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Re: Why Slave-Era Barriers to Black Literacy Still Matter

Nmaginate ·
Another Wealth Gap, Meritocracy MYTH Busting link: http://www.impactpress.com/articles/augsep01/divide80901.html
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
one of the reasons why the black man shortage myth is just that is because not all of the women in that 'ratio' are desireable or seeking positive men in their lives. Women are quick to eliminate men who are non-degreed, but never eliminate women with kids. Which is a 'harder' dating situation?? dating a degree-less man or dating a babymomma? I think the babymomma is harder because her kids must come first in her life and require a great deal of her time. Also, what if the kids don't like...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

powerflower ·
But not all of the men in that ratio are desireable or seeking positive women so it doesn't quite even out.
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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: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Empty Purnata ·
I've run into types like that too back in high school and now in college. I've had White kids (and adults) go on about how Affirmative Action and welfare make Minorities "lazy", and cite Black Conservatives. Often times, I have no problem debunking them and using Black Progressives/Liberals to refute the Black Conservative rhetoric. Ever notice that when these Status Quo-defenders are refuted, they get nasty? They start delving into racism, bigotry, sexism, or just start name-calling. I...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

humblelynn ·
I think what we should be striving for and what we continue to strive for is reclaiming our communities and finding ways to make sure our youths aren't statistics. I don't believe that the truth myth of the American Dream exist for most Americans, and it has never existed for African Americans. Black Millionaires still cannot conquer the sickness of white supremacy, and as long as white supremacy exist, the American Dream cannot be and has never been a reality. As opposed to chasing after...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Who can read through all of that, all of those different responses from both men and women, and still say there is no widespread problem with the way Black men are treating Black women? That it's a myth? Love it! Love it! Yes, Sister Nixon! This is really something that needs to be shouted through a bullhorn directly into the ears of every Black man every morning when he wakes, so he can fully remember it throughout his day. Move away from the constant degredation and juvenile, Euro-loving ...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
This is NOT the point, AG. No one is encouraging women to date only a Denzel. No one is saying Denzels are the only quality men. No one is saying that we want the right to hold out for a Denzel. WOMEN SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION OF STRIVING FOR A "DENZEL" WITHOUT HEARING A BUNCH OF FRIGGIN LIP ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO REFOCUS/REVISE/RETHINK BECAUSE WE DON'T DESERVE IT OR BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GIVING THE "LOWER-RUNG" OF BROTHAS A CHANCE OR WHATEVER OTHER REASON. The same way that men can strive for the...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

MidLifeMan ·
I once listned to a lecture by Dr Ivan VanSertima It was proposed that the reason we see so many statues with the noses removed is that during those times the people believed that the spirit of the dead person exited and entered the nose and that if they remove the nose they could keep the spirit in or "lock it out". I've never been able to confirm if it is myth or fact that Napoleon destroyed the nose of the Sphinx.
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Re: The Most Popular Myths In Science

James Wesley Chester ·
Here's one: DDT kills the environment, and is a great danger to humans. This is more than a myth. It is a hoax played an earth's human population by Rachel Carson auhor of 'Silent Spring'. DDT could reduce deaths from malaria to near zero within a year. AND... THE ENTIRE SCIENCE COMMUNITY KNOWS IT!!!! Of course, most malaria deaths are in Africa, followed by South, and Central America. And...Asia of course. Hmmmm. The lie is documented in 'Hoodwinked' by an author that escapes just now.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
I can not agree with your assertion that there must be an end. Why do you believe that to be the case? I do not think that there will ever be a end to struggle. Liberation, justice, freedom, are goals, but I do not think that we will every fully realize them. But I would assert that there is value in the struggle, ala Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus .
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

ZAKAR ·
Propaganda anyone who as actually connected to africans from the continent,I mean really extended and olive branch knows the deep affection africans have for us and visa versa, its just those self hating ignorant brothers and sistas on both sides that perpetuate this myth. Africans in America has always looked to the Continent as our homeland.Africans on the continent have always looked at Africans in the diaspora as their brothers and sistas that were taken from their homeland to the new...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

HonestBrother ·
EP, I'm sorry for your disillusionment. As a college teacher myself, I feel duty bound to explain a few things: (1) College professors are not paid to be deep penetrating thinkers that question the status quo. (2) College professors ARE paid to be (I) competent teachers in their area of expertise and (II) competent researchers in a specialization who publish academic papers that are up to the standards of most of their peers (people who tend to be a lot like them). Having said this, some...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

Oshun Auset ·
Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks
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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: African immigrants face bias from blacks

