Angry White Men

I am a semi-white or if you prefer;  Hispanic lite, so I have often found that I “fit” in with the white people . I just read this gentleman’s post and I think his white self is very insightful and has fined tuned an awareness that we should take seriously. I had to reblog in hope of hope.

Note To My White Self

According to recent news stories and opinion pieces, America has a growing racial problem. It is a problem that can no longer be ignored and must be addressed. Shamefully, our nation has forgotten an entire segment of our population, disregarding their plight and their legitimate resentment. In the land of liberty and justice, these citizens have been neglected and marginalized. They are righteously angry and demanding our attention. According to these pundits, Donald Trump won election because he spoke to them, giving voice to their pain. And who are these long forgotten and mistreated citizens?  Angry white men.

Indeed, a recent national poll found 55% of white Americans believe discrimination against white people exists in the United States today. This same survey found 19% of white Americans have actually experienced a situation where they believe they were discriminated against for being white.  Many of these respondents were white men who…

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Hansen Unplugged: Anthem protests not about disrespecting the flag …

Commentary from WFAA's Dale Hanson in Dallas: Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem in San Francisco last year. We noticed, but very few players joined him. He can’t get a job in the NFL now, and very few have said much about that, either. But the president says he …

An Evangelical Pastor at his first Pride Parade

I first read this gentleman's story a couple of years ago.I was very touched by it and recently re-read it. It is very refreshing for me to see this. It seems that I feel a  perceived hate from those that claim to be Christian. To be fair, I do not get that feeling from all …

The Future of the Democratic Party

I have been following this author on Twitter for awhile and am just now getting to really sit and read his very well thought out and passionate words as I slowly start building my site. I have yet to post a story of my own but I am proud and honored to share his insight first.

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A glance at the past/ a hard look at the future

democratic-party-scholarshipsWhy so many Democratic losses?

During President Obama’s two terms Democrats suffered a net loss of 1,042 state and federal seats. That included congressional, state legislative, governorships, and the presidency. The following, in my view, are the top three reasons for those losses, with the last bullet being most applicable to the ’16 General Election.

  • We failed to prepare: The DNC leadership failed to focus on State and Local races allowing GOP gains to be exacerbated by aggressive gerrymandering. They failed to create and develop a bench of talent, allowing the Party Leadership to shrink in number and grow in age.
  • We lost the debate: We usually controlled the agenda but often failed to control the narrative. Even President Obama acknowledged that he was much better at passing legislation than selling it to the American People. While we were…

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