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Voices From The Trial Over George Floyd's Killing
"The ongoing murder trial of Derek Shove in the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Has been excruciating. The testimony of the witnesses, many of whom wept on the stand, the video evidence had played over and over the last minutes of Floyd's life with show Van's knee pressed on his neck. The emotions have been particularly sharp for black people in this country and those who are from Minneapolis yesterday I spoke with Michelle Norris and Charles Blow. Norris is a former NPR host who was raised in Minneapolis. She's now columnist for The Washington Post and Charles Blow is a columnist for The New York Times who recently went to Minneapolis for the trial. Michelle, I'm going to start with you Thistle playing out in your home town. You grew up 10 blocks from what George Floyd was killed. And you wrote on Twitter and I'm going to quote here You'll take care of yourself and your people. If you're tracking this trial, this is trauma, watching it, watching others who watch it and are forever haunted, watching and waiting to see the impact on the 12 jurors watching all of this, so take care. Tell me your thoughts watching this trial. I'm traumatized and I'm I'm hurt. And I'm angry and anguish. For my hometown and for the nation. What we're seeing here is collective trauma. Everyone who took the stand Who witnessed this talked about being haunted. Talked about feeling helpless. I've been talking to my people in Minneapolis, you know all week, especially this week, and you know, there are a lot of tears. I think people watching this not just in this country but all over the globe are stunned and saddened by what they're seeing because he may have seen the video. But now you're seeing it in three D, and this is a New dimension of this trial. You know you saw inside out close. You heard his is breathing in a way that was so intimate. So what their Children did was horrible on so many levels. But we look in this trial at what he did to George Floyd. This trial invites us to think about what he did to a nation. And what he did to the city and what he did in particular to that community. The people who drive by that black every day to the Children to the elders to the homeowners, and I can say with certainty that he probably would not have done that. 20 blocks west or 20 blocks south or even 15 blocks south where people sit in sidewalk cafes and and you know, and go to participate, Ease and artisanal pizzerias. He was making a statement about George Floyd. He was also making a statement about that community. And we all pay the price for that Now in our pain,
Pepé Le Pew has been cut from the 'Space Jam' sequel
"Started the first Warner Brothers Space Jam movie Back in 1996. But in the sequel, You're not going to find the animated character Pepe Le Pew. The Looney Tunes French Skunk has been besieged by controversy after the New York Times columnist Charles Blow wrote that the cartoon character added to rape culture. The online entertainment publication deadline has learned that a hybrid live action animation seen that features the skunk character was left on the cutting room floor. However, the report says the removal of pepper was not related to the newspaper commentary,
"charles blow" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"Atlanta the number one destination reverse migration in the country. and so. that's that's added hundred thousand people and you see what it does. There's a traffic strain. And all the things that comes with being slightly bigger metropolitan area but people area to develop so people are able to develop further out and they do it That's the that's one of the things about southern cities. They're generally smaller rounded by rural areas. Right so the. The city of atlanta itself is only Four hundred in forty thousand people at new orleans. I think now is in the three hundred in terms of the total population of the city. They have small flippers. Is the eric round them. Where the millions of people are and they're able to grow because that that region around him is largely rural. That is not always the case manhattan. Like bro you're gonna have to go to jersey because it's an island at the suburban area around is already built so it's very difficult to add new housing other than vertical and that becomes a more expensive housing in that that dynamic. Existing lobby sefton. Go into the island. So he's like hi. You're to deal with this but this other cities have the the verticals Harmful space to grow into what is now kind of rules space. Let me ask you this question. this is more about. let's call it the moving And get your opinion on his Do you think Let's say whether it's a movement like yours that you're talking about or something else to back people as a political movement not just black people but you know what i mean in terms of doing something as a political group are. We need of like a charismatic leader. Or or somebody who can translate not just the mechanics of these things but also the the spirit of this of these types of things. It is possible meaning but the the the movements that we've had particularly Liberal movements.
"charles blow" Discussed on Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
"You say have failed black people so we just give up and say sorry black people saying there. If it's south there nothing. No i think if you feel comfortable safe Valued in edify where you are if you have established a way of life and property and raise children and that's what you feel safest and most yourself stay there by now but maybe they're not maybe they are in these areas where the camp move. You know they don't have any money they can't just get up in in just move. People may not have money saved. That's not exactly true. Because many people had nothing they literally arrived in places like philadelphia and chicago with whatever they could carry no furniture. Nothing so the idea you. That's not true. And but as you said the reason they a big reason they did that was terror. Also because sometimes something's pushing you out but also they lived in the south for six years on the deterioration had moved. They moved for an economic reason but they didn't have any money. So i'm just making that point because you also had to pull as you saying they moved. They didn't have any money to move right so that that idea of like people can't do because they don't have money. That's not as the how bad work. That's not how the dust bowl worked. That's not how the goal rush worked people jumped up move without anything over and over again. That's how migrations work voluntary migrations in this country. Worth the greatest example of this ever working on a of taking over state was young. White hippies northeast moving to vermont and they slept in the fields. They developed commune's just to get along and not be freezer data. But that's that's just the truth of it as we almonte ourselves after white hippies but the but the history of mass migrations who voluntary migration in this country out of people because they got up and they had to save the money and they had enough to rent the car and moving van. That's not the history of it. The history of is very different. The history of is a bunch of people have no idea where they're going had don't have much that they're taking with them and they move anyway because they believe there's any there i mean the reality of it is you know you had more You had larger families than as you say one will go out so many times you could pull the money for that one person ago and then later they would bring the others with them. That was the reality of back. Then you know you know one person will i. As you said you know Although single men chicago whatever you know and doing that sort of thing. This is such a bowl thing. Which is why i'm asking these things and i appreciate the fact that you know even your inciting incident as we say in the writing road was listening to harry belafonte when he asks. Are there any radical ideas that was Something that you heard him say is. Is that why you feel you. You wanted to move you in the first place to come out with something that feels a little more bold than maybe what other people might suggest. No i i think more some of his exhaustion and seeing people doing the same thing get the same result of this Marching and protesting and i'm realizing like i literally can Lay prostrate front of the white power structure anymore. It doesn't feel good. It does feel strong It doesn't feel like power to me and having recently idea what happened in vermont coming to my consciousness also always they. They did and And it worked and they changed vermont from the most conservative states to now is one of those liberal states in america. They did so just knowing that it was impossible and then the research didn't realize like how many people had the same kind of idea before but it is it the wrong times Or maybe they were stressing a little bit too far call for black. Nationalism of carving out part of the united states is another country. That's not what happened. So i was like. But there's a way to articulate this message and right now is kind of perfect because millennials are already doing. This is already happening so they just need a a kind of gust of wind in the sails that that helps to boosted okay. So let me ask you this. So let's say there are millennials. Right now big rip people and they read your book and they listen to say charles is right. You know this is. This is the way to go. We've tried so many different things. Do you have a recommendation. Like is there a state. That's right for this right now. Like it like if enough people focused on one st. Let's say what is there a place right now that you think to be the tipping point that people can see this example as you said in vermont. It made you say whoa. This thing can happen other several. Actually i mean i think i think both maryland and della always just small. It doesn't take people in maryland. There's already a lot of people in that area. Where every every state. I've mentioned this twenty five. Plus you already have. A giant has started just because you say sorry to constructed maryland is is prime. There are a lot of people in dc that in you know if you could relate case maryland you know that is not a huge culture shock or person in dc I love the but these doesn't have two senators. So that's the problem. So that's how you're saying maryland right. Yeah so so. They're different states. That i it important to me for different reasons mississippi just because it was literally the black power center and it'd be it was the first state to call the constitution convention to write those black people out of power into right white supremacy into their constitution and literally every southern state. Follow what they call. The mississippi example mississippi morally victory cannot be allowed to stand morally as a black person in america. Dad cannot happen that that has to be reversed denote the black. Population is percentage wise. Mississippi is nearing forty percent. Really yes so. Mississippi could be a target mississippi. I you know the math of mississippi is only a few hundred people and when you look at the number of voters is even smaller who that people that are beating in the electoral over an eighteen years old. Yeah right and what about. Housing does housing become an issue. If you have a large number of people is you know people have said we're gonna housing shortage right now for you know especially people with lower incomes it is. Is that a major roadblock or you don't see that as an obstacle not exactly because if you see a state like Georgia is a great example. Because they've had such a influx during reverse migration and in fact the the counties around atlanta the number one destination reverse migration in the country. and so. that's that's added hundred thousand people and you see what it does. There's a traffic strain. And all the things that comes with being slightly bigger metropolitan area but people area to develop so people are able to develop further out and they do.
[TEST] Charles Blow on His Black Manifesto of Great Migration Back to the South
"Tuned into black on the air with lou. Thanks for tuning in you. Guys are really appreciated Wanna thank everybody For listening have a really Interesting show today charles. Blow the new york times. Columnists book called the devil. You know black. Power manifesto where he Proposes something very interesting in it Based on the great migration conforto conversation with charles sees. He's a very interesting guy. Had him on the nightly show years ago and He's very has some very interesting ideas. So we're gonna get into that a lot about black culture in that sort of thing. What's happening right now. So i won't talk about that in my Into now because we're going to cover a lot of that. But i do want to talk about some of those issues coming up. Not just for stream on you know. This is back in the air. But there's a lot of issues out there. And i believe there's a lot of i'll call it. This isn't a good phrase. But i'll call it mission confusion and the reason why i'm saying that i think there's a lot of A lot of things the black community. And i know i'm over generalizing here so i apologize for that that i think i need in order to accomplish a lot of different goals in there. They're not necessarily connected and one of the things. I'll be covering a coming up in the future not today but i want to put this on your mind. So you know i'm going to be talking about this is i. I think there are two things going on out there that are sometimes in conflict with each other. When it comes to the back community. And i will call them racial justice of versus racial grievance. Okay so i want to put that out there to you. And i'm not gonna. I know i'm teasing right now. Not gonna go into detail right now. 'cause actually have a good top charles bo coming up in and we'll talk about some of that but i want to put that out there. These are two kind of separate issues you know. One just is kind of based on laws and transforming the way that institutions are structured in and grievance which is for me kinda base more in opinions in people's feelings and up things like that. But i'm i'll go into more detail about that later. Little bit different But both very interesting both very wrote both very important. You know they're just. They're not always in cooperation with each other is one of the issues. And i think there's not always clarity around that so because i don't have a lot of time today I wanted to just say give a shoutout to The people who are on the ground helping everybody in texas right now that is gone through took time with the weather. not helped anybody did crews going to cancun which is kind of a funny story this week. But what's not funny is what's happening so many people are you know just without food and you know they're in situations they'd have faced before you know. A lot of the countries used to this type of weather but there are places that aren't used to. I'm one of those kind of places if we had that type of thing here in southern california. It'd be a mess as well but there are a lot of organizations out there that are doing some really good work. Give a shout out to my niece. Vanessa vanessa wilmore. Who is doing some of that. Work yourself with the feed. The people dallas which is a great organization and they give food directly to people They they i know they collect money but more than money. They collect resources that they can give directly to people that needed. 'cause sometimes money is great. You know you need money for things but sometimes people just need water. You know like right now you know or you know food to feed the kids right now you know and so Those grassroots organizations like that that are ended on the ground and there's a lot of them. I just mentioned hers. Because she's my niece and she's doing. I'm really proud of her. She's doing good job down there but there there are other organizations like that. I encourage you to look line if you can help. That's great you know All the support is really welcome. And finally you know i. I sent him keeping unsure because they don't have the time to. I do want to thank everybody. That was so kind. Oh let them. Before i get into that. let me just mention. I have a series on netflix. Right now command. And i didn't get a chance to talk about last week because A segment something else but Amend is the story of the fourteenth amendment and it's a documentary six part docu series that i did with will smith and the documentary group in man. It took it took a while to put this thing together and it wasn't easy but we're really proud of it now. Hope you guys get to see its educational inspirational. It's informative eye opening. it was eye opening for me. It was real really good experience to learn some of the nuances of one of our most important constitutional amendments with just the fourteenth amendment. Lot of good stuff in there. I encourage you guys. Please watch him in You can watch with your family. You know it's not one division but since detaining one division that is taken up by kids level division. I think he's gonna go to but
"charles blow" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"I said i got call you and i have these book agents who you know. Try to get books published and to call him and tell him that in writing up the contract for my next book. I wanted in the contract that the printing plant that the publishers to use has to be in the state of georgia and i said the couple of Film people you know. What however much of the next movie here that we can Film or produce in georgia. Maybe it's the post production. Maybe it's whatever we send jobs in dollars. I think i think they have really good texas in. Its fulfilment georgia. That will actually make my plan. Easier for the studios will like that. But but nobody who. I'm just i'm just trying to think of something i what that's me. But what can white people do to be supportive but again. Maybe we've been in the way by with our liberal cells trying to you know work in coalition. But you know it doesn't always work out right seat. Also i'll say a couple of one is the main one is this I seen so much energy into trying to fix black people in black communities win in fact what they needed was the removal of the obstacles. Nobody wants hand. We don't want you around your and we don't want your pity. Aren't we want to get out of the way we want. We'll architecture And as for this particular plan. I have gone to more galas. Eating more rubber chicken and i can imagine where people are throwing their Tiny in the context of their wealth Philanthropic dollars at symptoms of the problem with that without ever trying to fix the problem itself. What i say is you need architecture to pull off a mass migration. The first one had a bit of it. Actually you know the trains were really cheap and they ran straight up from mississippi into downtown chicago. You can actually if you if you wanna trace back where people came from the migration just look at the train trump Routes in they'll tell you that most people in mississippi in chicago came from new orleans up through mississippi and that way and the people on the east coast came up that train track so that was that infrastructure then there was a urban league which took on as part of its mission to help people to settle into this new environment that they were not used to you. If if you wanna give and you wanna create architecture that is truly you transformative for.
