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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
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Originally posted by LieDecrypter:

...and Clarence is BLACKER than them both NOT because of what he believes but because of WHO he is... don't forget that.


Ummm ... I think I might have to disagree with that! Smile

"Black" is not merely a DNA signature ... separately it is also very much a state of mind. We weren't always "Black". The generations before mine was Negro ... which was a whole 'nother mentality. Being "Black" came about as a declaration by revolution.

Clarence Thomas wasn't in it, and didn't embrace it. In fact, he hated everything about it (and himself).

Soooo ... I would ask you to clarify and qualify what you mean before you go bringing CT off into this. Big Grin He may have dark skin ... but, I know White people who's "Blacker" than he is! Eek Razz And that's fo' sho'!


I know people like to play with euphemism's all the time but at some point colorful language needs to be checked at the door....most races know to do this when it comes to their identity...Blacks do not. It's interesting to me that Black is the only race that can be accessed to any and all who venture to indulge in that 'state of mind'. It's funny that no one has had a "Chinese State of Mind", "Mexican State of Mind" or enter race here..."State of Mind" which afforded them full access to that race in the same way one can gain access to Black culture simply by adopting a state of mind.

I understand what you are saying with the whole Black/Negro thing but at the end of the day that's all semantic's....Japanese actually call themselves NIPPON but that doesn't mean that they only allow certain Japanese to be called Nippon and others can't because of some politcal B.S. only Blacks play those kind of identity games with themselves....hence this whole notion that you can know a white person who is Blacker than CT....
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