It can be hard to listen to other perspectives without raising our defenses, but that is exactly what the world needs right now. we need to be willing to have difficult conversations, to practice empathy and patience, and to work together to build a better future.thank you @brenebrown !
The situation in baltimore turned worse as day turned to night. the following days got even worse as the neighborhood burned. the anger there was not just about one person, it was also about the continued different set of standards for minorities in america. of course each case of alleged injustice must be weighed individually, but collectively the u.s. still has a problem. nothing makes the different set of standards for minorities more obvious than the manager of starbucks who recently called the police on two african american men for waiting in the store without buying anything. another obvious example is the massive amount of attention now being placed on the opioid issue in rural and rust belt america. throughout america's recent history, urban minority communities plagued by drugs and drug violence have been largely ignored or only confronted using law enforcement solutions rather than substantial efforts at prevention... #unrest#baltimore#riots#protest#racialinequality#race#maryland#politics#police#journalism#photojournalism#confrontation#raceinamerica#stability#divide#civilrights#law#america#politicaldivide#starbucks
More #hardhitting#journalism from the what's pocket? #newsroom. we're breaking stories like this dog i saw on the high street earlier breaking into a trot but you weren't there so you don't know what i'm talking about that's right it's facts! facts! facts! journalism
------- #notfakenews #whatdidyouhaveforlunch? #seriously i #love#sandwich talk. describe #salads slowly but describe #soup fast or i'll get very upset. strong #opinionpiece. where's the #politicaldivide when it comes to #lunch? can you rally a racist base with a #ploughmans? what does #smashedavocado say about our view of the it's-definitely-an-apartheid in gaza? and did theresa may hire child-molesters as security because a panini told her her main threats were aged under 18? who gives a f**k apparently. i'm going for a walk.
In the first episode of “roseanne,” the ’90s sitcom that launches a revival run on abc on tuesday, we learn that roseanne conner and her sister jackie haven’t spoken in a year, on account of the 2016 election. roseanne, played by the outspoken comedian roseanne barr, voted for donald trump. jackie, played by laurie metcalf, did not. “not only did she vote for the worst person on earth,” roseanne says, “but she was a real j**k about it, too.” jackie shows up at the house wearing a pink p***y hat and a “nasty woman” t-shirt. after a tense dinner, the sisters shout and parry; roseanne explains her vote—“he talked about jobs, jackie. he said he’d shape things up”—and jackie tells roseanne what she was really thinking on election day, and whom she really voted for. no one switches sides, but they declare a truce and return to their default relationship, loving but comically strained.
it’s the most overtly political exchange in the episode, and in the nine-episode season overall, says executive producer bruce helford. but the way he describes it, it’s also a metaphor for the series and its overarching goals. barr herself is a vocal trump supporter, and has talked about how meaningful it felt to place one of tv’s quintessential working-class families in year two of the trump administration. so i asked helford, who also worked on the original show, about the producers’ intention. was it to appeal to trump voters, who might finally see themselves in sympathetic tv characters? to explain the trump-voter mind-set to coastal elites? to bridge the gap between two sides? —joanna weiss (https://politi.co/2gipcfj) 📷 politico illustration/abc, ap and istock photos #television#roseanne#tv#donaldtrump#presidenttrump#trump#politics#politicaldivide#culture