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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am not sure why I waste my time. I said NOTHING about getting reparations from Bush. Several weeks ago a frat brother of mine told me that Bush wasted billions in Iraq that he could have given to Black people as reparations. I asked him why is he so vocal about what "his enemy" has failed to do with his deficit spending to fund a war but he is so silent about what his friend has failed to do to pay the debt he owes to Blacks all the while having a SURPLUS. The end result for Black people...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
It really takes a true spin artist to take an unprecedented decrease in poverty and turn it into a bad thing. Unbelievable. It's sad that folks who sit here with all kinds of comforts are opposed to others striving for those same things. And suggesting that these folks would be better off with less choices... in a barter society? lol... now I remember why I got bored with this board a while back. Every rich nation started off poor like the nations I mentioned. They all had to develop and go...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Isome ·
An article before the invasion of Iraq made the argument that the US was intent on war with Iraq b/c Saddam was convincing the members of OPEC to switch to the euro instead of the dollar as the currency of choice. Further, the WTO/IMF has previously warned that the US trade deficit will be a catastrophe for the economy unless the current administration makes major changes. Things just get curiouser and curiouser... without a contingency plan in the case of economic collapse, most people will...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

Kendra ·
I wish I understood more about our national deficit, which is supposedly money that we owe ourselves (or so I've been told by my USAP teacher). But well, if that were money that we didn't necessarily need, then I'd say that should be the source for reparations. But another issues that comes up is what is done with this money. I mean, I think that what had been disussed earlier is the assimilation and consumer relationship that most African-Americans have been drawn into, unconsciously in...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

blackblogger ·
Like any other association, J&J is nothing more than a club; a "Black" American status "Symbol." J&J is to Black America as Porshe is to Sports Car. It's that simple. Only problem is, there are too few Black Americans who can afford a porshe, while a porshe is probabaly a very good pre-requisite to J&J membership. I personally have no interest in special interest groups, as the majority of which have no political clout because of their (inwardness), particularly special interest...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
First I'd execute a saner Middle East policy that was far more balanced than the overwhelmingly pro-Israeli approach we've traditionally had. I'd treat the Arab world as partners, and with much more respect than we generally have. Second, money and trade have a way of making friends - even the most unlikely ones. I'd actually INVEST in Arab countries - beyond just buying oil. Third, I'd collaborate with Arab nations to increase our intelligence capacity there. Knowing that fundamentalism is...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
Well, I don't know if it's a ploy or not, but unless this woman is a mouthpiece, saying what he demands her to say, I don't see what exactly is wrong with her saying it. On the other hand, it seems to me that most of the Democrats, including black democratic officials, for my entire lifetime, have been talking about a candidate doing what's best for "us," when they talk to us. But they always talk the talk without walking the walk, and I think it costs us. You say that there's hell to pay...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
??? Some coinkidink, huh? Does that need to be said after every single utterance of those words? Anyway, you wanted me, currently a Clark supporter, to try to answer the question why you "should rally behind or vote for this person as president of the United States." I can only try to answer why I like him so far. My issues may not be the same as yours. I probably should put this in Editorials, but here goes... First off, my #1 issue this year is that nothing is more important right now than...
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Re: For My People

ricardomath ·
Noah, I'm curious why you placed this notice at the bottom of the post. Nobody with ADD will ever reach it! Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch miserable failure Cauca, Colombia
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Re: Big Supreme Court Victory

EbonyRose ·
I think in the long run, this will be more of an asset than a deficit.
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Re: Selling Social Security Reform as Reparations...

EbonyRose ·
A long read, but it has some good info and stats President Bush with Robert McFadden, who spoke about Social Security and his father, earlier this month in Washington. (Reuters Photo) Bush argues his Social Security plan aids blacks By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff January 30, 2005 Second in a series of occasional articles examining the economic and political stakes involved in the Bush administration's proposed overhaul of Social Security. WASHINGTON -- As President Bush prepares to...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

Rowe ·
There are a disproportionate number of African American youth, particularly African American urban youth, placed in Special Education classes, where they are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also no secrect that African American students consistently lag behind in terms of academic performance and passing Standardized Tests (SAT, GRE, MAT) compared to other groups of children. No one has yet to discover the "magic...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

sunnubian ·
______________________________________________________ In this instance I am correct, and so are you, however, it appears that we are talking about two different things. Our historical suffering at the hands of racist and opportunist whites and institutionalized racism is a different subject than what we are doing now, how we chose to live our lives in this country---which, they way I see it, the majority of us have chosen to mimick/copy whites' customs, culture, habits, deviant behaviors,...
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Re: North American Border Crossings to Require Passports

EbonyRose ·
Let's not forget America has a record I don't know how many trillion dollar deficit that is growing by leaps and bounds every single day. Things are so bad here in Texas now that you can get a $100.00 ticket for having the little frame that goes around your license plate display the name of the dealership that sold you the car. The U.S. government is about to make a bundle off of this.
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Re: North American Border Crossings to Require Passports

EgbertSouse ·
I assume you're referring to the trade deficit. Instead of blaming it all on Bush and the evil Republican free market-loving capitalists, YOU can actually do something to lower the trade deficit yourself. Yeah! Next time you're shopping at Wal-Mart, don't automatically reach for every product marked "Made In China" or "Hecho en Mexico." Look around. See if there are still any products made in the USA. Every little bit can help reduce the trade deficit.
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Re: North American Border Crossings to Require Passports

Huey ·
Say WHAT??!! You can get a ticket for the dealership putting a license plate holder for your tag? Whoever passed that law deserves the electric chair or lethal injection.
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

EbonyRose ·
blackoutloud ... That was quite a mouthful But, I only have two comments ... First of all, I'm not understanding what part of "I will reiterate that I don't find the entire concept of hip hop as a total undesireable entity." are you not grasping? Let me put it to you point blank. I do not and have not ever condemned the hip hop generation as a whole. I know too many of every kind of youngster who is a part of it. But ... the rap video/entertainment/music industry part of is more so than less...
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Re: Why Are There More "Baby-Mamas" Than Wives?

Rowe ·
LOSE THE DEFEATIST ATTITUDE Some people are really lousy parents. And??? What the hell does that have to do with me and my goals. Am I going to let other people's hangups with relationships discourage me from pursuing a satisfying marriage and family? Some people eat excessively and consequently die from fatal heart attacks. Am I going to allow their death to keep me from eating? The probability of students from innercities dropping out of their first year of college is significantly higher...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
HeruStar, your response didn't make any sense. Were you somehow trying to creatively lead into what I said with that metaphorical garbage you just wrote? It's obvious we don't agree on this issue and it doesn't make any sense to keep bouncing back with ignorant remarks because we don't agree. The national deficit is currently over 7.7 trillion dollars and climbing. it's been calculated that every single American owes the country somewhere around $26,000 give or take a few hundred dollars. If...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Michael ·
Hello IRONHORSE, .....and the information you have expressed is indeed valid. More so than not, Black people need to clean up their own house before condemning others. ...and speaking of reparations, in addition to the realities that you have expressed that are indeed valid, Black people have used their position of influence to break-up the Black family structure for profit. This practice of separating parents from their children, and siblings from other siblings, was supposed to have ended...
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

Momentum ·
MBM, there are also studies that show a net deficit. And really that is besides the point, it is only logical that the borders should be controlled, we can still let as many in needed to benefit the economy but completely open borders allow people who cross to prey on society, controlling immigration will allow the desirable ones through while keeping out the undesirable ones. So what is the advantage of having an open border as is today?
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Sandye ·
Ricardo - Your article was published in 2002. Let's see what was said in 2004: Illegal immigration costing U.S. taxpayers Published 8/25/2004 5:17 PM WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Lawmakers continue to battle on whether or not to loosen immigration laws, particularly on the possibility of allowing illegal immigrants from Mexico to stay legitimately and potentially become U.S. citizens. But while the politically sensitive debate continues, some analysts argue that the cost to care for illegal...
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Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

Kevin41 ·
oh yeah....the opinions of movie watchers about movie content is more important than opinions of voters regarding a breach of security with the CIA, a false war started on lies, a schitty economy, a huge huge deficit that was a surplus....I guess that is how such a mediocre guy became president....take many many americans who don't have their minds on much already and help them get distracted by small issues of no relative importance whatsoever....in the meantime, their jobs are being...
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Re: Made In China

Kevin41 ·
Fostering Goodwill With Jobs In South Carolina, a Chinese factory wins friends, a trend that is part of that country's efforts to boost its image in the United States. By Evelyn Iritani Times Staff Writer July 31, 2005 CAMDEN, S.C. "” This sleepy town of quaint colonial homes and Revolutionary War battle sites is an unlikely champion for China. It's the oldest inland city in South Carolina, a state devastated by competition from low-cost Chinese textiles. The state's most powerful...
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Re: Infidelity: Is There Ever A Legit Reason For It?