"charles blow" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"So i'll lay out the plan here for us. Because i mean you have a very specific idea here in terms of how Black americans in the south especially can achieve this this kind of political power that you're talking about the doesn't exist right now right so so this. The properties are very simple Is returning to the south from the citizens stay said by people migrated to during the great migration and not just not all of the south. I did not advocate a return to texas for instance that's going to be majority hispanic I do not advocate reverse migration to florida either. But i do for the nine states from louisiana across i twenty and then up the state's up i ninety five to delaware. People don't always consider delaware to southern states but the census always has and delaware is the eighth black state in america. People don't always know that the all of these states have twenty five to forty percent populations already. The numbers needed to push for dramatic political change and even majority black populations is not that many because you have a running start already. These were the states where you already were and you left is just a return and so are you actually doing. Are you encouraging people to do what you've done. Absolutely so friend of mine in detroit is listening to us right now. what's your pitch to leave detroit and move not necessarily to atlanta. Move to birmingham multiple pitches. One is political power The black people. I think are about somewhere around fifty percent of the state of michigan. Right you kit. You can't you can't select the senator on your own. They may car about a few District for the house representative which they always do to placate. You can elect a senator on your own with the last time. You had a black governor of the state of michigan be never it win. Do you think that to happen for you Do you think the majority black cities in the state of michigan have enough leeway on her own. Because i'll tell you the answer that they do not. There are no cities in the constitution. They're only states and the federal government in the constitution as far as Supreme court i enlarge cities exist at the behest of states. Anything a city wants to do can be preempted by the state. if you real- if you want real power real say over where you are. You have to take over a state if you believe that you can do that at michigan state.
"charles blow" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Oh you know what's going to happen. Twenty twenty george is gonna get rid of their two republican senators in in the senate democrats and then of course eight seven. No not southern democrats are going to send a black man in a jewish man to represent them in. I think january fifth. Which we know. We're gonna talk about january six for many many years. But i hope that history records that just hours before the before the Insurgency before the attack The south rose up in a profound way and not the way when we say the south rises like it did One hundred sixty years ago. I'm talking about what happened. In that election on january i think it should also be noted in that equation that it was the first time in american history that black people with the majority of a coalition that elected a senator singular let alone to for any party in the entire history of the senate. I didn't i didn't know that fact so so. Are you know my joy in when that happened. Here last month was Thinking immediately who's the who's the new georgia is alabama mississippi Is it you know. Just pick any number of states and and realizing that the demographics of this country are in the process of changing that whites will not be the majority after some time in twenty forty s. I believe They're already i think. Four or five states where whites are the minority And But i don't think any of them. They're not black. The majority of black but the majority is a mixture of black and brown in texas in california in obviously New mexico and hawaii For reasons that predated what we're talking about but but but here's the problem with. Yeah you're moving towards more balkanized. America we we. We need to stop talking the top line of win america. All fifty states moves As in an aggregate become yeah none non white because right now There are seven states. I think Where the white population is ninety plus percent of the population. That means they control. Fourteen sentences. an eighth of the entire senate if you move that needle back to eighty five percents that number doubles number of states right so it doesn't mean just because you have a large numbers if they are balkanize if they are basically existing in a small number of states the political influence that these heavily heavily heavily white states have will still be extraordinary right and so what. What is the point that i made. Yeah is that the seven of about seven. The south western states will be majority hispanic not majority minority majority hispanic why will continue to be majority. Asian south pacific islander The area from washington oregon down into the rockies will continue to be majority white the all the states to the east of that will be some combination of majority white majority minority..
"charles blow" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Voted for biden by seven million votes. And if the white house in the house and the senate and Some things seem to be heading in the right direction but still you. we know. what's what's breathing down her neck here. Yes it will be incredibly hard to keep control of the senate They had the republicans. Have half a seats. But they though succeeds represent forty two million fewer votes than the half represented by the democrats. That's because democrats are are continuously moving into a larger very often coastal states. There's a there's a great already happening right now. That is organization in. America is largely driven by young college educated. White kids moving into cities That means that we have a slow constitutional crisis creeping up on us already. It is very likely that we will continue to see President who lose the popular vote and win the electoral college because it the stacking is going in that direction. This is a problem that we're facing so your solution or one of your solutions at least in the book here. is Is in your case. And but you're you're encourage other black americans to do this which is to move south absolutely at the end of the civil war. Three southern states majority black another three within four percentage points majority black every single southern state had large percentages of black people because ninety percent of all black people before the great migration lived in the south and so they were allowed to Maintain those those majorities or are large percentages and were not forced out of the south in part by one terror. Today it is conceivable. did you. Black people could control up to fourteenth senate seat they would control the region of the south They they could conceivably controllers Electoral college votes california new york state combine the e. If they voted over that same period as vote. now new voter rights act had still been passed. All big ifs of course But you wouldn't have had a press a republican president in the last fifty years in last. I checked there's not a single person on the supreme court appointed before the last fifty years so the whole supreme court with a different so it so the the states that have the largest percentage of lack citizens are in the south exactly We just saw what happened georgia. Yes That i think has blown. Everyone's mind or at least People i know seem to be. Because i've said that i i if i'd said you seven years ago..
"charles blow" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"All of them have the same caste system in their country in some way or another and so the browning of america does not solve anti blackness. And so the grouping falls apart in that way. In addition in america itself the term people color has a kind of checkered history as Boys writes in the souls of black folk light skinned black people in the north including immigrants from the caribbean use. The term people of college separate themselves from the masses of black people so they would not be confused with the poor and the struggling darker skin. Blacks so yes there. There there layers to the nature. The problematic nature of using people of color as a catchall. When in fact you're catching together a bunch of people who don't necessarily agree on all the issues including on the issue of anti blackness in white supremacy the in your book here An i'll get to this. But i wanted to stay with. What what we're talking about right now but you. You lay out plan. Essentially for not just how to rhetorically claim black power to actually claim real power economic power political power etc. And a lot of your plan has to do with the importance of the south and black america owning it and embracing it and even possibly as you have done I believe living in atlanta moving. Moving air yes. I do too are from the south initial ease. Dna correct so you have moved back to the south. And i'll get to that in just a few minutes here. I just want to stay this idea. Because when i see you on cnn. I just i think oh boy here coz here goes and thank god. We're gonna we're gonna hear something we're not want to hear you're gonna say something that Is going to make white people uncomfortable and maybe even some black people uncomfortable. I don't know why you have not installed the filter that you're supposed to put this out. You know your black thoughts go through the filter so that they sound okay to the dominant culture and the dominant people control and run the country and then yet here you are and i've seen you make the point about i'm not using your words i'll just paraphrase it into mind. Some corporation analysts. They've hired a black ceo. I'm just gonna make this up like a corporation hospital corporation of america and salt Black americans the ceo. That in and of itself isn't the victory because if if that ceo still operates with the concept that we need to make a profit off people getting sick.
