Representatives Lee, DeSaulnier, and Speier Host Conversation On Race

September 15, 2020 10:00 am · 57 comments

Representatives Barbara Lee, Mark DeSaulnier, and Jackie Speier will host a virtual conversation on race to discuss racial justice in America today at 6:00 p.m.

The event will be held live on Lee’s Facebook page (

The town hall will be moderated by professor John Powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley.

The event will also feature additional panelists from the community.

Bobfished September 15, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Oh sure,
How about discussing the race to get these three out of office!

Concord74 September 15, 2020 at 5:27 PM


America September 15, 2020 at 10:08 AM

That’s nice. Will any discussion include the violence, destruction, burning, looting, murder and mayhem? Or is that part of racial justice? That, in my opinion, is “systemic racism.”

TraumaRx September 15, 2020 at 10:23 AM

BLM is domestic terrorist organization.

Ash September 15, 2020 at 2:47 PM


The Wizard September 15, 2020 at 10:27 AM

Vote Mark DeSaulnier out !

MoJo September 15, 2020 at 10:31 AM

Everyone please mark your calendar and plan on attending this historic event. I’m sure it will be loaded with extremely valuable and unbiased information. These are 3 of the best politicians in the country and want nothing more than to heap good fortune and impart much love upon their constituents. Enjoy!

Cyn September 15, 2020 at 10:32 AM

Three idiots creating problems where there aren’t any.

Mitch September 15, 2020 at 10:39 AM

Gather round the Festivus Pole for the airing of the racial grievances!

Instead of talking about how kids aren’t in school, or that major chunks of the economy are locked down, and small businesses are failing left and right, White Mark is playing the divide and conquer game with the rest of the Democrats.

This district deserves better than DeSaulnier.

Concord74 September 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Anywhere deserves better than these three losers!!

Old Timer September 15, 2020 at 11:02 AM

The only race to revive justice in today’s times are BLM.All lives matter it shouldn’t be based on race.The past few generations have all had the same opportunity to stay in school get an education and make something of your life.When you are handed things in life for nothing you will take advantage of that.There should be no free anything there is a job out there for everyone.If you are working then need additional help ok.All of this racial crap is being shoved down our throats.It is making people bitter that we’re never that way.

The Professor September 15, 2020 at 11:03 AM

“The Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley”

WTF is “othering”?

Do I really need these idiots to tell me that I’m racist because I’m white? I already know that because I hear it every day from CNN, MSNBC, NFL, NBA, ESPN, Disney, The View, etc.

Go away, people. I’m not buying what you are selling.

nytemuvr September 15, 2020 at 12:57 PM

@The Professor… They’re going to “reimagine” us a new world.

Ricardoh September 15, 2020 at 11:04 AM
If there is a problem maybe they should look at this and go from there.

Sick of it September 15, 2020 at 11:07 AM

The more these idiots talk the more they stir it up with there race bating. In the last 15 years it has gotten worse than I ever remember it being. Quit the race bating and call all of us Americans we all have the same rights to live our lives free. But as they push this agenda I am seeing people that are slowly becoming racist from all the BS that is being pushed. It’s to the point I have seen it stress long term friendships between friends of different races that originally never even noticed. They only saw the other person. They politicians are disgusting people that will never solve the damage they have created by this

The Wizard September 15, 2020 at 1:08 PM


The Mamba September 15, 2020 at 11:16 AM

I think I’m having a root canal that day. You couldn’t pay me enough to listen to those 3.

burnbabyburn September 15, 2020 at 11:22 AM

Awesome. lee, desaulnier & spier moderated by a berkeley “othering & belonging” professor. Might as well call it “Why we hate white people!” Annie, Get your gun!

Anon September 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM

All of you who are TOO AFRAID to speak out had better do so.
If you don’t, you’re going to see a new tax or wage attachment created by the MINORITY so that You can pay for their laziness and lack of personal responsibility or accountability.

