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Empowerment, in addition "interpretation differences," we also need to mention that there are one too many hot-heads in this forum. You cannot disagree with the hot-head without the individual attempting to bite your head off. I don't ever remember this much tension and disrespect spouted at responders before. It is as if these people enter the forum with the sole purpose of soliciting an argument rather than participating in a productive debate.

The second thing I wanted to address are the redundant and paltry discussions about what blacks aren't doing, what blacks need to do, what blacks haven't done, what blacks should do, what blacks should have done, why can't blacks be this way, why can't blacks be that way is overkill. I mean, at some point, you need to just come to grips with what is, rather than what ought to be. The world 'ought' to be perfect, but its not. All of us, ALL OF US are disgusted and unhappy with some aspect of the African American Experience. Everybody has a complaint, so your complaint about blacks is not something "enlightening" and "special" and never been heard before. Just quickly state the classic problem, then follow up with what is hopefully a new and applicable solution.

Finally, to answer your question, traditionally concepts such as "conservative," "liberal," and "patriotic" have had no origin or place in the African community because these are culturally-specific and culturally-created terms that meet the political needs of the European-American majority. None of the terms mean anything to the majority of the worlds people.

[This message was edited by Rowe on November 26, 2003 at 02:10 PM.]
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