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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
.....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... .....the Black community is being looked upon as being insignificant, perverted, criminal, sleazy, wreckless, backwards, un-American, treasonous, self destructive, poverty stricken, social welfare dependent, bigotted, lazy, hateful, uncaring, selfish, useless, begging, continuously playing the race card, etc., ...... ......an outlook that has more to do with a ethnic group's financial status, holdings, consumer...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The fact that Bennet and his wive are virulent anti-Abortion activists is not enough to have you to admit how unlikely such an event is likely to happen under him as you said little about the ABORTION DOCTOR in Arkansas who offered to abort Black babies for free. The Black people coming out of New Orleans had enough to deal with - why deal with a kid? Too much of a hasle. Right?
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

Frenchy ·
Well, just accept that Black women will not change and therefore Black men need to take responsibility for that and change to accomodate that. If Black men did not date these women who were Stuck On Stupid amd clueless, they would not be that way. They should not be expected to do those things of their own free will. Pre-1970, Black men did not seek out and put up with women who were clueless or unappreciative of their achievements. Sure Black women could chose to act responsibly and/or...
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Re: Should Black People...

UppityNegress ·
Making them feel comfortable? That's absolutely ridiculous! It's one thing to say that seeing a group of teenagers talking loudly and wearing oversized clothing makes one uncomfortable--I don't like being near any race of teens, as a matter of fact (barely out of my teens years myself, funny enough). But then some people will persist in feeling threatened because you are Black, irregardless of how neatly dressed or well spoken you are. I've experienced situations like this, only with Asians...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
How you have described yourself is amazingly similar to the person who trained Bruce Lee to be the greatest martial arts expert to ever live... Smal Shi Won - apparently your mere presence strikes fear in the hearts of all asians... Maybe you should change you name to "Super" UppityNegress or "Master" UppityNegress or "Ninja" UppityNegress...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
Oh, now I get it. In comparison to other middle class communities of other races, unfortunately the Black Middle Class seems to be busy trying to emmulate the White Middle Class. A community of selfish, over-privileged "rugged individualists" with that tired old "conservative Protestant work ethic" of "everyone pull yourself up by your own bootstraps". Pesonally, I think African-Americans need to get away from this "middleclassness" mentality. We should be concerned about improving our...
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Re: BLACK PEOPLE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

FireFly ·
To anyone interested... Rough Crossings : Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution - $49.95 Simon Schama "Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution and its aftermath, Rough Crossings is the gripping, astonishing epic of the struggle for freedom by tens of thousands of slaves who believed that their future as free men and women was bound up with staying British, not becoming American. The decision to offer slaves who defected to the British their liberty began in military...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

msprettygirl ·
powerflower-i didn't happen to catch her with tavis either but i do vaguely remember him talking about tyrone on BET. HonestBrother-I feel the same way but I'm pissed because all of my CD's are in storage, thousands of miles away. I'm tempted to download some erykah just to get a quick fix. Kweli4Real- I understand what you mean. I guess thats part of why erykah is so good live, she clearly is well prepared for her shows but alot of the stuff she does is very free flowing and off the cuff...
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Re: Reparations and Poor Whites

James Wesley Chester ·
My first reaction remains, 'No.' The Colonies never established a viable economy without slavery. The forced labor created by slavery enabled the creation and maintenance of the cash crops of the agrarian economy that sustained 'The Colonies'. You will recall the economy of The Colonies, from the early 1500s to early 1600s, was hunting and trapping. Furs of various kinds was the cash crop. Slavery enabled all of the European Colonies in the Western Hemisphere. All the 'poor 'whites' you pose...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

