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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tea Time! (and Food for Thought)

This is a post from Tim Wise, an anti-racist writer and activist. I couldn't have said it better, so I won't. To read the entire post, go to

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" - Tim Wise

Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protester — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans? Because, after all, that’s what happened recently when white gun enthusiasts descended upon the nation’s capital, arms in hand, and verbally announced their readiness to make war on the country’s political leaders if the need arose.

Imagine that white members of Congress, while walking to work, were surrounded by thousands of angry black people, one of whom proceeded to spit on one of those congressmen for not voting the way the black demonstrators desired. Would the protesters be seen as merely patriotic Americans voicing their opinions, or as an angry, potentially violent, and even insurrectionary mob? After all, this is what white Tea Party protesters did recently in Washington....


  1. Okay...I call myself " middle of the road" for whatever the hell that means. :0)
    Open to others views & I did go & read what Tim wrote.
    Now I need to digest it.
    Better yet, come back & read it again.
    After............I finish reading your posts. :0)

  2. Dave from the "male" roomSeptember 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Never thought I would be scared of politicians but I am now! And I think this post preceded my awareness of the Witch from Delaware!


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