Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Culture wars and extremes face off, on "United Shades of America"



W. Kamau Bell, on Sunday night May 5,in the second 2019 episode of “United Shades of America”,  examined protesters on both sides of the political spectrums facing off, in a variety of cities such as Portland OR.
  
An important part of the broadcast was an interview with co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza. “Being woke isn’t enough” was one of the themes of the broadcast. 

There is also a link to a related Daily Kos story of “red-pilling” of a certain subset of working class white men in the south or Midwest.
   

Generally, mainstream Americans don’t believe in conspiracy theories or don’t take the taunts and hyperboles from some conservatives very literally.  But a small but dangerous vulnerable minority does, as we saw with Comet Ping Pong in December 2016.

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