Monday, October 22, 2007

Racial Justice, Ethical Democracy & the Louisiana Governor Race

Racial Justice, Ethical Democracy & the Louisiana Governor race

In the interest of Ethical Democracy & Racial Justice, an African-American woman should have run and won the Louisiana governor race. None ran, none won.

Let us see what Jindal does in his first hundred days for Blacks and the poor in the year of the Jena 6 and the post-Katrina recovery period. Jindal, an Indian-American, says he has an "ethics platform."

Q. What is his "intelligent design" for the poor and for historically oppressed minorities? More important, what will he do to remove inequities and impediments to Black progress and accomplishment in the State of Louisiana?

Q. What structures, systems and ideologies prevented Black women, the true sheroes of Reconstruction, from entering and winning this race?

Racial Justice would have been partly served if the first non white governor since Reconstruction was Black and also female.

I'll let this thought rest for a moment. Ethical democracy is the search I am involved in.
Chithra KarunaKaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice