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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MidLifeMan ·
What always gets under my skin when black people prattle on like this is how blind or stupid the individual must be. I believe in one since that this is true – on an individual basis. But under the umbrella of racism it's complete bullshit. He did not overcome racism. In an oppressive society, when you belong to the group which is oppressed, YOU do not overcome anything. You are ALLOWED and GIVEN privileges which can easily be taken away. And lets be clear Colin Powell, a Condi Rice, an...
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Re: Bush Admits Faulty Iraq Intel

Kevin41 ·
Al Qaeda No. 2: Bush must admit defeat in Iraq (CNN) -- An Arabic language news network has aired a video of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, in which he called on U.S. President George W. Bush to admit defeat in Iraq. Al-Jazeera said the video, which is about a minute long, was made in December. According to CNN's translation of the video, Ayman al-Zawahiri offers his condolences to Pakistan for the October 8 earthquake before congratulating fellow Muslims for what he says...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
HB, Yes, the northern abolitionist movement included people who were not Christians, but that really is beside the point. Wiliam Wilberforce in England was a Christian who almost a hundred years before the American Civil War spearheaded the British abolitionist movement. Christians here were encouraged by his success and worked very hard to abolish slavery all through the country. It's what led to our Civil War, you'll remember. They worked with many who were not Christian, but they worked...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
And that is exactly the problem. And you can't rule out a figurative rush to "Profit." All of that, I can explain but the point is, you really wasn't reading carefully at all (see below). But, maybe you could just better articulate the idea about "competition" and actually explain/elaborate on how such "competition" can and will benefit ALL or as many children as possible and, particularly, a big (as opposed to a little) chunk of "the least among us." It can't be that hard if your actually...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Black Viking ·
Christ, where do I start... Horsesh*t. There were two major contributing factors to the end of slavery and neither one had anything to do with the good graces of the slave holders. First, at the end of the 100 years war between England and France, both nations abolished slavery as a part of the treaty. They did this, presumably, because the economic advantage of slavery would have undone their stalemate if only one of them had it. But it became threatening for America to be the only Atlantic...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think that Lincoln gets way to much credit for this. He wrote in a letter, just before the beginning of the Civil War, that his "greatest concern is to save the Union. If I believed that preserving slavery would accomplish that goal, I would do so." The only thing Lincoln deserves credit for is being far sighted enough to realize that if slavery wasn't abolished, the slaves themselves were going to tear his beloved Union down around his ears.---Black Viking I really appreciat your post. I...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

kresge ·
Great letter. I think that some media outlets would pick it up and carry it; e.g., the black press and the liberal alternative media. It makes a great deal of sense to me. By the way, do you know what the graduation rate of black athletes are at UT. When I was in college in the 80's attending an SEC university, a study came out showing that many of the schools in the conference had not seen any black athletes graduate in over a decade.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Valley Traditional High School is in the middle of a racial controversy. A teacher used a racial epithet towards a student. The word is only six letters long but the impact is far reaching. We do want to warn you that some of the language in this story is strong and may offend some people, but since this story is not just about the "n" word it's also about the pronunciation, we've decided to leave it in the story for you to decide. Murphy: "What did he say to you specifically?" Chavers: "Sit...
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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: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Kai ·
Peace.... Scientists Find A DNA Change That Accounts For White Skin By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff Writer Friday, December 16, 2005; Page A01 Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife. The work suggests that the skin-whitening...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, is next in line. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2005/11/05/house-speaker-rep-dennis_n_10175.html So we can rest easy ... it would be business as usual.
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

HonestBrother ·
I do see the problems with impeachment... but we need to start somewhere. And we also need to start bringing in INDICTMENTS on the top ranks of this * criminal * administration . Cheney can't do much harm if he's indicted, tried, and convicted for his role in the Plame affair...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Kai ·
Peace.... I find it interesting that people have raised he named Barack Obama, and TD Jakes as leaders when they have led nothing, yet no one has raised the name Louis Farrakhan who has demonstrated great leadership for the entire black community for the last 20 years. I think this is another reason why we will always have a hard time finding good leadership, we always fail to acknowledge the good of people who are not backed by the media machine. Perhaps we haven't figured ut yet that the...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Kai ·
Peace.... 2 years ago, I predicted a presidential race between Hillary Clinton, and John McCain, and for vice president, for the Democrats Barak Obama, Condi rice as the vp nominee for the Republicans. Every base would be covered. This race would be one for the record books. Kai
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Frenchy poses an excellent question, what does it mean to be "free"? For a period in our history (African American descendents of slaves) to be "free" meant "to be emancipated" - to be autonomous and self-determining. The definition of "free" later came to speak more to equality and full recognition under the law. I'd be curious to read how MBM and others define freedom today. My guess is that the definitions presented will be as varied and unique as the people typing them out. As tempting...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Point taken, Zakar. I'll share my opinions, keeping in mind that they are just my feelings and observations and not neccessary fact. You ask what gains we've made since the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.... Education: I am a black student attending the University of Alabama. There are literally thousands of other black students attending this institution with me. Do you think the students who had to confront gangs and George Wallace in the 60s would consider our current situation a step...
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Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