"charles blow" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Rumble. And this is michael moore. You know there are plenty of books and films columns Describing the minnesota racism and white supremacy in america in even more books and films and columns written about race are defined as race. This has been going on for for quite some time. In fact. I think it's part of the conversation. Since our founding as a country a founding that was based on john's side of the native peoples and then the country was built thanks to the enslavement of black americans and right now and through this past year year. That began with an eight minute forty-six second murder. George floyd minneapolis. Police officer charles blow who. I am extremely honored to have on the podcast. Here today has done more than just describe what the problem is. In fact he he says the conversation about race as really A conversation about fiction conversation about racism would be more about fact and he is a new york times columnist and now he has written a book. It's called the devil. You know a black power manifesto and he lays out a plan essentially not only to combat white supremacy but also to attain political power for black americans. It's a powerful book. Good luck trying to get a copy of from amazon. It's backlog here which is a great sign. i'm very happy to have him on rumble. Here today please. Welcome charles charles. Thank you for coming on my podcast. Thanks for having me. So are you okay with that me saying that if i'm uncomfortable that's a good thing and that when you often cnn we've only met briefly passing by in the green room There you're not like other commentators and during this past year. When i've seen you you have a very quiet way of erupting. I'm sure in the studio. You could probably hear a pin drop. Sometimes it's because you're saying the things that don't get said you're saying things that maybe you're not being sometimes. I wonder how you're even on tv. Frankly and i. And i realized that the times giving you a saturday column is very generous of them. But i just think we're in a moment right now and the fact that you've you've written a black power manifesto and my first thought is. Where's the black power Because it seems like the country never got it. Black americans never got it and now we're all about diversity and i'm supposed to feel really good about the fact that the majority of biden's cabinet are what we call people of color and i've never said this out loud and maybe i'll hopefully because i'm because i'm too afraid to say but i'm i'm glad that term exists.
"charles blow" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Helping the whole the the there is something i don't want to be the exceptional negro that gets invited to the to the to the contemporaries. I don't want your exposure to me to coax you into believing that you have exposure to black this writ large and that you care galateri because of it is not true. You're not doing enough if i'm not doing enough. It is important for people in community to see me. Walk down the street a walk into a restaurant shop for paper towels at the store. That's important to me. And also it was thrilling to be in a state that was a swing state and to watch her to go in vote and see how narrowly they won. And you know that your vote mattered. In a way. That had never really mattered. When i lived in new york is under the blue whether i showed up not just showed up because that's my civic duty. That's huge to me. So personally speaking how you found your own ability to blend in with both a black and white society the in atlanta independent. There's not very much society. That's that's true but this is an interesting thing. I knew this from growing up in a majority black town You remember all this Experience it again now. The majority black city just health normal and unremarkable. It is that you're a city. Officials will be black or that you walk into some business many businesses in by running. It is blogging. Ed it's just unremarkable. It's not a thing and desert beauty to that to me because He should be thing. It should be authentic. And you know the our mayor here a bottom's just hearted leadership because these are human beings. The race is something that we created. Give you being shot. A chance opportunity. They will be resolved. The way human beings respond. Some people will be scoundrels. Other people will be excellent. Because that's how human beings behave. And and i just love seeing that and reminding myself that to make it in this city chest looks like human beings making it and there was something about new york. That was terribly Segregated you know they're you know you look at the map of new york city and it's just terrible. Cigarettes in is reflected in the schools. New york state is the most segregated schools system in america largely because of new york city but people convinced themselves that they are living this incredibly diverse existence. When in fact that's not the case. I have one final question for you. And that is to whom would you target this idea and ideal. Most specifically migrations have always been primarily about the young and unencumbered people who have established who established themselves Who own property very unlikely to move or less likely to move a young people just starting to life Not a lot of not a family or at all if they have a small one not rooted not weighed down with a mortgage. Everything's possible. I'm saying to consider this possibility charles. I want to thank you so much for being with this a fascinating conversation. I truly enjoyed speaking with you. Thank you so much. That was charles. Blow york times columnist and author of the new book titled the devil. You know a black power manifesto and that's all for today. Thanks to those who written into let us know what's on your mind. You can find us on facebook and twitter or send an email the our podcast and deputy. Amu dot org. Our theme music is composed by jim brown berry in landsberg wunderle. If you show is produced by rebecca kaufman sander beggar. And alison brody. Our engineer is my kid. Thanks for listening. All please stay will stay safe where those masks. I'm diane and.
"charles blow" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"And frisk didn't happen in jackson mississippi. It didn't happen in greensborough. It didn't happen in birmingham. It happened in new york city. it happens chicago. It happened in los angeles when you take a look at right now. The the cities the police department of Zip degrees by the federal government. Most of them are in these cities and states they were black people migrated to the not in the south. I asked the people at the project. Implicit this massive database that they have a test the implicit bias of people they have hundreds of thousands of these tests To cut their data by region and by race and what they found would there was virtually no difference in the implicit racial bias between white people in the south and those in the midwest those in the north they just answered hauling questions. Better with when quinnipiac asked every other. They asked by people in your city whether they agreed with stop frisking every year. Majority of them said yes. Adding people to stop saying that the south is where the problem is like the north northern whites including white supposedly liberals or not imposing discriminatory practices on black bodies. Because they are in a book. I looked at black incarceration per capita the people who across it. The largest percentage of their black people were not in the south. There were at least northern liberal states there in places like vermont malcolm x. Says stop talking about the south. If you south of the canadian border yourself to people in the north have constantly for decades generations tried to excuse their racism by pointing to their white but in the south of signaled their the word that worse than us and the very act of the nine that the recent exists allows militarized police to spring. Up allow hyper segregation to spring up alive concentrated providence for not right in those cities. The problem with liberalism is thought. Just because you want to save the planet and you like gay. Marriage is your racially deleterious. But people like to believe that liberalism means that you are interested inequality across the board sometimes people lord not and black people. Learn the hard way if you do a migration back to south what kind of jobs will be available to those lax who are moving into still majority white area so with forbes in this list of places where the black middle class was thriving. Many of those cities are in the south. Look at the places where black would have the largest Black owned business. Almost all of those places in the southeast of the country Conversely when you look at places where it's worse were black people to live. Almost all of those are destination cities and that's taken a bunch of measurements. That's the access to housing Inc income off of things. Asian teddy is being. What the city. I use that term shorthand. He's the cds to it's black people migrated during the degree migration. What would said he be. The big ones are chicago. Cleveland delaware new york philadelphia. Okay and a reverse migration. What would those destinations. That is the giving us a lot of thought. So my i proposed people move very specific receded. I think is nine of them. from louisiana all to delaware people always think of delaware's a southern city but the census bureau does and built in delaware is also i think the eight blackened city in america stated merit to always remember that it is to the census bureau We should consider it that way. i've not include texas nor wagon food florida as reverse migration targets a what they call the upper south or not included said And then what i was trying to do is to identify specific cities that would be best for reverse because a lot of the people who migrated migrated large cities and so they are used to a certain or vanity and that will probably be more effective people returning In addition to that i thought about what is definitely coming which is kind of migration which is going to push a lot of people in regions of the country including the south So none of the cities are coastal cities. I took a look at to kind of flip planes just to make sure where the rivers were. All of that is a consideration you want to. You don't want people to moving into places where they will be sort of danger. But they're they're string of cities. Shreveport jackson atlanta all the way to wilmington. Where almost all of them have. Black mayors many of the john dynamic. I black As mayor ever just dynamic young people many of those cities are capital cities of those days. So i you're not just trying to buy a law a list of actual often in terms of both the states that i think make the most sense but also cities would make sense charles. What about your own experience you do you figure into this entire reverse migration picture. I moved back atlanta anywhere And i'm from the south and also it was important for me to spell out that i have my in the south and half of it out of it and it just gave me a more will rounded picture. Both of how black culture was bifurcated in a way. The southern aesthetic to blacks is also a northern western state. Not the same north west but but but the children of the great migration have a particular to them that is not the same as in the slow but also. It was important for me to demonstrate that you weren't giving up that you weren't running to make this trees. You know a lot a lot of my friends in new york. You know thought it was crazy you know how you. It's so hard to make it in new york. How do you come to new york and you make you become anointed by you. Know intelligence In society and give it up. And what i said easily because none of that was.
