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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The key distinction is OWNERSHIP AND POWER. Those who have both SEEK TO PROTECT THEIR POSSESSION. Those who don't have them seek to LIBERALIZE the rules and have more of these resources to flow their way. When it comes to international aide and financing the liberalist American sounds very CONSERVATIVE. When it comes to understanding the plight of the Mexican father to depart his family and come to the United States illegally in order to work and feed his family it seems that many of you are...
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Reparations for Native Americans?

Nmaginate ·
While it's clear you wanted those to be two related questions, one clarifying the other... it's clear those are two separate questions with two different answers. As you've had to concede, Native Americans have, to some extent (even in a woefully inadequate sense) "received" Reparations. Evenso, it's clear Native Americans haven't been adequately compensated. That goes without saying especially since I've already said it. As to whether a Reparations victory for African-Americans would aid...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Empty Purnata ·
Remember, a subsidy for White people is a vital subsidy. A subsidy for Black people is wasting tax dollars.
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Re: Conservatives and Liberals: Why We Believe What We Believe

Black Viking ·
This is the part that confuses me about America. Realistically people should be voting for their own economic interests. But there are so many more "have-nots" than there are "haves" that I don't understand how conservatives get a foot hold at all. The only explaination I can find is ideological manipulation. The vast majority of "haves" are conservative for the reasons you stated, but they have some how convinced a huge number of "have-nots" that they have something worth preserving as...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Remember, a subsidy for White people is a vital subsidy. A subsidy for Black people is wasting tax dollars. " by Empty Purnata Monkey See, Monkey Do..... ....That Sure Makes a Lot Of Sense.. I'm not buying it though, because Social Welfare indeed has been, and continues to be very destructive to the Black family structure.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
John Stossel has been a right wing shill for as long as he's been a part of 20/20. NOT showing both sides of the story is his modus operandi. excerpted from the book Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 The career of John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 offers another example of the way the echo chamber works to place conservative ideas into the mainstream media, while hiding the interests of...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! PUSSY!!! Over << here >> PUSSY!!! Man, I feel like the Gap Band singing, "You Can't Keep Runnin'"... But your PUNK ASS is full of sprints. Why is it that RHETORIC is the only and best tool in your busted ass tool box, CON-Feed? Never the one to engage. So you just BULLSHIT! Now, let's have it. What is the source of your Flailing, Grasping ISSUES? You obviously will never understand or submit to comprehending ENLISH!!! What's up with this connection you're trying to...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Nmaginate ·
ISOME, I could swear that the idea of "minority set-asides" were about opportunity and the ability to create jobs and capital via contracts for Black businesses. I could swear Jesse Jackson's Wall-Street Iniative (think of it what you want) was/is about getting access to capital. And he's a proponent of AA. So, it's obvious (as if I need to say this even while be facetious) how I missed something. And Armstrong too. I'd sure like to know what vehicle is going to "give access to capital" and...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Isome ·
Maybe there are some GIVING seeds that we can pick up on the ground underneath THEIR trees... if we can sneak onto the property that is! It's only a considered a bad government program when resources like ACCESS, CAPITAL, and OPPORTUNITY are given (even in dribs and drabs) to poor individuals. When given to businesses, or the wealthy & connected, it's always a good thing.
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Re: father claims rights denied

Frenchy ·
What a complete joke. Unless those kids live with you, you are not buying them all that they need to survive and thrive. If it pains you to not have those gifts deducted from your financial obligations, then stop buying the stuff and just give the checks. Sometimes I wonder if people like this were ever in the picture. It's like they don't have a full comprehension of how expensive it is to raise children... like they don't know that children need things daily, they don't follow some kind of...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Black Viking ·
Is that going to change if they get married? Is this number a reflection of tax breaks that married people get, and what other variables are there? I have a hard time believing that this income gap is actually caused by being a same-sex couple. The same Census shows white same-sex couples actually have more median income than white heterosexual couples. If this is true, then we deserve what we got. This is another great example of ideological manipulation . It's pretty easy to follow. It...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
Great idea! I didn't even quite think of that. Now, the money could, in part, come from federal grants, but alot of it would have to come probably from our own tax money and out of business profits. I wouldn't mind tax money going into something that actually helps US.
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

