Protective fencing up at the US Capitol, several days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building.

Protective fencing up at the US Capitol, several days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building.

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COMMENTARY: The “Vanilla ISIS” attack on the Capitol surprised many people, but not Black Folk.

My father had a saying that was somewhat sarcastic and he used it when I had to learn a lesson the hard way. I would go to him for counsel after I made an avoidable mistake and he would look me squarely in the face and say, “I could’ve told you that.”