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  This page is dedicated to understanding the necessity and relevance  of the hashtag "#blacklivesmatter"

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie— deliberate, contrived and dishonest— but the myth— persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. — John F. Kennedy

We are at a crossroad. For our Democracy to endure we need to think, find facts - not just spew opinion based upon myth and rhetoric! Doing so is unpatriotic, a copout and disrespectful to our troops who risk their lives for our democracy every day!! (admin - July, 2016)
Why Black Lives Don't Matter: A Radical Interpretation of U.S. History
by The Real News Network
"The American Revolution was fought in part to defend the slave system, and those origins help shape the present day." - Dr. Gerald More

Information presented at Chai House to honor Black History Month.

2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege
I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at “political correctness”. The Trump era has opened my eyes. More

A Black Man And A White Woman Sat Down At A Pub. Then The White Supremacists Showed Up.
NEWS 10/31/2017 07:01 pm ET
“We were afraid someone was going to be thrown through the window.” By the time police arrived, everyone had dispersed. The 30-year-old woman later came back to make a report. Authorities are looking for the man accused of punching her, described as a white man in his 30s wearing a black jacket and black jeans, according to an Oct. 29 statement from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department that includes the woman’s account of the incident. (The names of the victims have not been publicly released.) More

‘I’m not shy to tell them how I feel,’ young black girl says of wrenching Charlotte testimony
By Lindsey Bever September 28
Almost too small to reach the microphone, 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant stepped to the podium Monday at the Charlotte City Council meeting. More

Trump. 2 hours in Flint undoes 3 weeks of "outreach". By Murfster35   Sep 14, 2016
when he tries to do “humble” or “sympathetic” he comes across for what he actually is. A small minded, selfish, narcissistic little pig, who cares for no one other than himself and his family and fortune. More

KING: Oregon white supremacist uses his Jeep to chase down, maul and kill black teen NEW YORK DAILY NEWS September 1, 2016
Russell Courtier and Colleen Hunt have been arrested and charged with murder, but it's all too little, too late. The damage is done.
 I can't quite put my finger on where we are heading as a nation, but it's not good. I know that much.  More

After receiving a barrage of questions about Colin Kaepernick, a veteran responds loud and clear
By Walter Einenkel Aug 29, 2016
You don't like what Kaepernick has to say? Then prove him wrong, BE the nation he can respect. It's really just that simple. More
You can knock Colin Kaepernick -- don't call him un-American
Ian O'ConnorESPN Senior Writer
Kaepernick is a 28-year-old biracial man who was raised by the white parents who adopted him, and who believes he can no longer remain silent in a country where young, black men are too often shot by overheated cops, and where blacks are forever asked by whites to rise above obstacles that whites themselves created. More  About the National Anthem (click)
THIS is the world Trump incites: Black woman wakes up to an American terrorist hate crime
By Leslie Salzillo Friday Jul 22, 2016
It’s hard to express the anger and sinking feeling that took over me after seeing these scenes from the video. This is Republican presidential nominee Trump’s world. More
Show me a Trump supporter and I will show you a bigot.
If you watched the Republican National Convention (RNC), often times you would feel like you were listening to a KKK Convention, especially when Donald Trump was speaking. In fact, Trump is the equivalent of the grand wizard. More

Meeting the two faces of 'All Lives Matter'
By Chauncey DeVega   Jul 24, 2016
Approximately one week ago, I attended the Black Lives Matter march here in Chicago. Young black, brown, and white folks marched together on that Saturday afternoon, exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right to protest police thuggery and brutality against people of color. Their intelligence and passion were admirable. As I wrote elsewhere, the young folks may in fact save us all. More

Trump: 'laziness is a trait in blacks ... I believe that'
By Mark Sumner 2016/07/20 ·
Trump will unify the races around statements like this: “I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is; I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”  More
Video shows moments before North Miami Police shot unarmed black man
Brian Entin | Alex de Armas
NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - A therapist who works with people with disabilities is telling his story after he said North Miami police shot him while he was trying to help his patient with autism.  More
After 3 Baton Rouge Police Officers Killed, President Obama Condemns the ‘Work of Cowards’
 By Justin Green (7-17-16)
“I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.  More

Tavis Smiley Calls Out RNC Sheriff Speaker For Black Lives Matter Diss
 Ron DickerGeneral Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post  
PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley on Monday ripped Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., for equating Black Lives Matter with “anarchy” in a speech at the RNC
“When do we get around to appreciating... the dignity of black life?” More
Law enforcement, activists to meet with Obama at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will quickly return to the delicate balancing act of supporting law enforcement while addressing concerns of bias from some of the communities they serve. More
Broadcaster calls Texas Lt. Governor a 'fool' in this stunningly honest commentary—a must-see
By Leslie Salzillo (7-11-16)
A white man in America doesn't die for selling cigarettes on a street corner, he gets a ticket. A white man in America doesn't die for driving with a broken tail light, he gets a ticket, too. And the officers who abuse the badge and the power they have should be punished, but too many times they are not. More

BET Awards Acceptance Speech: Jesse Williams
(Grey's Anatomy star)
Jesse Williams speaks for us all and says what many of us have felt for a long time.
More than 10,000 (racist) – my comment - white people are mad about Jhe speech . No surprise, see Wake up, fellow white people (below)  More
The terrorists we face wear badges.
By Denise Oliver Velez ((7-7-16)
For those of you who went to sleep peacefully last night, there are others who will never awaken — again. More
 Peaceful remembrance for man killed by police in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP July 2016) — Grieving residents  honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life rather than demonstrate his death. More
The Problem with Saying ‘All Lives Matter’
There's a difference between "true" and "helpful."
People who respond to “Black Lives Matter” with “All Lives Matter” are not only being unhelpful, but it’s an attempt to erase an actual crisis under the guise of being fair. More

Wake up, fellow white people. Time to get to work.
By intersectionally (7-7-16)
Another morning, another young black man murdered by police for… what? For the crime of being born black in the US. Another day when white people all over the U.S.will shake our heads, avoid watching the video or reading the horrific details, and at best, post a little something on social media. More

What Do Conservatives Want When Saying  "I Want My Country Back?"
You see, conservatives may be big on reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with its declaration  
"one nation ... with liberty and justice for all," but when they say those words they don't really mean them, not for all people in any event.  No, they don't see anyone other than themselves as entitled to freedom, equality and justice.  More
White nationalists involved in weekend violence vow to 'defend' Trump supporters at GOP convention by Hunter (6-29-16)
The good news - Trump has lots of admirers who want to make sure the Republican National Convention goes off without a hitch. The bad news is that those admirers are literal white supremacists and skinheads. More
The Most Racist Areas in the United States
They are mostly located in the rural Northeast and down along the Appalachian Mountains into the South. To view the full story, click here

Can't Help But Wonder??
at how this TV commercial would play out if the teenager was black and the cop white?? Is it even within the realm of possiility that such a commercial could be aired More
For more about the reality of U.S. racism, view the Independent Lens video
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