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  1. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from itsybitsy
    And John Lewis is not MLK Jr. He can act like he would know what MLK Jr. would stand for, but it will never be legitimized. Just read about MLK Jr.'s family, they DON'T think the same way Lewis does, in what MLK Jr. would have done/thought, so you can't speak for someone else, because you will never truly know.



    Well, I guess HuffPost isn't the most though in checking their interviewees claims, considering a quick search revealed Lewis boycotted George W Bush's inauguration too. He also said the same thing about Bush, that Lewis did not think Bush was the "true elected President", which is what he said about Trump. Seems like he just doesn't like Republican Presidents...

    Speaking of Republicans, there is a large amount of evidence MLK Jr. was a Republican, all the while in the 1960's, the Democrat President Kennedy, wire-tapped MLK Jr., voted against the Civil Rights Act, and opposed the March on Washington, which was organized by the Republican Phillip Randolph.

    Likewise, during MLK Jr.'s time, Democrats Al Gore Sr. and Robert Byrd (remember, Hillary Clinton's mentor), opposed repealing segregation.

    I thought we were suppose to judge a person based on the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. Why is the recognition of black people only relevant now? Why is it not asked upon to recognize whites, asians, or hispanics on their fights for inequality?

    So, in line with MLK Jr.'s history on the various topics, it seems to me he would lean the exact opposite of Lewis. Additionally, I think MLK Jr. would have gave resounding applause for ANYONE who was able to maintain low black unemployment; it seems the Black Caucus didn't think the same.

    You, in particular, could learn a thing or two from MLK Jr. - "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that".
    You, itsy bity, quoting MLK is truly hilarious! You must have a book of famous quotes sitting by your computer or phone.

    You support a deplorable man, yet quote MLK. HILARIOUS!!!!!!
  2. by   herring_RN
    Quote from itsybitsy
    I'm asking you to state what inequality there is.

    How do you know these people are not standing up for inequality, but it's not reported on? How do you know they don't attend committees on inequality? Do they HAVE to protest to show they are fighting? Do they HAVE to make the news to show they are fighting? Just because they aren't fighting inequalities in they way you perceive they should, doesn't mean they aren't doing so.
    Quote from herring_RN
    I have observed many many instances when a nurse stated to an executive, visitor or physician who is harassing an employee, "That is inappropriate."
    Sometimes the person appropriately apologized and/or stopped the behavior.
    Rarely the person denies doing what others observed such as snapping the bra strap of a nursing assistant, talking about details of a sexual act, or "accidentally" touching a breast or buttocks outside clothing or calling a worker names such as "stupid" or "Fat and ugly".
    Quote from itsybitsy
    Uh, what? What are you talking about?
    I apologize for not being clear and specific. I will narrow my examples. I think when people speak up rather than be quiet when a person behaves in an inappropriate way they ARE doing something without having a protest.

    Our critical care unit had had a social justice issue on the night shift with a small number of physicians inappropriately bullying nurses. A different smaller number of male physicians sexually harassed female staff.

    Most of us carried small pocket size tablets for writing report, and jotting down information to chart later.
    We began calling a "Code Pink" when someone was being inappropriate.
    So if a physician yelled and called a new or agency nurse names because he only wanted a nurse he knew caring for his patient any nurse, assistant, or unit secretary who was available would come and "Record the Code. The date, time, location, and exactly what was said was written down.

    Once a nurse was transporting one patient for a test off the unit. A registry nurse unfamiliar to the surgeon took over the other patient and was measuring the hourly output from the catheter. That doctor yelled, "Who are you? I don't want you in here with MY patient.
    Three staff members quietly stood and began recording.
    The charge nurse said, "Yelling in front of the patient is inappropriate. I assigned that registry nurse to care for the patient because the assigned nurse needed to accompany her other patient for an emergency CT scan. She is a certified CCRN and quite competent to help the patient and ensure the urine output is measured every hour as you ordered."

    An other time that same surgeon came to the room of a five day post-op patient who was still in ICU due to complications. It was about 8:00 pm.
    The patient was in a cardiac chair. That physician examined the patient and asked several questions.
    Because this surgeon always ordered chest x-rays every morning for three days and the order was no longer current I asked, "Doctor, Do you want a chest X-ray in the morning?"
    he turned to walk away. I walked around in front of him, looked him in the eye, and asked again. He walked around me.
    I walked up to him in the nurse's station, looked him in the eye, and said, "I cannot order an X-ray without an order. Please tell me if you want your patient to have a chest X-ray in the morning and I will write it as a verbal order."
    He turned around and left the unit. I wrote a short note of the above along with names of witnesses.
    At 6:00 am the following morning that surgeon came to the room and asked for the X-ray. I told him there was not one done because we had no order. He began yelling, cursing, and name calling. Our manager arrive at that time. She and several other staff began recording.
    The patient said, "Doc. She asked you to order it last night."
    He denied that I had asked.
    My notes from the previous night and the recorded verbatim quotes of that morning were transcribed onto an incident report sent to the hospital attorney ans a letter to our medical director.
    On another day he apologized.

