Whatever the results, the French presidential election of 2017 will have long term consequences impacting the entire nation, and is also likely a have a great global effect – on the United Nations, the United States, Brexit and the ultimate fate of the European Union.
It's interesting how a simple gesture can bring up so many memories, like smelling and tasting a freshly percolated cup of coffee on a balmy afternoon. I’m thinking of the social experience of eating out in Georgia 30 or 40 years ago. It was the end of an era, and I would be the last generation to experience it.
The reality of male entitlement and White supremacy - intersecting and independently - is not a new ism that's growing. Instead it's something that's always been, and has simply become more brazen in this particular moment in history.