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View Diary: Listen to BradCast Interview of Charlie Grapski on Ferguson w/ Update (17 comments)

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  •  I've updated... (5+ / 0-)

    ... above...

    if I had known of this kerfuffle, I might have forgone an announcement of the interview.

    But too late now! lol

    Listen to The After Show & The Justice Department on Netroots Radio. Join us on The Porch Tue & Fri at Black Kos, all are welcome!

    by justiceputnam on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 01:04:05 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, I didn't mean (5+ / 0-)

      that you shouldn't advertise the broadcast.  It most likely has very good info for discussion. I'm just personally put off because of his diary.  

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 01:11:22 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you for pointing it out... (8+ / 0-)

        ... just between you and me...

        I might be wrong, but Grapski's response and inability to engage portends the possibility he has few black friends.

        I actually had to "lay down the law" last night to some of the Netroots Radio crew, who have little contact with POC to not make public pronouncements that are completely counter to the facts surrounding Ferguson and race problems in the United States.

        So this dynamic saturates our society at every level.

        Listen to The After Show & The Justice Department on Netroots Radio. Join us on The Porch Tue & Fri at Black Kos, all are welcome!

        by justiceputnam on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 01:16:46 PM PDT

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        •  I'm guessing that the issue (4+ / 0-)

          you have with your crew is more to do with folk not fully understanding their "privilege".

          This can be tough to deal with, because such people are generally fully on-board with the desire to end racism, and step in it quite by accident.

          We do not need to alienate those folk, but we do need to explain things to them, and they need to listen.

          Thanks for the Diary. I cut Grapski a little less slack simply because with his clear education and involvement in politics, he should know better.

          I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
          but I fear we will remain Democrats.

          Who is twigg?

          by twigg on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 01:48:48 PM PDT

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