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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

4YAINFO ·
From the above news posting it stands that those beatings or murders were based on ROBBERY and NOT ethnic hate crime. I've ofter wondered if AA's visiting any nation in Africa , the Caribbean or South America were attacked by the indigenious population would be reported as a regular street crime or as ethnic hate crime ?
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

ma'am ·
My only question is how far wide is this problem. This is no myth. I remember my family being knocked on a lot by Northern African-Americans when I was younger. For some reason, Black people from the latest Southern waves weren't as bad. We got the same comments from them as we got from biased Whites. That my family were job stealers and the like. All the stereotypes of non-American Blacks were thrown at us. That we were ignorant and barbaric. Our Blackness was always in question. In...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No, ddouble... I wasn't giving a justification.... for me there are two separate emotions being expressed..... Let me try to explain a bit further..... Do these women enjoy the criminal lifestyle? No.... These women could give a lecture on it that would give inspiration to others to leave it...... --- But, the contradiction is....seemingly... any way.... that in their personal choices.... they choose men sometimes that go against the grain of everything they espouse..... When discussed......
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
I can accept this response, but what's even more vexing--and perhaps you can help me to understand--is why don't these men who are always complaining about some women's attraction to thugs take heed to their own advice? Why don't they make better choices in women? If your relationship with a woman ends because ultimately she prefers to be with a misfit, then she is not a person that you want to be involved with in the first place! What's worse, if you find yourself consistently involved with...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Aint that the truth....that is why that it is my life's goal to avoid with a passion only matched by my desire to be a great pathologist, sistas who share or strongly hold onto the idealology of the ideal god/thug man....it is a futile idea bread out of childish notions that should have been discarded a long time ago....and it entails nothing but anguish for guys like me...So, Rowe, your suggestion is well taken and actually has been acted upon over the last several years.
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Empty Purnata ·
I'll have to look up some documented cases, but I remember a case that I experienced personally very well. When I was 9 years old, I was visiting relatives in Cincinatti. I was taking a bus (I think it was a bus) and I remember two Asian ladies came onto the bus and sat in the seats in front of two Black women. I remember overhearing the Black women talking to each other about "Damn chinks" and saying stuff like, "Why do they continue to let these damn immigrants into the country? Like they...
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
With the available information out there and these kids know how to access and have accessed it more than once in their lives, I feel the fault lies with them. We can blame societal, parental and all types of out variables but it all comes down to this: The teens know all about sex, know what happens when you have sex *uprotected/protected* and still went ahead with it anyway. Basically you have two knuckleheads who logically should'nt be allowed to cross the street own thier own let alone ...
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Re: Babies having babies

qty226 ·
This maybe true.......but on the flip side, you have adults having unprotected sex all time.....and really, they should know better!! I think 'one' of the problems, is that parents arent teaching their children when they are young. You cant wait until a child becomes a teenager to talk about sex........and you must train both boys/girls!! My mom always said, that if she didnt train her children about sex........the streets would.
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Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
Hey you! Hope you enjoyed your "special day" *never call, you never write... * I agree that parents have to train kids early, but that training will only go so far. Once the kids become teenagers, they now have the capacity to process information and act upon it. We still have more teens who don't get pregnant/father children than do. That means that there is a smaller segment out there that is surrounded by information and visual examples but will *and I hate this saying* "do me". They...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

Khalliqa ·
I agree with you..... I personally have seen it the other way around.... where African or Caribbean ( ) immigrants are biased against African-Americans because of the stereotypical image portrayed by the media...... However, as in all things, there are always two sides to a coin..... and exceptions within those rules...... Like Ma'am says... "it varies from space to space" and I would add "it transforms its image from space to space as well"..... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

TruEssence ·
Lyrics to the song.. [Chorus] You know it's hard out here for a pimp (you ain't knowin) When he tryin to get this money for the rent (you ain't knowin) For the Cadillacs and gas money spent (you ain't knowin) Because a whole lot of bitches talkin shit (you ain't knowin) Will have a whole lot of bitches talkin shit (you ain't knowin) In my eyes I done seen some crazy thangs in the streets Gotta couple hoes workin on the changes for me But I gotta keep my game tight like Kobe on game night...
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

