The Filibuster-Critical Race Theory-Juneteenth:


Our History Needs A Paradigm Shift :

Grandmothers, mothes and women (GMW), and America in general: Four hundred years after enslaved Africans were first brought to Virginia (1619), most Americans still don’t know the full story of slavery. the story of America’s History, We’re the United States of America; A very dysfunctional family right now; But, We-Are-who-We-Are. the good, bad and ugly.

Because Juneteenth became a legal holiday, JUNE 19, 2021, creating another major questions for so many of us, white and black, wanting to know, “what is Juneteenth? But, answers to the root origin of the Filibuster; Critical Race Theory , and Juneteenth; three  (3) very important questions, the answers to these questions will teach all of us more truth about America’s history.

According to the Brennan Center for Justice: State legislators have introduced 389 bills with restrictive voting provisions in 48 states;22 have already been enacted and 61 bills are currently moving through legislatures. This wave of bills — along with Republicans’ continued complicity in the  Big Lie means the GOP is increasingly seeking to narrow the electorate rather than appeal to a broader base of voters, particularly voters of color.

This strategy will ultimately lead our nation down the destructive path of white minority rule and autocracy. Our entire democratic system is in jeopardy when politics focuses on fights over access rather than on policies to advance the common good.  For this reason alone, the passage of  the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act: Is imperative.

The Filibuster rule, which requires a minimum of 60 votes to pass in the Senate; has only been used in controversial issues—like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and several anti-lynching acts—but in recent years it’s become more frequently used.

Bills that can’t pass the current debate churns on, from voting rights to LGBTQ, and protections for gun control, to name a few: a list of 15 bills and issues that cannot be currently passed due to the filibuster rules, very important issues affected by this obscure legislative rule.

Critical Race Theory: Is a relatively new analytical approach to describing the reality of systemic racism today, and pretend chattel slavery never happened. In simple terms, ignoring the fact that this country was built on the free labor or African American Slaves. The Northern Colonies were more guilty of slavery than they wish to admit. In New York for example. The Hidden History of Wall Street’s Slave Market

In recent years, US banks have made public apologies for the role they played in slavery. In 2005, JP Morgan Chase, currently the biggest bank in the US, admitted that two of its subsidiaries – Citizens’ Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana – accepted enslaved people as collateral for loans. If plantation owners defaulted on loan payment the banks took ownership of these slaves.  JP Morgan was not alone. The predecessors that made up Citibank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo are among a list of well-known US financial firms that benefited from the slave trade. 

“Slavery was an overwhelmingly important fact of the American economy,” explains Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University.

On December 14, 1711, a law passed by the New York City Common Council made Wall Street the city’s first official slave market for the sale and rental of enslaved Africans and Native Americans.

Although Lincoln had announced the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier, freedom did not come for most African Americans until Union victory in April 1865 and, officially, in December 1865 with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. 2 years after the proclamation was made, Texas finally freed their slaves, in 1867.

Juneteenth is a National Holiday, I’m sure, the intellectual curiosity in each of us, wants to know, “what this holiday is all about.” Another view of America’s history. Each of us, and our children need to understand the past 400 hundred years we have lived with the consequences of history, but have not been able to address.

But now, by the Grace of God, we’re being forced to face what we have not been able to talk about or teach, America’s Real History. Our truth will make us stronger, better and finally a Great Nation. Otherwise, it’s going to continue to manifest itself, as it did with the uprising on our Capital, January 6, which personified just how deep Systemic racism still exist in our country. if we are to survive under our democracy, by our constitution. We must face our history together. The enslaved Africans Americans, has forgiven those who enslaved us. We had to, so we could move on with our lives. What are you afraid of about Critical Race Theory? We need to allow our TRUTH TO SET US FREE. Our children can handle the truth, why can us adults!!!

 Many communities of color, and Black communities in particular, have been excluded from democratic institutions, including voting, since the country’s founding. Even after African Americans won the right to vote, many were excluded by poll taxes, literacy tests, voter purges, and long lines at the polls. “When Black communities see they need to wait four hours to vote and their friends in white jurisdictions can get in and out in 15 minutes, that doesn’t look like democracy,” said Danielle Lang, co-director of voting rights and redistricting at Campaign Legal Center.

According to the Brennan Center for Justice:  State legislators have introduced 389 bills with restrictive voting provisions in 48 states; 22 have already been enacted and 61 bills are currently moving-through legislatures. This wave of bills — along with Republicans’ continued complicity in the Big Lie — means the GOP is increasingly seeking to narrow the electorate rather than appeal to a broader base of voters. Because of the increasing spate of voting restrictions, what we feared could happen in the last election is now an even greater threat as we look forward to 2022 and 2024.

The American People wants the Senate 50 majority to become a unified front; So, the Senate could act with urgency to suspend the filibuster for bills that directly address voting rights and democracy reform; doing so may be the last hope in the short term to strengthen our democracy and prevent future elections from really being stolen.

The most effective antidote to the forces currently poisoning our democracy involves a procedural rule that has increasingly been used as a bludgeon to block progress: the filibuster. It needs to go.

Everyone Reading My Blog: I have a petition on FB, Messenger and Twitter For: Getting Rid of The Fillbuster: Please sign it Thanks

This Blog is submitted in Jesus Name…Amen

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