Sunday, May 24, 2015

Curators of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture Hope to Acquire "Artifacts" from the 2015 Black Riots in Baltimore

Back in 2013, Lonnie Bunch - the director of the Smithsonian - "said Mr. Martin’s hoodie, the one he was wearing the night of his death on Feb. 26, 2012, represents a unique opportunity to further the discussion about race in America."[Smithsonian director wants Trayvon Martin’s hoodie, Washington Times, July 31, 2013] 
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to put together an exhibit basically condoning the actions of blacks in the 2015 black Baltimore riots
Now, curators at the Smithsonian are looking to enshrine the black rioters/looters/arsonists/don't call them thugs misguided youths of Baltimore by including mementos of the recent black uprising with an exhibit at soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture.[Smithsonian curators chase history in search of items from Baltimore unrest, Baltimore Sun, 5-22-15]:
 As Aaron Bryant walked along North Avenue on the night of Freddie Gray's funeral, his photographer's eye noted how the rising flames framed the "waves of police in riot gear" and the wall of ministers calling for calm. 
Instinctively, the Baltimore man says, he began mentally cataloging the most evocative "visual cues" around him. He knew they would help inform his work chronicling the moment as a photography curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture, now under construction on the National Mall in Washington. 
As he surveyed the unrest on the evening of April 27, Bryant asked himself a series of questions. "Who's in the photograph and what is the impact they're having on the people around them?" asked Bryant, 50. "Why are they here? Why are these people in front? Who are the people behind them?" 
Later, when colleague Tulani Salahu-Din  ooked at an image Bryant had snapped of a burning car on North Avenue, her eyes immediately zeroed in on a single object: the overturned bar stool in the front seat that had been used to smash the car's windshield. 
In the bar stool, Salahu-Din saw an item the museum "might be able to salvage" in the days or months after the unrest, to help tell the human story of the clashes as part of a future exhibit. 
"What did it mean to the person who threw it?" asked Salahu-Din, 55, a content development and three-dimensional object collection specialist at the museum. 
"What did it mean to the shopkeeper who lost it?" 
As Bryant and Salahu-Din see it, the protests and unrest in Baltimore last month left an indelible mark on the conscience of a major American and historically African-American city — reason enough for a closer look by museum staff. 
But they also see the events as part of a broader cultural force writ large across the African-American community nationwide, one that has spread from the Florida neighborhood where Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer to Ferguson, Mo., where Michael Brown was shot by police. 
They describe the Black Lives Matter movement as a modern manifestation of the civil rights struggle — and say it must be documented as such. "We're bearing witness and documenting the events that are going on," said Salahu-Din, a former director of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore who lives in Owings Mills. 
"Many of the issues focus on police brutality, but it's also bigger than that," she said. "It focuses also on the social, political and economic injustices that have been with us for quite some time." "As a history museum, it's important for us within this moment to put it within a historical context," said Bryant, who grew up and still lives in the Forest Park neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore. 
"Black Lives Matter is part of a continuum that has been a part of the African-American community, whether it's going back to the 1960s, looking at what happened in Watts [the Los Angeles neighborhood that erupted in riots in 1965] or in other cities across the country and even farther back," he said. 
"There are always going to be some social, economic ties or strings that connect what's happening today with what happened years ago." It will include space for events since 1968 — when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots broke out in cities across the country, including Baltimore. 
Plans are for the post-1968 section to mention Trayvon Martin and the Black Lives Matter movement without going into depth on the subject. But that could change. Beyond the permanent exhibits, staff have been directed to take the pulse of the nation so as not to miss opportunities to collect important items from history as it unfolds. 
Contemporary items could become part of temporary exhibits in the museum, inform academic publications, be featured on the museum's website or get wrapped into educational programs, said Bill Pretzer, the museum's senior curator for history. 
As a child, Bryant often went to the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues, the center of the recent rioting. His mother worked for the city health department in an office there, and both his parents' family churches were nearby. Salahu-Din was born in East Baltimore but moved to Salisbury as a child. 
She returned to Baltimore in 1977, attended and taught at Coppin State University, and directed the Great Blacks in Wax Museum on North Avenue. She also was a consultant on the design of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture in Baltimore. Pretzer said Bryant's and Salahu-Din's connections to Baltimore will serve the new Smithsonian museum well — as will Baltimore's proximity to Washington. 
"We have a close-by laboratory where we can look at the variety of things that are part and parcel of this larger moment, and we can examine it in some great detail because we have staff members who are so familiar with the community," Pretzer said. 
"One can imagine that we will end up doing a more thorough job of examining the events in Baltimore — both the short-term and long-term, just as we would try to do with [events in] Washington, D.C. — than we might with a city elsewhere." 
The curators said they could not discuss items they are pursuing from the Baltimore events, in part because the Smithsonian maintains strict rules on collections. But they say they will be looking for all sorts of things — from mass-produced buttons and signs to items that tell a more personal story. 
"We look for public expression," Pretzer said. "We look for artifacts that are evocative of events, so something that has emotional power, something that may have been attacked or destroyed, something that was damaged in the process." They will also be looking for items that show "multiple points of view," he said, including those of law enforcement and government officials. 
Salahu-Din wants artifacts that show "the dynamics of the people in the community," from the roles of women and men to the involvement of students. She wants to show "the spirit of change" and the sense of hope that she says she felt on the corner of Pennsylvania and North on the day the six officers involved in Gray's arrest were charged. 
Bryant hopes to capture the leadership role of young people and online activists. "They weren't the head of some big national organization, but they had a camera phone, and that allowed them to create a different kind of mobilization," he said. 
"We're starting to see a maturation of that today, which is another reason why Ferguson and Baltimore are historically significant."
No, this isn't a parody.