HonestBrother ·
IMO A Rice candidacy/presidency would be disastrous for black political interests If she continues G.W.'s policies - and there is little reason to doubt she will - she'll be disastrous for the country...but the mere fact of her race will confuse (and split) the black vote. If you want to know who NOT to support: Look at who the establishment IS supporting and positively fantasizing about now: 1. Condoleeza Rice 2. Hillary Clinton (both of whom have MUCH more support among blacks than they...
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Ummmm... Kiss...-Delroy Lindo.... Ummmm.... Marry...-- Don Cheadle (fa sho!) Escort to the edge of a cliff..--- Wesley Snipes Have lunch with......---whoever the hunk is in Phat Girlz (don't know much about him) Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell 2. Al Sharpton 3. Jesse Jackson 4. Barack Obama (sp?) Peace, Virtue
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell- (bench warmer) 2. Al Sharpton- lunch for the infotainment and hair care tips 3. Jesse Jackson- lunch/dinner to hear about that day on the balcony 4. Barack Obama (sp?)- not sure about this mulatto man/text message maybe ------------------------------------
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Re: License to Drink?

MBM ·
Easily. They are already required by law to check ID for age. So the ID has something on it which says that this person is not eligible to buy alcohol - heck a scarlet letter or something. Precisely. Someone who has committed a number of DUI's does not deserve the privilege to drive and further endanger others. In the same way that sexual predators are required to "check in" with the local police any time they move - this would be a similar penalty to try to prevent a needless death or...
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
Child molestors can check in every once and again with the police (which is never really enforced in any meaningful way), but drunk drivers should be stamped with a scarlett letter or something?? And this seems rational to you? Nothing seems... amiss? This is already addressed. They have their licenses taken away. And as you can see it doesn't stop people from driving. If you want to address the driving, which is the actual problem , address the driving. Leave the buying liquor out of it.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Dusty Elbow ·
I guess being in jail for undocumented illegal immigrants is full participation in our society. After all ask "our" people in jail that question. Dont worry the US army has free labor camps to answer that need of labor shortage. Obama is adding nothing to this problem except crafted words. It needs the full approval of the House and Senate and they are dead in the water for now over this whole issue.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Fine ·
Obama is a mole....!
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

ricardomath ·
I believe that his father is from Kenya, so it's a natural position for him to take.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Oshun Auset ·
Yah, his Father is a JaLuo from Kenya who came here on a student visa and got his citizenship by marrying his mother and then bouncing... Isn't that basically a 'loophole' in the legality issue?..Not that I give a damn, to me this country is illegal. IMO his father being from Kenya is precisely why he shouldn't think this way. But, he is part of the system and has sworn to uphold it in his oath taken for office so I couldn't ecpect much more from him.
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Re: Quiz: How Dirty is Your Mind?

Fabulous ·
Fab: Ok folks--THE ANSWERS Quiz: How Dirty Is Your Mind? (The answers are not what you think) 1. What is a four-letter word that ends in K and means the same as intercourse? *Talk 2. What is it that a cow has four of and a woman has only two of? *Legs 3. What can you find in a man's pants that is about six inches long, has a head on it, and that women love so much that they often blow it? *a twenty dollar bill 4. What word starts with f and ends with u-c-k? *firetruck 5. Name five words that...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
After being interviewed by the school administration, the eager teaching prospect said: "Let me see if I've got this right. . . You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning, and I'm supposed to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse and even censor their T-shirt messages and dress habits. You want me to wage a war on drugs and sexually transmitted...
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Re: Why is marriage more serious than having children?

EbonyRose ·
I watched this story on Anderson Cooper 360. It ended with the woman saying "We love this house and we think it's worth fighting for." Neither one of them said they are considering getting married. Instead, the man said, "When we're ready, then we'll we'll be ready." Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Move or get married Imagine you've bought your dream house. And you've moved in. Now, imagine being told you can't live there because you -- and your children -- are not considered a family. That's the...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

James Wesley Chester ·
yes, I do. There is nothing to lead anyone to believe we will act to prevent it. We have sat idly by for 21 years lettng the date for the ax to fall come closer and closer. And to reinforce that indifference, we, African Americans as a group, and the Congressional Black Caucus, and all the "leadership" groups have actively put position papers out there calling the entire impending act a lie. The most recent was a letter issued just before the national convention of the NAACP, signed by...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

soul_doctor73 ·
Brother! I can't express the excitement at finding this post. I JUST emailed BET! I'm with you, do or die. Laugh or cry, until the bitter end. I am posting this on other forums I frequent to try and gain public support. I was just about to do the same thing here when I saw your post and now I don't need to start a new thread. Letter follows Isaiah 1;2-3 "Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: I reared up children and brought them up, but they have rebelled agaist me.
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

soul_doctor73 ·
To Whom It May Concern: Board of Directors, President, and/or CEO of Black Entertainment Television My name is Curtis Gordon, and I am writing this letter to your company in an effort to address an issue I'd like to call your attention to. As a representative of the Black Music entertainment industry, it is of my opinion that BET share's equally in the responsibility our black musicians seem to lack. BET programs their music, show their videos, and promote their albums, all under the banner...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

blaqfist ·
Soul Doc. that was an outstanding letter, I have printed it and will pass it around. I would like to add you to my e-mail list. We need to hook up. You can e-mail me at blaqfist@blackplanet.com. I applaud the success that Robert L. Johnson, has had financially. Guy starts a business off with a 500K loan and in less then 25 years sells the company for 3 Billion. That aint bad in anybodies book. But I do have some complaints about BET that transcends making money. I find that even BET's musiq...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