MBM ·
Too bad, CF, you don't understand that those in power and wealth got there in large part through illegal, immoral, and exploitive ways. They seek to "lock in" their immorally obtained lead in society and fear true and free competition with anyone. And BTW - this has NOTHING to do with political and social conservatism.
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely Empty Purnata, ricardomath, and Kevin41 are full of it..... ..now this is punishment... punishment for wrong and foolish actions truly deserved. ..now, I choose not to go this direction, and slim chance exists, where I will be punished for anything that I truly did....... .....There is nothing that a Kevin41 can do that will ruin me, punish me, ruin my good reputation, etc., etc. ..haven't sustained any losses, be it financial, or otherwise, thus what you have classed as...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Interesting. So let me ask you MBM - you have some measure of wealth in your posession. A house, a car, computer equipment. Can we conclude that you have gotten these things as well from skullduggery and thuggery but just is lesser portion than they did? Did Michael Vic or Earl Graves, both of whom are millionaires receive their fortunes in the manner that you indicate? You are throwing out some gross generalizations today man.
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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: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Nah Isome...those days of giving little mikey attention have fizzled down to nothing......what the hell...i made a decent effort up front to communicate so to hell with it......i read some of the old posts Ricardo chronicled and I was really too damn diplomatic in the first place...just takes a minute to figure it out when you trying to give a fool the benefit of the doubt. Remember when I said so in the thread about New Years resolutions? Well as you can see today is the 7th.....once I get...
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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Yssys (Guest) ·
I think that this is such a relevant and interesting topic, I decided to bump it back up to the top of the discussion board. When I was in high school, I was fortunate enough to go to a presidential library and browse through the declassified files of that administration. I was incensed to discover that long before WWII so-called American citizens were being spied on and massive amounts of information was being documented an stored on non-violent organizations. Organizations such as the...
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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
HB, Is there a particular situation or circumstance which you have in mind with this question? As a former college chaplain in a multifaith context, it was my responsibility to both promote a free exchange of ideas while simultaneously protecting the rights of all within an academic community. This meant that any religious group had the right to gather, publicize their events, beliefs, etc. What was not allowed was coercize or aggressive evangelism? Thus, if you were a Christian group who...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Nmaginate ·
Your slip is showing... I can see your PUSSY! BTW, I missed your comment-response when MBM said this, earlier, where you thought the word "LIBERALIZE" had some special magic there, too: But thanks for showing your True White DEFERENCE Colors. And, I'm the one who knows calls you "WHITE". Kevin, I believe, calls you a Foot Shufflin', Bowed Head, Uncle Tom, NUTS ON YOUR CHIN (oops! That's Faheem) Lackey NEGRO! Get it straight, WHITE BOY! And while you're at it, direct your comments to the MBM...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Empty Purnata ·
CF, stop pretending that you "care". You aren't concerned that we are "placing an ideology above our own concerns", you are upset that that ideology is not Capitalism. If we were 100% Capitalists, you would have no problem. If we placed Capitalism above our own concerns, you wouldn't care. You are just upset that we are not Capitalists (well, at least I'm not, I'm not sure if MBM is a Capitalist or a Socialist he comes off as a Socialized Capitalist to me). I can get along just fine with...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

MBM ·
Not to press, but I'd love some more feedback/thoughts on this question. Melesi? kresge? Others?
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Re: DNA Used to Trace African Lineage...

ma'am ·
There is a DNA study that is taking samples for free. http://www.uml.edu/dept/biology/rootsproject/ N/M They are charging for their services now. :/
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Michael ·
"I think that the Reverend has gone overboard with his sermon, and I hope that the congregation made him very much aware of it . The KKK was and is a vile group of individuals that left a legacy of blood shed, hatred, and destruction, and here is a Pastor that states that he'd ride along with them in order to express the same prejudices that we as a people fought so hard to overcome. It is offensive to think that four little black girls in a church and many others along the way lost their...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Michael ·
....but Oh well, condemn Reverend Daniels for his actions, actions that have not harmed a hair on any Black persons head, while no good sleazy Reverend Jesse Jackson , Reverend Henry Lyons, and so many others, receive a free pass to steal from the Black community while the Black community remains in silence! ..... the KKK are least of the average Black man and woman's worries on the street. These individuals did not meet their maker as a result of any KKK activity, but rather the wrong...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay. No problem here. Okay. I got a problem with this. If I banish white folks to the back of the bus; or refuse to sale them a hamburger; or deny them admission to the college of their choice of college, even though they meet the qualifications; or withhold resources for pre-school education, but only in rural areas, or depict them exclusively as criminals or servants in the press and on primetime TV, all because they are white, have I hurt them economically? Have I exhibited racism. "Mary...
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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: Are You a Racist?

