Friday, August 22, 2014

DailyKos Uses Ferguson, MO to Request Contributions to DK, Ignoring Family's Memorial Fund



DailyKos editor Chris Bowers has originated DaikyKos' own petition about Ferguson, MO, urging readers to contact Attorney General Eric Holder, but also requesting donations to "keep DailyKos strong". DailyKos rejected linking directly to an earlier and substantially similar petition by Color of Change.  

Although the DailyKos e-mail requests donations to DailyKos, it does not mention the Michael Brown Memorial Fund at Go Fund Me, created to receive donations for the benefit and education of Michael Brown's siblings.


This appears to me to be rank opportunism on the part of DailyKos.  A 97% white readership blog seeks to raise money for its own coffers, hijacking efforts started and daily maintained by humble Black protesters, Black elected officials and community leaders, online Black Tweeters and advocacy groups.

Although it might otherwise be commendable for DailyKos to take a position in this case, it could have better helped to promote the much discussed "conversation" on skin color by linking to and directing contributions through the Black organization Color of Change, instead of linking to the white organization ActBlue while requesting donations for the virtually all-white DailyKos.

It is my contention that making any contribution to DailyKos only supports and encourages the blog apartheid that DailyKos has practiced since its inception.

Although the argument has been raised that DailyKos cannot be a white anti-Black antagonist blog because its owner is Latino, Markos Moulitsas has specifically disavowed being any kind of minority in the past. http://goo.gl/FxDzbd 

In the fifth article of a series of four commissioned articles for his college newspaper, Markos C. A. Moulitsas, announced his intention to withdraw again into "detached selfishness", grateful that he was not one of "them" (the minorities), 
whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. They would never be able to escape who they were.  (Emphasis added.)




13 comments:

Kevin King said...

Thank you for drawing attention to this, much appreciated.

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Vernon said...

I'm still alive. Hello!

Please excuse any egregious errors, as my computer sessions are still being monitored, tampered with and disrupted.

I've started the petition "DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FBI, CONGRESS: INVESTIGATE" and need your help to get it off the ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:
https://www.change.org/p/thomas-e-perez-leslie-r-caldwell-james-comey-elijah-cummings-chuck-grassley-investigate

Here's why it's important: There exists here, A Conspiracy To Violate Civil Rights, Obstruct Justice And Harass:

CRIMES SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND PROSECUTED.
Thanks!

Jasmine said...

This is a difficult situation to talk about because for years I have wanted to be a police officer. But a couple years ago a close family member was killed by the police.I was very mad and wanted to go after them and I wanted people to know that not all cops are like that but its hard to change someone`s mind when this stuff keeps happening.We need to train our police officers to not go straight for the gone their are other things you can do instead of killing an innocent person.

WaywRd Pynes said...

I'm in Erie, Pa please...someone! report the police brutality of Maurice Bolden after being handcuffed by Erie Police! on video from Traffic Jam Raven (TJ's) on June 27, 2016. No one in this HUGE small town understands... JUST BECAUSE THEY FI DITON THEIR PHONES INTERNET.. DOESNT MEAN ITS BEEN LEAKED OUTOF THE CITY. Dept of Justice is investigating! AND we're NOT ON NATIONAL NEWS???? HELP!

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WaywRd Pynes said...

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