Black People : The Circle of Sameness By Mumia Abu-Jamal

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    The Circle of Sameness By Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Imagine being Van Jones.[​IMG]
    A young Black man, a graduate of one of the best law schools in America (Yale), who, from a poor family, uses his gifts and energies not to make a buck for Wall St. or Dow Jones, but to make a difference in his neighborhood of Oakland, California, by community organizing around social problems: jobs, the environment, clean energy, police violence, and education.
    Imagine what such a man must've felt to see an unprecedented presidential campaign by another young Black man, who, from modest economic means, also graduates from one of the best law schools in America (Harvard), and spurns lucrative offers from rich law firms, to become a low paid community organizer on Chicago's West side, the city's poorest, Blackest neighborhood.
    Why -- he must've felt that this was a man after his own heart. A man who came from the poor, and returned to the poor, to serve and organize amongst them.
    He must've thought that this was the coming of a New Age -- a new era of profound social change in America.
    So, Van Jones, activist, joins the Barack Obama administration, as the green energy czar, a field he's passionate about, to provide jobs in Black communities, and conserve natural resources as part of a larger change in America's addiction to oil.
    But, almost immediately, Jones comes under attack from forces in America that really don't want change...
     
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    Jones was the one and only progressive on Washington staff

    and the lobbyists, GAVE THE ORDER;
    "any N dealing with green power will cost gas and oil revenues"
     
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    free mumia

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    hopefully the president hears you
     
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