Protestors in Atlanta earlier this week
“If racism and acts of violence are prevalent, we need to bring that to the forefront and not sweep it under the rug.”
Margaret Ann Kercher, a lawyer in Austin, Texas, on recent attacks on Asian-Americans
“We live here. We pay taxes. We work here. This is our life. This is a country of immigrants, all of the immigrants, so there is nothing we can do better than love each other, than work together.”
Xiaoxu Zheng, a 36-year-old medical researcher at Georgia State University, commenting on the rise in anti-Asian violence over the past year
Zheng who has been in the U.S. for 10 years and lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife and two children, said the protest was his first political event.
“They had lived through an unprecedented planetary pandemic, but they could not survive this: they could not outlive America’s gun epidemic. That proved more fatal than the virus.”
John Pavlovitz, in an essay on the recent gun violence in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado
Pavlovitz was responding to this Tweet by Newsmax TV host John Cardillo:
From Rep. Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana):
“Suddenly, in the span of ten minutes on Sunday, they became concerned about the welfare of women and girls. I wonder if they were thinking of women and girls three years ago when they voted for the guy who said, ‘I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her very heavily. I moved on her like a bitch.’”
– John Pavlovitz, author and Christian pastor, regarding conservative uproar over the Superbowl half-time show by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
The right-wing hypocrisy over the performance is glaring. Many of the people who condemned former President Bill Clinton for his sexual indiscretions have amazingly ignored the even more egregious actions of Donald Trump. I follow Pavlovitz’s site, “Stuff That Needs to Be Said,” which has a definite liberal take on modern American life.