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Re: Yet, Another Incident, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Shoot an Unarmed Black Male.......

Huey ·
Question: what to do if one of the main culprits that shoot up your neighborhood is the law enforcement? I'm not advocating anarchy, although it's very tempting, but how do you get corrupt cops out of the community?
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Re: Yet, Another Incident, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Shoot an Unarmed Black Male.......

Michael ·
Yep, the weather is nice. Can't say that for the leadership though. The leadership amount to a cesspool of disgrace! Nice Weather we've been having lately . "Question: what to do if one of the main culprits that shoot up your neighborhood is the law enforcement? I'm not advocating anarchy, although it's very tempting, but how do you get corrupt cops out of the community?" by Huey ....as for corrupt police officers, elected officials, etc.,......sue them for redress. Be it individually or...
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Re: Yet, Another Incident, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Shoot an Unarmed Black Male.......

Kevin41 ·
*Huey, That is the key issue at this point and time, safety and not necessarily people getting checks to get the stucco on their homes repaired. Lives were endangered and the next time the community might not be so fortunate.....a settlement is retribution...but it cannot give you your child's smile on Christmas morning back.....
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Solomonic ·
Talk about twisted... The conservatives, the so-called "law & order" crowd bend over backwards defending illegal immigrants. People need to understand that what's good for Big business is often detrimental to working class Americans (African and otherwise.) A generation or so ago Americans performed the jobs for higher wages. Not only wages that were higher when adjusted for inflation but some were just plain higher. Not only do working class Americans lose out with a loss of income, not...
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Michael ·
Well said, Solomonic ....but you must realize the author of this post is an advocate of illegal and undocumented immigration. Instead of promoting legal immigration, this seems to be the theme of the liberal community! I like California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's idea, meaning should any driver's license be issued or approved for use by any illegal immigrant, in addition to identification, the license should clearly identify the holder of the license as being an illegal or undocumented...
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Re: How Do You Feel About This Song About The "N" Word?

Michael ·
I surely didn't expect you to care. Anyone who bashes their own people because of the circumstances we are in, created by someone else I might add, couldn't care what one of his own kind thinks of him............. by Oshun Auset" ....the rest of your diatribe deserves no response! .....Closer to the reality Black people bash themselves. "Sorry for calling you a white man(if you aren't one) but when it quacks like a duck, I can't help but think it's one.....Oshun Auset" ...again it is not...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
....and I'm not about to flip this script, because Brentwood Burke, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Kevin Murray, no good Merv Dymally, etc., etc., are not worthy of any respect! If you want to know, whether or not no good illegal immigrant serving foreign interests at the expense of Compton, South Central Los Angeles, etc. no good illegal immigrant is truly an illegal immigrant,.....you prove it Kevin41. My aim is to remove these disgraceful individuals from elected office, and it is not, nor has...
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Re: Revealed: the new scramble for Africa

Fagunwa ·
My countrymen are so tied to the "european" oil conglomerates in fraternal and economic ways that it would be very difficult for them to kick them out. the level of greed among these Nigerian lap dogs would really astound those who do not see them operate often. I have recently returned from a visit home and the condition of life for most people is terrible. Basic necessities of life are hard to come by if you are not corrupt or do not have family living and working outside the country who...
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Re: Revealed: the new scramble for Africa

Oshun Auset ·
Exactly.
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
...in any other community but the Black community, disgraceful, incompetent, criminal, treasonous, un-American, etc., elected officials are recalled, impeached, criminally indicted, exposed, etc., etc. If left up to the Black community misfits are kept in office! demographic changes will eventually take care of this problem. ....and all elected officials are not corrupt, sleazy, unethical, etc., etc. Forget the media, what are the men and women in uniform saying? ...Thus far President George...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

chilewillow ·
Mr. Lofton, I've read this link before "http ://africanamerica.org/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/9131049962". And this link, "http://turningtables.blogspot.com/" is hardly one you can use to justify any position. Do you have anything new to add? Perhaps you missed what I said in my previous post. At present, we have two city councilmen, both white, who have been censured by the State Elections Committee for taking bribes in the form of illegal campaign contributions. Just censure,...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