"charles blow" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Diane on my mind. A call to action for black americans but new york times columnist charles blow he says raises is deeply embedded in the american system and for the black community to truly gain their civil rights. They need to think radically and act boldly. He lays out his plan in a new book titled the devil. You know a black power manifesto. He calls for reversal to the great migration which saw african americans lead the south in huge numbers slinging racist laws and threats of violence but now he says a return to sentence could provide the kind of black political power. The community has been unable to achieve in the north and west. Charles osgood ahead few with us. The violent attacks by trump supporters had the capital earlier. This month do you believe that white supremacy and racism is at the heart those demonstrations. I guess i'll reframe it slightly in debt into say that it the threat to white power in white supremacy is at the heart of it. It is the the idea that that wipe power would not have Our occur is at the heart of it. The idea that the pie maybe being divided equitably is at the heart of it so it's fear of the loss of power that motivates manny and premacy of all sorts people. Sometimes think of that power is just be political power that power is also comic. Power is also cultural power. It is it is the power of the american narrative is always centered whiteness. It is always made white people particular white min The heroes of this of this narrative in that bad of confidence to become a. There's an amazing power of the imagination. Win it is fed when you are told that you are destined to be great when you are hold that There are no barriers to your success. When you you're told that if you just try you will likely make it. That is the pact that america made. Why do people particularly white men and if you see that hacked is being undone or reneged upon Where other people are getting access to that which means which has munition of your access to it. That's threatening comparing today's red hats with a red shirt after this award. Talk about that will. There have been many iterations of white terraced. america richards. Being one of them Ever since last people were emancipated from enslavement. And then granted by fifteen amendment. The right to vote at least men were at that point. Black men were it was a real existential threat. Because in many of the southern states black people outnumbered white people in several of them though three were three others where they will within four percentage points a majority of the population and in that you know the first elections After the emancipation enduring reconstruction states like mississippi. The black electorate was much larger in the white electric. And so the only option that white supremacists had was violence. They couldn't win at the ballot box because they were outnumbered and so the restaurants were formed to threaten and intimidate and terrorize. Black people. Out of voting. So then how did the trump forces carry that forward that has been carried forward for the hundred and fifty or whatever years since the war. Trump is the latest incarnation of that. When you see him trying actively to disenfranchise like black voters kim bragging. The voter stayed home last election in. That's part of the reason that he won. When you see that the russians who helped him were targeting black voters to get them not to vote. You see him reestablish stat idea this time around before the election and then a saying that you know he's gonna have people. Maybe share still up to weiss the polls salt voter to mutation and then after they had voted to say. I am now going to attack these largely black metropolitan areas as de legitimate of someway fraudulent in some way. I want to disenfranchise voters. Race those voters. So that i can win. How is that not the same thing. Time fascinated with the title of your book that you know. What do you mean by that. Say black people left the south looking for a place where racism and oppression felt lightest america moving northwest only to come to the realization that they had traded the devil. They knew the devil day. Didn't that racism was everywhere at that becomes the american problem for black people that there is no space in the country where racism does not exist. It just has a different manifestation different coloring a subtlety of it in a way of being that. It is a universal trait in this country. What did they lead in the south and then find in the north and west backup the. It's important to remember that. For nearly fifty years after the patient population in the war black people stayed in the south. They weren't anxious to move even with the restaurants even with the resident clan even with the terror they still state what spurred people to move. Was that that tarik building. There was no subsiding of it. But more importantly i believe was the economic push meaning the collapse of the cotton with the invasion. Ob the the kind of collapsed communist and then the issue face palm at the problem in the years after that in around so the economy that black people had at least they can say well. I have worked here. I have generations of my family here. I may even own a little piece of land here. That connection began to fray and at the very same time northern industry was blossoming needed workers. This was during the first. The first wave of migration during the first world war many young men had gone off to fight. They needed bodies and so they began to recruit in the south at the very same time. The does industry Black head depended on what's collapsing and there was a tear effector. And you could. You could go to a place. Extra cargo or new york or philadelphia and the hand of oppression..
"charles blow" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Diane on my mind. A call to action for black americans but new york times columnist charles blow he says racism is deeply embedded in the american system and for the black community to truly gain their civil rights. They need to think radically and act boldly. He lays out his plan in a new book. Titled the devil you know a black power manifesto in he calls for reversal to great migration. Which saw african americans lead the south in huge numbers fleeing racist laws and threats of violence. But now he says return to southern cities could provide the kind of black political power. The community has been unable to achieve in the north and west. Charles is a few with the violent attacks by trump supporters had the capital earlier. This month do you believe that. White supremacy and racism is at the heart of those demonstrations reframe slightly in debt into say that the threat to white power in white supremacy is at the heart of it. It is the the idea that that white power would not have exc. Our is at the heart of it. The idea that the pie may be being divided. More equitably is at the heart of it so it's fear. A loss of power motivates many and premacy of all sorts people. Sometimes they have that power is just be political power. The power is also the power also cultural power it is it is the power of the american narrative is always centered whiteness. It is always made white people particularly white men the heroes of this of this narrative in that fed sort of confidence to become you know there's an amazing power of the imagination win. It is fed when you are told. You are destined to be great when you are told that there are no barriers to your success. When you're told that if you just try you will likely make it. That is the pact. That american made people particularly white men. And if you see that that had this being undone or or reneged upon Where other people are getting access to that which means which. Ucsd munition of your access to it. That's threatening comparing today's red hats with a red shirt. After is safe award talk about that well. There have been many iterations of white terrorist in america. Richards being one of them Ever since lack people were emancipated from slavery and then granted by fifteen minute right to vote. At least men were at that point. Black men were it was a real existential threat because in many of the southern states black people outnumbered white. People will several of them. The three year were Three others were they will within four percentage points of being majority of the population. And in that you know. The first elections after the emancipation enduring reconstruction states like mississippi. The black electorate was much larger than the white electric and so the only option that white supremacist head was violence. They couldn't win at the ballot box because they were numbered and so the shirts reform to threaten and intimidate to terrorize black people out of voting. So then how did the trump forces carry that forward that have been carried forward for the hundred and fifty whatever years since the innocent war. Trump is lazy incarnation of that when you see him trying actively to disenfranchise black voters him bragging. Black voters stayed home last election in. That's part of the reason that he won. When you see that the russians who helped to were targeting black voters to get them not to vote. You see him reestablish that idea this time around before the election and then say you know he's gonna have people maybe shariff so loved weiss the polls with salt voted to mission and then after they had voted to say. I am now going to attack. These largely black metropolitan areas as de legitimate of some way fraudulent in some way to disenfranchise those voters race. Those voters stood it. I can win. How is that not the same thing. Charles time fascinated with the title at your book that you know. What do you mean by that. There's say black left to south looking for place where racism and oppression felt lightest america moving northwest only to come to the realization. The day had traded the devastate new. The doubleday didn't that racism was everywhere at that becomes the american problem for black people that there is no space in the country where racism does not exist. It just has a different Manifestation of different coloring a subtlety of it in a way of being but that it is a universal trait in this country. What did they leave the ns south and then find in the north and west l. Backup the it's important to remember that. For nearly fifty years after the mass fish population in the war black people stayed in the south. They weren't anxious to move even with the restaurants even with the resident plan even with terror. They still stay. What spurred people to move was that that tara Building there was no subsiding of it but more importantly i believe was the economic push meaning the collapse of the cotton industry with the invasion will be the kind of collapse the cod ministry and then the cottage you face problem at the problem in the years after that around that so the economy that the black people had at least tickets as well. I have worked here. I have generations of my family here. I made even own a little piece of land here. That connection began to freight and at the same time. Northern industry was blossoming. Needed more workers. This was during the first The first wave of migration during the first world war many young men had gone off to fight. They needed bodies and so they began to recruit in the south at the very same time that this industry black head depending on what collapsing and there was a tariff factor. And you could. You could go to a place like chicago or do your philadelphia and the.