Nmaginate ·
I think there is a lot of misdirected angst... or it's so heavily targeted on anybody but the propagandists. It's like blamin' street corner hustlers for the drug trade.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

leart ·
It all kinda fuzzy to me. Early on there was some indication that the British Firm that was selling this Ports Management Firm to the UAI had a strong Bush Connection. The Idea that the Carlyle Group was a major Investor in this Business and would share in the $ 6.8B sale price, but in recent weeks I haven't hears anything about who the British Sellers of this Firms are, and who the owners are. There haven't been anything about the sellers in recent news reports, so why is that. The Carlyle...
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Re: Kid Games

tru2urself16 ·
I loved the following games and still play them whenever I visit my younger nieces and nephew... 1. Mother may I( It's sort of like simon says but you have to ask your "mother" if you can make all these weird little jumps and hops. The first one to get to mama won.) 2. Red Rover, Red Rover(We would have every kid in the circle there and would play this game till just before the street lights came on ) 3. Uno 4. Speed(All time family reunion champ right here ) 5. Tea party(I never had the...
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Re: Wear and Return

ma'am ·
I wore and returned once. I still feel bad about it. I can't see myself doing it again. I'm actually the type who doesn't return things that ought to be returned. Like clothes that are too big or were bought with a defect. I'm a goody-goody. But that pants I bought, I wasn't sure I wanted. But it was orginally around $70, but two were on the sale rack for $10 and under and so I was able to get a great price for it. I wasn't sure if it was suppose to be fitting or baggy and so I bought the...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
JWC, You are quite correct about what a censure constitutes. It's the congressional equivalent to getting a written reprimand; nothing more. And no, you were/are not mis-interpreting the procedure. My respond was to the impeachment movement post. My prediction is that if there is talk of impeachment, Cheney will not be the there to take the office. From what I've read [I'll post a link later] Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald has sent Scooter Libby to jail and is one step [memo] from indicting...
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Re: Kid Games

Kweli4Real ·
All of this brought back soooo many good memories that Ijust have to smile. There again I feel bad because it seems that kids today don't know how to play outside. I remember getting up early on saturdays so that I could get my chores done early. I'd be out the house by 10:00a.m. and wouldn't see it again until about 2 minutes before the street lights came on. We'd have to play just around the corner because if we didn't, someone's mother would see us and make us go home for lunch or dinner.
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Re: Kid Games

MidLifeMan ·
I'm from the home of basketball so that was our main "game". But I played checkers and chess in school some times. I'm a latch key kid so there was no one to play board games with at home but the neighbors and I would play kick ball, dodge ball, and ride our bikes all day. And it is sad to see the kids of today. A lot of my neighbors put up those portable basketball hoops at the end of their drive ways but the kids alwasy play in the street which can be a pain. And I KNOW I was not the only...
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Re: *pssst, pssst*

HonestBrother ·
No, nothing so crude... I have respectfully approached women and told them, in complete English sentences, that I thought their outfits complimented them well, or that I thought they had a great fashion sense, or something particular about an item of clothing they were wearing, or even that I thought they themselves were beautiful. They genuinely seem appreciative of that sort of attention. Ma'am, how do you like being complimented (if at all)? Do you respond favorably to catcalls?
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Re: Love Oprah

UppityNegress ·
In know what you mean. As a college student, I see tons of white and a few Asians smoking pot and dropping acid, but we all know the likelihood of these guys actually being prosecuted are slim. Meanwhile, in a ghetto far away, some Black teenager will be spending 5 years in jail for marijuana on his person. Just to clarify, I'm not aganst "low-level" street drugs like pot and LSD, but I think that if you're going to prosecute, do so fairly. Even with "hard" drugs, there is a disparity; crack...
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Re: Dropout Gates says: Get degree

blackblogger ·
Correction: Bill Gates does have a University -- Microsoft. You just have to have a top 5% IQ, Engineering Background, and must already have worked for Microsoft to apply. Competition at it's best. I'm sure the Gates Foundation already donates plenty of millions to various college Endowments. But notice, the INCREASE in the number of accepted "elligible" college freshment doesn't correlate *directly with the GROWTH in endowments to the major colleges/universities. So are colleges enriching...
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Re: Black American Rebbe (Rabbi)

ma'am ·
Usually people could be doing cartwheels nekkid going down the street and I won't pay them any mind, but one night I saw this chunky dark Black guy in Hasidic garb complete with hat and the Shirley Temple curls having a lively conversation with a heavily Yiddish accented herd of White Hasidim. What a sight. I think that might be him.
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
Indeed, this is where we fundamentally disagree. The average person who drinks had had at least 3 or 4 occassions when they knew they were seriously imparied and yet still drove somewhere, not counting the times that they were over the legal limit but did not "feel drunk." To be convited of a DUI, you need only be over the limit and driving or operating a vehicle. You don't have to crash. You don't have to kill someone. You don't have to be falling down drunk. I maintain that what separates...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