This is an actual article from The Baltimore Sun.

One of the museum's curators actually believes the barstool used to destroy a Baltimore Police Department cruiser is worthy of exhibiting in the soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Can the remains of the Baltimore Police Department van be used in the exhibit?


In reality, the barstool should be in a museum to condemn black people (and showcase their TRUE contributions to society), instead of condoning black people's actions in destroying private and public property in the 65 percent black city of Baltimore. 


With the riots over and the majority non-white Baltimore Police Department pulling back and letting the natives run the city, black-on-black violence and black depravity/dysfunction is turning the city into a warzone Tulani Salahu-Din would never admit is entirely a problem because of blacks. 

But blacks will always support black elected/appointed officials, because if they failed to then they'd no longer be advanced the interests of colored people over white people and the civilization only they can birth (and maintain).  And those black elected/appointed officials will always double-down on protecting their black constituents... right City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young[Baltimore police, city and community concerned over surge in violence, Baltimore Sun, 5-18-15]:
Meanwhile, the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP said Monday that the Baltimore police union's rhetoric against Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been "distasteful and disrespectful" and "borderline racist." 
In a letter to police union president Gene Ryan, the NAACP said that Baltimore needs to unite to fight the surging violence. 
The police union has criticized Rawlings-Blake for poor leadership in recent weeks and Mosby for over-reaching in the charges she has filed. Prosecutors said officers refused Gray medical help multiple times, and charges range from misconduct in office to second-degree murder. 
"It bothers us greatly to have the integrity of these strong African-American female leaders questioned by someone who has never served a day in elective office, and yet is pushing a personal agenda in the face of clear injustice, regardless of the possible irreparable harm it may have on our city in the long run — especially during this time of extreme peril in our city," the NAACP said in the letter. 
Ryan did not return a call seeking comment. 
The NAACP plans to launch a #BmoreCIVIL social media campaign and scheduled a "Stop the Violence 'By Any Means Necessary' rally" on Tuesday to coincide with the 90th birthday of late civil rights leader Malcolm X. 
Munir Bahar, one of the founders of the 300 Men March, is calling for 30 men in 10 Baltimore neighborhoods to become block leaders in the crime fight. He said his group plans to train new volunteers and will hold an "Occupy Our Corners" anti-violence rally on Thursday. 
"We always love to blame somebody else. It's always the police's fault. How is it the police's problem that 'Mike' kills 'Mike?'" Bahar said. 
While he looked to residents for change, he said, city leaders are not exempt from the blame. The shootings, riots and protests have exposed the failures of elected leaders for not providing youth with the tools they need to succeed and escape a violent street life, Bahar said.
Trayvon Martin's Hoodie is a holy relic, but it be pushed out of prime real estate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture if plenty of artifacts from the black riot/looting/insurrection in 65 percent black Baltimore can be acquired.

Tears for Fears once sang "It's a Mad World"... they seriously misunderstood the insanity of modernity.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Over Five Years, 13,000 People in St. Louis Murdered, Shot, or Robbed At Gun Point: The Common Denominator being a Black Person Almost Always Holding the Gun...

