A few months ago, friends of some Georgia prisoners beat down after the 2010 inmate strike handed me a story on how prison guards and wardens were being investigated by other state agencies for the maltreatment of prisoners, and that the first of these had already been indicted, with more to come. For the protection of the prisoners they needed their story before the widest possible audience in a hurry.
I had a Huffington Post login so I wrote and posted it on a Sunday evening, hoping it would get through the editorial filters by some time Monday. It didn’t. Huffington Post editors finally told me on Thursday the story just wasn’t a “good fit” for them. Not surprising, from a strict marketing point of view. Black prisoners and their families and friends typically hail from the lowest income parts of our community, and what advertiser really wants to bother with that?
That's really an awful story and makes me really loathe Arianna and her website. And I'm tired of people posing as our friends who really just want us to act White.
Now Blacks and Whites have many things in common. But we also have differences and we probably do have a higher concern of the welfare of prisoner due to the issue of who gets incarcerated. When we're not allowed to speak or write about issues of special concern to us, then we aren't allowed to speak or write, we're just allowed to echo.
Again, not a big fan of Arianna.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"