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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Blacksanction ·
It is can be either- whatever direction they are given re strategic policy of the government of the day. The part that everyone likes to miss is that the interception of telcom in and out of the US has been going on for decades. Think about it... the US does this with its allies so I listen to your people and I listen to yours and then we trade the information. Agents of the state (whether Fed, State or local police) depending on the circumstances do engage from time to time in unlawful acts...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
Good advice...I agree people need to break the 'creature of habit'. So many folks go to the exact same nightclubs, eatries, bars, etc. Break the cycle, try other places
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

powerflower ·
The first time I heard Erykah Badu was in the wee hours of the morning on the overnight radio show they played her first single "On & On" and my boyfriend at the time woke me up to listen to it. After that I kept hearing the song but didn't know who sang it. Then I was home from college on some break (I think Thanksgiving or Winter Break) and she was on BET with Big Les (remember her?) and they were at her house. It didn't even seem like an interview it was just like watching a visit to...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Dr. Kevin: It is clear that you prefer a Black man who you can easily draw upon. You prefer to have Black folks commit to simple "Yes or No" questions rather than be able to justify their positions. I am convinced that you are more comfortable with a Black man who doesn't know much BUT who supports your position and when challenged resorts to the cry of RACISM rather than a Black man who DISAGREES WITH YOU AND CAN ARTICULATE WHY HE THINKS THAT WAY. YOU ARE A SHORT SIGHTED IDEOLOGUE (read - a...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

msprettygirl ·
I never saw that,I don't really remember even seeing it advertized. I had to look it up just now and it doesn't look familiar. I know she was in cider house rules, but I never did see all of that.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Black Viking ·
I think you're right about that. But slow and cautious would be the best strategy. It can be just as much of a shock for the kids to get attached to your date, and then for them to be suddenly gone. You can build a relationship slowly, but break-ups tend to happen pretty fast.
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Frenchy ·
Give me a break, Kevin41. You are the same one who said you would not want any Black gay people marching with you for civil rights. They could "stay at home" according to you. Pick up your sheet on the way out.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Empty Purnata ·
CF, stop pretending that you "care". You aren't concerned that we are "placing an ideology above our own concerns", you are upset that that ideology is not Capitalism. If we were 100% Capitalists, you would have no problem. If we placed Capitalism above our own concerns, you wouldn't care. You are just upset that we are not Capitalists (well, at least I'm not, I'm not sure if MBM is a Capitalist or a Socialist he comes off as a Socialized Capitalist to me). I can get along just fine with...
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Re: The name of our moon?

umbrarchist ·
I haven't seen ExistenZ so I don't know if it meets my qualifications for science fiction or suggested science fiction. Many people, myself included, do not consider STAR WARS to be science fiction. I call it space opera, being on the same level with Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. The Abyss: Special Edition is just about the best science fiction movie I know of The movie version falls kind of flat at the end. It is closely followed by 2001. The trouble with 2001 is the people aren't very warm...
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Re: Why second chances don't work.

Black Viking ·
This is probably the part that most people skip when they trying to go backwards. They never really figured out for themselves why the break-up happened. I think most relationships have a "straw that broke the camels back". When we think about why the relationship ended, we only think about the last straw. We don't think about the pile that came before that. Then, if we can talk outselves into believing that the straw was a small thing (It was just/only...add anything), then we try again,...
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Re: The Wall Street Project: The Continuing Conversation for Parity

MBM ·
You are showing either you naivete or bias CF. White males hire white males. Period. In fact, there would be no affirmative action in employment if white males could be trusted not to break the law and hire without regard to race and gender. Because they are unable to do so, there must be a law in place to "force" them to do what is right as opposed to what they want to do - which is (like Bush) hire their boys.
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Re: Million Dollar Baby

FireFly ·
I think there was another discussion thread about this film way back on this board. I really like Hilary Swank as an actor so i will see anything that she is in. I think the boxing chick was Jamaican, but anyhoo... I agree. More black hats vs white hats, ho-humm. Seems even Clint couldn't quite make the break from Hollywood stereotypical scriptwriting in places. A great film with Hilary Swank is INSOMNIA, with Robin Williams as Mr Evil himself. Excellent acting, excellent story, set in Alaska.
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Re: Black Leaders....You're Fired!

