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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:08 PM

The jarring, revealing video of Black men cleaning up the Capitol




https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/opinions/jarring-video-of-black-men-cleaning-up-the-capitol-bailey/index.html

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:13 PM

1. I see nothing jarring about this

There are black and white maintenance people at the Capitol. It's the maintenance people's job to clean up. This video shows some of the maintenance people doing their job. They happen to be black. Ok. What's the big deal?

Enough things to worry about. This is much ado about nothing.

Sorry - I can't get worked up about this

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:38 PM

8. I also saw some clips

of an NJ congressman helping to pick up in the Rotunda.

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Response to mcar (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:54 PM

9. Yes, yes, that video just made me cry.....

and this NJ congressman CLEANING UP THE SHIT THAT WAS LEFT BY THE THUGS......

https://nypost.com/2021/01/07/nj-rep-andy-kim-helps-clean-up-wreckage-left-by-capitol-rioters/

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:18 PM

2. Don't know if it is jarring, and is no problem at all if they are paid well for their work.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:19 PM

3. It's a good honest job. Enslaved Black men built the Capitol for free.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:20 PM

4. I think it would be just as jarring if they were white.

The fact that it needs to be done at all is very jarring indeed.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:22 PM

5. Hope they're documenting and preserving evidence.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:28 PM

6. I agree with others' comments here, they are doing their jobs.

They are the janitorial and maintenance staff. Why do you find it jarring?
They have government jobs that come with a Federal Benefits Health Care Plan, a pension plan, and the government version of a 401K. They have secure employment.

Your post is just off.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:37 PM

7. Congressman Kim from NJ stayed until 3 am to help clean the rotunda. n/t

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