Let’s talk about class, baby . . . | Street Jazz

Monday, July 28, 2008

Let’s talk about class, baby . . .

Posted By on Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM

There is an intriguing program on C.A.T. - Intellectual Property  - which takes a hard look at some of the more nonsensical remarks that public officials make that seem to go right over the heads of the audience and members of the press, alike.

This week’s segment - “Let’s Talk about Class, Baby . . .” - deals with class issues in Fayetteville. For example, when Brother Dan brags - as he is wont to do - about the trailers being moved from south Fayetteville, and the lovely new developments that have been put in their place, he never actually does mention anything about the ultimate fate of the people who actually lived there before those pretty places were built.

More to the point - as the program points out - hardly anyone else has asked where the people have gone, either. If we’re going to feel any pride over these new developments, we need to feel some real shame that as a community we never even thought to ask:

“Where have all the people gone?”

IP will be shown again on Wednesday (12:30pm) and Saturday at 3pm.

******

Quote of the Day

The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes. - Barbara Mechels

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Richard S. Drake

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation