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The Establishment's Blog – December 2016 Archive (2)

Black woman elected Mayor of Baton Rouge - Local elections matter

In the wake of an election cycle that’s shaken the country to its core, beacons of hope abound. Baton Rouge, Louisiana has elected a Black woman as its mayor and with Sharon Weston Broome comes years of experience, integrity, and a vision for a unified Baton Rouge. As a champion for children and the impoverished, mayor-elect Broome said, "Tonight Baton Rouge made a statement, a statement that we are a city of inclusion. That we are a place of hope and optimism. A place where… Continue

Added by The Establishment on December 13, 2016 at 12:31pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Castro was problematic but his crucial role in the fight against white supremacy is lost on white liberals

On one side I’m seeing celebrations because to them a totalitarian* dictator has finally died (peacefully in his home at age 90), and their argument is that he was evil because many Cubans died, were exiled, and were denied basic freedoms under his regime. Other tamer arguments are that he was a poor leader because his economy fluctuated from ruin to stabilization.



On the other side of this argument (worth noting: from primarily Black and Brown people)…

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Added by The Establishment on December 2, 2016 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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