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Protests & Protestors


So many moving parts right now in regards to protests.


Don't let the door kick you on the way out Ray.


https://www.nbcnews.com/n...s-n1229926

Ray Ciccarelli said Wednesday he will quit NASCAR at the end of the season after the sport announced it would ban Confederate flags at its events.

Ciccarelli, a Truck Series driver, wrote on Facebook it has "been a fun ride and dream come true" but if this is the direction NASCAR is headed, he will not participate after the 2020 season is over. He said he does not believe in kneeling during the national anthem or "taken people right to fly what ever flag they love".

"I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn't make them a racist," he said. All NASCAR is doing, he wrote, is "f------ one group to cater to another." He added, "and I ain't spend the money we are to participate in any political BS!!"



The issue was pushed to the fore this week by Bubba Wallace Jr., the only African American driver in NASCAR's top series. Wallace, whose real name is Darrell, called for the banishment of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events on Monday and said there was "no place" for it in the sport.

thumbs up!

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Reply #1 posted 06/12/20 8:10am

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When I woke up this morning, Starbucks was banning BLM shirts. Now they are going to provide them. Maybe it was because people starting posting Black owned coffeeshop alternatives.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020...klash.html

Starbucks to allow baristas to wear Black Lives Matter attire and accessories after social media backlash

  • Starbucks will allow workers to wear attire and accessories highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement, reversing its prior policy.
  • After Buzzfeed reported the chain’s initial policy, consumers on social media began calling for boycotts of the coffee chain.
  • The company will make 250,000 shirts with a design that includes “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace” available to workers.

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Reply #2 posted 06/12/20 8:51am

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Somehow I missed this. Spike Lee had a great View segment today too.

https://www.rollingstone....d-1008401/

Spike Lee Shares Short Film Mixing ‘Do the Right Thing’ With Footage of George Floyd, Eric Garner


In an interview with Don Lemon on CNN, where he first introduced the short, Lee said: “What we’re seeing today is not new. We’ve seen this again and again and again, and people are asking the same questions: ‘Why are people rioting? Why are people doing this?’ Because people are fed up and people are tired of the debasing, the killing of black bodies. That’s what this country is built upon.”

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Reply #3 posted 06/12/20 9:31am

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I say to Ray...Bye Felicia!


I say to Starbucks, first you ban, then you decide to make $$ and make and sell shirts.....shame on you.

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Reply #4 posted 06/12/20 9:36am

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PennyPurple said:

I say to Ray...Bye Felicia!


I say to Starbucks, first you ban, then you decide to make $$ and make and sell shirts.....shame on you.

falloff yes ma'am

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Reply #5 posted 06/12/20 9:45am

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PennyPurple said:

I say to Ray...Bye Felicia!


I say to Starbucks, first you ban, then you decide to make $$ and make and sell shirts.....shame on you.


Is Starbucks selling BLM shirts or providing them to employees for free?

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Reply #6 posted 06/12/20 10:03am

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sexton said:

PennyPurple said:

I say to Ray...Bye Felicia!


I say to Starbucks, first you ban, then you decide to make $$ and make and sell shirts.....shame on you.


Is Starbucks selling BLM shirts or providing them to employees for free?

Good question. Probably not selling them to employees but limited run - what about the public? idk. If there is a demand...

https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/12/starbucks-allow-employees-wear-blm-black-lives-matter-attire-backlash/

...The coffee store giant announced Friday morning it's reversing its policy prohibiting workers from wearing anything highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement. And, to take things a step further ... Starbucks will distribute 250k BLM themed t-shirts to its employees.

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Somehow I missed this. Spike Lee had a great View segment today too.

https://www.rollingstone....d-1008401/


Spike Lee Shares Short Film Mixing ‘Do the Right Thing’ With Footage of George Floyd, Eric Garner




In an interview with Don Lemon on CNN, where he first introduced the short, Lee said: “What we’re seeing today is not new. We’ve seen this again and again and again, and people are asking the same questions: ‘Why are people rioting? Why are people doing this?’ Because people are fed up and people are tired of the debasing, the killing of black bodies. That’s what this country is built upon.”


