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"Me too" and White Patriarchy

Power can corrupt, but absolute power corrupts absolutely. The white male patriarchal society that is America is being revealed for what it is. The power that has been realized by wealthy white men in this country (and also men of other ethnicities who have assimilated into this social equality), has resulted in the abuse of that power since the days of yore. In America white men were permitted to have their way with black women for centuries, and white women were also oppressed, but not in the same ways. The "Me Too" movement is showing the world that at the core of this society is the culture of a white supremist chauvinistic mentality from which we all suffer. "Me Too" is only one page of a book of oppression that we are all being victimized by. - Hassan Shabazz

The outpour of support for the Prison Reform Rally on January 20, 2018 in Richmond has been overwhelming. We are looking to truly make a difference like we never have before. It is time for us to take charge of our affairs and end mass incarceration for the benefit of our communities and society as a whole. If we do not, then I fear that ultimate disaster is at the doorstep. We have the power. Now, it is time to use it. - Hassan Shabazz

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer in this capitalistic society. The new tax bill is evidence of that. For the rich corporate executives the cut is permanent, reducing their rate from 35 to 21%, while the average family will see their rates increase in the next ten years. This is trickle down economics, but this never works, because there is no equality there. Someone has to pay for it, and in the long run, its always the little guy footing the bill. - Hassan Shabazz

When I look at the current events surrounding Roy Moore who recently lost the election in Alabama, more attention has been paid to his bid for the senate than the fact that this is a judge who has been accused of child molestation. That is not to say that he is guilty, for one is innocent until such is proven, but my point is that our attention is misdirected. I mean, this is the type of individual that has been presiding over criminal prosecutions for some of the very same acts of which he has been accused. I wonder how many mo