Since political activist Van Jones used the word “whitelash” on CNN after the election  a bunch of people have lost their minds. Nothing makes some folks more uncomfortable than the very mention of race, so touché, Van. So irritating to hear, “Why does everything always have to be about race.” Well…because everything HAS pretty much been about race since race was constructed in the 1600s. No matter what room you walk into in the USA, race done already walked in there before you, right along with sex and money, to name a few.

whitelash, n  1. an adverse reaction (i.e.backlash) by white racists against non-white civil rights advances.

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If you don’t know this man, you should. And I’m happy to introduce him via three videos where he talks about whitelash and a whole lotta other issues that are on our minds since Tuesday night. I especially hope young folk will watch video #3 and “Check Out His Thought”
Who is Van Jones?
My fellow southerner, 48-year old Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones is an American political activist, commentator, author and attorney. Cofounded several nonprofits including the Dream Corps, a “social justice accelerator”. Graduated from Yale Law School in 1993. Born in Jackson, TN.

Van’s website: www.vanjones.net/

Van’s website: www.vanjones.net/

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