PK Note: Tomorrow marks the end of Year Six of SBPDL. It's been a strange ride. This site has been the work of one person dedicated to the proposition that modernity is a lie and no man is equal to one another. Year Seven will see the publication of Bell Curve City and a book celebrating Hurricane Katrina at 10. And a book on Indianapolis.  For any person reading out there, never forget this simple piece of advice: if you want to make a change, don't wait for someone else to do it. Just do it yourself. 

Never, ever forget what one person can accomplish if they remain consistent; never forget who can be impacted by this consistent dedication.


Your home. Your streets. Your schools. Your ballpark. Your playgrounds. Your pocketbook. Children die in their homes. Innocent bystanders are gunned down by stray bullets. Hard-working St. Louisans are robbed on streets, in stores and at home. Prison bars replace bright futures. Taxpayers fund the criminal justice system.
 It's time for you to care. It's time to get involved to help reduce gun violence. 

So reads a new initiative of the Circuit Attorney of the city of St. Louis. The site notes 13,000 people have been murdered, shot, or robbed at gunpoint in the city of St. Louis over the past five years. 

13,000 people. 

Almost everyone one of these people was either killed, robbed, or shot by a black person in a city that is 49 percent black and 43 percent white. 

Collectively, black individuals make St. Louis one of the most dangerous cities in America; conversely, without the collective contributions of black individuals, St. Louis would be a city virtually free of homicides by firearms, nonfatal shootings, or robberies at gunpoint. [Circuit Attorney Launches a Call to Action on Gun Violence, CBS St. Louis, 5-21-15]:
The St. Louis prosecutor pulls back the curtain of the “viewing room” of the city morgue to call attention to gun killings. 
Since 2014 there have been 138 people murdered by guns in the city. Since 2010 there has been a total of 830 deaths. 
City Attorney Jennifer Joyce also invited three relatives who have been in that room before, including Peggy Morgan. 
“And on that day I saw him in there, standing right here looking through that glass, I was gone,” says Morgan. “I was totally gone, I didn’t know what to do.” 
Joyce says that these are people who were cut short before the age of 25. She adds that this is not ISIS, but the city of St. Louis where many people live. 
Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham who has done autopsies on many of the bodies, is also speaking out against gun violence. 
“What I want you to be remember is the number 85,” says Graham. “Because 85 percent of those are African American, 85 percent of those are male, 85 percent are killed by guns and 85 percent are between the ages of 16 and 49.” 
Joyce says that gun murders are also hurting the image of city schools, downtown and the convention business. She’s launching a new website asking for donations of money and volunteering with organizations that mentor youth to stay out of the crime and gun culture.
A gun is an inanimate object, a machine requiring a human emotion to trigger into action. Gun violence, be it fatal or nonfatal, isn't rendering St. Louis a war zone; black individuals deciding to use a gun to commit violence help collectively make St. Louis war zone. 

No city in America identifies the role black people play in destabilizing it better than St. Louis, a metropolis almost completely devoid of white-in-origin gun crime (be it fatal or nonfatal). 

Europeans in America will one day realize how Bell Curve City showcases the inequality of man, eventually erasing away the lies of modernity and replacing them with a blueprint for a brighter tomorrow. 

But today St. Louis will continue to be a city providing anecdote after anecdote for individual white people to help make this future a reality. 




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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Is America Irredeemable? Michael Brown to be Canonized with a Plaque on Canfield Drive in Ferguson

There's a footnote in the Department of Justice's 86 page report on the criminal investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson - which 100 percent exonerated Wilson of any wrongdoing and clearly showed he did everything on August 9, 2014 exactly as he had been trained - that will forever serve to indict the mainstream media in their culpability for manufacturing the farce in Ferguson: 
[28]: [The media has widely reported that there is witness testimony that Brown said “don’t shoot” as he held his hands above his head. In fact, our investigation did not reveal any eyewitness who stated that Brown said “don’t shoot.”]
The #BlackLivesMatter movement utilizes "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" as if it were a battle cry, though a six-months long investigation by the Department of Justice into the affairs of what happened on August 9 turned up this fascinating anecdote. 
No, this isn't a joke...


It was all lie. 

All a lie. 

