It’s a topic that’s dividing the country, yet it shouldn’t be.I don’t know anyone who proudly claims to be a racist.Does racism exist?Most certainly it does.Does it play out in horrible, ugly ways across the country?Yes, it does that, too.Is it common among decent people?I don’t believe so.Yet, there are cases where racism rears its ugly head and the results are devastating.We’ll have a Florida example later in today’s show.
Racism has been grabbed and used by those who don’t seem to care about the issue at all to bring division, strife and anarchy to America’s streets.Then, there are those who have serious concerns about the issue who are drawn in and have fanned the flames… and just may have missed an opportunity to bring unity and understanding.NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace may be one such person.His initial reaction to the “noose” was understandable.His reaction when it was discovered the rope was not directed at him was the missed opportunity.
Then, there are those who are grasping at straws to place a racist label on things that are not racist at all.“The Masters” golf tournament is IN A HANDBASKET THIS MORNING.
And…in Oregon the coronavirus has brought out the racism of those who are making the rules as the response to the virus continues.
That’s the ground we tread on BML this morning, but it’s WIDE OPEN WEDNESDAY and when we hit the phones we are open to any topic you’d like to discuss.As always, the question remains:
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
THE BATTING ORDER
In a Handbasket:
RESEARCH & REALITY