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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MidLifeMan ·
What always gets under my skin when black people prattle on like this is how blind or stupid the individual must be. I believe in one since that this is true – on an individual basis. But under the umbrella of racism it's complete bullshit. He did not overcome racism. In an oppressive society, when you belong to the group which is oppressed, YOU do not overcome anything. You are ALLOWED and GIVEN privileges which can easily be taken away. And lets be clear Colin Powell, a Condi Rice, an...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I find it interesting that people have raised he named Barack Obama, and TD Jakes as leaders when they have led nothing, yet no one has raised the name Louis Farrakhan who has demonstrated great leadership for the entire black community for the last 20 years. I think this is another reason why we will always have a hard time finding good leadership, we always fail to acknowledge the good of people who are not backed by the media machine. Perhaps we haven't figured ut yet that the...
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Kai ·
Peace.... 2 years ago, I predicted a presidential race between Hillary Clinton, and John McCain, and for vice president, for the Democrats Barak Obama, Condi rice as the vp nominee for the Republicans. Every base would be covered. This race would be one for the record books. Kai
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Frenchy poses an excellent question, what does it mean to be "free"? For a period in our history (African American descendents of slaves) to be "free" meant "to be emancipated" - to be autonomous and self-determining. The definition of "free" later came to speak more to equality and full recognition under the law. I'd be curious to read how MBM and others define freedom today. My guess is that the definitions presented will be as varied and unique as the people typing them out. As tempting...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Point taken, Zakar. I'll share my opinions, keeping in mind that they are just my feelings and observations and not neccessary fact. You ask what gains we've made since the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.... Education: I am a black student attending the University of Alabama. There are literally thousands of other black students attending this institution with me. Do you think the students who had to confront gangs and George Wallace in the 60s would consider our current situation a step...
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

HonestBrother ·
IMO A Rice candidacy/presidency would be disastrous for black political interests If she continues G.W.'s policies - and there is little reason to doubt she will - she'll be disastrous for the country...but the mere fact of her race will confuse (and split) the black vote. If you want to know who NOT to support: Look at who the establishment IS supporting and positively fantasizing about now: 1. Condoleeza Rice 2. Hillary Clinton (both of whom have MUCH more support among blacks than they...
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Ummmm... Kiss...-Delroy Lindo.... Ummmm.... Marry...-- Don Cheadle (fa sho!) Escort to the edge of a cliff..--- Wesley Snipes Have lunch with......---whoever the hunk is in Phat Girlz (don't know much about him) Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell 2. Al Sharpton 3. Jesse Jackson 4. Barack Obama (sp?) Peace, Virtue
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell- (bench warmer) 2. Al Sharpton- lunch for the infotainment and hair care tips 3. Jesse Jackson- lunch/dinner to hear about that day on the balcony 4. Barack Obama (sp?)- not sure about this mulatto man/text message maybe ------------------------------------
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Dusty Elbow ·
I guess being in jail for undocumented illegal immigrants is full participation in our society. After all ask "our" people in jail that question. Dont worry the US army has free labor camps to answer that need of labor shortage. Obama is adding nothing to this problem except crafted words. It needs the full approval of the House and Senate and they are dead in the water for now over this whole issue.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Fine ·
Obama is a mole....!
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

ricardomath ·
I believe that his father is from Kenya, so it's a natural position for him to take.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Oshun Auset ·
Yah, his Father is a JaLuo from Kenya who came here on a student visa and got his citizenship by marrying his mother and then bouncing... Isn't that basically a 'loophole' in the legality issue?..Not that I give a damn, to me this country is illegal. IMO his father being from Kenya is precisely why he shouldn't think this way. But, he is part of the system and has sworn to uphold it in his oath taken for office so I couldn't ecpect much more from him.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

Destined ·
Famous folk: Jesse Jackson gave me an award. I have a pic autographed with presidental candidate Richard Gephart. Congressman Danny Davis gave me a job, through which I met plenty of congresspeople including Bobby Rush and Condit during the scandle. Micheal Jordan used to come up to my high school every year. US Senate candidate and black progressive Barak Obama. Governor of Illinois Blagoavich. Nikki Giovanni. I missed Elanine Brown because they both showed up in Conneticuit at the same...
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Re: Barack Obama: Our Next U.S. Senator

MBM ·
Dems see a rising star in Illinois Senate candidate By Debbie Howlett, USA TODAY CHICAGO "” Three weeks ago, state Sen. Barack Obama appeared to be an also-ran among the eight Democrats running in Illinois for the nomination to an open U.S. Senate seat. States Senator Barack Obama claims victory in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary Tuesday in Chicago. By M. Spencer Green, AP Today, three days after his landslide victory in that crowded field, the self-described "skinny guy with the funny...
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Re: Senate Panel Votes 16-2 to Endorse Rice

kresge ·
I thought that Barbara Boxer was the only one who took this process seriously. I wish that the other Democrats had followed her lead. Unfortunately, this was not the case. I can understand Obama going easy in this his first outing as a senator, but I hope he steps up to the plate and shows us something soon. Finally, I am glad that Kerry at least voted against her confirmation. It will be interestin to see what he does now that he is back on the hill as a senator.
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Re: Dean: Blacks annoyed by party's outreach

James Wesley Chester ·
In some states, to register as an independent means that one is not able to participate in the primary or caucus process.---kresge Exactly!! To be registered Independent means no party has access to your vote until you WANT the access to be available. It changes the entire game! Neither party can sddress the African American vote until it is all on the line. Both parties stated intent are formally incorporated into the respective platforms. Those planks will have to be developed WITHOUT the...
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Re: Dean: Blacks annoyed by party's outreach

kresge ·
For those of us who want to have a more direct say in the parties (Libertarian, Democratic, Republican, ...) platform or in the parties nominee, your suggestion is unacceptable. Further, I do not see what you present resulting in anything "becoming easy." As I have suggested before, I think that before one will see any radical transformation of the government or the existing political parties, we will have to see the radical restructuring of the political process along the lines of...
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Re: Commentary: Today's Black Leaders Support Issues that Actually Hamper Our Progress

Kevin41 ·
Could Tennessee Congressman Be Next Barack Obama? Compiled by the DiversityInc staff -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com The reproduction, duplication, distribution, photocopying, publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from DiversityInc.com is illegal and strictly prohibited unless you have written consent from this site. Violators will be prosecuted. For licensing or bulk subscription information...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

Kevin41 ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Frenchy: Did you see the comments above yours, Kevin41 ? First, the two cannot always be kept separate and apart from each other because there are Black gay people . Second, you should be concerned about any occurence where lunatics start bombing (not just spray painting) places because they don't like a particular minority group. What on makes you think these same morons don't have the same irrational hatred of Black people or women or any other group outside of...
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Re: Kelo v. New London, what does it mean to you?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
"Unlucky" - I wonder how you would be able to go into any legislature around this country and forumulate a law that encapsulates YOUR BELIEFS as stated above? You couldn't do it. Am I to believe that folks like "Barak Obama and Condi Rice" are LUCKY? Luck is what will happen tonight if I win the Mega Millions $122 million having done nothing more than have the computer to choose some numbers for me and handing over a dollar. PREPARATION in advance to take advantage of an OPPORTUNITY is a...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

James Wesley Chester ·
Unfortunately, I feel resentment when lumped into the African-American group who immigrated here of their own free will.---Diamond Precisely!!! I strongly resent having them being 'lumped' into the same group that includes me. But when a hyphen is used to describe everyone who is of African ancestry, that is exactly what is being done. By the way, I try to say this every time to keep it clear. Using the hyphen includes Teresa Heinz-Kerry. She is Mozambican; native-born, and providing she is...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

James Wesley Chester ·
Africans who move here voluntarily are not called African american... They are distinguished by their nationality followed by American....---Sweetwuzzy I know what you are saying here, but.... They can rightly be called such, and some do. European-Americans and Asia-Americans use a protocol that makes the continental reference acceptable in our society. It should be noted that such usage does not speak to their ethnicity. Neither Asian, nor European addresses ethnicity. Nor do they identify...
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Re: Waiting for "the Leader"

Sweetwuzzy ·
Oh God, don't you see that you just proved that post's point. Why do we NEED leaders ? Why are we looking for leaders? Honestly, not all of our problems are simple, but looking for some MLK or Malcom X,is not needed now. It is ridiculous that we believe that our only salvation is finding a "leader" to solve our problems or even inspire us to do things that is not rocket science. Now I know, you did not exactly say this, but looking for New or OLd leaders is ridiculous.
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Re: What's in your blood?

