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The "Negro Whisperer" from 1926 to 2016: Seasonal Workers

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The concept of a “whisperer” is taken from a 1995 novel called the Horse Whisperer that explored the ability of a horse trainer to give voice to and interpret the behavior of his animals to their owners. The cross pollination of these concepts is fertile ground for analyzing the behavior of Black folks who provide professional interpretations of the African community to the wider white population through media. They simultaneously encourage Black communities to acquiesce and accept conditions of terror, political disenfranchisement and powerlessness as being part and parcel of the American condition.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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