Groundhog Day

My alma mater is observing Black History Month — in this year where one of the presidential nominees may very well be a bit darker-skinned than anyone behind the desk in the Oval Office in all of American history — with events celebrating “Politics Activism Art”. They’ve got Mary Frances Berry, who served on the US Commission on Civil Rights through the Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Reagan years. They’ve got artist/activist Faith Ringgold.

But they’re kicking it off on Groundhog Day (okay, that’s always during Black History Month) with a lecture featuring Harold Ford, Jr. Harold Ford, Jr.? The head of the DLC, Harold Ford, Jr.?

It’s a joke that practically writes itself.