I’m going to need every news anchor to start asking all their image-rehabilitating GOP guests some very specific questions:

—“A number of Wednesday’s rioters likely voted Republican in previous elections. What about your party’s platform do you think appealed to them?”
—“You said this has been a long time coming. When, specifically, did you first have this realization and why is this the first time we’re hearing this from you?”

—“Was your silence worth it? Were those Supreme Court Justices worth it?”
I am 1000% done with these talking heads who saw nothing wrong with “They’re not sending their best people” or the Access Hollywood tape and are now making the rounds talking about accountability without being forced to reckon with their own complicity.

Just unbelievable.

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It gets to my floor, students come pouring out, and so does this little dog!
So I ask all of these students “Do y’all see this? Is this anyone’s dog?”

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For the past... very long time, I’ve woken up every morning wondering just how bad things would have to get for certain folks to simply say “It is racism, and it is bad.”

There’s really something to be said that photos of the confederate flag in the Capitol still aren’t enough.
You really and truly do not need to intellectualize this or make abstract “what if” slippery slope arguments.

Practice with me: “It is racism, and it is bad.”
This is not to say ~other factors~ didn’t contribute to [gestures widely] all of this.

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