The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a legendary leader in America's civil rights movement who spoke at President Obama's 2008 inauguration, died Friday at age 98

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Dat nigga ryme
Ryte on tyme
Nail it wit a dime
Ebby time. Itsall good. I knowed it would.
Lets save the hood, It B about damn time !

Yeah. Easy enough. He'l be missed. Call my manager for similar speeches. Or preaches
 
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"These ceremonials in honor of white supremacy, performed from babyhood, slip from the conscious mind deep into muscles . . . and become difficult to tear out." - Rev Joe Lowery, 1949
 
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"race is a condition. a disease. a card. a plague. original sin. in american history, racism is a black person's burden. or substitute a person of color for black and you've got the same problem. but whiteness has remained constant. in the equation of race, whiteness is the unchanging variable.

whiteness has been THE CHANGING SAME, a highly adaptable and fluid force no matter where it lands. whiteness is at once the means of dominance, the end of which dominance points, and the point of dominance, which, in its greatest fantasy, never ends.

whiteness is a fiction, a social construct, an agreed-on myth that has empirical grit because of its effect, not its essence. it is most useful when its existence is denied..." - Rev Lowery, 2017

Lowery here brilliantly disrobes a whiteness that dresses in camouflage as humanity, unmasks a whiteness costumed as American, and fetches to center stage a whiteness that would rather hide in visible invisibly. that's the twisted logic of whiteness, my friends!

Lowery said the truth that whites didn't want to hear, because white ears were too sensitive, and white souls were too fragile

Lowery blows down the house of white racial cards built on the premise that it can and should rest on something beyond identity politics
 
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of the many things that made him so very special, what stands out was his relatability. ‬⁣

‪He was so down to earth, accessible, human, funny. ‬⁣

‪He was also SUPER witty and sharp. ‬⁣

‪A leader for 80 years.‬ I don’t mean he lived for 80 years. He lived for 98. He was a leader for 80 of those. What a life.
 
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Lowery was often hailed as the "Dean of the Civil Rights Movement" and co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with MLK
 

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goodbye you legend!

"yellow can be mellow," "brown can stick around," and "white can embrace what's right"
Good riddance the so called civil rights laws were a huge mistake that has done incalcuable damage to America.

The only bigger mistake was giving the colored folk the right to vote.

The only bigger mistake than that was not following Lincoln's desire to send them back to dere mudderland after he ended slavery.
 
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i demand the convening of an interfaith breakfast and Stevie Wonder concert (all ballads) to honor the life of Rev Lowery!
 

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goodbye you legend!

"yellow can be mellow," "brown can stick around," and "white can embrace what's right"
Good riddance the so called civil rights laws were a huge mistake that has done incalcuable damage to America.

The only bigger mistake was giving the colored folk the right to vote.

The only bigger mistake than that was not following Lincoln's desire to send them back to dere mudderland after he ended slavery.
That is the conservative position
 

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goodbye you legend!

"yellow can be mellow," "brown can stick around," and "white can embrace what's right"
Good riddance the so called civil rights laws were a huge mistake that has done incalcuable damage to America.

The only bigger mistake was giving the colored folk the right to vote.

The only bigger mistake than that was not following Lincoln's desire to send them back to dere mudderland after he ended slavery.
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" Joseph Lowery felt no fear in speaking truth to power. ⁠

Together with Martin Luther King, he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that led civil-rights campaigns in the 1960s.⁠

After his friend died, he kept the flame of the SCLC burning. They had marched too long, bled too profusely, to give up now.⁠

He raised its voice against poverty and discrimination in general, against police brutality and the death penalty, as well as for peace in all corners of the world.⁠

Justice would roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.⁠" - Cornel West
 

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