Isome ·
*lol* I skimmed through it, it was just too silly. Who can fire those they didn't hire? How can one person or 10 or 1,000 or 10,000 people speak for multiple times their number? If he wants to lead... lead and let the followers fall in line behind him. Others will do the same, but he can't go 'round firing people. *lol* That was just goofy!
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
The ECONOMIC UNIT is just an abstract representation for many possible economic entities that all have certain things in common. It could be a single person living alone. It could be a family of 4. It could be a hippy commune. It could be a multi-billion dollar corporation. In some ways you could compare it to a water tank. Water flowing in is income. Water flowing out is expenses. But the tank is not prefect, there is leakage from the bottom which is depreciation. A single man living alone...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Interesting. The reason why I posted the article about the realities of life in Pakistan after the earthquake and in Indoneisa after the tsunami is that these people don't have a GOVERNMENT who is planning on injecting BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars into their areas in order to make their people whole and have them to return to a state that closely approximates the national STANDARD OF LIVING. For a country that gets hated upon so much by folks the USA sure knows how to "break a Nigga off...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Nmaginate ·
FULL OF SHIT. WHITE SHIT at that. What the hell are you talking about? What the hell is "The National Standard of Living", WHITE BOY?? And how does that BULLSHIT relate to the reality of things here in America? Note: First, you will have to quantify what the "National Standard of Living (N-SoL)" is. Once you do that, with respect to whatever you're referencing (i.e. whatever it is that makes you call the SoL "national"), you will have to demonstrate how that is what is going on. Don't PUNK...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

HonestBrother ·
That has actually happened to me!! I had a white co-worker barge into my office and proceed to explain to me that G.W. Bush was a genius, that I was single and in my office on memorial day because black values were defective, and all sorts of other things about black folk like I couldn't possibly know the subject better than her. * All the while, she was citing Thomas Sowell like he was the only negro worth reading or knowing anything about * .
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Nmaginate ·
I had a co-worker, a pretty "squared-away" guy... well, a guy that's pretty much a model employee come at me in much the same way your co-worker did. I mean, here it was and otherwise smart and "good guy" coming at me saying some patently dumb shit about "[Black] people listen to leaders like Jesse Jackson... <*bullshit*><*bullshit*><*bullshit*>" when [1] He and I had never had a conversation about Jesse and [2] He and I had never had a conversation about politics per se,...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

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

Empty Purnata ·
But, I have a few theories on who and what CON-Feed is (and he's not the only one here like himself, Michael Lofton doesn't count, he's a Spambot): 1) A CONSERVATIVE WHITE GUY WHO VIEWS BLACK PEOPLE AS BEING "BENEATH HIM" COMING HERE TO SPAM THE SITE WITH TRIPE (WHILE PRETENDING TO BE BLACK) THINKING HE CAN GET US TO BREAK DOWN AND ACT ALL "NIGGERISH" SO HE CAN GET A GOOD LAUGH. 2) An extremely sheltered Black man who grew up in a middle-class/rich home by Black Middleclass parents who told...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
So no matter what........black men dont want a 200lb sista, that has her own in life................but a sista should want a janitor, custodian or fast food manager? Am i reading this right?? Gimmie a damn break!! Like i mentioned before.......i live in Tampa, and when i go out, i never look 'at' black men.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