Charles Blow on the greatest threat to our democracy: White supremacy
"Maldon are rallying this afternoon against last Wednesday's violent riot at the U. S Capitol. Let's go live now to WBZ. Suzanne Saz Bill, What's the crowd like right now? Well, Tina about 50 people have gathered here outside mauled in City hall, many of whom are wearing bright orange trump out now stickers their protest ng what they call fascism and the attempted coup at the Capitol organizer carry, MacDonald says white supremacy is the greatest threat to our democracy right now, and we thaw that on full display. In Washington, D C. But it's not just a problem in D. C is a problem in every community in this country way know that when we make progress towards the ideals of this nation for black, indigenous and people of color That the white last comes. The violence comes that's been a part of our history for a long time. This rally was organized by a group called Our Revolution Maldon, which formed in 2017. They say they're standing up for the peaceful transition of power and that when people lose an election, they have to accept it. There is one counter protester here named Rene with a don't tread on me flag who said she's here to stand up for democracy and the Constitution. She says the election was stolen and believes the people who stormed the capital and created violence where Left wing groups, she said, and disappointed there aren't more counter protesters here Outside
Americans Divided on Trump's Handling of COVID-19 Situation
"It's become a major kind of the bone of contention Steve Smith another member of the Lincoln project has come out and said that he holds trump responsible for so much of the economic collapse we have now as well as well the the the many of the deaths reaching close to a hundred thousand how much should you hold him responsible for those where we are now at the Pentagon I'm a trump obviously didn't cause the pandemic and many countries that where he does not cover and I've had severe economic effects so you can't hold a wholly responsible as president you're responsible for how you respond to crises on the crisis originates outside of your job is to manage and you know Donald trump's defenders will say things like well yet none of this is his fault because it happened outside the United States but the whole reason we hire presidents is to have someone there to respond to the response has been a failure and I think we can I've read a big article for the Atlantic sort of itemizing the timeline that shows why he failed through December January Donald trump's top priority was to negotiate some face saving trade deal to skate the trade war he had started against China that was weighing so heavily on his reelection prospects remember through the second half of twenty nineteen the economy was looking kind of soggy because the shock of the straight difficulties so he was building toward a big trade deal in January twenty twenty and he didn't want anything to distract from that and so he ignored everything on toward from China wouldn't save his neck and that is the real and that this is going to build a process bad news and things that bore him I think it's quite a line experts meant we lost months and months of this crisis was much worse than it had to be it it was going to be that no matter what they didn't have to be this bad what about what does someone like Charles blow of The New York Times says which is essentially that there is much work done from sands because in mid March he was still telling American people there's nothing to worry about this pandemic would be over and there simply weren't going to be more deaths right what trump is fantasising his method has always been in this is I think a big part of how he gauges the world the he tries to sell you the idea that this disgusting looking sake is really a great state this big university is a real university this is a multi multi level marketing scam is the way you are going to find a way to fame and fortune so that's the way he's he's done the presidency and he had enough windows is back for the first three years that it seemed to do well enough I have this you know hi my observation he's the rooster who took credit for the sunrise and now he finds the sun setting and he desperately wants to not take blame for the sunset but he didn't because the sun rise in the first place either
"charles blow" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
"As you have where do you feel drag falls and Intersex kind of with the movement and supports feminism? That's a good question. I don't have an answer. I don't have an answer. Talk Very intelligent question. You're going to have to get back to me on I. I never considered myself a female impersonator drag because women women dress like that true no shea nut well but and in terms of the metoo drag drag I always feel. Drag is a truth teller. I feel like we are court gestures. Where we're they're saying to all of the structure of society F and in that regard It is well aligned with the metoo movement and with our national news lamented national hero. Go give you a hug me so I think you down You know we love reading about your websites that you build to squarespace and when I have a long ass letters. I'm going to give you the details and how to send US yours but I I wanna jump right into the email now so this one says hey ruin Michelle. I love your podcast. 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"charles blow" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
"What about no you? Couldn't you wear it? It is absolutely perfect on. That Brown. Skin looks good. No I just want to talk a little bit about growing up in in Louisiana. Okay Yeah you know. My parents someone's yes. Yeah you should. My parents were country as F- country. And they you know. God bless them you know. Oh thank you darling. That's my husband right there George. He's GonNa he's GonNa kill me for that actually. I had to learn a lot of my processing tools. Well after my parents sent me off into the world they just didn't know I didn't know what to do with me. They really didn't God bless them. But how did you get to be so smart? And how did you get the processing tools you you've needed to be sitting in that chair right there. Oh that's the big question Well smart I guess it's just your parents. You have nothing to do with that. You are smart. But I'd say Ryan tell us but part of it is absolutely my mom's because she's a schoolteacher She Never Watch television other than the news and the wheel of fortune. Okay and she read the newspaper every day. We when we would you know poorest of the poor the one that she would not sacrifice is the new Daily subscription to newspapers. What paper was it? Four Times? She Times On Saturdays Sundays they had it what they call them mini page. Which is a kid's thanks? I would late next her. Not read the mini page and all through. When I was a kid. She was constantly taking classes. She got her masters when I was in High School. It took a long time. She was taking classes in addition to raising all these boys and also working. How many boys was There were five of us. Yeah And Mike great uncle also lived with us and great uncle. I never even had a good uncle. Elvira jokes I think. But but part of it was the she had to take courses and when she couldn't get a babysitter. I'd go to class with her. And the impression that it makes on you to see as a student to see your mother apparent in class and she's taking notes and being the student that you she wants you to be demonstrating with that looks like coming home and doing homework and seeing how that plays out in her life in real terms it improves. You buy the car now. You can build a house now that you and I can see that happening as I'm growing up then. Education was not an abstraction to me. It wasn't I don't know how I'm GONNA use this Algebra. I don't know how wild had learned about. You know because I'm seeing her applying a real time and so to me. Education was always liberal liberating concept And and reading was freeing thing and it was a way to travel because we couldn't drop and so I you know my uncle Bought US. We don't have one little bouquets and had three shows and he bought for one of our. Chelsea bought a set of encyclopedias for all young people and Encyclopedia is the Internet. Print it out. So he's taught us a set of encyclopedias at. I think that's what I would do it in the evenings. I would just grab volume. Just pick a letter and I just love that and it's interesting to most parents try to teach at their children but really children learn by environment. And what watching their parents do what they do now. You've got three kids to the mother of your children. Is she still in the picture? Yes she lives in Harlem lives in Harlem. And so you know you've got these three kids who are clearly very smart and ambitious when you look back at raising these kids. What would you have done differently and What do you most proud of? I can take the last. I mean they're just amazing people Incredibly SMART SMARTER THAN I was really. I think so I mean they don't they don't think of it that way but they are voracious. I'm a I'm a writer but this is the secret. Don't tell anybody I am very slow. Reader ooh and because. I can't like if I read a sentence that I liked. I will go back to the eight tonight space. I'm like okay. I will never finish this book this week but they just read everything and they are Super Smart and I love to have them at the same time. Today's debate each other on the small thing to the biggest