Live Stream of Women’s March on Washington

There are plenty of sites on the web purporting to provide live streams of the Women’s March on Washington which is taking place right now. Meantime, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News all are transfixed on the boring and same-old-same-old sermons proceedings at thereligious services at the National Cathedral, only occasionally and briefly switching to the stirring speeches being delivered at the huge march.

Here is the link to the official feed of The Women’s March on Washington:  – The Chromecast experience of this live stream is high quality.

Will a New A&E TV Series Humanize the KKK?

Some argue that Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency was good for America because, in it, he “said some things that needed to be said”. He set aside political correctness and, in doing so, said what was on the minds of many Americans, they argue. That’s worrisome for many who did not vote for Trump.  Are there that many racists in America? The majority of Trump voters would not lay claim to that moniker. At least not currently. But what if being racist came to be acceptable in widening circles of society. What if it provided a sense of belonging to some who currently have no sense of affiliation – no “tribe” with which to identify?

A new series to be shown on the A&E Network, entitled “Generation KKK” might be just the ticket. By going inside a home in which individual family members struggle either to identify with or to reject their KKK legacy, A&E may well serve to “humanize” a segment of society that is currently very small and viewed by most with suspicion and revulsion.

In the linked article in Salon, Melanie McFarland asks:

At some point we’ll have to ask ourselves whether a show like this is fighting white supremacy or normalizing it.

Although the show’s producer states that the show has been in the works for a year and a half, McFarland points out that’s when Trump’s campaign began in earnest and capitalized on the bigotry and racial tension that has punctuated our national news. 

Read the full article at Salon

(photo credit: A&E)