I saw this a week ago on one of the networks. Reflects today for sure.
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Ray could take that confederate flag and use it for toilet paper, then shove it up his ass, since he loves it so much.
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Reply #9 posted 06/12/20 10:42am

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I take refuge behind my fingers.... The earnest slebs are back - with twice as much cringe!

https://www.youtube.com/w...hbydhzQUzU

boo

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by the way, did you see the MASSIVE SHADE nascar threw at that idiot driver?

"We actually had to google who you were.I'm sure your dozens of fans were real sad about your crusade to defend participation trophies."

apprently in four years of racing, he only ever cracked the top ten once, and never won. usually was one of the worst rankings.

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Reply #11 posted 06/12/20 11:48am

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by the way, did you see the MASSIVE SHADE nascar threw at that idiot driver?

"We actually had to google who you were.I'm sure your dozens of fans were real sad about your crusade to defend participation trophies."

apprently in four years of racing, he only ever cracked the top ten once, and never won. usually was one of the worst rankings.

falloff Perfect! Thank you Nascar!!

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Reply #12 posted 06/12/20 3:57pm

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cborgman said:

by the way, did you see the MASSIVE SHADE nascar threw at that idiot driver?

"We actually had to google who you were. I'm sure your dozens of fans were real sad about your crusade to defend participation trophies."

apprently in four years of racing, he only ever cracked the top ten once, and never won. usually was one of the worst rankings.

lol

Interesting article. Bubba Wallace Jr is my new protest crush.

https://www.thenation.com...rate-flag/

Hell froze over this week when NASCAR announced its decision to officially ban Confederate flags from its racing venues.

Make no mistake about it: This about-face against decades of history in what has been a citadel of white supremacy happened because Bubba Wallace, the only full-time black driver in NASCAR, challenged the organization to make the flag a relic of its history instead of a defining logo...

... NASCAR’s roots are not in bigotry or pining for the lost cause of the enslavement of African people. Stock car racing started with bootleggers who were juicing up their cars to outrun the cops and the Ku Klux Klan (many of whom were interchangeable). The Klan were strong believers in prohibition and ready to enforce it with violence.

The stock car bootleggers were true rebels. Not in the traitorous Confederate sense, but in the style of rabble-rousing nonconformity. The original stock car drivers had more in common with the white folks in the streets this month calling for black lives to matter than they did with the Confederate-flag-waving Trump supporters who have been the backbone of NASCAR’s business for so many decades. What they are doing right now honors their true tradition, buried under decades of Confederate sewage.


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Reply #13 posted 06/13/20 8:59am

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This was a few years ago, but such a moving protest.

https://mymodernmet.com/j...co-border/

French street artist JR recently created a temporary art installation on the Mexican side of the US border fence.

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To celebrate the end of the project, JR and curator Pedro Alonzo held a potluck picnic that stretched over both sides of the border.

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Reply #14 posted 06/13/20 3:38pm

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poppys said:

This was a few years ago, but such a moving protest.

https://mymodernmet.com/j...co-border/

French street artist JR recently created a temporary art installation on the Mexican side of the US border fence.

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To celebrate the end of the project, JR and curator Pedro Alonzo held a potluck picnic that stretched over both sides of the border.

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Beautiful, really beautiful.

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Reply #15 posted 06/13/20 3:39pm

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cborgman said:

by the way, did you see the MASSIVE SHADE nascar threw at that idiot driver?

"We actually had to google who you were.I'm sure your dozens of fans were real sad about your crusade to defend participation trophies."

apprently in four years of racing, he only ever cracked the top ten once, and never won. usually was one of the worst rankings.

Honey that was harsh, he had it coming though.

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Reply #16 posted 06/13/20 3:43pm

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slyjackson said:

cborgman said:

by the way, did you see the MASSIVE SHADE nascar threw at that idiot driver?

"We actually had to google who you were.I'm sure your dozens of fans were real sad about your crusade to defend participation trophies."

apprently in four years of racing, he only ever cracked the top ten once, and never won. usually was one of the worst rankings.

Honey that was harsh, he had it coming though.

hes a complete idiot and a loser. he deserves all the shade he has coming

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Reply #17 posted 06/14/20 12:36am

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2elijah said:

Ray could take that confederate flag and use it for toilet paper, then shove it up his ass, since he loves it so much.

falloff u cracked me up with that image!

