Black women voters in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate race are being thanked for “saving” the state from Republican candidate Roy Moore. We’re being lauded as “the backbone” of the Democratic Party. We take no pleasure in being anyone’s backbone but our own.
Democratic Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference where he publicly addressed allegations that his spouse groped and assaulted men who do business before the Senate.
There is talk among Christian evangelicals of a Trumped-up Supreme Court walking back decisions “without disrupting other precedent on marriage,” potentially joining a movement seen in state legislatures to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.
In this political climate, hate speech is becoming common. And there has been an uptick of the use of the N-word, even from the mouths of people one would not expect.
Cambridge is considered one of the most liberal cities in America. Its diversity and multiculturalism rivals that of the United Nations. Yet scratch below the surface, as our mayor’s recent town hall did, and there is a liberal racism as intolerant as what you’ll find in the South.