Empty Purnata ·
Just like "Samuel Alito" probably originally had some more Italian-sounding name, and he probably became an arch-conservative to appeal to the Anglo-Saxxon crowd so they would forget about his "Italian-ness". Alot of non-Anglo-Saxxon Whites are more outwardly and openly racist (as well as status-quo protecting) to impress their Anglo peers and "get in good" with them.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
The point is that I could sit here and argue with you forever. But your mind is made up and no amount of logic and evidence is going to change your mind. I don't enjoy arguing just for the hell of it. My time is rather limited. So why bother? I'm not sure that anything good comes of it. I'm not sure if anyone on the site gets much from looking at the two of us go back and forth hogging a thread. Why bother? And I did present evidence for my statement. Philemon. And you didn't dispute what I...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Empty Purnata ·
Strictly speaking, Lofton doesn't "know" anything, he's a Chatterbot: http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/64170254/m/4881060163 He's a computer algorithmic program. I have a feeling that he was devised by Vanguard News Network or Free Republic. He seems to be a Chatterbot designed to spout non-stop right-wing, pro-White, anti-Black rhetoric.
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

Rowe ·
The following passages are excerpts taken from author Rosemary Radford Ruether's, Sexism and Godtalk: Toward A Feminist Theology . Woman, Body, and Nature: Sexism and the Theology of Creation 1) "The establishment of this relationship between male and female spheres depends not only on males as definers of culture but also on the burdening of women with most of the tedious, day-to-day tasks of economic production. Males become a leisure class with relatively little to do but decorate...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

FireFly ·
hello Rowe, thanks for contributing. Yes, I agree with your comments immediately above. As it is I have always had a few 'issues' with Christianity and some of its concepts even though I was raised as a christian in my family but we 'won't go there'. I'm sure it's obvious I have a very limited education of world religions, and have been slowly reading up about all the 'alternatives'. I still find flaws but to date, the closest religion I find favour with has been Hinduism. African religions...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Yemaya ·
After he has admitted spying on American citizens and admitted that the war in Iraq was based on faulty intelligence, you would think that someone other than the press would be talking about impeaching him. The majority party of the senate and congress for the last 3 administrations has been the Republican party. Now they have seized majority power in all branches of the government. Including the "talking point" lackeys and those of self-righteous indignation that often show up on this and...
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Re: Nubian Love - What do you think of it ?

Natural Nubian ·
Hello Because of the numerous emails we received, we have published a FAQ section. Those who would like to have an online portfolio can get a free personal page, for a preview, click here [u] We would like to thank you again for your support. [/u] Here's a few models : Kevin Maïmouna Sandra Keren
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am proud of Black Commentator. They made it to the second paragraph before they went on the attack. CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER - huh? Many who are involved in what THEY call "Civil Rights circa 2006" want everything BUT character to be the primary factor in JUDGEMENT. We have no "civil rights movement" today. We have an IDEOLOGICALLY based agenda" that seeks to use countervailing forces of racial categorization to achieve a certain result. Of course as long as YOU agree with their methods...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
You keep saying that silly BS... Tell us, when will that One Day be? I'd like to mark it on my calendar. That or just have you concede that that's the most ridiculous and, for you, SELF-HATRED filled BS:See? That's the type of SELF-HATRED I'm talking about. Which one is it, CON-Feed? Will they STAY (and pull ladders, etc.) or will the GO (and leave Black people here in America on our merry, "dependent" own? Just make up your mind what BS you think is going to work best and be done with it.
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Re: A Declaration of Unity and Vested Interest in America

