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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

James Wesley Chester ·
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.---Empty Purnata You have to realize that until Thomas Sowell, and others of similar persuasion, that person had no one. Well...there was Booker T. and such. When you take Sowell away, they are left with yelling and stamping their feet. And cursing, and 'getting in your family'. As a matter of fact, I think this piece is one of Dr. Sowell's...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Nmaginate ·
REPRINT: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS
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Re: For Black Conservatives

Nmaginate ·
Well, HB... Most Black Conservatives are Rugged Americanists. They've taken the Booker T. PLEDGE. That's why U-N's notion or anything like it won't happen. Though CON-Feed has a rhetoric-line or two acting like he would or he advocates it.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
Thousands of African-Americans and legal immigrants were made homeless, jobless and displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many of them would take the jobs these illegals are obtaining in a minutes notice---but I don't see any efforts by good Ol' Uncle Sam to match these citizens to these jobs. If the military draft was re-instated only citizens and legal immigrants would be called upon and not illegals. This issue would strike very close to home if the son or daughter of an American family was...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
I would like to add that this nation's most famous assimilationist and integrationalist, W.E.B DuBois, gave up on amerikkka and became a citizen of Ghana near the end of his life. In his book titled "The World and Africa," DuBois offers scathing criticism of the integrationalist thoughts and ideas that made him a hero amongst Black academe and Black intellectuals. Most of us know about his wars with Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey (who I think deserves a national holiday...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Solomonic ·
MLK achieved tangible results. Malcolm philosophized and waxed poetically but he was more of a boogie man than an actual threat to system. In fact, if Malcolm X constantly alluded to violence but never actually practiced it then doesn't that make him someone who talked all that noise in the relative safety of the North while MLK risked his life practicing what he preached down South? MLK did not take us to the Promised Land, indeed he knew he would never live long enough to see it, but he at...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Would you explain that? What that schism is? I don't see either set as mutually exclusive. And do you really think it was "safe" for a Black man to preach anything anywhere in America that "threatened" White America? Perhaps this should move you beyond rhetoric:Now what did you expect for Malcolm X to do? Move to the South and "pick fights" with the Klan to prove his manhood? Let's be real. He traveled around the world, North, South, East and West "practicing what he preached"... I would...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Faheem ·
MLK and Malcolm both served a purpose and they both contributed to who we are today, however, if we are going to ask if Martin gets a bad rap we need only to look at the end result of his works and what it has produced, meaning our present day condition. I would have to say he does not get a bad rap, based on the thinking of today and looking at the end result of his work. I think MLK passive approach was appreciated more by white folk because it was none threatening and made white folk...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
Brother FAHEEM, Could you elaborate on that schism? What makes it more relevant? I'm sorry but I don't or refuse to arbitrarily, IMO, rank or prioritize like that... I see both schisms or pursuing both paths as dual responsibilities and as mutually inclusive not exclusive. Please explain...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Faheem ·
I am a bit short on time here but later tonight if I have the time and will power to go deeper into this two schism and their relevance to today I will but for now I will say the crutch of Malcolm and MLK debate is rooted in religion and upward mobility of the black man and woman from those perspective. W.E.B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington schism is more rooted in the action of Black men and women outside the realm of religion and doing things for ourselves based on that. Dubois espoused...
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Re: Conservatism, Blacks, & Semantics

Vox ·
Interesting points all. I have to confess, I wasn't really "getting at" anything. It was something that crossed my mind a long time ago, but resurfaced last year, when a young local candidate for mayor ran against a 4-time incumbent who was older and much more entrenched in the more traditional "liberal" urban city politics. The newbie, Cory Booker, was often linked with more conservative ideas, and I thought it sounded weird to have a black guy going up against the establishment being...
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Re: "NUBIA FORGOTTEN"

mocove ·
sunnu': thx for the info! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
heck yeah! both those deviants created more havoc on ppl of color. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
you see: this is where womens' suffrage has brought us fry him! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
yeah, right. toast him! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
okay, lady respectfully noted. the pine box with inlays has been invoiced. this bonehead is a goner! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
laurence tribe: it's you! may this lowlife find solace in hell. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: What's with Condi's scowl?

mocove ·
lol super post, mbm! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
okay, john rawls, enough! perhaps, after this punk fries, he'll taste like chicken. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
wtf! this dumbarzzes knew exactly what they were doing. how 'bout some justice for the young afro-american scholar-athlete sitting in prison in georgia on some trumped-up statutory rape charge that was maliciously needled by a racist proscecutor. the kid merely had consentual sex with a 16 yr old (white girl) a few weeks after his 18th birthday. the felt compelled to lie because of what her racist father and community (forsyth county, georgia) might have done if they had discovered she slept...
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Re: Should Malvo Get The Death Penalty?

mocove ·
moot point. hadn't you heard? this is the mutha fvckin u.s. of a! and no one knows justice better. ... to paraphrase your commander-in-chief. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

mocove ·
seargent: have you been bush-whacked? btw, the jobs of iraqies and those with hb-1 visas don't count. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

mocove ·
truth? we all have a piece of that. but the fuzzy purport of employment gains under bush's administration is hogwash, and you know it. also, if the numbers were solid, where's the windfall for the 32 plus state budgets that have pared their projected revenue intake since 2000? besides, can you provide any other source other than dol (headed by gimpy chao) to bolster your claim and that of this administration? if so, why has greenspan remained so cautious? and what does the dnc have to do...
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Re: What's with Condi's scowl?

mocove ·
ah... you do know that sade is revered for her voice not that pronounced noggin', right? "...taller than condi?" then, maybe you need look elsewhere for takers. who wants a gangly simpleton that cannot fvck decent enough to keep a real man anyway? so, maybe you should reconsider your thoughts about condi. she seems to be quite satisfied ~ in some private manner ~ with her lot in life. how about you, ms.100k? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is...
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Re: What's with Condi's scowl?

mocove ·
gina': this will be last time that i allow u to bait me into incivility. i would hope our discourse would be thoughtful and civil should younger afro minds absorb them in the future. moreover, despite our fundamental views on life, i respect you. honestly, our tent is big enough for varying points of view. best wish on your search for that adoring mate. i'm done. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: What's with Condi's scowl?

mocove ·
who are you? a lost relative? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington [This message was edited by afro_geek on December 21, 2003 at 01:05 PM.]
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Re: sistas, do you believe that black women worrying about who black men date aids in our own oppression

mocove ·
i've no problem with a sister dating (or marrying) a non-afro, but just cut with the "acting white" (reference www.racetraitor.org ) effect of your choice. the attitude that oftentimes follows from such a decision seems to be one of absolute contempt for afro-american men, something i find utterly revolting. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Who in the HELL Left The Gate OPEN??

mocove ·
game's over, joe. it's chekmate! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Negroes Out Of Touch With America On War

mocove ·
don't answer that, rowe? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: 1804 materialized, so shall 2004

mocove ·
afro': solid post. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: yo ...

mocove ·
catch': what did she do at purdue? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: What's with Condi's scowl?

mocove ·
say, henry' and vox: who spurned who? what's really going on? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Have we forgotten the Australian Aborigine.

mocove ·
knockout post, djon'! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Goapele

mocove ·
ahh...how shallow is that? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Not cool: Your thoughts.

mocove ·
no one is immune to idiocy. no one! "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

mocove ·
so there, you have it: no difference at all. might you consider what's behind "door #3" ...? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington [This message was edited by afro_geek on December 27, 2003 at 11:57 AM.]
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

mocove ·
nykkii: could you reconcile henry's response and your reply? he simply stated what any thoughtful, well-bred westernized, single afro male desires in his ethnic counterpart. ppl are just ppl (as if no one has stated this before). so, get off fantasy island. turn oprah off. and live a bit more! no offence, henry', but can you forcefully articulate one quality that an avg foreign afro male holds above that of his american counterpart? if you're curious about other ppl, travel. but all this...
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Re: Goapele

mocove ·
vox: you're probably right. let's see, where are those prodigious marketing credentials? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

mocove ·
say, no flame here. ppl just need to stop this wholesale firebrand on afro-american males. how about considering the poor job some of their "mummies" (afro-american females) did? where's the criticism there? "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

mocove ·
Nykkii: i apologize on a number of accounts for my rash responses. it's just one of those subjects (you know ...?) henry's original reply seemed to added little to nothing new to further your understanding other than implicate the (already noisy) rhetoric that aa males have few redeeming qualities. however you took his response with such glee as though it affirmed some private conviction along the lines of "...single black men in my dateable age range ... seem to want things to come to them...
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Re: Boycott Cold Mountain

mocove ·
yeah...would this kat (dellums ~ any relation to the rep or actress?) be singing the praises of protest if tagged as the lead with 000,000...contract? where's denzel, oprah, will smith and the other so-called "power brokers" of hollywood? fvck film! check out an august wilson's theatricality in a town or coming near you. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: As you can See from my name Brand Clothing, I am not poor

mocove ·
hmmm ...everyone's american afterall. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: whats your favorite luther vandross song...

mocove ·
can't place a favorite yet, but just heard "a house is not a home"(?) and the guy still has me scratching my head: ...all that and no woman! btw, i've reached my skull. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." ~ Booker T Washington
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Re: Happy Birthday MLK

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi KW I have inserted the link to this oration in the above post. What is the more remarkable about this writing that he won a contest for was how young Martin was when he so eloquently spoke this moving oration. Check out the following facts. "The Negro and the Constitution" [May 1944] Atlanta, Ga. On 13 April 1944, in his junior year at Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School, King, Jr., won an oratorical contest sponsored by the black Elks. With the runner-up at Washington High, Hiram...
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Re: Big Supreme Court Victory

sunnubian ·
January 12, 2005 The FSG are dead, long live the FSG!! I am trying to come up with a simple take on Booker, and here it is: five Justices (the Apprendi/Blakely five) say the federal sentencing guidelines can no longer operate as mandatory sentencing rules (which is clearly how they were designed and intended to operate), but five Justices (the Apprendi/Blakely dissenters + Justice Ginsburg) have crafted the only possible remedy that would operate in a manner as close to the old system as...
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Re: What Celebs Would You Like To Meet? (Dead or Alive)

Khalliqa ·
This is just what I can think of now: 1. Definitely my great grandmother... 2. Nzingha 3. Menes 4. Jill Scott 5. India.arie 6. Min. Farrakhan 7. Min. Ava 8. Cheikh Anta Diop and Chancellor Williams 9. Oprah...*sigh* yes Oprah 10. Taharkha 11. Denmark Vessey 12.W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington 13. My great grandfather 14. Benjamin Mays-now that I'm an adult 15. Ben Carson 16. Miles Davis 17. Denzel Washington 18. Angela Bassett 19. James Earl Jones 20. Will Downing 21. Thurgood Marshall...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

IRONHORSE ·
I titled this discussion, "Supporting Black Leaders" not because I think Condi and Colin are black leaders--my reason for using the title is simply because it's catches the eye. I hate taking the time to come up with a title for a discussion only to have the format of websiste I'm posting to cut it off. "Supporting Leading Black People" would have been a much better title but I would have had to cut my eyeballs out to see, "Supporting Leadin....." I agree with you, Faheem, neither Condi nor...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Nmaginate ·
On that, to some extent, we may possibly agree. But that doesn't say a whole lot for the rest of your point... They have earned the perceptions people have of them. PERIOD! Sure there are many expectations. Perhaps even a lot of unrealistic expectations. Nevertheless, ultimately the way they are perceived has everything to do with the stances they have made especially in situations when they could have been way more resolute if they are at all to be respected for any other than just having...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

IRONHORSE ·
Wow, Nmaginate, I didn't know you weren't aware of this 'black first.' Damn, now I'm going to have to look through all of my damn graduate notes just to find the name of the black man and black woman that owned the first endentured slaves, as well as find the copy of the journal my african american studies professor copied for us to study during the course of the work--for now, you're just going to have to take my word for it. By the way, before you go on about not believing everything you...
 
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