It's happening again. Right now.

I can understand why people like Pat McCrory and Art Pope won't visit the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro. To witness the reality of racism is a brutal experience, made all the more harrowing by the fact that it's happening again. Right now. Art Pope's budget, Pat McCrory's signature. Jim Crow rising.

On the tour through the museum, I found myself wanting to kill. I found myself unable to understand why black people aren't at war with white people, even as I accept the essential principles of non-violence espoused by Reverend Barber.

The ugliness of 50 years ago is at our door steps again. Racism at the core, surrounded by the arrogance of power and class. It's a dark truth knocking, but we have to face it.


Jim Crow rising.

Props James. No truer words have been spoken. The bigoted, racist leadership in Raleigh of our once progressive state is enough to make one physically ill.

Rick V

Civil Rights Museum

If you haven't had a chance to visit the old Woolworth's store ... now the International Civil Rights Museum ... you must. In fact, visiting the museum should be mandatory for any elected official in North Carolina.

Has Pat McCrory visited? What about Art Pope? There's no way they can have taken the tour. If they had, we'd be seeing very different policies coming out of Raleigh these days.

As Reverend Barber said

It's never too late for redemption.

It's hard to be optimistic, even after watching Miracle on 34th Street, Scrooged and It's A Wonderful Life.

But it's never too late for redemption.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014