chilewillow ·
Thank you. And can I ask you why the issue of unethical Black preachers seems to be such a central theme in your posts? You appear to dislike them especially, almost personally. Did something bad happen to your family because of one? And please, can we skip the "these are your words" routine. I know their my words... I'm typing them right now. And just your feelings about them. I can find all the links about corrupt clergymen myself. If you don't want to answer, for whatever reason, just say...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
Lofton, Don't try to be so damn proud...it makes you appear to be an OLD idiot. What I stated is not for your agreement it is a statement of the facts. So let me ask you the 1000th logical question that you will tuck your tail in your azz to run from: If Affirmative Action laws were implemented to FORCE the City of LA to hire qualified blacks by creating a protected class for black people to be hired from and you work for and was hired by that same city as a black person, how did you not...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

Michael ·
"You posted my question again......I was asking it to you...I do not need to read exactly what I wrote...this is an example of your dysfunctional communication style I was eluding to..." by Kevin41 "I wouldn't be caught dead in any Black church in this country! Before my family have to beg the corrupt Black church to give me a funeral, I'd rather be placed in a garbage bag and dumped in the nearest dumpster." by Sinclere Lee ....meaning that I'm not alone in such an assessment of our...
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Re: Clarence Thomas as Chief Justice

James Wesley Chester ·
So I ask Vox and Mr. Chester - how many hours or minutes did the Liberals (collectivists) on the Supreme Court turn back the clock as Brother Justice Thomas attempted to stop this "theft by taking"?---Const. Feedback I don't remember posting on the 'land issue.' Although I may have. I am rarely satisfied by the positions taken by Rev. Jackson. As to public officals, I don't find much reason for hope in the current batch. While I don't think they are any more corrupt than any others, I find...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Kevin41 ·
A recent article: These People Bill Cosby's criticism of poor and uneducated African Americans set off a yearlong debate. Now Michael Eric Dyson has written a book that talks back. By Erin Aubry Kaplan Erin Aubry Kaplan last wrote for the magazine about the African aesthetic in the spring 2005 fashion collections. July 24, 2005 In these days of polarizing, pulverizing debates that make it almost impossible to describe what it means to be African American anymore, I find myself better off...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Nikcara ·
My mother, bought this book. I picked it up and started to read it. Shall we say that the very people the Michael wants to champion cannot even read the book. I say, with out ego, that I have an extensive lexicon, but even I had to think about the words he was using. IMHO, the problem is that we, as Black people, have a hard time with dealing with classism because it was always used against us. House Slave v. Field Slave, Light v. Brown v. Dark, big lips v. full lips v. thin lips, and my all...
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Nmaginate ·
Originally posted by Nikcara: IMHO, the problem is that we, as Black people, have a hard time with dealing with classism because it was always used against us. What makes you say "we" have a hard time dealing with classism when referencing Dyson when he specifically addressed or detailed the history of classism in the Black Community? How do you suggest we "deal" with Classicism, effectively? Because I don't get your point. It seems that every other group can take self-criticism but us. And...
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Re: Why White People Are Afraid

Fine ·
This exerpt chroniclizes 'one' white man who "supposedly" grew a conscious. The modern white man will never give up an iota of his vise-grip on civilization to the black man...cause the apple falls not far from the tree--they still retain the ["sakhu"/psyche is corrupt Greek word] of their forefathers. IMHO, paranoia mixed with racism is a more suitable synonym for their mental illness.
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Re: White People And The Myth Of "Rugged Individualism"

ZeusTKP ·
One of the biggest reasons that I am opposed to socialism and collectivism is my personal experience with it and the experience of my parents. I cannot tolerate a powerful government. I know that pure individualism is dangerous, but I think the danger can be minimized if things are thought out. For example, protecting the weak from the strong should be a top priority. And I think it can be done in an individualistic society. I think that the dangers from socialism are much much worse. I...
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Re: White People And The Myth Of "Rugged Individualism"

