Virginia is for Lovers!

Virginia is for Lovers:

I’ve always operated under the assumption that Virginia was for lovers. I never really felt the love in the state. I always felt like at any time it could “go down” in Virginia.

Don’t get me wrong; waterpark U.S.A. is fantastic. Virginia Universities are some of the best in the nation. The love of pork is reminiscent of slave times, but I digress.


Virginia is for Lovers of Blackface:

I mean, I get it, who wouldn’t want to be a part of a culture as dope as this. Black culture is amazing. Most outside of the culture fail to understand its meaning and its impact.

Many folks outside the culture want in, “By Any Means Necessary.” Some go through some amazing feats to implant themselves in Black Culture. We have almost every white Virginia politician outwardly saying through artistic expression, “they think Black culture is superior.” Why else would they dress up in blackface? I know they aren’t racist. Certainly not in 2019.

Virginia is for Lovers of Forcing the Issue with Women:

These allegations against Lt. Governor Fairfax are all in a fact-finding stage. So, we don’t want to assume that these incidents occurred automatically. For now, we’ll say “allegedly.” However, I’ve learned where there is smoke, often there is also fire. Democrats continue to put on the façade that they are morally superior to Republicans by asking Dems to step down from office. Meanwhile, Steve King (R) from Iowa continues to “flourish.” This moral high road, albeit admirable, isn’t winning Democrats any new voters.

Virginia is for Lovers of Racism:

The cradle of racism lies in Virginia. The countless stories of Virginia State troopers pulling black people over at a disproportionate rate. Moreover, then we have Charlottesville. Not to mention, these folks celebrate Robert E. Lee, and Confederate statues like the South won the Civil War.

Virginia, of this, is what your love is all about, Y’all can “hold that.”

Author: Raymond J. Ankrum, Sr.

Mr. Ankrum is the current Superintendent of the Riverhead Charter School. Mr. Ankrum has gained notoriety as a school turnaround expert. He is enthusiastic about helping students from low (SES) find ways to end generational poverty through educational advocacy. If you believe PoC can end generational poverty by exercising educational opportunities, you have an ally in @Mr_Ankrum.

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