James Wesley Chester ·
At first, I thought 'blaqfist' was being harsh. But now, I wondering. What you are saying is that this acknowledgement would be something new. It would appear it is you who have not been paying attention. African American acknowledges exactlly what you are arguing for. African American IS NOT simply about color. Have you been walking around with your eyes closed? Americans who are African American are the children of native-born People of unknown African ancestry, AND are frequently the...
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Re: brotha's don't play baseball..

blaqfist ·
your last point seems logical... "if they wanted to keep it white, why let dominicans in...?" i think maybe in regards to black americans we are seeing the effects of decades of descrimination.. baseball is their pastime (culture) and they want to keep it that way... part of it maybe that black kids see different options in hoops and football... i don't see w white person winning 100 meter gold for the next 100 years... barak obama has a better shot at the presidency
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Re: Here Comes the New Wave of Barack Obamas

Kocolicious ·
Maybe the "writer" selected the wrong title. I don't see the correlation of the title or the article....maybe it's just me. I read it twice."Huh?" Still... I don't see the connection he's referring to. Oh well. Interesting info.
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Re: Here Comes the New Wave of Barack Obamas

James Wesley Chester ·
Perry Bacon, Jr. seems to be writing for Europeans. There is nothing about Ford (of Tennessee) that 'smacks' of Obama. Ford might not even speak to him if they were in the same room together. Mehlman's recruiting gives me chills. When Jewish politicians begin shopping the ghetto, something is very, very, very wrong. What it is. This piece is like an essay on a lavatory wall. Read it when you have no alternative. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Kenya 'beats the drums' for Sen. Obama

James Wesley Chester ·
'As the only African-American in the U.S. Senate,...'---article Very interesting article. I am compelled to noted that 'language'; terminology, is indeed important in maintaining and advancing the society in which we live. Although its accurate may have been in unintended, the term 'African-American' is precisely correct because of the use of the hyphen. It accurately distinguishes Senator Obama in the U. S. senate from all other members of that body both in terms of his ancestry, AND his...
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Re: Kenya 'beats the drums' for Sen. Obama

EbonyRose ·
Senator Obama ill-informed: Kenyan government By Tia Goldenberg Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Thursday accused Senator Barack Obama, a rising star in America's Democratic party, of making inaccurate criticisms about corruption in the country of his father. Obama, who is a role model to many in the east African nation, on Wednesday ended what amounted to a homecoming tour during which he declared graft a crisis crippling development and reversing Kenya's democratic gains. Kenya...
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Re: Kenya 'beats the drums' for Sen. Obama

Oshun Auset ·
The Ja luo(People of Luo, Obama's ethnic goup) are so proud... It's been quite humorous, some luo govn't officials are claiming to be relatives... Odiero(Boss man) I uderstand that governments are sensitive to crticism from anyone considering the international policy of the Amerikkkan governmental, but the Kenya's govn't is only 2nd in corruption to Nigeria. And to call Obama's statements 'neo-colonial' islaughable considering the govn't ruling class is pimping the nations resources out to...
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Empty Purnata ·
My problem with Obama is that he's too moderate and he's trying to appeal too much to the "mainstream Center" (read: middle class White folks). But, that's to be expected I guess, there will never be a Black president who gets elected without making White folks feel 'comfortable' with him. But then again, what good is a Black president if they don't do much for the Black Community and would be busy trying to make White people trust them?
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

EbonyRose ·
But who's to say whether he would do much or little for the Black community? Unlike, say, Condi, Obama knows and can articulate the problems and condition of the Black community. It would then be a question of whether or not he would be able/willing to enact legislation that would benefit us. And that remains to be seen. Also, right now, the only way we get anything in this country is by pandering to White folks. We have not yet learned how to get anything through our own efforts (as a...
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Fine ·
What's right with Obama? Barack Obama is a mole. He was pictured touring the Katrina disaster aftermath rubbing noses with the Bush's from an underground DVD tape I have called "The Katrina Disaster" by Dr. Phil Valentine out of NYC...
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Kocolicious ·
Usually, I don't take part in political conversations such as this cuz it's really not my "thang." However I just have to say this for the record. I'd take Obama over Al Sharpton any day!
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

urbansun ·
I love it when people can say in a few words what I have to say in paragraphs. This is the point I was trying to make on the other thread.
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

NSpirit ·
Why? Why is Obama more acceptable than Sharpton to you?
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