HonestBrother ·
CF, who is Tim Berners-Lee? You come on here with bogus information, twisted logic, and dubious intentions....throwing that stuff around like it's going out of style.. You shouldn't be surprised when people "pile on" pointing out all the bullshit in your posts. No one individual could dig through all that crap on their own. You'd have to be a walking encyclopedia. A tax expert, an economics expert, etc etc. COME CORRECT AND THEN MAYBE YOU'LL GET DIFFERENT TREATMENT Go ahead..Say you don't...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Kweli4Real ·
No, Omega, I think the original of the quote I paraphrased was said a little before Bob's time. Oh, I get it ... You were joshin'. Right? Their [our] qualifications have never been in question. But again: What profit a man or his people should he gain the world [i.e., power/position/authority] and lose his soul [i.e., be put in charge of promoting policies that work against his interests, and those of his community]? No doubt Black folks' interests are far from monolithic, so your individual...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

toussaint ·
This is one of the many reasons that central. government controlled banking should have been snuffed out early on in the nation's history. Also, allowing the government to get off of the gold standard gave them god-like control over our finances. For instance, if they want to take your money to shoot an Arab, buy someone's viagra, or pay for a bureaucrat's Starbucks they can either tax you directly or just print more money - a method which taxes your savings indirectly. The wars and the...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It has nothing to do with a lack of hope. It is a different orientation though. It's one that draws on a logical conclusion collected from a realistic acknowledgement of the history heretofore. And that orientation, though it expresses some of that same resentment, is still directed or come froms a very different place. But you've expressed why the Convenant as a political instrument, in and of itself, is somewhat of a Pipe Dream. Farrakhan's sentiment, however, comes from a self-help...
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

blackblogger ·
I've had a frank conversation with a fellow brother on this issue. We concluded, on very short order, that any mass-wealth-transfer to african americans on the part of the united state government would not be supported at the outset by tax payers. The conversation ended there. It think it's time for both sides of the issue to revisit "slavery" in basic economic terms. It was a business: right or wrong. Holocoust vis-a-vis Slavery comparisons insult my intelligence. Do apples taste like...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Connectz ·
Dude look, I don't have to prove a damn thing to you. I couldn't give two shits about whether or not you think what I am saying is bullshit or not. Those are my opinions an I am entitled to them. If you do not like them, then thats your perogative. Just don't think you are getting the best of me because you said the bullshit that you did. I said it once and I will say it again, I don't mind hatians and africans or other black people in general getting here by any means necessary. They have...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
(Yawn) Typical arrogant gringo racist bullshit. The only leech is you.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Black Viking ·
That makes sense, but these things are difficult enough to do here on our own soil. I've always thought that our foreign policy should be minimal at best. There are far too many problems to clean up right here. But, as you noted, we support these institutions that are worsening latin America, and that is not in our interests either. America needs to collectively back up, regroup, and get it's own straight. This mess regarding illegal immigration is not all that different from the war in...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Connectz ·
No holmes. Looks like you are offended that people don't want all these illegal immigrants here in the U.S., in particular, the Mexicans. While I will admit that maybe my original statement was biased in regards to haitians and africans, it does not negate what I said. And one more thing essay, I am no "gringo", I am black. So, you already know what I am going to tell you what can do with your "typical racist gringo" statement. I have absolultely NO sympathy for ANY illegal alien in this...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

mirahjay ·
the below post is very similar to my feelings on this issue. Now, do know I have enjoyed many warm friendships with people who have immigranted here,but I quickly add;they all arrived here legally and speaking ENGLISH, They also arrived without a "tude", demanding a handout. I ask; are Mexicans and their supporters also going to bat for the unfair treatment of would be Haitian immigrants? The explanation we have been given for summarily returning them to Haiti as we at the same time roll out...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
GIVE US OUR Reparations THEN if all these tax dollars are going to help MEXICO!!
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

ItAintEazy ·
Yeah, Dean is good at Bush-bashing, but people tend to forget that he was a tax-cutting "moderate" Democrat in Vermont.
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

keylargo ·
yes he cut taxes for corporations but he also made sure people had healthcare in his state.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

ZAKAR ·
so how does taking your economic tax base to already wealthy white suburbs help the masses of black people? Whats the point?
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

