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The Establishment's Blog – May 2017 Archive (7)

NYC students tackle the segregated public school system with poetry & spoken word

Just 1 in 5 Black and Hispanic students in New York City are "college ready" after four years of high school. 235,000 kids go to schools where 100% of the students qualify for free lunch. 1/2 of schools have 12 or fewer white students. These are just a handful of statistics from the New York City Department of Education that are listed on the #TeensTakeCharge website explaining why the organization…

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Added by The Establishment on May 23, 2017 at 1:28pm — No Comments

#MenAreTrash & #NotInMyName: South African women are not here for your sh*t anymore

This past weekend, hundreds gathered in Pretoria to make one huge statement against violence against women and children. Operating as a group called #NotInMyName, these protestors—most of which are men—followed a woman symbolically dressed in white through Pretoria to take a stand against the violence they’ve enabled or ignored for too long. "The time to take collective responsibility for our shameful action is now," protestor Kholofelo Masha told AlJazeera.…

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Added by The Establishment on May 23, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

I’ll Still Complain About Politics Even When I Don’t Vote – Fight Me

I am a non-voter who has the audacity to still be upset that my people are dying. I have been told innumerable times that I am not supposed to be allowed this. “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” is perhaps the most common non-voter shaming refrain I’ve heard, right up there with “your ancestors died for the right to vote.”



But I am not generally one to accept what society allows me to do as gospel.



I learned this from those very same ancestors,…

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Added by The Establishment on May 17, 2017 at 11:29am — No Comments

Blaming the Obamacare repeal vote on leftists who were critical of Clinton is tasteless and counterproductive

On Thursday, the Trump administration finally made significant progress on one of their biggest and worst campaign promises: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. After a similar bill's high-profile defeat in March, this time Republicans in the House succeeded in patching together enough votes to dismantle the foundations of  Obamacare, with twenty GOP lawmakers joining the full caucus…

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Added by The Establishment on May 8, 2017 at 5:37pm — No Comments

White feminist Ivanka Trump uses Toni Morrison quote to compare busy schedules to slavery

In an honest review of self-proclaimed feminist and empowerer of women, Ivanka Trump’s upcoming self-help book, 'Women Who Work', aimed at (rich, white)…

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Added by The Establishment on May 5, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Obama's embrace of hyper-capitalism is not above criticism just because he's Black

Yesterday, we wrote about how Barack Obama is held to a different standard than his predecessors and successor in large part due to anti-Blackness. This is undeniably true, and some of this anti-Blackness was evident in the response to…

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Added by The Establishment on May 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Racism is expecting Obama to work for free while letting Trump's family siphon tax payers dollars through their business

For some naively optimistic reasons, I find myself once again surprised and disgusted by the hypocritical anti-black criticisms over former President Obama’s paid speaking engagements that are being made by media outlets and politicians like Sen.…

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Added by The Establishment on May 1, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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