TruEssence ·
I totally agree with you Zakar. Africans are my brothas and sisthas. I have gotten nothing but love from my African brothas and sistahs. It is very sad that situations like what was posted happens. But they do happen ignorance is a deadly thing.
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I don't have any particular problems with it. It has its place but, most importantly, it has its proper proportion and applicability. Properly proportioned or applicable, relevant and realistic = the former. The latter is out-of-proportion. The former deals with the psychology the latter aims to combat while at the same time being realistic in its attempt to encourage, motivate or mobilize. It's done all the time when people invoke MLK and others "who died to give us..." the right to vote,...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

kresge ·
I will just throw this into the mix. Comparativist religionists and anthropologists would suggest that most indigenous/archaic peoples have rituals, festivals, built around the seasons associated with the equinoxes and soltices. From indigenous cultures in Africa, Australia, and the Americas, these patterns have been observed well before intercultural contact. Folks like Levi-Strauss and Mauss would say that this is part of how human beings organize time and make meaning. Eliade in Myth of...
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Re: Aunt Hagar's Children

Fine ·
No one disputes the fact that historically "we are the legitimate children of Abraham, and that Abraham was [truly] a black man." However, thechosen... The 'term' Aunt Hagar's Children "is" a colloquial hand-me-down from slavery time that my mother used and obviously from my research others are aware of this 'term' -- as well. Example: "Bebe Kids"is a modern-day collequism that jokingly describes Black wayward children. Aunt Hagar's Children and Bebe Kids both carry truth as well as myth.
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Come, Oshun, you can do better than that. Your response was like the description some years back of those who, when accused of killing three men and a dog, would triumphantly produce the dog alive. As you well know, Alexandria was built near an old fishing village called Rhakotis, a nondescript place with nothing to recommend it. Alexandria eventually grew to cover it, but Alexandria was built there, not because there was anything about the village worth preserving or imitating, but because...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Fagunwa ·
"It's obviously a legend, a myth, based on an Egyptian misunderstanding and ignorance of Greek climate, developed to "explain" Egypt's longer history than Greece's." I rest my case. This entity is really sick. I guarantee they are on some sort of medication.
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Empty Purnata ·
http://prorev.com/fascist.htm
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Kweli4Real ·
This is so true. I know this is off topic, and will no doubt get me on a list somewhere; but, it is an example of effective Zionist marketing, to cast [re-cast] all of history to center on the creation/existence/omnipotence of the state of Israel.
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"
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Re: RESOLVED: THERE IS NO BLACK COMMUNITY.

Yemaya ·
There are black communities out there. They are called extended famililes. The problem lies with the historical disconnect within those families, ultimately leading to a historical disconnection with our people. Dr. Akbar talks about this. He also gives a good comparison of black people with the story of Isis and Osiris. Osirian Myth and Black Awakening I think that its all in our mindset, our mentality. We can be a community if we really wanted to be. But first you must love yourself and...
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Re: Whitewashing the 10 Commandments

Fine ·
Report just in: There will be no second coming There will be no rapture and being "saved" -- a precursor to salvation -- will not wipe out "original sin" -- since it's all a myth in the lying lore of racism christianity...!
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Published April 1, 2006 (Photo by LISA DEJONG/Associated Press) Group's founders: Debbie Wilson (left) and Francia Malone, shown in Flint earlier this month, have co-founded the Flint Area Albinism Network. Wilson and Malone, who are black, want to shed more light on the condition. Flint group offers help to those with albinism Black women form nonprofit network to assist, educate By Rose Mary Reiz Associated Press FLINT TOWNSHIP - Strangers used to come up and ask Francia Malone's parents...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
That water in the desert comes from the Colorado River. The population growth of the southwest has created a political water war over how the water is allocated. Of course Mexico doesn't count. The Colorado doesn't reach the ocean anymore, there have been TV programs about this. I have had Black people comment about my speech as long ago as eigth grade. When I was nine I used to correct my mother's speech which then was more correct than I hear often today. I read a lot and I think I...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

FireFly ·
c'mon... has a women ever slapped you for asking for a dance... this must be an urban myth... even the hardest sistas wouldn't do that c'mon... what else was goin' on? .
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

HonestBrother ·
That's new to me too... I've experienced a lot of straight up hard behavior from sistas.... but I've never been slapped....
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

thayfen ·
I'm pretty easy-going, but this is mine: Women who buy into the "Soul-Mate Myth". Lord, how many wasted years, relationships and tears...
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Re: The Math is All Wrong [Revised]

Philippe ·
Easter: the hand-me-down myth The truth is that those so-called wise and prudent theologians know absolutely nothing about the so-called resurrection simply because it never happened. Easter, or the celebration of the resurrection, is merely a tradition, a tradition that you have been taught from childhood, and coming into maturity you have accepted it because that is what you were taught. That is what you read bout. That is what your parents made you observed every Easter Sunday. Thus, you...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Kweli4Real ·
Dell, I'm feeling your message. We, as a people, should focus on our socio/political/economic gain; rather than, fighting for others, who BTW, largely sit on the sidelines during our fights. I haven't heard much from other groups on the Duke matter and don't recall hearing much regarding Katrina. I think many of those banging the drum for others have either: bought into the multi-cultural/colorblind, "we're all in this together against those folk myth"; run out of steam on the Black...
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Re: The Math is All Wrong [Revised]

kresge ·
Yep, like most religious narratives [east, west, north, or south], we are dealing in the area of myth, metaphor, allegory, and imagination. PS - This is an example of something that Melesi would never say.
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Re: What, Where ,Who is God and How do you know Him?

