Re: [TheDigitalDrum2] Digest Number 53
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> 1. TIM WISE STRIKES AGAIN-corrected copy
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> Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 11:04:41 -0000
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> Subject: TIM WISE STRIKES AGAIN-corrected copy
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> THE DIGITAL DRUM 2 #178, June 29, 2001, TIM WISE STRIKES AGAIN
> I understand many of the web links did not work on the previous copy
> of the DRUM so I am resending a functional copy. I apologize for the
> TIM WISE STRIKES AGAIN-CHRIS ROCK & CHRIS TUCKER STRIKE OUT
> What about white folks who move further and further away from the
> cities to the suburbs and countryside? Are they trying to imitate
> LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE or are they really expressing racism?
> Let Tim Wise help you make that determination as he tells on white
> people again! http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11078
> Using the facts and figures of crime statistics Wise makes the
> argument that maybe it is Blacks who need to get far away from
> White! And for those who dispute him, he welcomes hearing from you
> Whoa! Someone email this article
> http://www.thenewrepublic.com/061101/driver061101_print.html to
> Chris Tucker and Chris Rock! Justin Driver accuses both comics of
> carrying on in the minstrel show tradition, in which he specifically
> defines and puts into historical perspective. He analyzes each Chris,
> providing a boatload of compelling evidence, and even finds space to
> criticize Spike Lee. Quoting the observations of Ralph Ellison,
> Driver even has some sound advice for the NAACP, and others who
> threaten protest actions against the entertainment industry.
> THE (right-wing) WASHINGTON TIMES can take one Black person's actions
> and transform it into the following headline: 'Black leaders refuse
> to pledge allegiance to flag'
> http://www.washtimes.com/national/20010622-5627916.htm My question
> is, what Black leaders? All because a Black female Tennessee state
> Representative, Henri Brooks, has become controversial. She was
> noticed not pledging allegiance to the U.S. flag. She has some
> support from others like the ACLU, and columnist Julianne Malveaux,
> who agrees, "With liberty for whom? And what is justice? For whom?"
> "What the hell would I want to go to a place like Mombasa? I just see
> myself in a pot of boiling water with all these natives dancing
> around me," said Toronto (Canada) Mayor Mel Lastman, to a reporter.
> Lastman was making comments about his trip to Mombasa, Kenya to
> promote Toronto's bid to host the 2008 Olympics. According to Olympic
> officials, this may cause the Toronto bid to be more deeply
> scrutinized, especially among African officials. Not only do I enjoy
> these heart-felt expressions, but I also enjoy the spin after the
> controversy. Said another Toronto official trying to clean up
> Lastman's mess, "Anyone who knows Toronto knows the strength of
> this city is its multiculturalism and its diversity, and how proudly
> we wear that."
> I like it when people are unapologetic about what they feel, like
> Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, who, according to Robert B. Reich,
> Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, referenced a
> FINANCIAL TIMES interview where O'Neill questioned why government
> should provide any type of social insurance program such as Social
> Security, Medicare, etc. Reich's point is that O'Neill's candor is
> yet another example of the unfeeling, corporate agenda of the Bush
> Administration and if the Democrats were smart, they would use the
> issue to mobilize voters, especially elder voters. Judging by the
> behavior of Democrats in the 2000 Presidential election they have no
> clue. http://www.commondreams.org/views01/0621-04.htm
> Cedric Muhammad explains the 'collateral damage' in the recent
> media event between and about Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al
> Sharpton. http://www.blackelectorate.com/archives/062101.asp Rev
> Sharpton cited Rev Jackson's behavior after Martin Luther King Jr.
> was assassinated.
> Muhammad lays out his criteria for Black leadership-according to
> White Supremacy, and in such offers a critical analysis of Sharpton.
> J Tolbert Jr, editor
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