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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, June 06, 2020

"I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I see hope. I see progress right now, at this moment. I had an interesting call on Saturday with my dad, who was born in 1946, grew up dirt poor in Philadelphia, lived in a truck, went off to Vietnam, came back, joined the Panther Party, and was in Baltimore for the 1968 riots. ... The idea that black folks in their struggle against the way the law is enforced in their neighborhoods would resonate with white folks in Des Moines, Iowa, in Salt Lake City, in Berlin, in London -- that was unfathomable to him in '68, when it was mostly black folks in their own communities registering their great anger and great pain." -- Ta-Nehesi Coates

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Richard Pryor did a bit where he said who wants to go for a night out with your lady after the police get done squeezing your nuts.

Richard Pryor said white people don't even know that kind of stuff is happening to black people.

Fifty years later, everybody knows it's happening to black people.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-06 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I prefer Carhartt Chore Coats.

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-07 12:55 AM | Reply

Interesting listen. Why did Coates leave the Atlantic?

Hearing black intellectuals is important to combat the myth of the animal poc.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-07 12:12 PM | Reply

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