thing. And it's I'm enriched by it and in addition to that just super good people had never been in trouble in any way and but they're also so much more conservative. It'd be really I just. I don't know where that came from. But they just in. What way conserve low? We know I was. I you know I wrote a column about my son. Being stopped at Yale he was stopped by the police and they put him on the ground and just like whatever happens all the rest of the kids and the one thing that was. I try to point out what I'm talking about. That is that my son was coming out of a library. On a Saturday night. You would not have caught me at a library on a Saturday night. But but my he's not. He's not a party kid he just he believes in doing the right thing this girl. He's been dating with his first girlfriend and they're still together he. He's just a very conservative person. Yeah and it costs them a lot of problems in high school because if he felt that people were being cruel to someone he's like. I literally can't be friends with you right well pretty much. Everybody high school was cruel to someone so he ends up like not really had enough because he will not compromise on this. You cannot make fun of people who you can't believe people that was his thinking and I admire that so much because I think probably I would have been some somewhere and try to be friends with everybody and he refused that and that's the kind of people they are kind of better people than me. Yeah when what would you have done differently in raising them? I think that I would have tried to make you know I am. I am strict And I would have been less so But I me you know you're young black kids to to black boys in a dangerous world and I know all your friends are misbehaving and running around and smoking and drinking whatever you cannot do that and I you know there's a part of me that always feel guilty about that because you clipping their wings and they feel like they are different than everybody else and they have to behave in this constrain way. I wish that I could have found a better balance of trying to let them be free but also protect them from harm right right. Yeah so did you let them listen to Rap Music? Watch television. It was so I created my mom with this because she was like. Okay you gotTa stop so I for a long time. We didn't watch television and with no video games and my mom wanted Christmas went out and bought a video game. And said you gotTa let these kids so right and And then As they got older I just relaxed on the strictures but you know they they listen to music but just they were just super busy. They didn't my daughter is On the US fencing team and she's every month she's in another country like she talked to practice every day. She doesn't have time for that sort of thing. The boys were always at. They played football in across. They were just busy kids so the lot of television watching anyway. Yeah you know they say it takes two months to form a habit and if you made a resolution this year that can feel a long long time to wait to see results with com- all it takes his five minutes a day to feel better to feel calmer and feel ready to face. Whatever this year throws at you so twenty twenty. Bring it on. What if you can accomplish all your resolutions by doing one thing? Mindfulness is the best thing you could do to help. Focus on all areas of your life now. 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"charles blow" Discussed on RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
"Have this theory that people in power who have a lot of money they spew out this conservative stuff like the coke brothers or any number of people and they don't believe the conservative creed at all but they know that they can get the white beloit behind them by just saying this stuff. Do you think that young people are are gonNA turn around and get onto this this lark? Well we've been hoping that they would do that for two hundred years right so there is a very long history ever. Since reconstruction where wealthy white men in particular because women didn't work enfranchise? Although many of them supported this system wealthy white men looked at poor white men who were very much aligned with poor black And they could have made allegiances across those lines and they intentionally and this year I I keep reading different. Instances of within literally saying that's on the record intentionally said the only way to ensure white supremacy. What's the word that what she's a lot during reconstruction into ensure supremacy was to turn the poor whites against poor blacks to make them believe that they're the? Oh you may have it bad but at least you're not black right right right right and that has been used for two years and I always hope that people will realize that there are so many commonalities between all four people black Brown whatever whatever you pray to whatever and the only people are benefiting from bisque wobble in this struggle among the working class people with a lot of money? Yeah What do you think what will it take. What will it take to turn this around? Is it complete catastrophe? I mean well we get to vote so quickly get the vote in a couple of months that helps a lot but You know I'm forty years. I've seen a lot of elections. You're a Chai forty but it it wouldn't people win. They get lazy and when they lose they get angry and it is only when people have lost. Do they actually show up? Because they're angry and then as soon as you win. Last time we had Democratic Barack Obama two years out to he won after all the people she came a showed up. Everybody stayed home and then you got an unprecedented number of Republicans elected and they did everything they could to make sure that he would never be this situation whenever repeat itself. You can't just participate when you're pissed off. You have to participate because you believe that you want a future where you don't have to go through these cycles of anger and depression every decade. What you're doing we are talking to Charles Blow. The book is called Fire. Shut up in my bones now. This is a bible quote. Do you have a spiritual practice today? Bus To my mother's Chagrin. You better go to church. And I'm like okay spiritual practice without going to church with you can have yeah. I've actually written a lot about this because because I was such a religious young person. And I'm not now I. I'm fascinated by how people consider religion spirituality. Whatever and and you're right. The more people move away from the church the more they long for something. There is something in the ritual in the every week. Everybody gathering together to try to to say say. Say trying to do good and commune with each other. Well there's something about just having a meeting all your friends every every week that you there's not necessarily temper for that outside of religious practices and people try to recreate it by bars and social events in game nights and whatever but that's a built in structure to that interesting and one thing that I that I found just like people so desperately want some spirituality that the majority of the kids who grew up not religious become religious when they could become another. They feel like they've missed something they just want serves a giant draw to it. I get that. Yeah but I just can't follow dictates of Lebron's as book where people didn't know that the world was round. I just that's just the problem. And also you know the believing that the world is three thousand or whatever they say. Ten Years I was the director of National Geographic for a little while held a dinosaur bone in my head. I'm I can't believe that if if I also think that with to write you but you understand also that You know just as spiritual practice. Listen we all have something we want to change about ourselves. We talked about it all the time whether it's spending too much time on social media or wanting to start a new hobby but if you're like me like most people taking action can feel impossible without the right support system. Talk Space. Online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting changes in your life with the support of a licensed therapist. 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I paid for it the next day but it was fun. What what do you do for fun? I mean I hang out with my friends. I go to bars. I'm still GONNA go to bars but but you know I don't know how to separate work from from some sort of social. I think it's all one thing for me to learn how you better separate but if you're a writer if you're if you're like me you're writing. Everything is a subject so whenever you meet someone fascinating. It's it's like a subject whenever I hear someone speak and I can have clever turn of phrase. I don't like listening as a writer and can recording the intonation in the turn of phrase so it's to me I'm always working because in a way I'm never working because love it and this is what I two so I'm not saying that you know you. You never have fun in your work but to me work is finding so I just it all blends together to me and you've got three kids. What are their ages? My oldest is twenty. Four and my twins or twenty-one other twins or twenty-one yes wow so do they live at home because you know now kids get. Outta the house at thirty so so My oldest Boy He lives he lives with his girlfriend and my twins are seniors in college and a really really upset that I have renovated that ruins and turn them into guest rooms so maybe my daughter my son's going to go to work. My oldest is going to medical school. My.
