Monday, September 7, 2009

Resistance to Obama talking to students; let's call a spade a spade

Hal Pepinsky
September 7. 2009
Let’s own up: If our US father figure in Washington were white, there would be no question of all students watching our president tomorrow, as our students have routinely done with presidents before him, without incident.
In hard times especially, fear of foreigners heats up, including fear of people right here at home whom we regard as outsiders, as intruders on our turf. Whether criminalized or even worshiped, this is the logic of gang turf battles, especially when racialized. On September 8, 2009, for a presidential moment in US history, many a US school promises to re-institute jim crow. So blatant, so sad. Love and peace, hal


  1. Lawdy. lawdy... Protect the women, children and Republicans. Our president -- emphasis on our -- wants young American students to fulfill their responsibilities by staying in school and working hard. If that isn't sufficiently radical and socialistic, our president asks parents to stay involved in the educational process for the sake of their children and the future of our nation. Maybe it's not his color that gets under conservatives' collective skin. Maybe they're just not comfortable with an educated, articulate visionary in the White House.