Chicago Water Department's Archie High Video

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On January 18, 2007, Archie High, a 33 year veteran of the Chicago Department of Water Management spoke up about his many attempts to get promotions. Archie High also told us which bosses had involvement in the campaign and promotion scandals. To see this video, click here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7254399834411784984 This is only the first video, and we will dive into this corruption that still occurs to this day at Chicago. Workers still complain the new 11th Ward Calendars are in plain view. This video is produced by Patrick McDonough, and is co-hosted by Frank Avila and Frank Coconate. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

5 Replies to “Chicago Water Department's Archie High Video”

  1. For those who are excited at the prospect of the first black man to reach the presidency … or vice presidency … I have news for you. Obama is not black. He is half-white. In fact, culturally he has been most closely associated with his white mother — until being black was a booster rocket for his remarkable political rise.

    What is it about America that we insist a drop of Negro blood makes a person black? It is a widely held prejudice that has been around since the enlightened founders found it necessary to make a huge moral compromise on the issue of slavery and declared free blacks as fractional citizens. On the other hand, I have this silly notion that race identity has something to do with genetics, logic and common sense. If we want to recognize different “races,” which I abhor in the first place, we should at least get it right. Obama is as white as he is black, and in terms of his personal knowledge of the black experience in America, he is most certainly more white.

    We used to call mixed race people, mulatto, but that term fell into disfavor – leaving us without an acceptable word. Multi ethnic is too bureaucratic – and why not, it was coined by government bureaucrats. Hybrid? Uh uh. The auto industry grabbed that one. Maybe he is the black-lite candidate, but somehow that does not work. Makes him sound mostly black. Some of my black friends (the real ones) refer to Obama as pepper over salt with the same implication found in the expression “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

    Several years ago, the late Senator John Moynihan advised President Nixon how to win public support (before Watergate, that is). The Senator said, “If you are going to act like a Tory, you should speak like a Whig. If you are going to act like a Whig, you should speak like a Tory.” This makes me think that Obama’s success may be due to the fact that he looks like a black and speaks like a white. His challenge is to get the blacks to see him, and the whites to hear him. If that were to switch polarity, he would be lucky to be re-elected to the Illinois State Senate.

  2. good analysis

    Obama lived a privileged great life, my dad left too
    and I didn’t grow up in Hawaii or Indonesia and go to private schools

    I didn’t get Jews to give me a lot of money and run for office

    Obama is white, not black
    and an insider political money power player–not bad but let’s call it what it is not pretend it is something different.

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