LET’S CALL A SPADE A SPADE
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