Saturday, March 6, 2021

Game of Thrones, NBA Basketball & Black America’s Escapism: From GOT Dragons to Golden State Warriors (VIDEO)

*Attorney Antonio Moore discusses what seems to be the need for African Americans to use television and entertainment for escape.

Moore looks specifically at Game of Thrones, and the most recent NBA playoffs in context of the current financial struggles of black America.

He uses examples such as how there is a celebration of the Milwaukee Bucks, while according to the racial dot map half of Wisconsin black neighborhoods are prisons. #GOT #NBA #ADOS

After doing some digging into the locations of Wisconsin’s predominantly Black neighborhoods, a teenage researcher discovered a disturbing trend among African-American communities in the Badger state.

Lew Blank, 17, was tinkering with the Weldon Cooper Center’s Racial Dot Map when he realized that over half of the state’s Black neighborhoods were actually jails or prisons. The remaining Black communities in the state were either Section 8 housing, homeless shelters, or apartment complexes.

According to Blank’s research, there are approximately 56 Black neighborhoods in Wisconsin — 31 of them are jails. The young researcher posted his startling findings on the Young, Gifted, and Black Coalition’s official blog. Using the Racial Dot Map, Blank identified predominantly Black communities, which were defined as “a certain area where the majority of residents are African-American.” Atlanta Black Star

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