RSS Follow Become a Fan

Recent Posts

A Youth Call for Action on the Climate
On Trade and Complications
And so it is...
Increased Tariffs and the Eventual Victims - Consumers
Taking the High Road - Iran's Option to Staying within the Nuclear Deal

Most Popular Posts

Mourn with Moore
On Partnerships of Conflicting Ideologies as a Force Shaping Extremism
DC Linktank
The World in 2014 - Asia
From This Point


Elections 2013
Friends in Business
Gun control
Immigration Reform
In America
Natural Disaster
The World
Towards 2014


May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013

powered by

My Blog

America's Existing Racist Blight - Virginia's Version

Despite major civil rights legislations in the 1960s, advancements in race relations, housing, education and integration, the United States (US) continues to battle a reality of bad race relations. Black Americans continue to be victims of a highly developed economic system that they have made possible with sweat and blood via many years of slavery and segregation, but continue to be denied full rights and benefits of equality because of mere skin color. 

The strange political crisis playing out in the US State of Virginia, is but another example of America's racist blight. Background: three politicians - two white and one black facing backlash over prior transgressions - two cases of racist actions have been confirmed by the white politicians - Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring. Northam admitted and then denied the racist 'blackface' and hood entry into his medical school yearbook back in the 1980s. Herring voluntarily admitted to his 'blackface' portrayal back in 1980. Both men have not resigned their positions despite calls that they resign.

On the other hand, there is the dilemma of black Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, the politician next in line to become governor, should Northam resign. But Fairfax in not without baggage: he is accused of sexual misconduct against a woman 15-years-ago. And as if that was not bad enough, another woman has accused the next in line to the governorship of the 'Old Dominion', of another case of sexual misconduct while he was at college many years ago. 

While Fairfax has denied any wrongdoing to allegations dating back more than 15-years, both accusations are serious. Yet, they remain startling in that the allegations have surfaced only recently as it appeared that Fairfar might ascend to the governorship of the 'Old Dominion', a possibility of becoming only the second black man to head the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Most interesting and a tell-tale affirmation of the racist component of the 'Old Dominion', has been the absence of talk to impeach either Northam or Herring, but a publicized effort to begin impeachment proceedings tomorrow against Fairfax from white democrat, Patrick Hope, a delegate representing the DC-suburb of Arlington. Hope believes the sexual accusations against Fairfax are greater than the racist doings of the governor and the attorney general.

Thus, Virginia's version of weighing racism against accusations of sexual misconduct, will decide the present trend of fate and of race relations in the 'Old Dominion'.