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I have been reprimanded, trounced upon and challenged for expressing my thoughts concerning the benefits of the ODR for Black's and also for using the term "Uncle Tom"...

First... the ODR...

The ODR, like IndependentMan has shown, was established by White folks in order to help create more slaves... In those early times Black's hated the ODR because it classified them as "Negro's" and therefore they were subjected to "lower class" status... Not withstanding the infamous Jim Crow laws...

But... Times have changed...

While opportunities for Black's do exist today, many Blacks now use the ODR to their advantage... If a Black entrepreneur can show that he is "Black" then he can call upon Set Asides and Minority Preference to aid in his receipt of a valuable contract... If an applicant with a drop of "Black" blood is vying for a particular position within some corporation, all they need do is follow the Affirmative Action route... Using "Quotas" and AA will aid them to succeed in their quest whether they are qualified or not...

Today... Many, if not most, Black folks do NOT have a problem with the ODR...

The above thoughts were told to me by BLACK folks that I know... As one Black guy once told me: "Why shouldn't Black people take advantage of the rules that Whites originally set-up in order to take advantage of us!!!"

The sad part... is that by "using" the ODR there is the possibility of stigmatizing the truly deserving Black employee that really has earned the position!!!... Plus, they must deflect the "victim status" that is sure to follow...

Second... Uncle Tom's...

As for using the term "Uncle Tom"... It is BLACK folks that call, and accuse, each other of being "Uncle Tom's"... Not Whitey!!!... Black folks also use the terms "slave mentality" and/or "still living on the plantation" in conjunction with Uncle Tom...

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PS: Leave it to IndependentMan to start such a controversial thread!!!... He knows that I will end up in trouble and getting "yelled" at for my opinions... hehehe...

Keep'em thinking and questioning their beliefs IndependentMan!!!...

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