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Re: Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

roarin1 ·
And in a nutshell ^^^ THAT, is what Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and Glen Ford are talking about. Be joyful all you want....but not (utterly,) deceived. And until we have found another Leader above reproach, I agree.
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Re: Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

Kocolicious ·
Blah Blah Blah yada yada yada What president in this nation NEVER involve himself with money and politics? Hurry up! Waiting..... uh! Thought so, Folks like the Young Turks need to spend their time convincing their foriegn counterparts that it is TIME to pull their heads outta of the dark ages....and RECOGNIZE that their women and children [they kept subjegating] are people TOO, That's the newflash. Cuz all this talk is nothing more than business as usual in the heart of America. If you look...
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Re: Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

EbonyRose ·
"Progressives" are just as much "extremists" as are Liberal and Conservatives. And the Taliban, for that matter. Neither one has a clear gasp on reality, IMO.
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

DennisKalita ·
"If Obama and Holder can pull it off, then perhaps his presidency will not have been all tell and no show after all." Cornel West: Obama’s Response to Trayvon Martin Case Belies Failure to Challenge "New Jim Crow" http://www.democracynow.org/20..._response_to_trayvon
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
For a response to President Obama’s comments on the acquittal of George Zimmerman and racism in the United States, we’re joined by Dr. Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of numerous books. On Obama’s remarks comparing himself to Trayvon Martin, West says: "Will that identification hide and conceal the fact there’s a criminal justice system in place that has nearly destroyed two generations of precious, poor black and brown brothers? [Obama] hasn’t said a word...
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
CORNEL WEST : Well, the first thing, I think we have to acknowledge that President Obama has very little moral authority at this point, because we know anybody who tries to rationalize the killing of innocent peoples, a criminal—George Zimmerman is a criminal—but President Obama is a global George Zimmerman, because he tries to rationalize the killing of innocent children, 221 so far, in the name of self-defense, so that there’s actually parallels here. AMY GOODMAN : Where? CORNEL WEST : In...
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
CORNEL WEST : Well, no, that’s beautiful. That’s an identification. The question is: Will that identification hide and conceal the fact there’s a criminal justice system in place that has nearly destroyed two generations of very precious, poor black and brown brothers? He hasn’t said a mumbling word until now. Five years in office and can’t say a word about the new Jim Crow. *************************************************************************************** I can't argue with this point ...
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
CORNEL WEST : That was him saying, "Keep your expectations low. Sharpton, don’t get them too fired up. Keep the rage contained." We know, when it comes to the history of the vicious legacy of white supremacy in America, if the federal government did not move, we would still be locked into state’s rights. And state’s rights is always a code word for controlling, subjugating black folk. That’s the history of the black struggle, you see. So what he was saying was: Don’t expect federal action.
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
CORNEL WEST : The Urban League, absolutely. Ben Jealous—God bless the brother—he’s going to be in trouble. He’s getting folk riled up to hit up against this stone wall. The next thing, they’ll be talking about, "Well, maybe we ought to shift to gun control." No, we’re talking about legacy of the white supremacy. We’re talking about a criminal justice system that is criminal when it comes to mistreating poor people across the board, black and brown especially. And let us tell the truth and...
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
CORNEL WEST : No, it’s true. But it’s—I mean, when you let criminals off, they feel—they feel as if their criminality has been affirmed, and therefore they want to be able to continue to act as if they—the business is as usual, back to business as usual. Now, THIS will be exactly the fallout from an American Attorney General Not investigating the systemic racism throughout America's (IN)Justice system , from the police, to the prosecutors, to the staged juries, to the racist Judges that...
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Re: Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

Yemaya ·
Who says that these consequences are unintended???
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Muhammad Cipher ·
Lesson for Black activist, reevaluate who and what you're paying attention to. Clearly Chomsky has been marginalized, but the issue is the effect of that marginalization. Chomsky is so known and "in demand" for his political activism and views people don't know that his formal training and work is in linguistics. The lesson for Black people is that what Chomsky represents are viewpoints that do NOT fit into the narrow American framing of social issues. There's video of Chomsky discussing the...
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Re: Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

Jalil ·
“If there ever is future historians, they’re going to look back at this period of history with some astonishment,” Chomsky said. “The danger, the threat, is evident to anyone who has eyes open and pays attention at all to the scientific literature, and there are attempts to retard it, there are also at the other end attempts to accelerate the disaster, and if you look who’s involved it’s pretty shocking.” The mind is trampling the heart. What I am astonished about right now is that no one is...
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Re: Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit

sunnubian ·
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Re: Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit

Kocolicious ·
If my president had did ANY of this....or EVEN the smell of this? They would have called for an impeachment Monday morning and he would had been impeached Monday afternoon. And we won't even talk if Hillary was president. This is absolutely Watergate to the nth power. Let's see what the folks in Washington do about this. I'm fly on the wall. Reminds me too much of Richard Nixon. But what I don't understand is why are other whites willing to fall on the blade when they KNOW they can't survive...
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Re: Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit

RadioRaheem ·
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Many Low-Income Homes in Baltimore Have Lead-Based Paint, Crisis Exposed in Freddie Gray’s Death

sunnubian ·
Many Low-Income Homes in Baltimore Have Lead-Based Paint, Crisis Exposed in Freddie Gray’s Death March 25, 2016 | Posted by Manny Otiko Tagged With: baltimore , blood levels , death of freddie gray , lead contamination , lead paint , low income housing , Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Olivia Griffin, whose 1-year-old daughter has lead poisoning, points out the old, peeling paint in her kitchen. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun) The Flint water crisis, and other situations around the country, have...
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Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences'

sunnubian ·
Holder vows to end war on drugs, cites racial imbalance in 'unintended consequences' Washington : DC : USA | Aug 08, 2013 at 9:39 AM PDT By Herbert Dyer, Jr. 9 0 Views: 2,768 <input class="prevv" id="window_location" name="window_location" type="hidden" value="" /> 1 of 3 <input class="nextt" id="window_location" name="window_location" type="hidden" value="" /> Attorney General Holder at John F. Kennedy Library (NPR) -- (Youtube video) In a recent interview with NPR , Attorney...
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If We Could #BringBackOurGirls, They Might Not Be Welcomed With Open Arms

sunnubian ·
GOATS AND SODA If We Could #BringBackOurGirls, They Might Not Be Welcomed With Open Arms April 14, 2016 2:31 PM ET SUSAN BRINK The husbands ran when Boko Haram took over the Nigerian village of Gwoza. Fati, 22, was one of the wives left behind. After five months, she and other women escaped and now live in a camp for displaced people. Because of the stigma of being a Boko Haram abductee, she says she sometimes is "verbally abused" by other residents. But she's found one good friend.
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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy

sunnubian ·
Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy By Travis Gettys Friday, December 27, 2013 13:59 EST Topics: chomsky ♦ mainstream media ♦ noam chomsky The world faces two potentially existential threats, according to the linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky. “There are two major dark shadows that hover over everything, and they’re getting more and more serious,” Chomsky said. “The one is the continuing threat of nuclear war that has not ended. It’s...
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Nigerian Military Says It Rescued More Than 800 Hostages From Boko Haram

sunnubian ·
INTERNATIONAL Nigerian Military Says It Rescued More Than 800 Hostages From Boko Haram March 25, 2016 5:00 PM ET http://www.npr.org/people/466454757/merrit-kennedy Nigerian soldiers man a checkpoint in Gwoza, Nigeria, in 2015. At the time, the town was newly liberated from Boko Haram. Lekan Oyekanmi/AP The Nigerian army claims to have rescued more than 800 hostages from Boko Haram, the militant group that has held major swathes of territory in the country. NPR's Gregory Warner tells our...
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The Race War On Black People In America

sunnubian ·
New Phone App Allows Shoppers, Retailers to Report Black People for ‘Looking Suspicious’ October 16, 2015 | Posted by Manny Otiko Black people are often early adopters of gadgets like cell phones and apps, however those apps may be secretly tracking them. NPR reports that residents in some major cities are using phone apps to racially profile Black people. Apps such as GroupMe and Sketch Factor can be used to report and warn of suspicious behavior. The problem is, in America, some white...
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Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Young Turks Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway by Cenk Uygur Anyone who thinks President Obama will magically turn around in his second term and be a real progressive is high on a 2008 supply. Soon after President Obama is re-elected he will do the Grand Bargain deal with Republicans, which will cut Medicare, Medicaid, discretionary spending and maybe even Social Security. On top of that, they will pretend to get extra...
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White People Swear They Are Oppressed

sunnubian ·
POLITICS White People Swear They Are Oppressed Clio Chang Tuesday 4:20pm Filed to: WHITE PEOPLE 11.8K 203 7 Getty On Tuesday, NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a poll looking at opinions about discrimination. The survey found that a majority of white respondents—55%—had felt discriminated because they were white. However, only 19%, 13%, and 11% of white respondents said they had been personally discriminated against when...
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Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit

sunnubian ·
POLITICS Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit Facebook Twitter Google+ Email May 15, 2017 6:44 PM ET JESSICA TAYLOR Twitter Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak met with President Trump last week in the Oval Office. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET President Trump revealed "highly classified information" to two top Russian officials during a controversial Oval Office...
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Restored 'Race Films' Find New Audiences by HANSI LO WANG

sunnubian ·
Restored 'Race Films' Find New Audiences by HANSI LO WANG Updated March 4, 2016 6:55 PM ET Published March 4, 2016 5:13 AM ET Cathryn Caviness plays the spirit of a dead woman in a scene from a remastered version of Spencer Williams' 1941 film The Blood of Jesus . Courtesy of Kino Lorber Inc. YouTube It's nearly impossible to see some of the earliest movies by African-American filmmakers. Many have been lost or destroyed. Those that have survived are often held by private collectors or...
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What Does Genius Look Like? [THE MILES DAVIS STORY] MILES AHEAD

sunnubian ·
What Does Genius Look Like? Don Cheadle On Miles Davis And Race In Hollywood Updated March 26, 2016 9:26 PM ET Published March 26, 2016 6:35 PM ET Miles Davis never had just one sound. Though his body of work remains singular and unmistakable, he changed gears time after time in a 50-year career. A few times — half a dozen, by his own estimation — he managed to take the entire music world with him. But just like the music, the man himself contained multitudes. Davis was brash. He was...
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Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

sunnubian ·
Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 6:06 AM ET DEBBIE ELLIOTT Twitter Instagram Listen to the Story Morning Edition 7:19 Playlist Download Embed Transcript i Mississippi state Sen. David Jordan, who was a college student in 1955, remembers the relaxed atmosphere in the courtroom during the trial. "Even the jury were laughing," he says. Langdon Clay It was 60 years ago this week that an all-white jury acquitted two white men in the murder of...
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As FBI Seeks Capture of Assata Shakur, NAACP Head Calls for U.S. Truth & Reconciliation Commission

sunnubian ·
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A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904

sunnubian ·
npr history dept. A FRESH LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY December 1, 2015 9:04 AM ET A Forgotten Presidential Candidate From 1904 Facebook Twitter Google+ Email December 1, 2015 9:04 AM ET LINTON WEEKS Twitter Enlarge this image George Edwin Taylor in 1904. Courtesy of Eartha M.M. White Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida Despite what you read in some history books — such as the Biographical Dictionary of Congressional Women — Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was not...
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An Emerging Entry In America's Multiracial Vocabulary: 'Blaxican'

sunnubian ·
An Emerging Entry In America's Multiracial Vocabulary: 'Blaxican' by ADRIAN FLORIDO A selection of participants who identify as black and Mexican in Walter Thompson-Hernandez's Instagram project, Blaxicans of L.A. Courtesy of Walter Thompson-Hernandez When Melissa Adams and her sister were growing up in Lynwood, near Compton, Calif., their black father and Mexican mother taught them to be proud of all aspects of their identity: They were black, and they were Mexican. At home, that came easy.
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This Rising Star Chef Is Black, Vegan — And Only 11 Years Old

sunnubian ·
The Salt WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE FOR FOODIES This Rising Star Chef Is Black, Vegan — And Only 11 Years Old Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email September 10, 2019 7:00 AM ET RICHARD MORGAN Chef Omari McQueen stands in the doorway of his vegan Caribbean pop-up restaurant Dipalicious. Kennedy News and Media An 11-year-old boy recently hit up 53-year-old Roger Wade on LinkedIn, wishing to open a restaurant one day. Wade wrote back: Why not now? When Wade, CEO of Boxpark , a chain of hip food halls in...
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Re: Restored 'Race Films' Find New Audiences by HANSI LO WANG

Norland ·
If folks can look at the Housewives of every city in America, Scandal, Empire, what's some damn race films added to the mix from days of yore? Film actors are playing parts from the land of make believe. Whatever floats folks' boats, is what I say. One can watch a Donald Trump spewing of words and find all the racial shit one can ever desire. Watch the news and get all the excitement one can ever fathom in an entire lifetime, if one is allowed to live for any length of time. Something's...
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Re: Nigerian Military Says It Rescued More Than 800 Hostages From Boko Haram

Kocolicious ·
"As the Nigerian armed forces started to take back these territories and the women and the girls came back, but also the children who had been born out of sexual violence, we were finding that communities and families were struggling to accept these children and women and girls back... So there's a fear about the returning girls and women, that they somehow may have been radicalized because they've spent such long periods under the control of Boko Haram." The people there got to teach the...
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Re: Nigerian Military Says It Rescued More Than 800 Hostages From Boko Haram

sunnubian ·
They know. That's all bullshit rhetoric to keep from saying that patriarchal religious bullshit hates and punishes women for having any evidence of sexual activity without the benefit of "marriage". It's pure SEXISM ; the same as the ignorant, unfair SEXISM practiced in Africa where they were going stone a woman to death for becoming pregnant out of wedlock, but had nothing to say about what was going to happen to the child's father. Hell, if anything, they should have stoned the man to...
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Re: The Race War On Black People In America

