Virginia's governor and attorney general are under attack for wearing black face or KKK garb decades ago. Many claim it a racist act, with a prescribed penalty.
As a conservative, I have little in common with these gentlemen. That aside, though, I defend their right to due process and the presumption of innocence.
Blackface was once widely accepted and popularized by Al Jolsen, a white entertainer in the 30's. Eddie Murphy played in whiteface in a television sketch in the 80's. And, the children's rhyme, Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, was chanted by thousands of children, oblivious to the racial slur contained within.
Today's rap music, with demeaning lyrics, and the use of profanity in public discourse, once unacceptable, is now commonplace.
Before labeling anyone a racist, consider the intent.
Was it intended to do harm or be humorous and entertaining? Was it done in an innocent, perhaps naÃ¯ve and insensitive, manner? When did it occur? What were the prevailing cultural norms?
Dare I Say, â€œDo not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Matthew 7)
PAT & SAM: Moved
Just a note to say â€œhello.â€ Everything is fine here in Fallon. We've settled right in. No snow to shovel or drive in.
We miss people there and the Booster. I believe if my husband does not receive the Booster he will go into withdrawals of the extreme!!
Sam & Pat Snider
now of Fallon, Nevada
Despite the fact that mentions of CBD seem to be growing exponentially, the weird part is that no one really knows what it is: Mashable surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. consumers and found that only around 39% of people knew what the "CBD" in "CBD-infused" stands for. A whopping 61% were completely clueless. (It stands for cannabidiol, BTW.)
Meanwhile, 55% of Californians don't know what the abbreviation means. Here are other survey highlights for your state:
27% of Californians have tried CBD-infused products, compared to only 19% of Americans.
34% have tried edibles, 22% tinctures (drops or sprays) and 20% vaping oils.
39% use or would use CBD for better sleep, 37% for pain management, and 32% for anxiety or stress release.
Of Californians who use CBD-infused products, 56% consume at least once a day.