Commentary: Top 3 Stories of Past Week

  1. Joe Biden Launches Presidential Campaign
    1. What we already knew: Joe Biden was going to run for president.
    2. What we learned: Joe Biden didn’t apologize to Anita Hill and that he too finds it next to impossible to apologize to a Black woman for wrongdoing.
    3. What we need to do about it: Make sure he knows that a real apology to Anita Hill is a condition to get your vote.
  2. FBI Raid on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh
    1. What we already knew: Black politicians shouldn’t even try to think about getting away with crimes that white politicians get away with very often.
    2. What we learned: When going after Black people, the FBI can actually look like a professional organization.
    3. What we need to do about it: Stop expecting white people to feel sorry for us or understand our situation when we commit crimes.
  3. California Synagogue Shooting
    1. What we already knew: It was just a matter of time before another white man commit another act of Right-Wing Global Terrorism.  
    2. What we learned: The suspect is a teenager and that white hate is just bad with white millennials as with any of the other generations.
    3. What we need to do about it: Continue to remind our Black youth that there is no such thing as a Post-Racial America and never will be one.

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