James Wesley Chester ·
No, I didn't write it. But does kinda look like 'my stuff'. Right? Out of curiosity, and with it being the MLK Holiday, I thought I would post this piece without credits. This piece is the seminal resolution of the Free African Society Convention of 1817 held in Philadelphia at Bethel A.M.E. Church. The convention and its resulting resolution was in repudiation of the American Colonization Movement to deport African American-Americans. It is the seminal document to the foundation of African...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
I made it back (obviously). Had a wonderful time the first few days and then I got really sick (still sick now). Nothing like trying to find a doctor in a foreign country at 2am. I spend a couple of days in bed, but then I was back out on the street because I had so much I wanted to see. BUT, other than that, everything was wonderful. Yummy, yummy pasta, magnificent sights (all the monuments are sooooo HUGE! everywhere I went I felt so small and, sort of, insignificant), really friendly...
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Re: SISTA'S PLEASE READ:

Texas Star ·
I have been creating my own shampoos and conditioners. I use Olive oil to mosturize my hair. The site Nappturality has some good alternatives listed. Right now I use Black soap and shea butter to wash and condition my hair. Im transitioning to natural and its not that big of a deal. Its so much better! Im free!
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Re: SISTA'S PLEASE READ:

Rowe ·
I used to work at a natural hair care salon, specializing in locking, braiding, and natural hair maintenance. I was an experienced hair braider for many years, and I've discovered that Jojoba and Vitamin E Oil are also excellent hair moisturizers. Shea butter is an excellent all over body moisturizer, however, I've attempted to use soaps that were made with all natural ingredients, such as shea butter, lemon grass, lavender, peppermint, and rosemary, and these ingredients can be irritating...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

sunnubian ·
--------------------------------------------- I can't see the difference in whether she said house of representatives, congress, supreme court, republican dominated political posts across the board, same difference; republican dominated and controlled and the neo-republican party is dominated and controlled by racist white southerners. But I guess you may have to have been born and raised in the south and know enough about southern history to know for a fact that post slavery, the south was...
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

Black Viking ·
Fortunately, no. I can't stand AOL. In my experience they make everything so complicated, even they don't understand it. I also don't like the way that AOL bans certain websites simply because they don't agree with the content. The web is about the free flow of information, not censorship. Just my opinion.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
So, in other words, darling , you can't justify your initial statement and have resorted to talking shit again? There was never a shred of evidence about WMD in Iraq, which is why none were found. Unlike here, where we have eyewitnesses and a multitude of photographic proof. And I don't know where you are getting this idea that I forumlate my opinion based on government press releases. The independent information is out there for anyone to see. But all of that shit is neither here nor there...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Isome ·
As an example of an extensive government cover-up, there is the case of TWA Flight 800 from July 17, 1996. Over 30 witnesses claim to have seen an object shooting up in the air and hitting Flt 800 just before it exploded, similar to the imagery we've all seen from the first Gulf War (scud missiles flying UP). Government agencies, including the F.B.I. and NTSB, vehemently denied any existence of a missile that could have hit the plane. However, lots of Americans, including relatives of those...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
You keep waffling here. Are you saying that you want to be able to fantasize about getting these men or are you honest to goodness really wanting the right to hold out for the status-symbol-trophy-husband? Fantasies are free. And you have the right do hold out for whatever you want anyway. If that's what you're about then you just have to ignore what people say. But if what you're really saying is that this what to shoot for then I know I'm going to get a lot of hate for what I'm about to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Sweetwuzzy ·
I still think you are missing the point. I believe Frenchy is complaining that women get dogged for wanting a particular guy (whether it be "the cream of the crop" or not) while guys are not dogged for wanting a particular women (whether it be the "cream of the crop" or not)
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Sweetwuzzy ·
I agree with you. Some women seem to put men into two categories. This is only going to lead to women being lonley due to excessively high standards.
 
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