Saturday, June 27, 2020

White incumbency explains how privilege will protect its 'rich history'

But will he read a powerful, first-person account of what that history and monuments to it are really all about.

And does he know much about the last 400 years of 'process' on race, equality, fairness, privilege and power?

Read on.

This reliably right-wing and monotonously empathy-free senior WI GOP Senator 

(though more energetically engaged when it comes to his self-interest, sexual abuse shoulder-shrugs and pre-and-post Trump-impeachment-excuse-making) would like (read: white/establishment-directed) 'thought' and 'a process' to determine when monuments to slave-holders and traitorous Confederate rebels might be delicately removed.
"...there could be a process for taking a look at anything. But it should be a process, it shouldn't be a mob, it shouldn't be taking things down," he said...
Note, that's "could be a process for taking a look..." Oh, wait, let's bump that up to "should be," but then "it should be taking things down...," so what are we talking about? Perhaps some new signage? 
"I am concerned about erasing our past. … I don't like doing something in the heat of the moment without thought. … I am absolutely opposed to try and erase and purge America of its rich history — the good, the bad and the ugly."
Process? Remember how all that process involved in voting and litigating and looking to the highest court for justice after those 400 years again just worked out?
The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision refusing to extend a deadline for absentee ballots in Tuesday's Wisconsin elections reflects Chief Justice John Roberts' cramped view of voting rights in America, a long-held position that has often favored Republican interests. 
The pattern, joined by Roberts' fellow conservatives, was epitomized by a 2013 decision that restricted a crucial part of the Voting Rights Act and has allowed states to eliminate polling places, limit voting times and adopt other practices that make it harder for people, especially racial minorities, the poor and elderly, to cast ballots.
Speaking of that "rich history" - and please read the entire piece for more of Johnson's denial of systemic racism in American policing, or his so-it-goes reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic kicked into high gear by the 'President' whom Johnson helped keep in office back in Impeachment Time - is there any chance that some Senate staffer willing to lose the job might stick this NY Times column in Johnson's must-read folder today?
You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument 
The black people I come from were owned and raped by the white people I come from. Who dares to tell me to celebrate them?

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