EbonyRose ·
BET sucks!! Its management sucks, its ownership sucks, its programming sucks, its advertisements suck, its website sucks, its website's message boards suck, and any and all of its affiliates suck too!!! It is the worst cable television channel on TV, bar none, and it can't be taken off the air fast enough for me! Now, with that said, I will send letters, e-mails and any other type of correspondence to BET, Viacom, and any advertisers that get listed here ('cause I'm not about to turn to the...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

mirahjay ·
It's true, letter writing works. An idea came to me earlier today and I decided to present it to all of you. Please tell me what you think; My idea is that each of us call and/or fax our respective cable tv providers on October 5th. I chose this day because in the 80's the Chicago based Soft Sheen products launched a campaign to register folks to vote on October 5th. It was called "Come alive October 5". Certainly you don't have to wait until then to call and or write. October 5th is a...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

soul_doctor73 ·
October 5th sounds great, being a sunday and all. I'm sure BET gets most of its black viewers on Sundays, and a Sunday would make the most impact. We don't even have to be exclusive to BET and their sponsors, we could send a letter of our intent to Local and National News stations to call attention to our efforts, even MTV, VH1, and well known black radio personalities, Tom Joyner comes to mind. I posted this letter at his forum too. After this point, it would be in the public eye. I'm...
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

soul_doctor73 ·
Actually, I was looking for email participation. But since then, I had the bright idea to organize a grassroots movement by the name of 'F.r.e.e.d.o.m.'. It stands for 'Freedom Revolution to Establish the Egalitarian Deportment Of all Mankind'. Basically it is the 'dream' of Martin Luther spelled out in 'Freedom'. I'm writing a petition describing the ideals behind the movement with a request for information, such as name and email address, if you want to be a part of it. My motivation is to...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Yssys (Guest) ·
There is a group called "Blacks 4 Clark" already. Read this moving letter sent into the Editors at Africana.com Dear Africana Editor, In the past, African American voters were easy. All a politician had to do was deliver a tearful speech about civil rights and show that he knew at least three words of "We Shall Overcome" or "We Are Family." An on-stage wiggle (on beat or syncopated, didn't matter) was all it took to cinch the majority of the "black vote." Post-inauguration, tearful hymns...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
None taken. I see you chose not to include Elohim in your description. If you would incorporate this aspect of my post into your reply, then we could get down to business. Isaiah 1;2-3 "Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: I reared up children and brought them up, but they have rebelled agaist me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib; but Israel does not know, My people do not understand."
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Re: Clark Enters Race

EbonyRose ·
Well, knowing nothing about Wesley Clark, I just finished watching a tape of his announcement to run for president. Next, I came here to read this thread in hopes of gaining an answer to a question that I have about him. I've read every post here, and I still am going to have to ask the question of why I should rally behind or vote for this person as president of the United States? (And the question is up for grabs for anyone who cares to answer it!) From the little perspective I've gained...
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Re: There is hope for black television!

Toumani ·
Hmmm, I wouldn't be so quick to lay the blame on Viacom. To me, it seems that Johnson himself is at fault. Remember not too long ago when there was a MAJOR effort to change the negativity spit out daily by BET? Well, the response was so overwhelming that Johnson himself came on the air (news program) to address the situation. He made a complete azz of himself and basically told Black America that he would not do one thing to change the way BET is and that he could care less about the phone...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
Actually, EbonyRose, let me digest Yssys' post. More importantly, let me digest the full text of the April 30 letter he had published in that link she posted. In it, Clark states that Bush and Blair should be proud of their resolve in the face of all the anti-Iraq-war sentiment. That doesn't sound like somebody who was against what these clowns did. I've read also where his decision to run is in part to get back at Bush for a recent personal slight against him. Not that I mind that, but his...
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

blaqfist ·
Most of the articles writers claims are just as spurious as the Willie Lynch Letter.. Maybe willie Lynch was real, maybe he wasn't.. The issue of the Willie Lynch Letter is bigger then that. You don't think slave masters, politicians, mayors, ect.., never got together and plotted on ways to keep us slaves? How to keep blacks in perpetual bondage was the real meaning behind the letter
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

blaqfist ·
Yssys, I felt the same way reading the Willie Lych Letter for the 1st time. But places, names, dates, and historical facts are not really the issue. There are enough facts in the minutes from all the State legislatives meetings, that are all matter of public record. All the black codes, slave laws, ect.. They are just the public expression of private meetings that most definitely took place..
 
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