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by Oui Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 at 10:34:08 PM EST

Love of one's country France 🇫🇷 ... wow!

Joséphine Baker performs (1944)


Joséphine Baker to enter French Panthéon of national heroes | France24 |

🏛  Work in progress ...

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More recognition than she's received, and is ever likely to receive, in the US.
by rifek on Mon Aug 23rd, 2021 at 05:34:01 AM EST



At the 1963 March on Washington, Baker was one of the featured speakers shortly before MLK:
You know, friends, that I do not lie to you when I tell you I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents.  And much more. But I could not walk into a hotel in America and get a cup of coffee, and that made me mad.
by Bernard on Mon Aug 30th, 2021 at 06:05:51 PM EST
Correction: "But I could not walk into a hotel in Southern America and get a cup of coffee"
She would have had no trouble at all in Chicago.

A small point but I'm tired of taking the blame for traitorous rebels and their descendants just because of my skin color.  It's just racism, itself. My families came to the USA n the 1890's and 1914 and had NOTHING to do with segregation.

by StillInTheWilderness on Tue Aug 31st, 2021 at 02:25:30 PM EST
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You're writing this almost exactly 100 years after the murder of Eugene Williams in Chicago, who dared to enter a whites-only beach.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Aug 31st, 2021 at 02:50:06 PM EST
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And a few days after the murder of Chicago cop Ella French who dared to stop a black man for having an expired license plate.

And i've heard recently of the murder that you are talking about. That was not done under color of law. There was no legal segregation in Chicago. There were neighborhoods that one stayed out of for ethnic reasons. Italians were subject to attack for entering Irish neighborhoods and vice versa, but that's worlds different from legal apartheid.

And for whataboutism, what about the burning and looting of Michigan avenue in Chicago by BLM "protesters" protesting WHAT HAPPENED IN MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA totally out of control of anyone in Illinois.

by StillInTheWilderness on Wed Sep 1st, 2021 at 12:56:21 AM EST
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When Inequality gets really bad and the American Dream is a fantasy from a lottery ... a society that has become based on the happy few and vulture capitalism ... television and Hollywood showing the glitter and glamour of success ... the frustration of living in poverty and being treated as outcasts ...

'Winning Has Come Through Revolts': A Black Lives Matter Activist On Why She Supports Looting

Shooting by police of Latrell Allen in Chicago's Englewood led to a standoff in that community between residents and officers led to Monday morning looters on North Michigan Avenue wealthy district.

This isn't policing, it's outright intimidation and confrontation with weapons made for war in Iraq.

Violence in America is beyond pale and is increasing by the minute for every weapon going over the counter.

Denying American society is racist and denies equal representation at the ballot box, will certainly tear into the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Founding of America was started by a revolution with the French Revolution as background ... clearly the 21st Century demands change and may well be by revolt when leaders do not step to the plate.

There are many stages of poverty across the globe and leads in many regions to upheaval and terror by groups possessing weapons. The forced migration has just started ... climate change will function as an accelerator. Hurricane Katrina ... Ida ... next? The destructive wars of choice in the Middle East and beyond has led to a setback in solving problems, it has created the forever war on terror. A declaration by Joe Biden will not change that fact.

Southside Chicago doesn't need Minneapolis to fuel unrest ...

Chicago Gun Violence: 10 Dead, Including CPD Officer, and at Least 63 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

by Oui on Wed Sep 1st, 2021 at 08:23:50 AM EST
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by Oui on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 10:11:45 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 10:13:57 PM EST
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This is why we can't have nice things.
by rifek on Mon Sep 6th, 2021 at 05:11:48 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 10:15:27 PM EST
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The rioting and looting was on North Michigan Avenue, where there is something worth stealing.
by StillInTheWilderness on Sun Sep 5th, 2021 at 05:22:19 PM EST
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archived "Under the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (42 U.S.C.A. Section 1983), color of law is synonymous with State Action," specifically, an officer of government as distinct from "private person.

SO. Any officer such as executive, legislator, LE agent, or state licensee who deliberately contravenes US Constitutional law (by statute, ordinance, interdiction, or dereliction) to abridge legal protections afforded citizens expressly coded by the Civil Rights Act of 1866 et seq. and governed by 14th, 15th amdts among others,

is engaged in commission of a federal violation, entertaining both civil and criminal codes.

Accordingly, civil courts judge disputes of lawful intercourse between "private persons" according to standards of "equity law"--the balance of performance by litigants, if you will.