Black Viking ·
In "Race, Crime, and the Law", by Randall Kennedy, he details this dichotomy very well. In short, the law has never been our friend. From the beginning of slavery, we have been grossly underprotected by the law. Murder, rape, theft, kidnapping, assault, ect, were not considered crimes if they were commited against slaves. They were only crimes if the victim was white. Then, there is unequal enforcement of the law. The "Slave Codes" were ridiculus to any rational mind. One of the ironies I...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

Yemaya ·
What is so impressive about being a former slave in the 20th and 21st centuries? If they really knew what going to jail was about, they wouldn't want to go. Forget "street cred". All of this is because of the white controlled media and allowing our kids to sit in front of the boob tube all day and we don't know what they're watching. What I find truly saddening is that when people go to jail, especially when they are young people, they are conditioned to not be able to function in society...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

EbonyRose ·
I don't think it's ironic ... I think it's pretty damn sad. And a testament as to how we are obviously failing our children.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

UppityNegress ·
Sorry, but I just can't believe that. Perhaps this is true in general, but in my life, what I have witnessed is capable legal citizens (mostly Black) being denied jobs they were more than qualified for in favor of giving them to illegals. Granted, these jobs were low skilled services or trades, but they were ways for legal Black citizens to make money and feed and clothe their families. In fact, it once happened to me. When I was younger, I used to apply for summer jobs at places like Home...
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

EbonyRose ·
Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

tmonster ·
The dichotomy is not really a dichotomy but a coalescence of two problems brought to you my the mind control machine of the State. Young black men and all men need Rites of passage in order to enter adult society. Because of the breakdown of the black family, and American black society/fellowship, young black men are left to the whims of the media, who whole heartedly pushes Jail (along with getting shot, See Fifty cents, committing violence and law breaking)as a replacement for the passage...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
I'll add something more: Because I was so incensed, I called one united and asked for a listing of their banks. I was pointed to an online newsletter. Below is the current and correct list of One United Branches, the bank that you implied did not exist. Massachusetts Federal (Headquarters) 133 Federal Street Boston, MA 02110 (617) 457-4400 Roxbury 2343 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 (617) 442-4436 Florida Miami 3275 NW 79th Street Miami, FL 33147 (305) 696-0700 Lauderdale Lakes 2412...
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Re: First Reaction...

Black Viking ·
1. I need : Consistant balance 2. Sex : Celibacy sucks... God help the woman who breaks this dry spell! 3. Relationships : Bad ones blow. Good ones swallow. 4. Your Last Ex : God be with her, because I won't be. 5. Power : Self-control. 6. Marijuana : Ahhh! Those were the days! But, it's time is long passed. 7. Crack : Why??? It can't be that good, considering all the hell it puts a person's body through. 8. Food: I need to take more time with this. If a slow down, I'll probably enjoy it...
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Re: First Reaction...

Fabulous ·
Fab: Now, YOURS is an interesting read. I like the fireplace, bottle of wine and five feet of snow outside, scenario. As well as your fashion sense--love it! Many of your comments truly tickled me. . .and you're absolutely right! celibacy sucks. Suck?!? {Fab looking around the room} {hands on hips} Did I hear somebody say suck? ~Laughing out loud~ Nah, I didn't think so.
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

Black Viking ·
The other day, I bought the "Back Street Boys" greatest hits album. I have no idea WTF came over me... The sad part is... I'm actually enjoying it. I must be getting old!
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Dizzy_Daniella ·
i Feel that its annoying when im just walking down the street and someone has to chat me, up or roll down the windown and go OI at me. This is proberly the reason why so many women give dirty looks or dont acknowlged men because there bored of it.....I also find that if i dont jump at the chance to talk to a a black man he then proceeds to say that i think im too nice or "white girls are much friendlyer ,but when i do smile at a black man then he atomatically thinks im game staright away so...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Frenchy ·
This is what it boils down to (and probably why men have a difficult time understanding why women do this). It is not being hit on by a man, but how so many men choose to hit on a woman that makes it a very uncomfortable experience. Loud, lewd comments. Reaching out to touch your person. Asking invasive, inappropriate questions. Entering your personal space. Refusing to leave you alone if you decline their advances. Etc. It feels like being attacked. Add to that the fact that most of us know...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

