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  •  Hi Bkos from la casita en Burque! (10+ / 0-)

    Very thought-provoking diary, thank you!

    My pooter's running slow (yuck for typing), may have to reboot, and I have to go to the post office, but I wanted to say hi for now.

    Really cogitating about the idea of "bigger-tenting", so to speak the issues. Maybe it's a good idea for the "short run" to get solutions that are increasingly badly needed.  There may be others in which that may not work, exactly.  And definitely we are still left with the fact that we still need to work on the existence of racism.

    As in, I seriously don't believe Troy Davis' 20-year-appeal process wouldn't have worked if he had been white. (Of course abolishing the death penalty would at least have saved his life either way).

    OK, gotta run and then come back, so here's a big platter of bizcochitos and a fresh red chile ristra if anyone wants to pick off a few pods!!

    Namaste!

    •  Thanks for stopping in evergreen (7+ / 0-)

      -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

      by dopper0189 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 02:48:37 PM PDT

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    •  Burque Slam Poet Laureate on Institutional Racism (4+ / 0-)

      I wish I could make this my sig line:

      Uploaded by ChurchBeethoven on Apr 22, 2011
      Hakim Bellamy reads his poem "Do You Believe in Love?" . Performed at the Church of Beethoven in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on April 17, 2011.

      Jakim is a close friend of my daughter's, and I was honored to have had him read this poem at my first photography show a week earlier than this presentation.

      I guess it's my response to the questions asked.  Yes, I think there are ways to get things done that will help without addressing racism, but they will still leave the fundamental "original sin" intact, in the way Jakim describes how he has to "educate" his son.

      Namaste!

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