Philadelphia Zoo, circa 2005
I lived through the American Civil rights era , with a life still negatively affected by racial bias in ways too numerous to count. So, I’m often mentally and spiritually exhausted following one racial incident after the other. However, it was refreshing to see that after the “racial bias” arrests at the Philadelphia Starbucks, the company’s CEO immediately addressed the incident. And it’s always encouraging to see younger people taking protest actions to contribute to a movement. But I hope that it’s understood that Starbucks is not an isolated case but the tip of the iceberg.
Not to be confused with the 1969 movie, “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?”
Although I’m no longer a sports fan, as an ex-Philadelphian, I’m glad the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Trust me, it has been a long, hard road for that franchise and its fans. As I look at 2018’s post-game mayhem, I’m reminded of the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series victory riot. Below are a few of my images from that war zone. That night, I saw things that no human should witness but this Super Bowl “celebration” exceeded my expectations. This time, they even stole police horses!
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