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Should Black People...

...effort to make white people "comfortable"?

In other words, should we seek to ease the discomfort that is felt by the viewers of negative images about us, in order to make them feel less threatened?

The idea for this thread came about as a result of an essay that PowerFlower spoke about in another thread.








"I am African, not because I was born in Africa; but because Africa was born in me"



"The cost of Liberty is less than the cost of repression."

-W.E.B. DuBois, John Brown 1909


"... can you imagine Doobie in yo' funk??!!"

-G. Clinton


"...Black men walkin' / with white girls on they arms / I be mad at 'em / as if I know they moms / told to go beyond the surface / a person's a person / when we, lessen our women / our condition seems to worsen..."

"Real People" - Common


"You are not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can not face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who says it or does it!"

-Malcolm X


Sense is far from COMMON!



"... The tragic irony here is that a lot of African Americans may not fully recognize the implications of this decision for years to come. Stop by any barbershop, barbeque or church basement in Black America and you will hear – with distressing frequency – that old canard that "integration" ruined the Black community."

-William Jelani Cobb



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