Everyone Brandi Grayson doesn’t like is a racist
Who knew? Madison’s Tenant Resource Center, founded by Brenda Konkle, the doyenne of Progressive Dane, is racist!? So says, anyway, Brandi Grayson, candidate for alder on the April 6 ballot.
Ms. Grayson is the lady who blockades Madison rush hour traffic and runs the social justice boutique Urban Triage, a beneficiary of taxpayer largesse.
She was after the $7.5 million the federal government is showering on the City of Madison to prevent home eviction. But the city devolved 90% of the money on Tenant Resource Center (TRC) and 10% to other agencies, including some unspecified portion to her Urban Triage and others. So Brandi Grayson rallied her social justice warriors.
“The city chose their favorite white organization to serve Black people,” Brandi Grayson stormed on-line. … It is white supremacy in ACTION. … It is paternalism in action.”
Urban Triage Facebook friend Megan Berge had the temerity to seek clarification (while itemizing her woke bonafides):
“TRC is a unique resource in our community. I am happy to go to bat for you and follow your direction, but the last time I interacted with TRC, I worked with Alix Shabazz. Brenda Konkel works closely with black activists. And their current director is a POC [person of color].
I’m not asking you to explain a concept or historical moment I can easily Google, such as generational wealth or white privilege or Tuskegee experiment; we are asking you to help us understand the why so we can be better informed. … I was under the impression that they were an organization of allies.”
Grayson answered (in effect) ‘cuz I said so!:
“Trust Black people & Black women. Everything that we don’t have time to explain or educate when we are out here doin the work & organising right now? when I say that their anti Black I mean it…its not made up. And whether I give you exact moments of their anti Blackness should matter not based on the fact alone.”
Still puzzled, Megan pressed:
“I am happy to register in opposition, but are you opposing TRC getting and distributing the money? If so, I guess I did not realize this was a white-centered org. Do you have anymore information to share to help us understand?”
Whereupon Alix Shabazz stepped to the keyboard to pile on Megan Berge “Don’t tokenize me. I left the TRC years ago.”
Properly shamed, Ms. Berge abased herself: “I was wrong. I apologize.”
Whereupon one Michael Yaker contributed this: “The City County Building is A S [* * *] Stain on the Fabric of Democracy.”
Apparently taken aback, Megan asked “What???”
Yaker (listed as a “Top Fan” of Urban Triage”) explained: “The City of Madison is based out of that building The fascist she refers too who make these decisions have there offices in the City County Building.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: A Progressive Dane mayor, nine PD alders and more who vote with them, a Progressive Dane service provider. Not Good Enough. Just like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, not good enough for Portland. It never will be.