Empty Purnata ·
Neither can I. Well, I cannot tolerate a powerful autocratic government. I think that governments should be controlled with more direct and participatory democracy. Personally, I'm an anarcho-communist and I see the government as an oppressive tool most of the time. I don't believe government ownership is any better than pure private ownership. I see an autocratic economy as just as tyrannical as an autocratic government. Isn't "individualistic society" a bit of a paradox? Big government is...
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Re: White People And The Myth Of "Rugged Individualism"

Sweetwuzzy ·
where are you from? How have you experienced socialism?
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Re: Camera Raw

HonestBrother ·
No.... simple explanation is that JPEG compression loses too much information. The whole point of shooting in RAW is to preserve as much sensor information as possible. That gives you maximal flexibility in digital editing. Again, in many situations it doesn't matter. If you're shooting pictures for a newspaper, for example, and you're working on a tight deadline, there will be very little time for digital editing anyway, and the image quality you need is not that high to begin with, then by...
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Re: Slavery In The Bible

Dusty Elbow ·
What is a Fake Christian and a Christian? What is a non-believer? How can you DISCERN which is which? My impression is If we are JUDGING whose who already ywe wont be a SAINT when ALL THINGS MUST COME TO AN END because we have BEFORE that TIME has COME. Saints will be judging ANGELS and MEN. Oh well, I guess that is what we all get for FOLLOWING those WHITE GODS and their MINIONS .
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Re: If the Bible Is the...

blaqfist ·
1 Timothy 6 1. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to...
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

Saracen ·
Peace.... The arabs were never given enough understanding to corrupt what was left in their care. The Holy Qur'an Sharrief is a revelation which was never fully unraveled by the arab world of muslims. The Book is what I am speaking of. Islam not only travelled through the arab world, it was also emanated through the vessel of the African Moor. The Moors were able to maintain their own indigenous culture and demonstrate the beauty which results from the application of the principles within...
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Re: Open Mouth and Insert Foot: Andrew Young "Helps" Wal-Mart

Empty Purnata ·
I wouldn't doubt there are some Korean stores that screw over Black people, but I think this notion amongst some of the Black community that Korean stores in general are like that is just downright racist and ignorant. There are a bunch of Black stores that screw over Black customers as well. We should complain about those stores as well. I hear talk about "support Black businesses", but why support a Black business if it is just as corrupt as a White business or Asian business? Out of some...
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

Oshun Auset ·
It is evem easier to corrupt things when you don't understand them, just as the Europeans did with X-tianity. So the indigenous culture of Africans is different from that taught in the Qur'an? That is somewhat of a contradiction(considering your premise). The Moors were Arabized Africans. In Senegal it is similar. The Islam that is practiced their is very Africanized(or from your point of view, re-Africanized), but it still has the underlying deification of Arab culture that is expected. I...
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Re: Active US Hate Groups: Black Separatists

Empty Purnata ·
I actually agree with this. It is insulting to lump the NOI in the same category with the Aryan Nation and the KKK. When is the last time the NOI hung White people or influenced government policy? There are plenty of politicians in power with roots to the KKK. But granted, I don't think the NOI's crazed racial theories are of any help to the Black Community, the Black Disapora or Black Liberation in general. Not only are they pseudoscientific, they also mimic White Supremacy replacing it...
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Re: Active US Hate Groups: Black Separatists

Nmaginate ·
EP, making the distinction between the NOI, etc. and White Supremacists groups and even acknowledging "productive" things they've done does not equate to out and out support of them and everything they do. There is no real quarrel here but you've gone far beyond the scope of what's being considered here. No one said they were. The issue here is whether their "crazed" ideas alone qualifies them for being put in the same category as White Supremacists groups. And rightfully so. But Black folks...
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

MBM ·
Well, last time I looked, it was mayors and city councils and governors who are politically responsible for their schools. The simple answer is: hold them accountable for results. Citizens are the ones who answer that question. Not unions. Do they have any data to support that claim or is it merely a convenient argument that fits their political agenda? Did you see the NYT article this week that says that charter schools actually do worse in preparing students? link We're talking about...
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

