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Re: “Anti-Racist Protesters Demand Supervisor Miller Resign

Ally Miller did NOT "simply express pride in her racial heritage," as if there were no context accompanying her statement. Nathan K's post is the usual racially-motivated obfuscation, and disingenuous at best.

Immediately after a bunch of heavily armed, fascist white people ran amok in Charlottesville, terrorizing an entire community and murdering a young woman, Miller took to the airwaves to crow that white people had nothing to apologize for.

Apart from being one of the most politically inept and breathtakingly tone deaf actions I've ever seen a local politician take, her statement is offensive on many levels. While everyone else was making statements denouncing the evil of the dangerous, virulent white supremacy that was on display in Charlottesville, she stubbornly took the opposite tack, in essence refusing to even acknowledge--let alone take any responsibility for--the damage that white supremacy has done and is doing to our nation and its people.

We are ALL responsible for racism, and it will only be overcome if everyone admits that it still poisons our nation and its institutions at all levels, discusses it openly and constructively, and speaks out against it wherever it rears its genocidal head. The solution to racism is, and always has been, for communities to say "Not here," and white people to say "Not in my name."

Ally Miller's incendiary, half-wit statement is the exact opposite of the solution, which makes her part of the problem.


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Posted by skinnyman on 08/24/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Whose Streets?

Yes, tlglenn, they recommended against prosecuting a white cop for shooting an unarmed black man. What a surprise!

Regardless, Darren Wilson is a racist piece of shite who, in the bad old days, would have spent his time harassing, intimidating, beating and shooting black boys while on the clock and then wearing the pointy white hood on the weekends. (Oh, wait a minute--looks like the bad old days are making a comeback...)

The Dept. of Justice also conducted thorough investigations of the Ferguson Police Dept. and several others (Cleveland, Baltimore, et al.) and found that they were all rife with institutional racism that routinely and as a matter of policy and professional culture violated the civil rights of people of color in those communities. Some of these police departments were then forced to submit to supervision under consent decrees because they could not be trusted to reform themselves.

Some things have not changed a while lot since the bad old days...but they might now, if the good people of the world push back hard against the racism that still poisons our nation and its institutions at all levels.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/24/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

So faux-clever, Nathan, but I don't do yoga. Never been inside a yoga studio in my life, not that there's anything wrong with it. And not that it has anything whatsoever to do with cultural appropriation. (WTF??)

In the absence of any logically or morally defensible position, is that the best you can do? Incredibly stoopid broadsides at yoga? Wow.

Maybe you should go post at Breitbart, where the intellectual and moral vacuity is more your speed...

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/22/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Or attend this protest this evening:

What: Tucsonans Against Racism Protest and Rally
Who: All Bodies Rise Yoga is hosting
Where: 130 W Congress St 85701
When: Tuesday August 22 at 5:30 pm 8:00 pm
How: The protest will take place on the public sidewalk in front of the office of Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, who reacted to the sickening events in Charlottesville by proclaiming "I am WHITE-and proud of it! No apologies necessary."

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/22/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Correction on the electoral analysis: REPUBLICAN voters in northwest Tucson--the ones who elected and then re-elected Ally Miller despite her unhinged antics and toxic politics--are LAME.

When will Republicans take responsibility for their party's predominant role in perpetuating racism, bigotry and discrimination? For 50 years the GOP has been blowing the racist dog whistle. Is it any surprise that a racist scumbag like Tchump now leads them? Not at all--those Nazis in Charlottesville are his base, and he knows it, which is why he plays to them like Nero fiddling for Rome.

Instead, we get apologists like Ally Miller and Nathan K, who never passes up a chance to weigh in on the side of white supremacy.

Tell you what, Nathan--I'm a white man, and here's one interest of mine that I guarantee you don't share. I want to destroy white supremacy, as soon as possible and by any means necessary, before it kills tens of millions of people again like it did in the past century.

All good people need to show up to the Board of Supes meeting on Sept. 5 and hold Ms. Miller and her apologists accountable, and keep showing up until she summons the courage (if she has any) to face the music.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/22/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Here's What a Skills-Based Curriculum Means In Finland

Leave it to Nathan K to come up with a racist take on educational differences between Finland and its neighbors.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/09/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “A Few Thoughts On the Mexican American Studies Trial

Well, there ya go. The last refuge of a racist is to call people who challenge them on it "racist."

Give it a break, Dupenthal. First rule when you're in a hole--stop digging.

Re: Nathan K's "logic" problems, they are utterly illogical. The picture you paint of educational whiteness is exactly how our educational system used to be, before programs like MAS--and more importantly, teachers who challenged the institutional racism of the educational system--came along.

No one was taught that the U.S. stole half of Mexico's territory in a bald-faced war of aggression. No one was taught that Native Americans were pushed off their land and slaughtered wholesale in a bald-faced war of genocide. No one was taught that racism was still a rife and destructive force in our supposedly democratic institutions, and remains so TO THIS DAY--criminal justice, voting rights, education, you name it.

Facts like these are demonstrable and indisputable, yet children in public schools were taught a very different reality that socialized them to be part of the problem when they grew up, rather than part of the solution. Suppressing and discriminating against identities is what creates social strife. Claiming and celebrating identities only creates strife for people who feel threatened by those identities and would prefer to mask or erase them with mandatory whiteness.

THAT is why programs like MAS are absolutely necessary--because without them, racist apologists like you and Dupenthal would continue to sweep these realities under the rug.

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Posted by skinnyman on 07/27/2017 at 9:44 AM

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