Open Thread | Tennessee’s Racist Legislature Expels Two Black Legislators

It is obvious- their pure, unadulterated racism.

These two young Black Male Legislators were amazing. We are seeing them grow in front of our eyes.

Yep

Uh huh

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13 Responses to Open Thread | Tennessee’s Racist Legislature Expels Two Black Legislators

  1. Liza says:

    Excellent post, Rikyrah. Here in the US, this is the most important story of the week.

    These Republican state legislatures are a real problem these days. They have no boundaries whatsoever. They’re going for broke because it’s now or never. They intend to destroy democracy to save white supremacy.

    It’s not hard to see why these GOP white supremacists in Tennessee are so afraid. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson are reminiscent of the civil rights leaders. And Pearson is quite the orator. The GOP white supremacists believe they have to be ever vigilant, or they could end up with another MLK Jr, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton or, God forbid, a Barack Obama.

    These people are racist down to the marrow in their bones. It’s in their red and white blood cells. It’s in their platelets. It’s all they know.

    But I think they overreached. In their haste to eliminate and silence the two brothers, they conflated their racism with gun control issues that have growing support as the body count steadily rises.

    They made a mistake, a tactical error and the whole nation is watching.

  2. rikyrah says:

    No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) tweeted at 6:27 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    Breaking News: A Shelby County commissioner says the Republican state government is now threatening to pull funding for Memphis schools and infrastructure projects if they vote to re-appoint Rep. Justin Pearson to his democratically-elected seat. https://t.co/YgH3musZR3
    (https://twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1644482068548575232?s=02)

  3. rikyrah says:

    All the Nopes in Nopeville

    Hell muthaphuckin’ NO😠😠

    That Mayor of Memphis better ask somebody😠😠

    https://vm.tiktok.com/ZTRcvwWtd/

  4. rikyrah says:

    Kayla Solomon (@KSolomonReports) tweeted at 4:49 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    BREAKING: A Shelby County commissioner told @FOX13Memphis on Friday that Nashville leaders are threatening to take away funding from Memphis and other Shelby County projects if the county commission decides to reinstate expelled @Justinjpearson

    https://t.co/698BZ1VZDZ?
    (https://twitter.com/KSolomonReports/status/1644457272133709825?s=02)

  5. rikyrah says:

    I went to the Hood grocery store today.
    Got me some:
    Pan sausage
    Mississippi sausage
    Rind-on bacon
    Fresh cut pork steaks

    IYKYK😂😂😂

  6. rikyrah says:

    Maurice W (@iamMauriceW) tweeted at 2:13 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    Watch both Justin’s get their seats back, making it that the only thing these racist Tennessee Republicans accomplished, was removing their robes and hoods for the world to see, thus showing exactly who and what they are… all while introducing the amazing Justin’s to everyone.
    (https://twitter.com/iamMauriceW/status/1644418100664705053?s=02)

  7. rikyrah says:

    Debby Williams 💐🌼🌸🤗 (@dwilliams1210) tweeted at 2:54 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    Nashville Council members to send Justin Jones back to Tennessee House https://t.co/pRTY8PvAPx
    (https://twitter.com/dwilliams1210/status/1644428372687089673?s=02)

  8. rikyrah says:

    Kirsten Allen (@KirstenAllen46) tweeted at 4:07 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    .@VP is wheels down in Nashville, headed to meet with state legislators. https://t.co/dAXtdg78zi
    (https://twitter.com/KirstenAllen46/status/1644446795911634945?s=02)

  9. vitaminlover says:

    Love this!

  10. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) tweeted at 9:22 AM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    NEWS: Appeals court panel has *reversed* the decision of Judge Nichols that would have tossed obstruction charges against hundreds Jan. 6 defendants.

    Opinion shoudl be posted imminently. Seems complicated — decision was 2-1 with a concurrence and a dissent.
    (https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1644344873103896580?s=02)

  11. rikyrah says:

    The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) tweeted at 3:55 PM on Fri, Apr 07, 2023:
    SEN. @CharlaneOliver: “This supermajority has gone unchecked. I’m calling on the media to help us hold them accountable. Tell the real story.” #TennesseeThree https://t.co/JXhKVGTCdK
    (https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status/1644443735780884481?s=02)

  12. rikyrah says:

    CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) tweeted at 8:57 PM on Thu, Apr 06, 2023:
    There’s something people are missing about what happened in Tennessee.

    This was personal.

    Rep. Justin Jones didn’t only protest for stronger gun safety. He was the activist who played a role in the bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest being taken down from
    the… https://t.co/RTQm9rNx0B https://t.co/uwhvHYuMWt
    (https://twitter.com/CalltoActivism/status/1644157522784276482?s=02)

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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