It appears that Fresno State University’s English Professor Randa Jarrar wasn’t the only one to think Barbara Bush was Racist. So, Fresno State’s President @josephlcastro should be defending her instead of caving to CONservative donors/critics. The Fresno Bee newspaper should also!
Bush showcased her apparent indifference to the plight of Black women’s quest for legitimacy in the eyes of White America came when she expressed doubt, to put it mildly, over claims that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed Anita Hill. She appeared to victim-shame Hill calling her a liar while defending Thomas... “Is this woman telling the truth?” Bush wrote. “I do not mean to sit in judgment, but I will never believe that she, a Yale Law School graduate, a woman of the 80s, would put up with harassment for one moment...”
Her seemingly racist comment on resettlement of Hurricane Katrina refugees (mostly poor and black) to the Astrodome...“And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this, this is working very well for them.”. She was also insensitive (In support of Her son George W call to invade Iraq.) to the common folks, when she said...“Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”. She was indifferent towards feminists, as shown by her attack on Anita Hill and of Geraldine Ferarro, who she called a “witch”. Her CONservative supporters are trying to whitewash her racist and sexist history, by saying she was rich and privileged, which made her an out-of-touch white elitist, but not an”racist. Whatever it is, she was definitely not kindhearted towards the minorities and the common folks.
NY Times: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/09/07/us/nationalspecial/barbara-bush-calls-evacuees-better-off.html #barbarabush#firstlady#bitch#racist#privileged#insensitive#rich#anitahill#africanamericans#hurricanekatrina#refugees#feminist#randajarrar#fresnostate#fresnostatepresident#josephlcastro#fresnobee
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Starbucks to Close All of Its 8,000 Stores Nationwide to Conduct a Seminar With Employees on Racism and Discrimination on May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in their stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country, and will become part of the onboarding process for new partners. I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” said Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.
All Starbucks company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will be closed in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29. During that time, partners will go through a training program designed to address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome.
“The company’s founding values are based on humanity and inclusion,” said executive chairman Howard Schultz, who joined Johnson and other senior Starbucks leaders in Philadelphia to meet with community leaders and Starbucks partners. “We will learn from our mistakes and reaffirm our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for every customer.”
The curriculum will be developed with guidance from several national and local experts confronting racial bias, including Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Heather McGhee, president of Demos; former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; and Jonathan Greenblatt, ceo of the Anti-Defamation League. Starbucks will involve these experts in monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the measures we undertake. Once completed, the company will make the education materials available to other companies, including our licensee partners, for use with their employees and leadership. #starbucks#racism#insensitive#whattheactualhell#blackpride#blackinsta#canwelive @starbucks #philadelphia#police#equality#humanrights#instagram#makeitright#followforfollow#f4f#bestoftheday#blackmen
Found this while doing a search, it reminded me of what got me hooked on this series when it first came out years ago.
Re watching it now when im a bit older I can relate a lot more with the MC, though not in a exact situation type mind you. When I started to feel the emotions inside of me swell up during certain episodes, I knew that I was in trouble.
I am a coward, dying a cowards death day after day. Always keeping my thoughts and feelings bottled up for years due to shame, fear, and other uncontrollable feelings. Some would ask why I did that, the answer is not so simple and straight forward as everyone thinks it is.
My situation was complicated when I was growing up, although it might be as similar as others, I am not them and they are not I. So much has changed since then all around me, but deep down in the deepest darkest corners of my stupid brain I still feel the same as I always did back then.
I might be a bit more wiser and have a better understanding, however, I know I am weak and unlikable due to my mental and emotional issues. "Go get help" they would say, no you don't understand. "Talk to someone about it" they say, no you just can't understand what I have gone through. I have ran through my mind some of the discussions, each one turns out worse as the next one.
Over the years I tried to create bonds, tried to strengthen some and maybe I just over did it. Some were with a couple family members, others a few co workers, and a few outside of those circles. Once I tried to tell myself to look at all these blessings I have, in an instant my own mind turned on itself and it said that these are all materialistic and would give it all up in a heart beat if I could be happy, truely happy.
Maybe I do more harm than good when I try doing anything that involves communication, if I do any good at all. I guess there is no version of the future where I turn out fine.
@attndotcom @attndotcom @attndotcom @attndotcom @attnwomen
SO SO SO FUCKING SICK OF BEING IGNORED!
The fist pictures show that the messages I sent LIKE TWO MONTHS AGO have yet to be opened. The third slide shows them responding to my comment (9 weeks ago now!) BUT STILL NOT BEING ABLE TO ANSWER ME. and the last two are the email I sent to @attndotcom a few weeks after they answered my comment. The last slide is the post I had issue with. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, I thought "they're a big account, they have lots of followers, lots of messages I'm sure they'll get to me" but the fact that they chose to answer my comment but not my actual messages complaining shows me that they're just choosing not to deal with it. Literally all I wanted was an acknowledgement that the "anxiety of the month club" was a post made in poor taste and with little thought to people with ACTUAL anxiety. Fuck this though, @attndotcom has made me feel ignored, unimportant, unvalued, and invalidated.
if you guys could take two seconds to tag them in the comments?? I'd like to finally resolve this issue.
The family returned the next day to submit the photo and ration card. The officer who harassed them was on leave and they managed to complete the process fast. When the women complained to a senior accounts officer about the Officer, she was told to 'adjust'.