folobatuyi ·
HB, Thanks for bringing this up! I have found this observation to be true right here in Cleveland. I understand that in cold climate areas, the local folks tend to be cold and reserved. But geez, I don't think an occassional wave or smile would be so unwelcomed. Ok, maybe it's the gap in my teeth that is scaring folks away. The guys give the obligatory nodd...but the sistas....hmmm? Interestingly,I have been told that I say hi too much by a sista at work yet she asked me why folks seem to...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

ma'am ·
I don't care if I come across as cold on the street. I don't think guys really understand what women go though. I'm sure if you ask your male friends how many times they were complimented on their ass by complete strangers and compare the answer to your female friends that you'll find a difference. Some of you guys might think it'd be flattering to be hissed and gawked at from strange women. Or get told all of those lame lines. But it actually gets tired and being that women are usually...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Fabulous ·
Perhaps it indeed depends on the area involved. . .I have yet to experience the same type of harassment from black men that some of the ladies here have mentioned. . .although I have several black female friends who speak of the same negative experiences. In my case though, I generally smile back or acknowledge most greetings in some way--out of habit. However, if a man is too pushy or out of hand, I will simply show him my gun and tell him to back the hell off. Just kidding, folks. I never...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

ZAKAR ·
they stuff you saying is Stero typical itself. Saying that all people who live in a working class community is on a street corner. The problem with and elitist group like Jack & Jill(why the name?) It doesnt accept the average black person. Most black people are not millionairs, or even make over 50,0000. The overwhelming amount of black people are poor and working class, why not have something thats inclusive istead of some country club shyt
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Khalliqa ·
Frenchy...... I was speaking to an attitude I ran into when I returned to Atlanta among the young sisters here..... But admittedly this is just personal experience... certainly not a study done of ATL women..... yet, I'll still share it with you..... In conversations..... the sentiment seems to be that to be "competitive" a woman must take on the characteristics of men (or at least what one generally perceives to be)....... some of the characteristics are "not open".... "less emotional" or...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

ma'am ·
I can't believe some of the things I'm reading. I'm one of the women who usually doesn't hi back and even I know that every man that greets isn't sexually interested. Many times a hi is just a hi. If that was universally understood, I wouldn't have to front to men on the street. I was taught to hi by my mama, too, but things change once you grow tits. My mom would never scold me for not saying hi back to a strange guy on the street today because she knows it's an invitation for harassment by...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
Interestingly enough, though my Dad was raised in the projects of Southeast, DC, his family is from Memphis, TN. So he came to the city with very southern customs and mannerisms. Demonstrating grandiose acts of kindness like smiling and carrying on in public was and still is very important to him. Whenever he goes out in the street, he has to speak to everyone in sight. No one gets left out. If the person doesn't respond, he just goes on to the next person. He has to hold doors for all the...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

RadioRaheem ·
Blk viking- good points. I personally ignore most 'strange' or 'strangers to me' black women on the street. I think it's just a sign of the times. to HB - You won't get the answer you are looking for here, esp. since the many of the women responding assuming that you are attempting to 'mack on' the women you are saying 'hello' to. I thought 'hello' was a pleasant greeting between two or more people...I guess i'm nuave. Please forgive me. Aren't Black women the same ones complaining about not...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

ma'am ·
What the fuck??? I've already said that not every hi is a come-on and I'm one of the ones who doesn't make it a habit to respond. Several of you here must not have experienced frequent harassment just because you've made eye-contact or responded to a hello. That's not a bad thing. It's rather fortunate. But imagine what it's like for those of us who haven't been so lucky. You claim Black women aren't finding decent men because we don't smile to strangers on the street? We should open...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Frenchy ·
Let it go, my darling. If it's not understood by this point, after all the many times and ways it's been said , it's because people do not want to understand, do not want to change their preconceived notions, "aren't trying to hear it." People are apparently much more comfortable making villains out of us.
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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

MBM ·
If you don't accurately identify the source of your problem, how can you reasonably expect to solve it? This is the crux of the problem. White Supremacy Inc. would have you focus your angst on Mexicans and away from those who get rich on exploiting both. Again, Mexicans have not set wages. Mexicans have not hired anyone. White Supremacy Inc. has. Without clarity on this point, whatever energy you have is misplaced. And that's the point. Fighting for our interests is what politics and...
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Re: On this date: April 6th

Guest ·
virtue: "I was under the impression that definitions were changed periodically according to societal use....." ===================================== I feel your logic is a sound one. Yes, I also do believe that definitions were changed periodically according to social use. virtue: " May I ask who defines racism? the abuser or the victim?" ================================= Neither. Webster. Every year Webster's Dictionary adds new words African-Americans create (as well as from other races).
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