MBM ·
Could it be, like NCLB, that public schools are grossly underfunded - leaving principals and teachers without the tools they need to do their jobs to the best of their abilities? Maybe the car (system) is right and the car is on the right road (curriculum etc.), but they just don't have enough fuel (funding) to reach their destination? BTW - I missed your response to my "free market" approach to raising teacher salaries. What is your concept for the role of government? Most think (at least)...
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Re: Active US Hate Groups: Black Separatists

Saracen ·
Peace.... There is nothing crazed about the NOi position as it relates to the origin of the races besides the fact that we say that the evolutionary process was aided by social pressures, whereas others say that the environment played the dominant role. The idea that Black people became white is universally accepted. We in the NOI just believe that the process was initiated intentionally... What is so crazed about that? This is completely inaccurate, and contradicts what Malcolm X himself...
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Re: American Hypocrisy

bigmaan ·
America's Greatest Hits By Kennie Anderson, "Land of Hypocrisy" Truth often passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident. This process occurs when a new truth is revealed that contradicts current superstition, whether the truth comes out about the Earth not being the center of the universe or the truth comes out about the horrible atrocities performed by the United States government. Yes, violence and...
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Re: Chavez: Bush is the Devil

Empty Purnata ·
Before you start doing a victory dance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_state#Disputes_o...22Communist_state.22 Notice that the article goes on to later show that most users of the term "Communist state" are anti-Communists (which hardly makes them objective) and Conservatives. Some Liberals use the term as well, but they tend to be more respective and point out that the term is inaccurate. The article even points out "statless communism" in the first paragraph. Yes, imperialism,...
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Re: Rodney King

cypress ·
No,but the L.A. police force was abit more corrupt back then.Its a somewhat different now. Al Sharpton does a good job representing police brutality victims.Some say its to gain recognition,but all politician have negative and positive things.
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Re: A 21st Century Bill of Rights

The 9th and Baklavey ·
Most of those are not rights MBM. They are all privileges granted by a criminal institution. We have no rightful authority to dictate who others may associate with, hire, allow onto their property, etc for whatever reason. You make an abomination of the cause for racial harmony when you threaten to destroy the business of any who practice racism. You will only achieve your noble cause on the moral battlefield. To send thugs against any who exercise their right to racism perverts and destroys...
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Re: THIS REALLY PISSES ME OFF!!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
ULTIMATELY it will be made clear that while BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT THE CAUSE FOR ALL OF OUR OWN PROBLEMS, THE SOLUTIONS TO OUR PROBLEMS WILL FALL ONTO OUR BACKS AS WE ARE THE CHEIF BENEFICIRIES OF SUCH A CHANGE I did no such thing. I only asked you to not be a CONSUMER CAPITALIST CO-CONSPIRATOR in support of global policies THAT YOU HATE. How is it that you on the one hand KNOW that the OIL has BLOOD IN IT and yet you still CONTINUE YOUR CONSUMER WAYS AND CONSUME IT? Is this oil LAUNDERED now...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
KATRINA'S AFTERMATH NBC Deletes Rap Star's Remarks on Telethon By Matea Gold and Scott Collins, Times Staff Writers September 4, 2005 Kanye West's impromptu attack on President Bush during a live telecast Friday prompted NBC to delete his remark in its West Coast broadcast of the benefit for hurricane victims. "George Bush doesn't care about black people," West said. The rap star also criticized coverage of the catastrophe. "I hate the way they portray us in the media," West said. "If you...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Kevin41 ·
FYI...articles that I had clipped during my readings...... KATRINA'S AFTERMATH New Orleans Mayor Backs Off Criticism Nagin's candor reached a new level when he denounced the state and federal response. But he eases up after President Bush reassures him. By David Zucchino Times Staff Writer September 3, 2005 NEW ORLEANS "” The public speaking style of New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin could be charitably described as informal, if not freewheeling. He is also known as a man who, for a politician,...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Kweli4Real ·
Dymally is a Caribbean-born California Representative to the House, that Lofton seems to have fixated on. He has called Dymally low-down, sleazy, corrupt and all that. No one took issue with this because frankly all of this would be opinion. However, I guess because everyone let all the other characterizations go unchallenged, about a year ago, maybe less, Lofton started calling Dymally an illegal immigrant. And, folks chjallenged him and started asking for proof: Of course he couldn't. See...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Michael ·
*********************************** Ex-Lynwood Mayor Goes on Trial He is accused of steering millions of dollars' worth of contracts to a consulting company he secretly owned. By David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer September 20, 2005 Carson, Compton, South Gate, and now Lynwood. In the latest public corruption case in southeastern Los Angeles County, former Lynwood Mayor Paul Richards is scheduled to go on trial today on charges of steering millions of dollars worth of no-bid contracts to a...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Huey ·
So he has a problem with Dymally because he was born in the Caribbean and not in the States. He questions the citizenship of a Caribbean black man, but doesn't questions Schwarzenegger's.
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Michael ·
There is a difference: 1. Unlike California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, it has yet to be published anywhere if, when, and/or where Merv Dymally became a naturalized U.S. citizen. 2. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger serves the people of the State of California. "52ND DISTRICT ALEXANDRA GALLARDO-ROOKER The presumed front-runner in the race for this Compton-area seat was first elected to the state Assembly some 40 years ago. Mervyn Dymally, a onetime pioneer of black politics in California,...
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Re: To Those Who Oppose Affirmative Action! (READ THIS!)