HeruStar ·
Is cheating justifiable? No. Is there ever a legitimate reason for cheating? Ofcourse. One reason why some cheat is because they profit very little from fidelity. In our give and take (cost/benefit) relationships, some of us are running a spiritual deficit, and can't be expected to be able to afford fidelity. Self-gratification is at the top of our list of priorities. Psychologically, we are raised to cheat. Indulging in self-gratification can be nipped in the bud early. It's hard for some...
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Re: Infidelity: Is There Ever A Legit Reason For It?

kresge ·
What's legitimate about any of these reasons? Also, is the 'we' self referential?
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Re: As a possible 'sister,' Condi Rice disappoints

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I did not attribute "student's gains" to NCLB. Ultimately it is the PEOPLE WHO COME INTO DIRECT CONTACT WITH THESE CHILDREN that will change them. NCLB is responsible for the abundance of information on the web for people to compare performance between schools and specific groups with in the schools. It is responsible for not allowing schools to exclude certain groups from taking tests as to avoid lowering the scores of the school (ie: English as a second language students). The DATA set...
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Re: Whats going on?

Noah The African ·
We can help each other to understand better Popcorn. I understand that money and exchange rate is a commodity that is speculated upon and bought and sold to make profits from differences in rates of exchange. The issue is, however, what caused the government to break the gold standard? It's true that the value of all currency is determined essentially by the confidence that people have it or rather the confidence they have in the government and nation that issues it. Even if the nation was...
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Re: Whats going on?

Popcorn ·
Noah, I'm not sure what the given rational was for ending the gold standard except for the collapse of the Bretton Woods Agreement in 1972. I have a small textbook on this agreement and I will try look through it and make sense of it if my mind still can. I do know that the Bretton Woods Agreement was established in the early 1940 during WW II with the U.S. dollar as the standard by which all other currencies were valued. The U.S. dollar at that time was the strongest and most stable of all...
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Re: The Essence of Party Differences?

James Wesley Chester ·
There is also repeated demand to run government like a business. This while refusing to acknowledge that government is NOT a business. It is government. Government must do the kinds of things business cannot be expected to do. Like knowingly operate at loss, e.g. deficit. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
Poll: Bush Presidency Judged Unsuccessful By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes ago For the first time, more people say George W. Bush's presidency will be judged as unsuccessful than say it will be seen as a success, a poll finds. Forty-one percent of respondents said Bush's presidency will be seen as unsuccessful in the long run, while 26 percent said the opposite. Thirty-five percent said it was too early to tell, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the...
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Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE): Difference or Deficit?

SistahSouljah ·
Difference is a deficit to those who aren't different.
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Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE): Difference or Deficit?

sunnubian ·
______________________________________ Could you further explain . . . ?
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Re: African American Vernacular English (AAVE): Difference or Deficit?

SistahSouljah ·
This is one of those topics that could be discussed forever and ever, amen. As far as alot of people are concerned, it's a difference of opinion. People who strictly speak 'standard' English may find it a deficit, and those who don't, probably won't.
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Re: Bill Gates, World's Richest Man, Bets Against Dollar

Noah The African ·
The depreciation of the US dollar relative to other currencies is not necessarily a bad thing....but it is bad in the current context of other factors. Of course in theory it's supposed to shrink the balance of accounts deficit (trade deficit)...that is why they have let the dollar fall....to promote exports. But its not working as the trade deficit keeps growing. Moreover, the more it drops the less financial sense it makes for all those central banks (foreign) to hold dollars as their...
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Re: Should we stay or go

Nmaginate ·
Yeah, one would think that CON-Feed would be strictly a private sector man. Instead, he's just RHETORIC MAN! Able to evade simple questions in a single disingenuous, conclusion jumping bound. I guess when you're a such a huge Intellectual Deficit as CON-Feed always is... you would have to make up shit as quickly as possible to ever even have a chance in your own mind that you can even compete. I repeat (for CON-Feed): Nothing I have said has been anti-corporation (or pro-corporation because...
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Re: The Irony of Conservatism

Kevin41 ·
**yeah the irony.....if i remember correctly. wasn't the deficit eliminated under clinton? Greenspan: U.S. Deficit May Hurt Globally Email this story click to enlarge ADVERTISEMENT By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer Dec 02 1:22 PM US/Eastern WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan expressed concerns Friday that America's failure to deal with its exploding budget defict and worldwide efforts to erect trade barriers could disrupt the global economy. Speaking at an economic...
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Re: The Irony of Conservatism

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Poor Kevin. Always the cheerleader who exposes himself for who he is. The BUDGET DEFICIT was eliminated for a few years. The REVENUE INCREASE that made it so came from the ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES that were largely spurned by a concept that you hate - CAPITALISM. Thank the inside traders, those who released IPOs and then cashed out and the venture capitalists who funded companies for the purpose of increasing their stock values rather than expecting them to ever see a PROFIT from business...
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Re: The Irony of Conservatism

Kevin41 ·
well CF...you can window dress it as much as you like and change the focus on me as opposed to the facts...did clinton repair a budget deficit that existed for decades and leave a suprplus? yes.......did W fuck off the suprplus and return the country to a deficit by offering tax cuts at a time of high military spending? yes.......so CF...you can say what you like about me but you cannot refute facts that are independent of me and what I think....and that is the affliction of the...
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Re: A Lesson to Learn

Nmaginate ·
No. I just can't stand PUSSIES and PUNKS! Call it a character flaw... SHUT.... THE... FUCK... UP!! "Effective Leadership Toward Change..." OF WHAT??? As MBM demonstrated with his question to you about how much your ideology has transformed your life... most of us are as "successful" (and some much more so) as you are. SO WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??? ENGLISH!!!! "Leadership"?? "Leadership"??? Leadership between you and me has never been the topic. You may fancy yourself as a...
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Re: Dying over "good" intentions - Africa and the world listen, please.

