She's offering you a drink:
I think I'll have a cup of coffee instead. Please join me at the weekly T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering.
No ATCs for me this week. I've been immersed in the current protest movement, soaking in the stories I see on Twitter and amplifying those voices in my FB feed. We need foundational and structural change; but we've needed that for longer than I've been alive, and I've no hope we'll get it now. I reflect on these words from 1968 with deep sadness:
“I read that report … of the 1919 riot in Chicago, and it is as if I were reading the report of the investigating committee on the Harlem riot of ’35, the report of the investigating committee on the Harlem riot of ’43, the report of the McCone Commission on the Watts riot…. I must again in candor say to you members of this Commission – it is a kind of Alice in Wonderland – with the same moving picture re-shown over and over again, the same analysis, the same recommendations, and the same inaction.” -Kenneth Clarke, social scientistand here we are again.