Kweli4Real ·
But the most important difference is simply that Arnold "Da Gropenator" Schwarzenegger is white. And everyone knows that white folk can't be self-serving ... Oh wait, there was that small conflict of interest thing, something about serving as a consultant to a business while sitting as governor ... or corrupt ... Oh wait, wasn't he connected to Cheney's secret Energy Taskforce that shortly after it made recommendations on leaving the energy market to police itself, it did just that by...
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Re: White People do it too, does not apply! When These Individuals are Sworn in to Serve

Kevin41 ·
I wonder what old Lofton thinks now that Delay and Frist...two white male republican leaders...have gotten their azzes in a sling...just like the corrupt enron white males.....and those jack legged black people get to keep on keeping on? Lofty...how do you feel about your cherished republicans right about now....a sorry azz president which a 45% from 40% approval rating is giving hope...and some corrput azz congressmen to boot...hang in there Lofton...its gonna get even better for ya...mark...
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Re: White People do it too, does not apply! When These Individuals are Sworn in to Serve

Michael ·
.......again the Kevin41s, and those of similar viewpoint miss the point. Caucasians, and/or other ethnic groups will hold those accountable, without regard to political affiliation, economic status, fame, etc., who are proven to be incompetent, criminal, unethical, treasonous, etc., the indictment or public exposure of "Delay and Frist", being an example of many examples where Caucasians, and/or others expect accountability no matter who the individual, their affiliation, economic status,...
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Re: Conservative Policies

Cobb ·
Part of the problem here is that people can't believe there's a such thing as a Black Conservative. It is a failure of them to understand black history. There are, accordingly, three strands of political thought in the Post Civil Rights Era: The Black Liberal Tradition The black liberal presumption is that the mainstream of American society is largely rich and corrupt, and owes something of its redemption in tribute to blackfolks. It sees American iniquity and wealth as an annuity that...
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Re: Is the NBA dress code racist?

blacknite ·
Of course it's racist. Their arguments are as follows (and I'm hearing this from white people at another forum I go to) 1. They are represnting the NBA. 2. Clothing companies won't want to continue to endorse them. 3. It's a job and jobs have dress codes. 4. Suits are sybols of professionalism. 5. (when all else fails) Because they are employees and they have to follow the rules. To kill ALL of that I give to you: 1. The Mafia and the US government are THE most corrupt and the biggest thugs...
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Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Kweli4Real ·
First, corrupt cops rarely break the law once, unless it is their first time. Second, you're assuming that criminal is generally not law abiding. A corrupt cop is a criminal, just as the gang-banger is a criminal. In my view, the corrupt cop is far more damaging to society than the gang-banger. I would think that a crooked cop should be held to a higher standard, in that they swore to uphold the law they now violate.
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