Monday, July 27, 2020
This conversation came up during an interview about how slavery should be taught in schools. Cotton wants to cut funding for schools who use curriculum from the "1619 Project".
You don't have to be a history major to know that a lot of foul stuff was happening to black people in the 1600's. That project was created to help students understand how this country was built on the backs of slaves. It's a painful story to tell, but it does help to enlighten those who know very little about how this country came to be what it is today. In no way, shape, or form is murdering, beating, and raping a group of people a "necessary evil". It's evil, but it's very unnecessary. I don't care in what context you attempt to use it. However, he later said on Twitter that he wasn't endorsing the Founding Fathers stance on slavery. Blah, blah, blah. Cotton also made quotes that insinuated that despite America being a flawed country, it is a great country and he doesn't want it portrayed as being formed by a bunch of greedy, racists crooks.
And this is a huge problem that I have with American History school books. They are incomplete. They don't tell the real story of how this country came to be. The treatment received by minorities would bring about a ton of shame onto a lot of prominent people. Especially if names were mentioned.
Case in point, Senator Cotton is a descendant of slave owners. There are documents floating around online now that show a will from his great-great-great-great (I'm unsure of how many "greats") grandfather leaving slaves to an heir. So, I'm guessing that having to explain that part of history is not something he's wanting to get into. In fact, I'm sure that a lot of surnames of prominent people would come up if we did a deep dive into the origin of slave owners. There are a lot of rich people in this country who had wealth passed down to them from those who made it off of the backs of treacherous acts.
It's ironic that a man with the last name of "Cotton" has a problem with how slavery is taught in schools. History should be no longer "white-washed" to tell "his story". It should be told in its entirety so that people can begin to understand how "The Greatest Country in the World" has a lumpy carpet from the things being swept under the rug.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
|Me from 10 years ago|
It's hard to believe that a simple blurb that I posted on 7/15/10 has led to almost 700 more posts. And I absolutely appreciate all of you for reading them. Even if you only read one.
And 1.25m views later, I guess that I'm still doing my thing, albeit not nearly as often as it once was. I started my radio show about 7 months after my blog and spent a lot of time building it. It really became my focus around 2013 after the passing of The Mrs. I put all of my spare time into it to help ease the pain of losing her. Plus I'd just lost my mom five months prior. 2012 was rough.
But thanks to loyal readers supporting me, a radio show audience, and the love of family and friends, I made it through and I've made the most of my life since. I have a job that I love. I have a woman that I love. And I have a family that loves me. You can't ask for much more!
I'm not sure how long I'll continue to blog. Maybe this is something that I will do until the day I expire. Who knows? I could be 88 years old and on here complaining about something President Malia Obama did (I'm assuming that we will have at least a few female presidents in the next 40 years).
In the meantime, I'll continue to do my thing here and over at T2Q. I have fun bringing crazy stories and information to the masses and I hope that you all have enjoyed it as well. Thanks for hanging in their with me through 10 years of funny, happy, crazy, informative, and sometimes sad blog posts. I hope that I can fulfill 10 more if possible!
|Me today. What a difference 10 years makes, huh?|
Monday, July 13, 2020
You can check out the discussion here.
I participated in the second episode of the Holism For Advancement Roundtable hosted by Dr. Herman SJr. himself.
I've been fortunate enough to interview him a couple of times on T2Q and as he usually does, he dropped science on this topic as well. His other guest, Miguel Conner, was amazing in establishing a base to some of the societal problems we endure as a country today.
So, please enjoy this discussion and share, share, share! The world needs to hear more insightful opinions on race and not the same old babble and catch phrases.
Seeing & Combating Inculcated, "Invisible" Fundamentals That Create Negative Systems
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Experts: Dr. Chandra Babu (Ph.D.) | Right.Academy | (not present in show due to technical issues) Miguel Conner (B.A.) | TheGodAboveGod.com
Quincy "Q" Shelton | Talk2Q.com
Dr. HermanSJr. (A.A., B.A., B.Msc., M.A., M.Msc., Mpsy.D.) | DrHermanSJr.com
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