Joatmeal September 15, 2020 at 12:16 PM

Exactly which minority are you referring to?

Concord74 September 15, 2020 at 5:34 PM

“Joatmeal” – the losers honored by the 3: Lee, Speier & DeSaulnier.

The Minority is us – whites, legal browns and Asians!

Jeff September 15, 2020 at 11:34 AM

Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute? I cannot figure out why tuition is so high.

The Fearless Spectator September 15, 2020 at 11:37 AM

If we all declare that we are racially non-binary, that would solve the problem.

Bob September 15, 2020 at 1:57 PM

That’s a Nobel Prize-grade idea right there

Original G September 15, 2020 at 12:07 PM

pelosi’s agenda is past being tiresome.

democrat desperation to regain their lost Black voter block thru contrived street violence and divisive rhetoric always fails.

Hayden Barsotti September 15, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Well, the Circus is coming to town!!!!! Look at the staring clowns. What a waste of time. Is there no mention of looting, violence, etc. against all communities? Seems these topics don’t fit their agenda. THESE PEOPLE KEEP GETTING ELECTED.

The Wizard September 15, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Mark you are a racist white privileged bigot. You need to turn your job over to a person of color.

The Wizard September 15, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Mark, the only reason you got elected was because of Russia.

Exit 12A September 15, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Three race-baiters holding a “conversation” about race?

ZZ September 15, 2020 at 12:39 PM

Oh Great Oz(s), what would we ever do without your insightful knowledge?!

Commonsensenor September 15, 2020 at 12:39 PM

It’s really a refreshing sign of the times when everyone is on the same page finally. These idiots are the cause of all our problems in society. Vote them out. In fact, vote out all the democrats that are blaming Trump for all the world’s problems, when they’ve been in office for over 40 years, doing jack squat other than getting themselves, their families, and friends great payola deals.

MAGA 2020. And remember, believe all those polls, just like ya did in 2016 😉

Dawg September 15, 2020 at 12:46 PM

Will they be talking about the Black guy that ambushed and shot two police officers in Compton last Saturday? How about the 54 shootings and 12 murders in Chicago over this past weekend, or the riots, arson, murder, and looting that’s been happening all across the country?
What people are calling racism is just honesty. It’s an honest evaluation of what comes out of certain ethnic groups. It doesn’t mean that everyone who
is in those groups is bad, but the more people see and hear about the violent and ruthless behavior of a certain ethnic group, the more racism will exist, and that is the reality. One of the biggest problems is that liberals deny reality, they will never have an open honest discussion about how certain ethnic groups have created the mess they’re in, and if they cannot be honest about reality, the problem will never be solved.

LL Cool J September 15, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Voting for Sharma!

Darwin September 15, 2020 at 1:32 PM

No one is oppressed in this country. We have a lot of people who make poor life decisions, but no one is oppressed.

BLM is a racist hypocritical Marxist movement based of off a false ideology. Law enforcement is not targeting the black male and no one is oppressed. We need to look at behavior. When you have 13% of the population committing 50% of the murders that should not be ignored.

Democratic partly has created a welfare state that suppresses minorities and that is what is keeping them down. Not lack of opportunities. Anyone can better themselves by getting a higher education. Many minorities have figured this out and are doing great. It’s called personal accountability vs having a victim mentality which Democrats party promotes.

The Democrats are inciting the riots. There are several videos on YouTube that support this and use actual footage of Democratic leaders supporting the riots. Kamala is still bailing out the rioters. Wake up America


American Citizen September 17, 2020 at 11:27 AM

This is all true people!!! The most real post you will read today.

chuckie the troll September 15, 2020 at 1:46 PM

The ‘Othering and Belonging Institute”? My guess is that I would not want to join, and would be denied membership if I tried.

Can we talk about rioting, looting, arson, assault, murder and domestic terrorism? An Opinion piece in The Atlantic says that Republicans will vote for Biden because they want to avoid the additional assaults, riots, looting, arson, murder and terrorism that will take place if Trump wins.