Real estate mortgage convenants are but one grotesque yet still active example how "free trade" in US operates under color of law and casually enforces political and economic inequity.

THE NUMBER of "private persons" who deliberately colluded, conspired, and/or materially benefited from such unlawful practices invoked by mundane ordinances or contested statutes
AND EXTENT TO WHICH all "private persons" who colluded, conspired, and/or materially benefited by such acts precisely because they and their descendants were not excluded

might appear to some to be untenable equation, but it's not. The variables are known and their values are all around us and quantifiable.

How would they know? How could they measure the injuries sanctioned by the state with which they abide and are directly and indirectly rewarded? Who's tending the ledger strapped to the family bible and shredding mementos? Why would they confess handicapping the competition in the great race from the middle to the top of the pyramid of US American ingenuity and leisure built on the back of slaves' unfree labor essential workers' industry? Thus, plausible deniability is a common feature in opposition today to class action reparations.

by Cat on Wed Sep 1st, 2021 at 09:27:18 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Aug 31st, 2021 at 03:49:54 PM EST
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Our evolutionary lineage spent ~2,000,000 years as bi-pedal, forward vision, omnivorous pack hunters.  While the Molecular Biology of genotypic human behavior is locked in the Known/Unknown region we Know there is a hard-ish limit for the number of people any individual can maintain stable meaningful social relationships.

Dunbar's Number

Bottom Line: until the genetics of Genotypic Human Behavior changes Human Behavior will remain in the range to which we've become accustomed and when the genetics does morph enough to change Genotypic Human Behavior the result won't, by definition, be Human.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Sep 1st, 2021 at 03:53:20 PM EST
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Also, kindergarten kids have strong senses of fairness, recognize bullies, and adapt easily to social norms like the wearing of pants and masks and obeying authority. Racism may be an inherent trait, but it is mostly learned behavior.
by asdf on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 11:03:23 PM EST
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Josephine Baker was running a show at the Bobino theater in Paris, when she died of a stroke in April 1975. Thousands of Parisians attended her funeral, including high ranking Army officers.

She will be the sixth woman - and the first American born - to be inducted at the Panthéon.

by Bernard on Mon Aug 30th, 2021 at 06:29:34 PM EST

Virginia governor pardons seven Black men executed in 1951 for rape of a white woman | The Guardian |

by Oui on Tue Aug 31st, 2021 at 08:03:07 PM EST
Maryland NAACP Leader Blasts Gov. Hogan's Posthumous Pardons Of Lynching Victims As 'Political Posturing', May 2020

Ya know why they're crying, dontcha?

Mental disorder is a communicable disease for which no vaccine or "vaccine" exists.

by Cat on Fri Sep 3rd, 2021 at 08:11:21 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 08:21:14 AM EST
by Oui on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 08:22:06 AM EST
by Oui on Thu Sep 2nd, 2021 at 10:20:02 PM EST
by Oui on Fri Sep 3rd, 2021 at 09:11:03 PM EST

On that date as a new immigrant, I started 7th grade in a parochial school in a St. Louis suburb .... one heckuva adventurous journey.

by Oui on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 10:11:17 AM EST
This is why the Reich Wing wants to block Critical Race Theory.  They don't want their kids to learn what Grandma is doing in that picture.
by rifek on Mon Sep 6th, 2021 at 05:15:51 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 05:25:53 PM EST
But what if you're not Anglican?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 05:46:32 PM EST
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Ya might be a presbyter?
by Cat on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 06:23:05 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Sep 5th, 2021 at 06:16:54 AM EST
😉

19th Century Peace Movement and Women Suffrage

Bas les armes! (1899): The late and troublesome birth of a non-bestseller

Bertha von Suttner's famous anti-war novel, Die Waffen nieder! (1889), was a bestseller that was translated at the time in most languages. However, surprisingly, it took ten years before a French edition, Bas les armes!, was published (1899). Recent French biographers of Bertha von Suttner barely acknowledge the existence of the translation. Moreover, the first reprint in more than a century of Bas les armes! (2015) is virtually silent about how the original translation and publication came about. The story is told for the first time in "Bertha von Suttner's anti-war novel in French - "Bas les armes! (1899): The late and troublesome birth of a non-bestseller", by Peter van den Dungen.

by Oui on Sun Sep 5th, 2021 at 10:48:43 AM EST


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