand why MSNBC continues to encourage him to spew his out of touch idiocy on program after program, day after day. Ugh.
* edited at 7: 54 a.m. — I’d also like to call your attention to the tremendous work being done over at What About Our Daughters, regarding Al Sharpton and the NAACP’s support of the perpetrators of the horrific Dunbar Village rape. Yes, you read right. Supporting. Perpetrators. Of. Rape. And not just any rape, this is the kind of crime that will make you feel like you’ve been punched in the stomach just reading about it. Now that you’ve been warned, read this NY Times account to learn more. For more evidence of Reverend Al’s plans to rally around these rapists, click here for an official news report. Reverend Al, think again. Choose your battles wisely.
There’s a strengthening movement of brilliant black activists, spearheaded by What About Our Daughters. These are the issues more of us should be aware of, and I am so glad they’re doing such a tremendous job to shout this kind of news to a world that often appears to be completely deaf and dumb. If you read this and it makes you mad enough to want to DO SOMETHING, click here. Forward this. Let the world know.
Thoughts, bellas? I KNOW you got something to say about this.