Fabulous ·
OMG!!!! This is getting crazier by the moment. Damn straight, this is nothing but a blatant war against black people. There needs to be an app for suspicious white people who may or may not commit mass murders, such as, shooting up movie theaters, black churches, elementary schools and colleges, that's what all communities need to worry about. How about an app that warns black people about police officers in the area, I'm thinking in terms of "transparency"…. put their work history (in law...
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Re: The Race War On Black People In America

Norland ·
They want to lock us all behind bars; that's what they're working toward. They no longer want us in this country, I do believe. The Gorilla cages are going to be OUR RESERVATION. As two vastly different looking groups of human animals, we really DESPISE EACH OTHER and it's not getting any better and they have the UPPER HAND. We are so ROYALLY FUCKED. It's getting to a point of losing your damn mind every time a family member leaves their house. Are they going to return or get caught up in...
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GoodMan ·
shame.
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Re: Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

RadioRaheem ·
Re: Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town
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Re: Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

Norland ·
There's something seriously wrong with these people called "white". We see it every single day of our lives. I remember Mr. Till very, very, well. Oh, yes, I do. If you think about it for a moment, you'll know why!!!!! There's not a "white" man alive that was made to look like Mr. Till by a black man. We're crazy, but never, never will be as evil and deviant as the man called "white." No matter WHAT we do.
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Re: Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

Fabulous ·
And the nerve of racist white people to support this type of terrorist behavior by way of police brutality.
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Re: Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

Fabulous ·
We should never forget. . . From THIS: This family handout photograph taken in Chicago shows Mamie Till Mobley and her son, Emmett Till. To THIS: Those fucking racist white murders should have fried for this, without a doubt.
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Re: Six Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town

Norland ·
I remember seeing the picture in Jet magazine. It's terrible what white people get away with and have always gotten away with. These people really don't have souls. Even when they sing in choirs, it sounds like folks suffering through labor pains. It's beyond awful to me. Emmit would have been 74 now, I think. How old am I?? No mother on earth should go through what Mrs. Till went through, but every day, mothers do somewhere in this world. We as black people, have never seen another image...
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Re: White People Swear They Are Oppressed

Kocolicious ·
Yea they feel that and also discriminated against....I posted an article on it yesterday. But this is? Puff. To get America back to the 50s, so white whores don't have to work have servants and eat bon bons all day. Cuz these whore are tired. Didn't know it was that hard. And the white dudes want that good job even though they are not qualified with a lack of education which black folks were TOLD they needed to have to compete in the work force. Unfortunately I see it. And I saw blacks or...
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Re: White People Swear They Are Oppressed

sunnubian ·
Politicians have been using psychology to induce and maintain delusions that are not real in the White psychi for decades [really, centuries, but . . . ]. White people are not 'oppressed' or discriminated against, but Politicians know that if they say something enough times White people will believe it, and begin to act it out - SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY SYNDROME 101 . That coupled with a little paranoia about about all the CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY committed by the White race[ at least those...
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Re: White People Swear They Are Oppressed

Norland ·
They need to go back to their fucking home, wherever that is and take every Caucasoid in America right along with them. They'll no longer feel oppressed, depressed, devalued; they can be WHITE AGAIN!!!!! All by themselves, with the hair of the dog, looking all wrinkled and crinkled, thinking they're the best looking creatures in the whole wide world. I wish they'd all left yesterday!!!!!
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Re: White People Swear They Are Oppressed

Kocolicious ·
Sista Sunnubian wrote: Politicians have been using psychology to induce and maintain delusions that are not real in the White psychi for decades [really, centuries, but . . . ]. White people are not 'oppressed' or discriminated against, but Politicians know that if they say something enough times White people will believe it, and begin to act it out - SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY SYNDROME 101 . That coupled with a little paranoia about about all the CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY committed by the White...
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Re: White People Swear They Are Oppressed

Norland ·
Dear White Folks: The Caucasus Mountains are calling yooooouuuuuuuuuu, youuuuuuuuuuuuu, youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. Can you all leave on the first think smoking and the last thing too????? Stop off and give Kim Jong Un a handshake; he'll be glad to see you!! Can you breathe Nuclear??? You can do everything else!!!!!!
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