"charles blow" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Of the former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg into the race you should see this op ed piece written by a columnist with The New York Times named Charles blow man yet to stand back to read that puppy and I then checked to look at Charles both social media and guess who blocks the grail thirsty Charles blow and then I checked there's another columnist with The Washington Post equally angry and race kart race kart race car his name is Jonathan Capehart and you seem a lot on MSNBC ha I checked his social media gets to block the great Elderslie Jonathan Capehart table damn thank you now then now van Jones does not block me van Jones effect follows me meaning when I sent out a tweet van Jones we'll get a we'll get it on his account you know these two people have have bought me I know I've criticized them both I can't remember when or where but I know I've criticized I mean they're they're prominent columnist anybody's got a column in The Washington Post is is big cheese anybody the column in The New York Times is arguably even bigger cheese and so you have these two columns both happen to be black both happen to be left wing will happen to be in my opinion excessively angry and not focusing on the real issues the relation of course being the absence of fathers and homes not just in the black community but all over the country the real issue being the fact that inner city parents want choice in school the real issue the fact that illegal aliens unskilled illegal aliens compete for jobs and put downward pressure on wages those are the kinds of things that people are we talking about and again it was a bomb who said a kid without a dad is way more likely end up in jail either the kid with the father and we are we talking about stuff like that the fact is that the young black man is seven or eight times more likely to be a victim of a homicide in a young white man and the number one preventable cause of death for young white males are is accidents like car accidents number one cause of preventable death for young black males homicide almost always at the hands of another young black male so that's what people are we talking about so I know I've gotten after them for failing to focus on the issue if you want to talk about what's going on in the black community in this with these guys right about a lot so for that reason the great older ski it's been blocked it is the same reason that the brilliant Thomas soul the brilliant Walter Williams and the important Supreme Court justice Thomas soul are never mentioned as part of the one hundred percent up charge Thomas as one hand is the one part of the one hundred plus most influential black Americans in the ebony magazine has been around for some hello two three generations the monthly magazine I remember my mom subscribe to it ever since I was a kid and every year they have something called the one hundred plus most influential black Americans now there's so many I think the change the title but every year you never find Thomas even though by definition he's influential with one of nine members of the Supreme Court for crying out loud Tommaso whose only publish what about forty some odd books a man that was described by David Mamet the play right the one who did Glen Garry Glen Ross he called Thomas sole America's most important contemporary philosopher and of course the brilliant Walter Williams the to my knowledge the only black person ever to be the chairman of economic department of a non historically black university he's written probably by fifteen Bucks and yet a number of black people especially young black people have never heard of Mister Thomas soul Mister Walter Williams anything negatively of Clarence Thomas it's pretty disgusting so I'm sure I have gotten into those guys grill and that's probably why that they of they blocked me right now I was telling you about the intentional shift in demographics on the part of the Democrats by having porous borders pressure then on the politicians to legalize pressure then to make him service and then Democrats will register the vote and then they'll vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party il Eliseo Medina is a currently an executive with the S. T. R. U. union the largest union and after a bomb a one in two thousand nine he gave a speech here's what he said you.
"charles blow" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"And deception they were and what happens to the cavenaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process. It did, but here's Charles blows perspective to me. This was not just a president and party worried about an approaching Blue Wave and trying to take political advantage of a moment to victory. It was an outright and increasing amplification of a reactionary white male victimization syndrome. Mm-hmm. That is consumed. Modern American conservatism vox has called it the unleashing of white male backlash. This is very bad. By the way, white males are not allowed to defend the right if they do this is just evidence that they are privileged. So if white males are given due process than that shows that they are privilege, and if they are not given due process and then they get angry that also shows that there are privileged. So just like every other major leftist argument these days, the conclusion is already assumed. It's just a question of how you got there according to Charles blow. The women accusing the white man of assault weren't the victims. Instead, the white man was the victim well, to be accurate. The actual accusation is that the women accusing the white man of assaulted and have any corroborative evidence, which means that you are trying to get this guy without any corroborative evidence whatsoever. In some people's eyes has blow. He was the victim of political correctness, twos, overreach, a check, your white male privilege culture, drunk on its own self righteousness, which is which is true because that's what happened. But that's not really what. This is about according to Charles blow Kavanagh's belligerent defense and Trump's dismissal of the accusers. He mocked wanted a political rally and called the accusations a hoax. You'll recall that some folks like me criticize that and said that he shouldn't have mocked. Christine blazey four because he didn't know the facts either. But according to blow, they represent for many men a back against the wall, no more space to retreat moment to fighting back, pushing back of standing proud in their patriarchy and proclaiming that it will not bend. Now, due process is patriarchy. Now, presumption of innocence is patriarchy blow continues. They're saying enough, they will see no more ground. They will share no more power. They will accommodate no more ascendancy invalidation of the oppressed. Now he might wanna add the word allegedly oppress there. Because again, none of those allegations have actually been supported by any evidence. He says that is what they're telling us. They are speaking through Trump. He says, the victim sensibility Trump is articulating is not generational. Restricted in January, a PRI MTV poll a fifteen to twenty four year olds. Found that forty three percents of young white men. Say, discrimination against whites is as serious. A problem is discrimination against other groups, twenty nine percent of young white women agreed with them and nearly half believe efforts to increase diversity will harm white people because by nature, the definition of the left's attempts to increase diversity include harming white people. Meaning what the left wants from diversity is not ideological diversity or diversity of experience. What the left says is that we should give slots that belonged to qualified white people to unqualified non white people. There's an actual point that the left believes in. I don't even know how the left can argue this particular watching. It doesn't make any sense if you are saying that there's a group of college adn tease of which too many are white, and we need to replace some of those white people with non white people. How does that not harm white people? You have to explain that one and as for the notion that discrimination against whites is as serious problem as discrimination against other groups. There are two ways to read that question, and I think that there's one accurate way in one inaccurate way, the inaccurate ways to say that historically and presently discrimination against black folks is just is not as bad as discrimination against white folks with which I disagree. And then there's the way which is that as a whole left is interested in stomping white dudes because they think that there is a patriarchy that must be punished and patriarchy has to do with the color of your skin. And therefore, if you're white, you don't get to process. That part's true. That part's true. Well, we'll conclude Charles blows account in just a second..