Dusty Elbow ·
The World Groundwater Deficit: How Did It Happen? The great magnitude of the problems caused by the depletion of the world's groundwater resources is abundantly clear. Yet except for China and India, there has been very little action by governments. In Australia, the government has recently issued a report recommending the use of groundwater to supplement surface irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin, a vast flat area that is the food-bowl of the nation. The decision seems to have been made...
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Re: Karim Sulayman - I trust you

DennisKalita ·
Why I posted this. We have a trust deficit among ourselves. Yes, no fear, we have the right to bear arms and should but reacting with Kamikaze tactics will lose against overwhelming force. Might as well try to conquer Russia. People who didn’t vote said that we’ll finally be able to unite if Trump wins. ??? That was their theory. ??? The big question. Is there an option of being our own allies?
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Re: Karim Sulayman - I trust you

sunnubian ·
No one is advocating any 'Kamikaze tactics' before the real sh!t hits the fan; it's just that when the real sh!t does hit the fan, we will may as well be up against Russia, so Kamikaze, do-or-die, [because you are going to die or suffer an even worse fate than death], therefore, it should be the only way Black people/African Americans, go out in this 'mofo'. What is being setup by Trump, a republican dominated Congress, racist police forces all across America, and America's run-of-the-mill...
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Re: Karim Sulayman - I trust you

DennisKalita ·
I fully hear what you’re saying. We’re the enemy of his cult followers. We saw the screaming danger coming down the road but not the blind from Duvernay to Farrakhan to Chapelle. What the hell does that say?! Leaders who can’t read danger signs can't lead Has the shock woke them up yet? Trump is a typical fascist to the extreme. He’s harshly punishes those who do not worship his ego in Trumpistan, formerly USA. He’s coming after us with stop and frisk for starters. I’ve told people to get...
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Re: Trump says blacks who stayed home were ‘almost as good’ as those who voted for him

sunnubian ·
Andrew Appel and a Sequoia AVC Advantage voting machine. | Alex Halderman THE FRIDAY COVER How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play. By BEN WOFFORD August 05, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google + Email Comment Print MOST POPULAR Trump: I don't need daily briefings Dem congressman: Electoral College has 'right' to weigh Russian hacking...
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Re: Will You Vote??

B Bankins ·
This was in response to my refering to "W" Bush addressing the NAACP convention. This person is a member of the NAACP and knows nothing of Bush's Keynote address to the NAACP convention in Baltimore on July 10, 2000. But then, should I really be surprised?? Mr. Lofton Excellent post! The Dems are in real trouble here in Maryland. The race for governor has both the Democrat and Republican candidates locked in a dead heat, according to the polls. I say they are in trouble because for the first...
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Re: Jesse and Al on Trent's Comments: Your Take?

MBM ·
'Terrible' Words Not Meant to Hail Segregation, Lott Says December 11, 2002 By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 — Trent Lott, the Republicans' Senate leader, responded today to mounting criticism over his comment that the nation would have been better off had Strom Thurmond been elected president in 1948, saying in a broadcast interview that he had erred in his choice of words meant to honor the senator on his 100th birthday. "The words were terrible and I regret that," Mr. Lott told the...
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Re: DubyaDubyaDubya.com

0dysseus ·
B Banks, First, you appear to be very knowledgeable on politics, but also very biased. But again we all are to a certain degree. I do find it very alarming that an AMerican Black Man (other than Colin Powell) is "Proud to have Bush as his President". What can you say you are proud of? 1. Economy in worse recession in decades. 2. Corporate scandals at all time high. Bush was also a player. 3. International Relations are worsening. 4. Govt leadership on Economy recovery nonexistent. 5.
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Re: "Preferences" in America

MBM ·
This is one of the best pieces I have ever read about white preference in America. WOW! ------------------------------------------------ WHITES SWIM IN RACIAL PREFERENCE By Tim Wise, AlterNet February 20, 2003 Ask a fish what water is and you'll get no answer. Even if fish were capable of speech, they would likely have no explanation for the element they swim in every minute of every day of their lives. Water simply is. Fish take it for granted. So too with this thing we hear so much about,...
 
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