In Nov. 2016, a local Ohio bakery called police on a 17 year old who tried to use a fake ID to buy wine. Two others were arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after they argued with, and physically assaulted, employees at the bakery.
The three teenagers arrested-Jonathan Aladin, Cecelia Whettston, and Endia J. Lawrence-happened to be Black. Students and professors at nearby Oberlin College began protesting outside the bakery, saying that the owners were racists.
The last two years have seen a national outrage about issues of violence against minorities, highlighted by cases where the violence was excessive and was directly at people of color and, in some cases solely because of the victim’s race.
It has been in that context that the Black Lives Matter organization has risen to prominence. That organization, which is focused on racial inequality but also promoting a wide social and political agenda, raised $90 million in 2020 alone, far more than they had ever raised.
We live in a time when it is more accepted to say things that previously were considered vulgar, rude or inappropriate but it is less acceptable to express certain political views. This is increasingly the case with the “Woke” / politically correct agenda that far too often advocates banning views that they disagree with because…well, because they disagree with them. The most recent example is where the world of politics and sports intersects.
A group of Univ. of Pennsylvania female swimmers were so upset by transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ obvious advantages debated boycotting the team’s final meet on Jan. 8 in protest — but decided not to for fear of persecution and that they would be banned from further competition.
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai over the weekend denied saying she was sexually assaulted, despite a November social media post attributed to her that accused a former top Communist Party official of forcing her into sex.
You may recall that she previously had accused Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, a high ranking member of the Chinese government and Communist Party official, of sexual assault. Since that time, the tennis star has been rarely seen and the World Tennis Association has been among the most vocal in asking about the well-being of their member and past Wimbledon champion.
With the upcoming Olympics in China, here is good example of how China treats human rights and also how it treats its athletes when they cross the government and the Communist Party. One more reminder of the many ways in which Communism is evil and China is dangerous.
In the battle for civil rights, and Dr. King and others fought for the idea that we should be color blind, that people “would not be judged on the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” There were famous court cases that decided the segregation was wrong, that “separate but equal” was discriminatory and the Federal government used troops to enforce integration of schools in Alabama.
No more. Radicals have now determined that whites are the enemy and that the only way to promote racial equality is to have segregation, even on school playgrounds. You don’t believe it? Then notice this sign at an elementary school in Colorado.
Whites are not welcome….and we all suffer by going back to a segregated world that only sees skin color.
Internationally ranked women’s tennis player Peng Shuai, who is from China, has mostly disappeared from public view since she accused a highly ranked government and Communist Party official of sexual assault. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has raised concerns about the safety and well-being of one of it’s players and has pressed the Chinese government to be more forthcoming.
China has continued to be tight-lipped and there is concern that Peng is being persecuted for her accusations. So the WTA has announced it will pull events from China, as a result.