This tells me that Joe Biden and the DNC are colluding with domestic terrorists. That’s all I need to make an informed decision.

The Fearless Spectator September 15, 2020 at 2:45 PM

The Atlantic has a huge ax to grind. Zero Credibility.

The Wizard September 15, 2020 at 2:02 PM

Michael, I agree that’s what the Democratic has become…Party of Hate..

Bob Jordan September 15, 2020 at 2:09 PM

Is the congressman doing this from his hospital bed? I’m sure he is perfectly fit to be talking about this.

Ash September 15, 2020 at 2:48 PM

leave it to the democrats to pander to a victim culture. heck i bet reparations are just around the corner, right nancy, gavin and gang?

Fred P. September 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM

The moderator for this “event” was one of a handful that pushed to DENY conservative speakers on campus a few years ago… Ann Coulter etc…. saying they were only interested in arguing, not a dialogue.

In other words, this circus is NOT about open discussions but just more race-baiting BS. They’re not interested in facts- nor are they for open and honest discussions. So much for diversity and inclusion.

Its interesting that Michael talks about hate and ignorance – when damn near ALL violence and hate has been at the hands of the left (ie, liberals and democrats). And of course, they’ll stifle any comments that don’t agree with their opinions – regardless of facts.

Take a look at the “othering and belonging” pages at UCB. DeSaulnier is a lost cause……

Martinezmike September 15, 2020 at 3:31 PM

I agree. You are sad.

Gittyup September 15, 2020 at 3:35 PM

The “Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley?” And, they have a Director? Now I’ve heard everything!

burnbabyburn September 16, 2020 at 5:57 AM

No, you haven’t.

Sign from Above September 15, 2020 at 3:38 PM

More pandering to the cause of the day. That’s the Democratic way!

Gittyup September 15, 2020 at 3:39 PM

Are they striving to understand your experiences? I don’t think so. They have declared you the enemy and determined you enjoy privileges denied them. Life is “value for value.” They offer me nothing, so they get nothing in return.

Gittyup September 15, 2020 at 3:47 PM

In other news, Crazy Maxine Waters is running for re-election in November and is opposed by an insightful, intelligent Republican. Hope he wins.

Concord74 September 15, 2020 at 5:41 PM

It seems that Republicans running for office in this state is basically cannon fodder. Republican candidates should save their money unless they can convince Bezos, Gates, Zuckerber and the almighty Soros to donate! (JOKE!)

Natalie September 15, 2020 at 6:42 PM

Joe Collins tried to get out of child support by arguing that he is a sovereign citizen and thus is not under the jurisdiction of the government. Even the Daily Caller wrote about this, and it’s a Conservative outlet.

He has switched political parties 4 times in the past 4 years.

Collins says on his website that he served with distinction then left the Navy to move on to other things, but in reality he was dishonorably discharged from the Navy in 2017 for violating military political activity regulations and uniform code.

Gittyup September 16, 2020 at 6:11 AM

@Natalie Sounds like he’ll be quite popular with progressive Democrats, too, and an especially appropriate choice for that particular district of California.

caskydiver September 15, 2020 at 9:34 PM

What a bunch of baloney…… TRUMP 2020.

American Citizen September 17, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Make Liberals cry again!!!

Trump 2020!!!

Sam Malone September 16, 2020 at 8:23 AM

Yet another waste of time. What a joke.

The Wizard September 16, 2020 at 9:37 AM

Why are they having this on a Spare the Air Day. Mark you are full of hot air.

Shoil September 16, 2020 at 9:50 AM


American Citizen September 17, 2020 at 11:24 AM

I will be reloading new ammo that evening. Looks like I may need it when the criminal BLM Antifa are welcomed back to Clayton.

nytemuvr September 17, 2020 at 12:17 PM

Where are you getting powder and primers, I can’t seem to find much of anything.

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