In reality, Wilson was lucky to survive the encounter with Michael Brown. [Darren Wilson: "I felt like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan, CBS News, 11-25-14]

But even this doesn't matter, with hatred and envy toward whites fueling the rage powering the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Well... financial help from men such as George Soros helps as well

But the rage had to exist (the same rage and hatred for whites that blacks are constantly taught which ultimately cost Brittany Watts her life) before it could be exploited. 

Michael Brown is the true face of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and it's only fitting he get a plaque - worthy of appearing in Cooperstown - to be placed in the sidewalk on Canfield Drive close to where he nearly murdered Officer Wilson. 

Had he murdered Officer Wilson, would he be an even bigger hero to the black community? 

As it stands, a Walk of Black Martyrs appears to have its first inductee in Ferguson.  [Permanent Michael Brown memorial to be built in Ferguson, Fox2Now.com, 5-20-15]:
On what would’ve been Michael Brown Jr.’s 19th birthday, his memorial on Canfield Drive was removed. Michael Brown’s family and the city of Ferguson have come to an agreement about a permanent marker.  The makeshift shrine to Brown in the middle of Canfield Drive cropped up shortly after Michael Brown was killed last August and has remained. 
Officials say that there needs to be a more permanent memorial to the teen and objects in the street are a safety hazard.   The items placed in the middle of the street were removed on Wednesday by Michael Brown Sr. and volunteers.  They will be placed in storage by the Urban League. A paving project to improve Canfield Drive is slated to start soon.   
Michael Brown’s father says a plaque will be placed in the sidewalk on Canfield Drive near where Michael Brown was shot and killed. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III says a permanent place to remember Michael Brown may be set up near the Canfield Green Apartment complex.
A "permanent place to remember Michael Brown may be set up near the Canfield Green Apartment complex"... so more lies can be spread about a black man who tried to kill a white police officer on August 9, 2014? 

It's only fitting the Canfield Green Apartment complex - a Section 8 paradise - would be the venue birthing the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" lie. 

The Canfield Green Apartment complex is literally the living embodiment of the potential of the Black Undertow. [Why did the Michael Brown shooting happen here?, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8-17-2014]:
Angela Shaver has witnessed that sea change since she moved into Canfield Green Apartments 20 years ago. The state employee said she raised a prom queen there and sent her off to college. 
There used to be a swimming pool. Now, there’s a bullet hole in the door below her.That shooting, and many others, happened long before all the vigil candles melted in the middle of the street for Brown. 
Even as Shaver explained the frequency of gunfire, she was cut off by a sudden blast coming from Northwinds Apartments, a hulking spread with more than 400 low-income units. 
Boom! 
Shaver paused to listen. No screams. No more shots. She picked up the interview where she’d left off. 
“I hate to say I got used to them,” she said of the gunshots. 
Ferguson’s crime and poverty rate is lower than some of the other North County municipalities. But the small southeast corner of the city where the apartments are glows bright red on crime maps. 
That area along West Florissant Avenue and just east of it accounted for 18 percent of all serious crimes reported between 2010 and August 2012, according to a Post-Dispatch analysis of crime data provided by St. Louis County. 
The area accounted for 28 percent of all burglaries, 28 percent of all aggravated assaults, 30 percent of all motor vehicle thefts and 40 percent of all robberies reported in the city of 21,000 people. 
It’s a cluster of densely populated complexes that stand apart from the predominantly single-family streets of Ferguson. 
On a map, the area sticks out like an appendage, one that was added to Ferguson by annexation. Many of the children who live there aren’t even part of the Ferguson-Florissant school system. 
Adding to that isolation, police have blocked off nearly all access roads to the apartments with concrete barriers, fences and gates.
 Only in a world as averse to truth as ours would Michael Brown deserve a commemorative plaque to grace the sidewalk lining Canfield Drive, where he attempted to murder a white police officer. 

It's questionable had he succeeded in "Hulking Up" and procuring Officer Wilson's gun and killing him that this act would have made him a bigger hero to the black community (imagine the video that would have been posted on World Star Hip Hop on August 9, courtesy of blacks living in Canfield Green Apartments, of blacks celebrating Wilson's death at the hands of Brown...).

Nonetheless Michael Brown is a hero to the black community in death, though his death was entirely his fault. 

The demise of Michael Brown, courtesy of Officer Wilson, and subsequent canonization of the former and forcing underground of the latter (for fear of being murdered by a #BlackLivesMatter activist) is a reminder America has become irredeemable. 

For those wondering, Brown's plaque reads: 
"I would like the memory of Michael Brown to be a happy one," the marker reads, bearing a likeness of Brown in a graduation cap and gown. "He left an afterglow of smiles when life was done. He leaves an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy and loving times and bright and sunny days. He'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that he left behind when life was done."

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Series of Articles Proving the Committed White Liberal is Certifiably Insane

There's nothing wrong with a white liberal who says one thing about diversity, and then cocoons their family in as much whiteness as possible.

Hypocritical? Sure.


But there's nothing wrong with it at all. In fact, there's a poetic beauty in a white liberal publicly extolling the virtues of diversity and the promotion of Black-Run America (BRA) while privately living a life as far away from blacks as possible. 
The most insane family in America? 

However, the story of Robert King of the Indy Star provides insight into the mind of a white liberal Amy Biehl's parents would recognize. Any white person who would voluntarily put their family in danger would immediately have their children taken away by Child's Services in a sane society, but in Black Run America (BRA) King is praised as some sort of hero. [Kings of Indy: Why we're leaving the suburbs and moving to the Near Eastside, Indy Star, 5-22-2013]: 
 My introduction to the Eastside came nine years ago when I was still living in Florida. My wife and I were contemplating a move to Indianapolis. 
The advice, from the Floridians we knew that had friends and relatives here, was simple and unanimous: Avoid the Eastside. It’s no place to raise a family. These were well meaning folk – people looking out for us, sharing what they knew of the city where we were about to relocate. 
And eventually, more because of the natural currents that carry middle class families to “safe” neighborhoods with reputable schools and “resale potential” — we landed safely in the suburbs, Center Grove, to be precise, just outside of Greenwood. 
Now, almost nine years later, my wife Tammy and I – along with our three daughters — have made what for us is a dramatic move, and one not easy to explain to our fellow suburbanites. We’re moving to the Near Eastside. 
The neighborhood we’re leaving is in many ways the suburban ideal. We lived on a cul-de-sac. Three of our neighbors had pools. Everyone kept their lawns manicured, sometimes even me. Most people locked their doors, but it wasn’t a big deal if you forgot. 
The neighborhood we’ve landed in, St. Clair Place, has a different story. There are some homes here that have been beautifully restored and some that have been well-kept by longtime residents. And there’s a sense of positive momentum from the Super Bowl Legacy project. 
But it remains a neighborhood where there are several homes abandoned and the windows boarded up. It’s a place where debris sometimes piles up in vacant lots that have become dumping grounds for old mattresses and the like. 
The first neighbor I met after getting the keys to our new home was an older gentleman who was picking up trash in the alley behind our house. He tried to help me with a stuck garage door. 
He warned me not to leave it open, that anything of value in there would disappear. Others have told us not to leave our cute dog in the backyard — that he, too, might disappear. 
Most cautionary of all, though, is the vacant lot I can see from my kitchen window. It’s where one of the most horrific crimes in the city’s history occurred – the 2006 murder of seven people in a house on North Hamilton Avenue. The house burned sometime later and now all that remains is a field of dandelions. 
Into this new world, I’m bringing my wife Tammy and ourdaughters – Sarah, 16, Annie, 13, Caroline, 7 -- and a dog named Davy. 
The obvious question, of course, is why? Why move here? Why choose the uncertainties of a neighborhood with a mass murder scene as its landmark over suburban comfort? 
There are lots of reasons. Some are practical, some philosophical, some spiritual. And comfort is a contributing factor. 
Over the past nine years at The Indianapolis Star, I’ve written plenty about challenges facing the city – poverty, homelessness, failing schools and, yes, crime. I even wrote a story about the murders on North Hamilton Avenue, talking to people in the neighborhood a year after the tragedy occurred. 
I’ve written about schools where fights were a plague and kids were afraid of getting “jumped” at any moment. I’ve written about a homeless man who fell to his death while camping out in the balcony of a Downtown church. I’ve written about a young couple who moved with their four children into a motel room as their last stop before the streets. I’ve written about young people killed in city parks during midnight gunfights. 
Each time, after documenting these things, I would get into my car, drive past the ring of decay that surrounds Downtown and weave my way back to the quiet of the suburbs. And I was comfortable doing that.
What a hero! In May of 2014, the so-called Kings of Indy would brag about one year in the danger Eastside of Indianapolis. [Kings of Indy: At home, a year later, Indy Star, 5-19-2014]:


 A brush with crime The nights are punctuated by noises that are very often nothing more than fireworks, but that more discerning neighbors say also sometimes include gunfire. To date, we haven't caught a whiff of violent crime. 
But the crime stats tell me that within a mile of us there have been shootings and stabbings and robberies. More common to our street are burglaries. We had one last summer that cleaned out our garage. 
Neighbors said it was our initiation because it happens to nearly everyone. Over the winter, things grew quiet. But in April, when police caught a guy a few doors down trying to break into a garage, folks here likened it to the daffodils — a sure sign of spring. A year ago, I said we didn't come here to try to change the world, but to come alongside folks in the community. 
I think we've made good on that. You can't turn around here without finding some place that could use a volunteer. But it's also clear that what matters most to people here is that you just be a good neighbor. What's also been clear is that the Near Eastside has changed us. 
We think a lot more about how we live and how we live our faith. We think more about where our food comes from and where our clothes are made and why it's important to shop local. We've found it helpful to discuss more deeply subjects such as race and sexual orientation; wealth and poverty; the different ways families are put together. 
We've also had some sober chats about drugs and prostitution. Those talks were not always easy, but they were valuable. When we came here a year ago, we were somewhat fearful. 
Today, I'd say, fear has been replaced by awareness. Living in a place that's the focus of urban renewal has been particularly instructive. 
There's a concept that applies both to imperfect people and imperfect places: Instead of focusing on what's broken or missing, it can be more helpful to count your assets. What have you got that you can use to make things better? 
From that perspective, an abandoned house becomes a place where a new family can live and, because of the fantastic architecture around here, it might just become a beautiful home. A vacant lot that was once a crime scene could soon become a new homestead. 
People scarred by the harshest blows during a neighborhood's decline may be willing to work the hardest at bringing it back. Maybe I am naive or just plain stupid about such things. But I look at this part of the city through a different lens now. If that means I'm wearing rose-colored glasses, so be it.
It's now been two years since Robert King voluntarily moved his family from the comfortable white suburbs of Indianapolis into the heavily black - and crime-ridden area of - Eastside Indianapolis.

So it's about time for an update, right Mr. King? How's life in an area known as one of the "killing fields" of Indianapolis? [Kings of Indy: Two years in, life on the Near Eastside is nuanced, Indy Star, 5-16-15]: 
 Two years later, I'm here to report that we've not only survived, but my little family is very happy here. 
What's more, we've doubled down on the Near Eastside: We've put our kids in the public schools. Our two oldest daughters, Sarah and Annie, are about to complete their first full year at Tech. 
That's right, IPS. Next year, out little Caroline will enroll at a charter school in our neighborhood, the Paramount School of Excellence. And she can't wait. This year, Sarah and Annie entered an urban high school, where they were just two of 1,750 students. 
They have encountered kids at Tech who have no interest in school, who seem on a mission to disrupt class. And they've shared classes with kids headed to the Ivy League. They've enjoyed their walks around what's probably the most beautiful, most historic campus in the city. And they've learned to identify the smell of marijuana smoke, which rolls out of certain bathrooms like a fog. 
They've had great philosophical debates with other smart kids about life and politics and art and music. And they've heard the F-bomb aplenty. Heard the N-word in casual conversation. And they've learned to deal with it. 
So have their mom and dad. (In my case, one of their black friends used the N-word in casual conversation, while I was giving him a ride. I nearly slammed on the brakes and called a timeout. Instead, I opted to let the moment pass. My daughters and I had a healthy discussion about it later on). 
That episode reflected a new reality for us. About two-thirds of the kids at Tech are black. About one-fourth are Hispanic. Only about 10 percent are white. For the first time in their lives, my girls were the racial minority. Sarah was the only white member of Tech's gospel choir. Annie is one of only a couple of white girls on the softball team. And it hasn't been a big deal. 
They have friends who are black, white, Hispanic and Indian. It's enough to make you hopeful about the future. Some of the kids are middle class like us. Many are struggling to get by. The greatest segregation seems to be between the kids who take school seriously — who are striving for college — and those who aren't.
Oh my God! A black kid said nigger and a white liberal almost got in an accident! 

What's frightening is more and more of those white people promoted in Black-Run America (BRA) are committed white liberals like Robert King, who would rather sacrifice his children to the Moloch of Perpetually Uplifting Blacks than raise his children in the safety and serenity of an all-white environment.