Tuesday, March 10, 2009

U.S. pulling out of racism conference WTF!

When I first saw this I thought it wasn't true but alas I was sorely mistaken.

Cynthia McKinney was right on the case, the sister didn't miss a beat.
she said,

"When Eric Holder, the new U.S. Attorney General called the nation to account for its historic reluctance to honestly talk about race and racism, its manifestations and consequences, he could have been talking about his boss the president. By withdrawing from the UN Conference on Racism he is leading backwards, in the direction of Clinton and Bush rather than forward into the 21st century. The fact that the President of Change wan't bring himself -- or us --- to an honest discussion about race says a lot for his willingness to lead on the subject."

She also said,

"But Obama's willingness to cave in the face of white racism and business as usual is no excuse for the Congressional Black Caucus, supposedly among the best and brightest Black America has to offer. It's time for the CBC to step up where the president has stepped back."

Where do we the people stand on this issue? It's time we stand up and be counted and speak up for the changes that we can believe in, these politicians will never get it unless we put our 85 cents in.

Read Cynthia's article on Black Agenda Report

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