    One specialist who sometimes was called in to save a life also harassed female employees.
    One night he snapped the back strap of a nursing assistant's bra. An RN saw that and said, "That was not appropriate."
    He said, "Are you talking to me? I was just joking."
    He was told not to touch people without permission. He was told four people saw what he did and wrote it down.
    Later he stood over the secretary pretending to point at his orders and read them to her as he toughed her breast. She was wiggling in an attempt to get away from him. A male nurse loudly said, "That is inappropriate. You were just asked not to touch people without permission."
    He said. "I was only reading my orders to her.'
    By this time several nurse were nearby.

    It didn't take long for the yelling and harassment stopped on our night shift.
    Nurses throughout the hospital began to speak up and/or call "Code Pink".

    That was soon after the Anita Hill testimony. Decades later new and seasoned staff know about the "Code Pink" and use it on the rare occasions it is needed.

    Workplace bullying and harassment are social justice issues. We dealt with them when they happened without publicity or protest demonstrations.

    I believe that many people speak up or otherwise deal with problems without a protest, lawsuit, or press conference.
  3. by   itsybitsy
    Quote from herring_RN
    I believe that many people speak up or otherwise deal with problems without a protest, lawsuit, or press conference.
    So you agree with the notion that just because you haven't heard or seen someone fight inequality, that doesn't mean they haven't?

    Apparently not everyone understands that, and only expects the few who make the news, to be recognized.
  4. by   herring_RN
    Quote from itsybitsy
    So you agree with the notion that just because you haven't heard or seen someone fight inequality, that doesn't mean they haven't?

    Apparently not everyone understands that, and only expects the few who make the news, to be recognized.
    No matter what the issue there will be people who agree with you and others who do not.
    Everyone is different. We have different understandings and different expectations.
    Some are more realistic than others.
    Infinite diversity.
  5. by   nursej22
    I saw this clip yesterday, of DJT recognizing African American history month:

    Trump marks African-American history month

    He specifically points out African Americans who served in the military, which is not unexpected. And I only heard him speak of 3 of the people on ItsyBitsy's list, Rosa Parks, the Surgeon General and Secretary Carson. And whom ever wrote his little speech, pointed out that Fredrick Douglass was born 200 years ago, lol.

    I guess my original point was that DJT only seems to publicly recognize those who have praised him, or has been written into one of his speeches.

    So, if I upset anyone by implying that they have not had to overcome inequality, then I apologize.
  6. by   herring_RN
    Quote from nursej22
    I saw this clip yesterday, of DJT recognizing African American history month:

    Trump marks African-American history month

    He specifically points out African Americans who served in the military, which is not unexpected. And I only heard him speak of 3 of the people on ItsyBitsy's list, Rosa Parks, the Surgeon General and Secretary Carson. And whom ever wrote his little speech, pointed out that Fredrick Douglass was born 200 years ago, lol.

    I guess my original point was that DJT only seems to publicly recognize those who have praised him, or has been written into one of his speeches.

    So, if I upset anyone by implying that they have not had to overcome inequality, then I apologize.
    I didn't notice any such thing.
    Today at the store a rude person tried to cut in front of the line saying, "I'm in a hurry and only have a few items." People in line told him to go to the other line or the end of our line.
    Perhaps he could have asked nicely and been allowed ahead of us.
    But the people who made him wait stood up for equality. The everyday acts that most don't know about are important. Probably not the kind of heroic act a president would honor publicly.
  7. by   nursej22
    Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck is an American that deserves recognition this month.

    The C.E.O. Who Stood Up to President Trump: Ken Frazier Speaks Out - The New York Times

    His grandfather was a slave in South Carolina, and his father was a janitor in Philadelphia. He attended Pennsylvania State and earned a law degree from Harvard. He worked for a law firm in Philadelphia that represented Merck, and took on pro bono work. He taught black law students in South Africa. He took on and achieved acquittal for a black inmate wrongly accused of killing a white store owner.

    So why wouldn't DJT recognize a successful businessman like Mr. Frazier this year? It may be it part because Mr. Frazier quit one of the presidents's business councils last summer, in protest over his response to Charlottesville.
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    Trump can pretend all be wants. The fact that he spent years spreading a lie intended to challenge the legitimacy of the first black president reveals his fundamental beliefs.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Trump can pretend all be wants. The fact that he spent years spreading a lie intended to challenge the legitimacy of the first black president reveals his fundamental beliefs.
    And there's a lot more history than just that:

    Opinion | Donald Trump's Racism: The Definitive List - The New York Times
  10. by   Wannabenurseneko
    I wonder if Minnie Jackson made him one of her special chocolate pies .

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