MBM ·
Well, I have much to learn from you who is SO open minded and recptive of other views. I can really see how you've grown and evolved on this issue! The first paragraph and the second are wholly inconsistent. One cannot credibly hold both positions, IMHO. If you acknowledge that exploitation occurs, then also talking about "subverting" this and "illegal" that makes little sense. That is language that the very same oppressor/exploiter has disseminated to spin the issue in their favor. Second,...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
Okay, MBM, maybe we're getting somewhere! For my position, let me state unequivocally, that I am not in the least bit interested in assigning blame. I couldn't care less whose "fault" it is. And I do mean less . Assigning blame for this problem doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of a solution to it. So you point the finger at a bad guy ... and then what?? What I do care about, though, is that for every ancestor of which I am a descendant, whose same bloodline flows within me that were...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

alonzo ·
EbonyRose, We can't and shouldn't expect Mexican people to protest in our behalf, this we should do for ourselves. It's black people who need to stand and be counted. Once we get organized and "stand up" you'll then see others helping in our cause. To your point regarding cheaper labor please read what MBM has been saying. It's our government and corporations that's encouraging and allowing this to happen. These mexicans are poor people who's ultimate goal is to feed and take care of their...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

Frenchy ·
So then you favor an annual tax on all US citizens and businesses. My only reservation with that is that I don't think the very wealthy beneficiaries of slave labor would be paying their "rightful" share. The strain would be born by the middle/working class. So they would pay this extra tax and then get a little reparations money and be right back at square one. But at the same time, I think it's probably the easiest and most palatable source of funding. I can't really make up my mind, but...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

DivineJoy ·
I'm in favor of a tax-free clause. I make my own money, just don't tax me - for life.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

leart ·
MBM: I think you are missing the point on this whole Issue. Basically speaking, every little chance Black Leaders get they want to line up supporting Hispanic Causes, but other than have one or two on the podum at a Black Gathering, when have you notices that Hispanics have ever supported any' Black Cause. Did they March with Rev Al and Rev Jesse in New Orleans, or did they March with Other Blacks at any of the Marches on Washington or any place else? I don't think so. I doubt if any of...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

MBM ·
A lot of these questions have been addressed before, but since we no longer have a reparations forum, I'll try to offer at least one person's perspective on them. I see reprations as an obligation of the United States government. As such, this isn't about personal culpability and restitution on the part of the descendents of specific slave holders as opposed to the government paying one of its obligations. As I see it, African America is made up of families - the vast majority of which...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
WHERE? WHEN? HOW? IN WHAT FORM? What were the results? How effective was it? Why can't anyone here put their finger on it? Media campaign? Absofreakinglutely!! How else are you going to communicate something to an entire community of people thousands of miles away? If I were head of an African country on the West coast and wanted to build my tourism business AND SUPPORT Pan Africanism I would invest an extraordinary amount of resources into a campaign targeted toward African Americans that...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

leart ·
Ebony: As you indicate, we are where we are, reference to segregated schools. But the real intent will come full circle when the Vouchers and charter School Programs become universal. Many of the "intelligent" Blacks like the idea of these type of "separate but equal" educational programs, and the State of Iowa has started the Ball rolling with the separation of an entire School System, by Race. The Blacks, Hispanics and Whites will have their own school system with their own School Board,...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Shango67 ·
1) The "Tender Years Doctorine" is not gone... it is there in spirit... and most definately practiced. And their are PLENTY of men who fight for custody - epecially in divorce cases. 2) What Black man isn't afraid to go into court and speak - especially in FAMILY COURT? An how many brothers can afford legal counsel? 3) I had to fight for my son for two and half years in an attempt to rescue him from a potentially serious situation, so I don't have to consult Gambit. The court was all in my...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
Did you know I was a family attorney when you started to talk about what the law is.... Guess not but let's deal with the merits shall we. (d)If the kid lives with you and the mom and you leave, why could you not take your kid? The police only give the kid to the person who has the Court Order, aka paper. If there is no paper how do the police pick one parent over the other. Women leave and take the kids all the time, I had a client whose ex-wife left with the kids, sons no less, I got him...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

ZAKAR ·
For the most part its very true, look at the numbers, the black community goes bankrupt every 24 hrs, the dollar does not circulate one time in the black community. How in the hell are we supporting one another. I put up a link not to long ago about this matter from Black Commentator. Most black with alot of money dont live in black communities. What does that mean, their tax base is in a non black community.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
Ralph arrived at his tax audit accompanied by another man. The IRS guy assumed the other man was Ralph's attorney. Going over his records, the tax official said, "Well, sir, it appears that you live at a much higher level than your reported employment income. How do you explain that?" "I love to gamble and I usually win," replied Ralph.The skeptical official gave him a disbelieving look. "I can prove it," said Ralph. "How about a demonstration?" The official thought a moment and said, "Okay.
 
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