By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — The left has — again — lost its collective mind. This time in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that it’s up to the states, not the federal government, to decide whether to ban the murder preborn babies.
For the leader of the radical leftist Madison group Urban Triage, the High Court’s decision striking down Roe v. Wade is just more white supremacy.
“This is what white supremacy looks like,” Brandi Grayson, founder and CEO of the organization, recently declared to Channel 3000. The ruling will disproportionately hurt black and brown women and members of the LGBTQ community, Grayson surmised.
It certainly will save some black and brown babies. While African American women make up about 6.5% of the population, they have 38% of all abortions.
Here’s a recent post following the court ruling on Urban Triage’s Facebook page.
“We all know collectively it is not about babies. Nothing in our culture or society centers the needs of children nor does it center the needs of the women who birth children.
The thing about white supremacy racism is that it too often presents itself in the context of policies, laws, procedures, etc. in a way that looks like it’s about morality. But morality implies humanity. And there’s nothing humane about the AmeriKKKan way. It is rooted in and founded on property, capital, and power over people.
Urban Triage, known for endorsing violence in the pursuit of “social justice”, has been busy roiling the waters in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling. Per usual, the group likes to quote a convicted cop killer.
“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them,” Urban Triage’s Facebook page proclaims, quoting Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, a U.S. domestic terrorist and convicted murderer. Shakur is a member of the Black Liberation Army and still hiding in Cuba. She is wanted in the execution-style murder of a U.S. police officer.
The organization frequently quotes Shakur, including in announcing its “Co-Conspirator Workshop”. Said workshop is designed to “bring about positive, permanent shifts in how we define and understand the depth of (sic) breadth of white supremacist patriarchal capitalism in our fight for Black Lives.”
Urban Triage is all about “transforming the world” in its racist, marxist image, and, as Grayson has made clear, by all means necessary.
Local and area businesses, which have immensely benefitted from capitalism, have underwritten and supported the leftist group. That’s their prerogative.
But taxpayers are on the hook, as well, and that’s problematic to say the least.
And the Dane County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last year to award Urban Triage a $12.4 million contract to administer the county’s ARPA rent assistance program. Urban Triage will get to pocket $1.7 million to administer the program. In March, the group got another check for nearly $9 million more to run the program.
That’s not just crazy socialist Madison’s money. That’s federal Covid relief funds that taxpayers nationwide are subsidizing.
Now Urban Triage is turning its attention to abortion recourses.
“As a result of the decision made today, Urban Triage will pivot to meet the needs of the communities that are most vulnerable,” a press release states. “In addition, our Supporting Healthy Black Families Youth workgroup curriculum will be expanded to include Reproduction Rights and additional resources to support participants.”
How much of the taxpayer-funded money, which is often fungible, is going to Urban Triage’s radical left agenda? There has been no clear accounting.