thayfen ·
Writing as a former Janitor--I agree with Sister qty226. Black women should not settle for a "limited blue-collar-type." By no means--besides, there are plenty of women form other cultures who have no prob with an "average man". --So, when you see these Blue-collar, uneducated, limited Blackmen with those "other women"...don't complain.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Not that I'm in favor of anybody settling but I'll just throw in that I was once a construction worker (gasp ) . I was even a janitor for a little bit. And even then, I read books during my breaks.... Ahem .... choke .... Ahem.....Not that I'm tryin' to say anything .... Ahem ....
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
You know.....i expected a man to throw another 'race' of women in this equation. It seems that a lot of brothas, still want to hold this over our heads. Think again.......please notice that sistas are complaining less about these issues, we are finally getting the point.....and for the most part, are moving on. (well at least i am) Also, i find it funny, that you commented on the fact of "blue collar workers", but you said nothing about how brothers, turn away decent sistas because of their...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
There are many conflicted accounts of what happened. Where are the families of these people who supposedly "died"? Where is the fund for them? Why did the goverment whisk off the debris so fast and not allow any inspection? Why do so many witnesses claim to have seen/heard a missle and a fighter jet? Why didn't Flight 77 leave the radar? Most of all: WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE BODIES AND WHERE THE FUCK IS THE PLANE? Even the 9-11 Council admitted there is no proof a plane or any passengers were...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
NOW THIS IS KEY RIGHT HERE. I'm glad that you posted this, Nmag. Now these are things which harm Black Unity in America more than anything else (I would also add those who view quick monetary gain through illegal activity as "acceptable" to the dis-unity list). For Black Unity to be achieved, we also need more communal ethic with Black Businesses. Many Black Businesses operate just like White Businesses and just do business with whoever the highest bidder is (so in the end, it doesn't help...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
You keep waffling here. Are you saying that you want to be able to fantasize about getting these men or are you honest to goodness really wanting the right to hold out for the status-symbol-trophy-husband? Fantasies are free. And you have the right do hold out for whatever you want anyway. If that's what you're about then you just have to ignore what people say. But if what you're really saying is that this what to shoot for then I know I'm going to get a lot of hate for what I'm about to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Sweetwuzzy ·
I still think you are missing the point. I believe Frenchy is complaining that women get dogged for wanting a particular guy (whether it be "the cream of the crop" or not) while guys are not dogged for wanting a particular women (whether it be the "cream of the crop" or not)
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Sweetwuzzy ·
I agree with you. Some women seem to put men into two categories. This is only going to lead to women being lonley due to excessively high standards.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
I'm not waffling. I've been saying the same thing repeatedly. You are just not trying to read what is written. Neither. *Sigh* Black women deserve to be able to consider the "cream of the crop" as a viable dating and marriage option without being lectured about lowering standards/"being more realistic"/etc. I've broken it down into scenarios before, but apparently no one reads them or you can't see past the word "Denzel" without going off on a tangent. Last time. Scenario A Man: I want to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Man, you have GOT to be kidding me. The world lets you (you meaning men in general) WANT that type of woman without reprocussions. I didn't say that's what you actually GET! OK. Now're you're putting college professors and artists on the same level as ex-cons.[/quote] YOU are the one who has been advocating that women "broaden" their idea of what the cream of the crop is and that we not go specifically for the man who makes the money or has the education. YOU are the one who took offense to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
I've read every thread you've referenced - I like to see what people have to say, even when I disagree with them frequently. I don't write anybody off (which has been my underlying point with this topic, BTW). Yes, you can do something about it. You can stop being a sheep and following the popular sentiment of "society". You don't know what you have in common with a blue collar worker unless to take the time to find out. You've made some very dangerous assumptions about the intellect of...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Folks, I want to be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that the above was intended as a PARODY. A parody of what seems to be an all too common complaint among women. I was in no way claiming to represent the actual views of a real person. But to our ears you ladies do sorta sound like this at times even if you don't use the actual words. Art Gurl, I realize there are many legitimate reasons to date interracially. The statement above was a spoof. In fact, your guy friend's experience sounds very familiar to me...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
HB, just curious, but how did you jump from janitor to doctor? That's a catapultic leap.
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
There's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man. I think it's normal to wonder why someone chose a particular gift for you. And I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that didn't associate Victoria's Secret with intimacy. Think about your wife telling you she wants to show you a gift she got from her male co-worker... and then pulling out a Victoria's Secret bag.
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

MidLifeMan ·
Point taken...but I don't think I would be to worried about my wife buying a gift for her male co-worker and it was from VICTORIA SECRETS...AND it was for HIM not her....I mean whats to worry about over a man that wears Victoria S clothing....get my point. But I understand the notion that "there's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man"...like I said I USE to think men and women could be friends but...we know it ain't so.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
Tell me about it. Actually I would use the word confidence, but then again I've never met any shy arrogant people. Btw, do you know how much does a landscaper makes? Would they be considered as a "blue collar" worker or "white collar" worker? I'm just curious because there's a movie coming out this weekend called Something New starring Sanaa Latham, I think. It's about a black female professional who falls in love with a white male landscaper. The movie looks interesting.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Blue Collar vs. White Collar can be very misleading when it comes to salaries. Some so-called blue collar jobs can earn more than some white collar jobs. For example, a construction worker - especially a skilled one - can earn more than some desk jobs. I think the distinction is more about the nature of the work. Blue collar is manual labor. It's physical. So I'd call a landscaper blue collar definitely. But everyone knows that a white landscaper is worth more than a brother who works in a...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
Of course not! There isn't anything really for men in Victoria Secret (at least not hetero men). But if she bought a male co-worker a gift from "Harry's House of Sexy Drawers" or something like that, you'd be a little WTF? . A woman can be friends with a man. But a man is always a backrub or plate of food from gettin' down with the get down.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
"I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes," ----------------------------------------------- I could have sworn that I stated that, but anyway, since that is how it is caculated, how can it be unfair to either party, especially to him or whichever parent does not actually have the children? -------------------------------------------- "thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to...
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Frenchy ·
That behavior/mindset extends world-wide. Anna Wintour says straight out that she won't even hire women who aren't pin thin to work in any of her offices because she doesn't want that look associated with Vogue. Karl Lagerfeld was highly pissed that H&M decided to make his stuff in plus sizes because he only "makes clothing for slender women." Europe is the number one champion of Euro beauty. And everyone else follows suit. I don't know if I can really appreciate what Suzy Brokensha has...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
Sure, get back to me whenever. Beaches are easy. The North Shore is beautiful and worth seeing, but the turbulent waters are better suited for surfing than swimming. I wouldn't suggest swimming on the North Shore, it's dangerous. If you're into sunsets, the best place to watch is Makakilo Beach. For swimming I prefer Magic Island. It's a cove (not actually a separate island despite the name) in Ala Moana Beach Park. There is a large rock wall that acts as a wave break and makes swimming...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Rowe ·
Great points.
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Re: Did you see my boyz today?

James Wesley Chester ·
Oh!!! Just in case no one is watching, Penn State's recruiting class will have, at least, 14 of its 25 recruits listed in the top 25 nationally. Man, this is rarified aie indeed. And, me with my TV developing a 'dark screen'. If that mutha dies, the crash you hear will be me throwing it from the roof of my house. And...HD TV's costing $900+ This is no time to break down. Two more years!! Two more years!! PEACE Jim Chester PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
HB....im not bitter. Believe that..... Im a black woman, that will never allow ANYONE to boldly display affection for white women...........while degrading black women. What issues do i have........im a 23 year old, black woman, no children, educated woman. The problem that you are having with me, is the fact that I have no issues..........thus, calling you out when you make statements concerning black women. Gimmie a break...!! Stop with the personal attacks!!
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
The ONLY statements I've made about black women are about people I've personally experienced. You calling me a liar? And I'm 35, educated, with no children. Oh that's right. I'm a black man. So I'm supposed to have multiple baby mamas. I forgot So what? You're 23, educated and no kids? You want an award? And I've made no "personal attacks" against you. Other than saying you never respond to what I ACTUALLY say. Which is true.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
I wrote this how was what you a wrote a response????
 
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