James Wesley Chester ·
My point is, in the political reality in which we live and languish, nothing is wrong with Obama. But, from a progressive's point of view, nothing is terribly right with him either... (Prof.) Ricky Jones [I]I would submit that there is as much 'right' with Obama in today's political scene as was 'right' on that scene when Jesse Jackson ran in '84 and '88. He has yet to capture the imagintion of African America. Jesse did it with civil activism.[I] PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Kocolicious ·
I don't like him...don't like his presentations....how he comes across with issues affecting African-Americans. He can never "speak" for me. I have a problem with him. Others may think he's Mr. Wonderful. I feel somethin' just "ain't right" with homeboy! On the other hand, Obama is new, fresh. We are ready for something different and innovative. Not the same old pimp-daddy-back-in-the-shaft-days rhetoric Sharpton always seem to project. But....to each his own.
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
He is too moderate and should be more???????? As if I need to GUESS. In my view many of you PREFER ACTORvists who are EXECUTIVES, having to develop policy, implement it and take "on comings" as to the results. SOME OF YOU prefer a person who RUNS THEIR DAMNED MOUTH but has nothing to prove that what they propose will work. THEY WILL AWAYS POINT TO THE OPPOSITION THAT EFFECTIVELY STOPPED THEM.
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
IF BLACK PEOPLE ALL VOTED REPUBLICAN - NOT A DAMNED THING WOULD CHANGE. Your BRAINWASHED ASS MISSES THE POINT. Maybe a POLITICAL/VOTING BASED SOLUTION IS NOT WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE FOR CHANGE. There are few more BRAINWASHED individuals on this planet than the BLACK DEMOCRAT. Back in the 1990's he will tell you that "GOOD GOVERNMENT POLICY by BILL CLINTON" is what has TRANSFORMED THE BLACK COMMUNITY DURING THAT TIME. Ask him to JUSTIFY THIS POINT WITH NUMBERS - he can't. I point to three...
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Re: MLK on Economics

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
This is an inaccurate statement Please do some RESEARCH on Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association movement. He had several hundred thousand Blacks around the world within his organization - directly or losely. HE CREATED JOBS ORGANICALLY in many large cities in America. The Nation of Islam is the only movement to even approach the success of creating "FUBU" jobs within the Black community that stemmed from a consciousness movement. It is INACCURATE to say that Garvey's...
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

helen ·
Personally I think Barack Obama has everything it takes to be a GREAT Black American president. He grew up on the South side of Chicago, married a black american woman. Those facts alone show that he is nothing but ALL AMERICAN inspite of his father's roots. The black community, who know him best in Chicago, all support him and I do too. If Whites so happen to love him to, then that is for the good of the entire country. With all the attacks made upon america by foreigners who can no longer...
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

cypress ·
Barack Obama fathers heritage is Lou Kenyan,like it or not. You'd love to jump on his ban wagon like you know him,as prejudice as you are. He makes a good canidate because hes not prejudice and arrogant.
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

Santana St. Cloud ·
I don't have an opinion, yet; I just like this Barack Obama quote: "I wouldn't fit in with this administration [because I think] actually being informed is a good basis for policy. OK, that's a low-blow."
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Re: What's Wrong With Obama?

ItAintEazy ·
The problem with Obama is that he wants to be a leader, but has yet to actually LEAD. So far, he has been a goddamn weathervane, only speaking up for progressive issues contrary to conventional wisdom favorable to conservatives at the 11th hour. Until I see true political courage and his ability to articulate his stances, I'll place my vote for him on reserve.
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Re: I don't see him (Obama et al) as "BLACK" - some reflections...

James Wesley Chester ·
I'll tell you what I'm getting at... quote: For African-Americans, "black" has always been an absolute adjective: Like "pregnant" or "dead," there's no such thing as a little bit. Expressions such as, "I ain't gotta do nothing but be black and die," phrases that begin, "As long as you black ..." confirm black folks' awareness that the racial attitudes behind the "one drop" rule laid down in the 19th century by the Supreme Court are as immutable and eternal as the biblical creation. Since the...
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Re: CON-Feed Is a Saboteur

Momentum ·
I agree with volume, CF makes some good points, some excellent and some I'm not sure where he is coming from but overall I enjoy what he has to say. I do think he falls on the Conservative side but to me its no big deal, Liberals have good points too. I like OPTIMISM, I like INDEPENDENCE and CF seems to reflect that, he is not a beggar, whiner or a defeatist, I HATE DEPENDENCE. Why must we support white liberals or conservatives? To me the things we must accomplish does not involve Democrats...
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Re: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS

Kevin41 ·
Those probably are all pre-Civil Rights Movement/Act references...which is the opposite of the converted Dixiecrats they are aligned with now....so technically they may be true with that post, but literally they are not of the same vein as those people listed themselves. That is some more of that dumb azz rhetorical game playing they are famous for...so you know they are not going to be about schit.....because they START OFF from a misleading premise.....kinda like how white racist...
 
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