Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful ...

Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy 2 hours ago

There are 12 comments on the ABC 33/40 story from Aug 16, 2018, titled Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy 2 hours ago. In it, ABC 33/40 reports that:

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. "The earth lost a lot of music when she went home today, but the heavens rejoice.

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Cordwainer Trout

Owensboro, KY

#1 Aug 16, 2018
Aretha's most poignant and relevant efforts were in her renditions of Christian spiritual songs and core beliefs. When she sang these, not a soul was untouched and moved to higher ground. Her shallow mistake of supporting a terrorist Islam supporter and funder simply because he was Black can be overlooked by humans.
Kilroy

Edison, NJ

#2 Aug 16, 2018
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Aretha's most poignant and relevant efforts were in her renditions of Christian spiritual songs and core beliefs. When she sang these, not a soul was untouched and moved to higher ground. Her shallow mistake of supporting a terrorist Islam supporter and funder simply because he was Black can be overlooked by humans.
could have left out the last part and your statement could have been more poignant

but instead it is what it is
Heidi

Freeport, NY

#3 Aug 16, 2018
She was so real and Spirit filled. RIP Aretha, farewell til we meet again, hopefully.
anonymous

New York, NY

#4 Aug 16, 2018
Meh! Same old mistakes just keep happening over and over again....only I've come to think that even if the truth were clear as day, civil rights would still be a bunch of slop. People simply choose to be bigots....and that's not just Whites.

Every day, I still hear people saying that people make bad choices and that's not the corporation executives out to get them..

No...it isn't .... It's family men who don't want their jobs taken by minorities, and minorities who want to stick it to the White man...all of them. People are the same on many levels and different on others. As long as they fight over jobs, the differences will matter more than the common values.

But the executives ...ok, stockholders, aren't about jobs. Endless cycle. I have no interest at all in getting involved. Not sure why Aretha did.....unless she was just another lousy person exploiting the problem. I can't win by saying that either.

Probably, they all still just want to call me a rapist......Just another day.

“Watching The Snowflakes Rant”

Since: Feb 17

Location hidden

#5 Aug 17, 2018
Aretha's fame came at a time of little racism. Soul music was king, Motown was the place and Barry Gordy and Smokey were talented masters of music and lyrics. Much good came from the time and music. Then came the drug induced music and loons.
Just a Thought or Two

Peabody, MA

#6 Aug 17, 2018
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Aretha's most poignant and relevant efforts were in her renditions of Christian spiritual songs and core beliefs. When she sang these, not a soul was untouched and moved to higher ground. Her shallow mistake of supporting a terrorist Islam supporter and funder simply because he was Black can be overlooked by humans.
There are those who do thier best to overlook your support of an inept & hostile wannabe dictator.

Mr. Turnip could learn a lot from Aretha about keeping one’s dignity whilst dealing with difficult situations.
davy

Colby, KS

#7 Aug 17, 2018
Just a Thought or Two wrote:
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There are those who do thier best to overlook your support of an inept & hostile wannabe dictator.

Mr. Turnip could learn a lot from Aretha about keeping one’s dignity whilst dealing with difficult situations.
clueless
Just a Thought or Two

Peabody, MA

#8 Aug 17, 2018
davy wrote:
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clueless
Good one, not too biting, just enough bite to get your point across!
anonymous

North York, Canada

#10 Aug 17, 2018
CodeTalker wrote:
Aretha's fame came at a time of little racism. Soul music was king, Motown was the place and Barry Gordy and Smokey were talented masters of music and lyrics. Much good came from the time and music. Then came the drug induced music and loons.
...and compelling Affirmative Action efforts to introduce Blacks into the management hierarchy. Some good has come from it, but when it comes down to it, Blacks will never pass the smell test.

There really is a basic personality variation. Blacks are short term memory intuitive by evolution, not so much long term. Their secondary hemisphere of the cerebrum is mostly getting feedback based on short term events. I consider this an adaptation to prevent heat stroke but I'm quite sure the average American Scotsman thinks it's all wrong so purge it from the community.

American Blacks are usually part Black and part American Scotsmen... They have a greater burden to bear socially, as idiots view "common sense" as their sole patent on culture. Blacks are sorting out one strategy with another, and Aretha was a part of that process....but it's time to move forward again.
davy

Colby, KS

#11 Aug 17, 2018
Just a Thought or Two wrote:
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Good one, not too biting, just enough bite to get your point across!
clueless GFY
Just Saying

Peabody, MA

#12 Aug 17, 2018
davy wrote:
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clueless GFY
Awe, had to go and ruin it. Lighten up.
Heidi

Freeport, NY

#13 Aug 18, 2018
Remember what Sister Queen Aretha said: "My Country 'Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, Of Thee I Sing.

Follow her lead, not Mr. Devil's.

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