Black Viking ·
God is all... noun, verb, and adjective. The description I believe works best is that of a man walking on a path. God is the man, the path, and the action of walking. See above. The word "who" implies a singularity. I don't believe this applies to God. The Tao Te Ching describes the Tao (translation: Path) as empty and full. Like a drinking glass... the solidness is full, but the emptiness between the solid portions allow it to be usable. Same with a wheel... the spokes and rim are solid,...
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Re: What, Where ,Who is God and How do you know Him?

Khalliqa ·
Lord help me.... I was trying not to make comments here.... but I seem to not be keeping my word on being quiet... I guess I am in the season of responding..... But I feel compelled to say.... that somehow.... your responses....speak to me.... BV I did a paper in philosophy class comparing Confucious' ideas... to Taoism..... and the disagreements..... in allowing oneself to go with the flow (for lack of better words) with "the way"..... or impacting one's will on "the way"..... you know when...
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Re: The Math is All Wrong [Revised]

Fine ·
Philippe--Easter: the hand-me-down myth is right on point, thanks! Oshun Auset, you are correct! alagory[ies or rather allegories are "...the representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form. It seems that the spin masters [i.e. the Church] have mixed a little of both pagan myth [i.e. ancient rituals of fertilization] and reality [scientific fact of the spring equinox] and thus/vio'la created a unique false animal of...
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Re: What, Where ,Who is God and How do you know Him?

Empty Purnata ·
What is "God" to me? "God" is all that is form, all that is essence and all this is potential. God is spirit, matter, mind, etc. Yes, God is a human being because every human is/is part of God. God is All and None. Neither X nor Y, nor both, nor neither. I like HonestBrother's and Black Viking's explanations: Everywhere and nowhere. All-thingness and No-thingness. As well as neither. To me, it's not so much "believing in God", it's " believing God ". All of these things are but objects. God...
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Re: It's a Woman Thing - You Wouldn't Understand.

ma'am ·
The impact of the indoctrination of the superwoman myth. Definitely.
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Re: It's a Woman Thing - You Wouldn't Understand.

Jasmine ·
Wow Nayo, I am sorry that stuff like that would happen to you. I read your post the thread called "Did I take this too far", I am very sorry about that happening too This world can be such a cold place at times. I understand what you mean about Black women being perceived as a whores & promiscuous women. Stuff like that used to happen to me when I took night classes at my college. On my way home (around 10PM), I had to walk through an area called Queens Plaza (which I thought was safer...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Former Member ·
Hey HB, don't forget about the Hindu God Krishna (as in Christ or Kristian/Christian), which also was combined with the ancient Egyptian word Karest, which means anointed, he was also a son of God who was crucified for the people. Have you ever seen a picture of Krishna? Look it up on the web. Pretty interesting that the picture that the Hindu created of Krishna, looks exactly like the picture that Micheal Angelo (Michael God's Angel, in Greek the word Angelos means angel) drew of Jesus.
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Re: Black Alpha Male - in short supply.

thayfen ·
Okay: Alpha Males... As in wolves; as in animals. Human beings are lot more adaptable, more versatile and cooperative than this "Alpha Myth". In my opinion, the whole concept is simply a rationalization for base elitism. There are many types of leader, boss or sovereign; just as there are many types of society, work-group or situation. Why must we limit ourselves to an arc typical personality?
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Re: The Most Popular Myths In Science

Sweetwuzzy ·
I've heard that pressures from the environmentalist nuts has forced the U.S. to not send DDT to Africa, Asia, ect....
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: society and the black man

Nykkii ·
Nmaginate, I don't want to take away from or diminish your feelings of disticntess, but I think what I'm trying to get at is that everyone can go through periods of their live when they feel very different. This is not a phenonmenon held only for one class, race, or gender of people. WE ALL deal with feelings of isolation in our thinking, our experience, and our ideals. We all go through times (some longer than others) when we are unsettled. I think you are in a definate growth passage of...
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Re: society and the black man

Nykkii ·
my dear sweet Vox, I beg to differ with this last statement. I think in your examples you have just shared a tremendous amount that is in common with other black men in society. i think you are explaining exactly what this topic was meant to do--expose the fact that "society" has view of the black man that may or may not (and probably does not) fit the majority of black men. all of the myths listed by our brothers here on aa.org fit in with what you are saying--black men are womanizers,...
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Re: Welfare

NSpirit ·
oh, ok WHATZ... I see now that you did not understand the reason I was using statistics re: the percentage of african americans accessing welfare or the percentage of the federal budget which is spent on welfare. I did not use those stats to encourage abuse of the welfare system. Nor was I motivated by a "well whites do it so we can too" attitude. I used the stats to debunk a myth. The stats come from a book entitled "Don't Believe The HYpe" by Chideya Farai (sp?) I personally believe an...
 
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