Took this pic a few weeks ago in Monterey, CA.
Check the link if you want to read the article, but the real issue is why is Too Short supporting Lee? Lee is a moderate Democrat who has been part of the same S.F. political machine that’s been “hipsterizing” and gentrifying San Francisco for over 20 years. Does Too Short support gentrification and the pushing of Black people out of S.F.?
There’s a good handful of prison shows on TV, and I watch most, if not all, of them: Lockup, Hard Time, Jail, etc. One of the things that strikes me is the different atmospheres different states’ prisons have. Some are extremely tense, some are relatively relaxed. I also watch for how different races relate and interact with each other. In some Midwestern states, for example, it seems the different races interact with each other, sometimes even celling together.
In California’s prisons, races don’t mix. In fact, depending on who and what you are, being too friendly with another race can get you killed. California is generally considered one of the more liberal states, and on the streets you do see crews of people from different races together, but for some reason in prison that line is strictly drawn.
What’s strange is it seems in some Midwest states, which are thought of as conservative, races mix in their prisons. Whether this is a product of those states’ prisons’ gang culture, where different races may belong to the large gangs, I’m unsure, but it makes me wonder how “liberal” California really is.
Not that a prison system is necessarily representative of a state’s culture, but still, it’s a thought.