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Reply #18 posted 06/14/20 12:47am

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deebee said:

I take refuge behind my fingers.... The earnest slebs are back - with twice as much cringe!

https://www.youtube.com/w...hbydhzQUzU

boo

You are so right, barely got through it. Did you see the Ricky Gervais follow-up commenting they weren't very diversified? classic

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Reply #19 posted 06/14/20 2:23pm

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Preventable protest. I don't condon violence and destruction - but - they had years to debate about the statue and decided nothing.

Protesters tear down Christopher Columbus statue on Minnesota Capitol grounds

https://www.twincities.com/2020/06/10/protesters-tear-down-christopher-columbus-statue-on-minnesota-capitol-grounds/

Protesters in St. Paul on Wednesday toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus outside the state Capitol amid continuing anger over the death of George Floyd.

The protesters threw a rope around the 10-foot bronze statue Wednesday afternoon and pulled it off its granite pedestal on the northeastern corner of the Capitol Mall.

The protesters, including Dakota and Ojibwe Indians, said they consider Columbus a symbol of genocide against Native Americans. They said they had tried many times to remove it through the political process, but without success.

Christopher-Columbus-on-ground-St-Paul.jpg

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poppys said:

deebee said:

I take refuge behind my fingers.... The earnest slebs are back - with twice as much cringe!

https://www.youtube.com/w...hbydhzQUzU

boo

You are so right, barely got through it. Did you see the Ricky Gervais follow-up commenting they weren't very diversified? classic


Surprisingly, the NAACP partnered on this PSA, but man was way too actor-y. They get an 'A' for intention, but a 'C' in performance & execution.

For some reason reminds me of that episode of Atlanta where Earn goes to a Juneteeth party at his girlfriend's aunt's house and the aunt is married to a white man who attempts to school Earn on his African ancestry.

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Reply #21 posted 06/15/20 6:30am

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slyjackson said:

poppys said:

This was a few years ago, but such a moving protest.

https://mymodernmet.com/j...co-border/

French street artist JR recently created a temporary art installation on the Mexican side of the US border fence.

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To celebrate the end of the project, JR and curator Pedro Alonzo held a potluck picnic that stretched over both sides of the border.

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Beautiful, really beautiful.

I love it! touched

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Reply #22 posted 06/15/20 7:12am

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I love the communal potluck table so much. The artist shared tea through the wall with a Mexican border guard who stuck his neck out and even allowed it to be filmed. JR met Kikito, the boy he used as the image, when he was scouting for a good location and asking locals where he should install it.

https://mymodernmet.com/jr-street-art-us-mexico-border/

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more from twincities pioneer press article posted above -

...But Democratic Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, who is a citizen of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, had a different reaction, saying on social media: “I can’t say I’m sad the statue of Christopher Columbus is gone. I’m not.

“All Minnesotans should feel welcome at the Minnesota State Capitol, and our state is long overdue for a hard look at the symbols, statues, and icons that were created without the input of many of our communities.

“The arrival of Christopher Columbus to what is now the Americas set in motion centuries of violence and genocide against the Indigenous people who already lived here. As the highest-ranking Native woman elected to executive office in the country, I have often reflected on the fact that I could see a statue honoring that legacy from my office window. It was a constant reminder that our systems were not built by or for Native people or people of color, but in many cases, to exclude, erase, and eliminate us. Tonight, I’m thinking of all the Native children who might now feel more welcome on the grounds and in the halls of their state government.”


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DiminutiveRocker said:



slyjackson said:




poppys said:


This was a few years ago, but such a moving protest.

https://mymodernmet.com/j...co-border/

French street artist JR recently created a temporary art installation on the Mexican side of the US border fence.

21433471_834011210106283_327202613042872320_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=59O5D4klMA0AX8Gm6eZ&oh=e3ca793db29c7e358e2f56886064b719&oe=5F0C9B0B

To celebrate the end of the project, JR and curator Pedro Alonzo held a potluck picnic that stretched over both sides of the border.

22344541_305475613262227_2504562062143782912_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=Ii5ei7dRMxgAX9nAM58&oh=a178bc9c41d653e64cc38a291e73c24a&oe=5F0CB84B

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Beautiful, really beautiful.



I love it! touched



Wow, beautiful.
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Reply #25 posted 06/15/20 8:23am

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calls-to-remove-controversial-abraham-lincoln-statue-in-boston/ar-BB15sMUJ?ocid=uxbndlbing

Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston's Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. The statue of President Lincoln, the Great Empancipator, is depicted with a slave on his knees.

A petition to remove the statue was spearheaded by an African American man from Boston named Tory Bullock who says he's been seeing the statue since he was a kid.

"It says that it's a statue that's supposed to represent freedom. But, to me, it represents submissiveness," Bullock said. "It represents: 'Know your place, because that's where you belong.'"

Bullock says his petition has more than 7,000 signatures and the attention of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who Bullock posted is willing to talk about removing it.

"This is a great opportunity to get some local black artists involved in the creation of (a new) statue, to come up with something new that represents equality," Bullock said. "Right now, I have the momentum and leverage with everything going on in the world, that we can actually make a difference here."

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calls-to-remove-controversial-abraham-lincoln-statue-in-boston/ar-BB15sMUJ?ocid=uxbndlbing

Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston's Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. The statue of President Lincoln, the Great Empancipator, is depicted with a slave on his knees.





A petition to remove the statue was spearheaded by an African American man from Boston named Tory Bullock who says he's been seeing the statue since he was a kid.


"It says that it's a statue that's supposed to represent freedom. But, to me, it represents submissiveness," Bullock said. "It represents: 'Know your place, because that's where you belong.'"


Bullock says his petition has more than 7,000 signatures and the attention of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who Bullock posted is willing to talk about removing it.


"This is a great opportunity to get some local black artists involved in the creation of (a new) statue, to come up with something new that represents equality," Bullock said. "Right now, I have the momentum and leverage with everything going on in the world, that we can actually make a difference here."


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Oh my, that does look very submissive and insulting. Don’t like that statue at all.
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Reply #27 posted 06/15/20 10:53am

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2elijah said:

poppys said:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calls-to-remove-controversial-abraham-lincoln-statue-in-boston/ar-BB15sMUJ?ocid=uxbndlbing

Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston's Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. The statue of President Lincoln, the Great Empancipator, is depicted with a slave on his knees.

A petition to remove the statue was spearheaded by an African American man from Boston named Tory Bullock who says he's been seeing the statue since he was a kid.

"It says that it's a statue that's supposed to represent freedom. But, to me, it represents submissiveness," Bullock said. "It represents: 'Know your place, because that's where you belong.'"

Bullock says his petition has more than 7,000 signatures and the attention of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who Bullock posted is willing to talk about removing it.

"This is a great opportunity to get some local black artists involved in the creation of (a new) statue, to come up with something new that represents equality," Bullock said. "Right now, I have the momentum and leverage with everything going on in the world, that we can actually make a difference here."

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Oh my, that does look very submissive and insulting. Don’t like that statue at all.

yea, there is no reason to keep that one up at all.
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Reply #28 posted 06/15/20 10:57am

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2elijah said:

poppys said:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calls-to-remove-controversial-abraham-lincoln-statue-in-boston/ar-BB15sMUJ?ocid=uxbndlbing

Calls to take down a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Boston's Park Square, between the Park Plaza and the Transportation Building, are growing. The statue of President Lincoln, the Great Empancipator, is depicted with a slave on his knees.

A petition to remove the statue was spearheaded by an African American man from Boston named Tory Bullock who says he's been seeing the statue since he was a kid.

"It says that it's a statue that's supposed to represent freedom. But, to me, it represents submissiveness," Bullock said. "It represents: 'Know your place, because that's where you belong.'"

Bullock says his petition has more than 7,000 signatures and the attention of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who Bullock posted is willing to talk about removing it.

"This is a great opportunity to get some local black artists involved in the creation of (a new) statue, to come up with something new that represents equality," Bullock said. "Right now, I have the momentum and leverage with everything going on in the world, that we can actually make a difference here."


Oh my, that does look very submissive and insulting. Don’t like that statue at all.

Agree, this needs to GO. This is why Civic Spaces NEED to be replenished. I am ALL for it.

edit - i had to take the photo out, one more time yuk

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2elijah said:

poppys said:
Oh my, that does look very submissive and insulting. Don’t like that statue at all.

Agree, this needs to GO. This is why Civic Spaces NEED to be replenished. I am ALL for it.

edit - i had to take the photo out, one more time yuk

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Agreed.. Or at the very least remove the slave at his feet. Jeez neutral

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