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Re: Bush plan would let some illegal workers keep jobs

NSpirit ·
I'm not so sure this will get Latino support for Dubya. Those Latinos who vote were either born here or became citizens through the normal process. Why would they support giving rights to 8 to 11 million ILLEGAL aliens? I heard on NPR that this is mostly a perk for businesses who would undercut the cost of labor by hiring folks that would work for almost nothing. It would damage wages/labor across the country by introducing a two tiered labor system in which employers virtually OWN alien...
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Re: Pres. Bush is being pressured for Black Male Commission

Yssys (Guest) ·
OK, I can be very cynical at times and now is one of them. I don't believe in my heart that GWB will ever form a commission for Black men unless it is to find out a way to increase cheap or free labor from them. So although the Rep's intentions are good, but we know GWB will not even pay any attention to this issue unless it has some benefit mainly to keep him and his party in power. For example the measure to offer "temporary citizenship" to illegal immigrants, the payoff a gain of the...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Faheem ·
Let's get one thing strait. Pointing out the problem is not and never will be complaining. The word complaining has a since of laziness attached to it, and If any of you who do vote think your pointing out the problems mean any more than the men and women who don't vote pointing out the problem you are sadly mistaken. Our grievance with this country is different than the grievance Latino men and women have with this country thus, the concessions they make we don't have the luxury of making.
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Re: Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians

sunnubian ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Yssys: No many would rather say "I'm not black, I'm hispanic/latino". There are a few that do have black pride. Fortunately, Brazil is one of those countries. Maybe the attitude will spread to the rest of Latin America." ____________________________________ I still cannot cease to be amazed at the dis-unity of peoples of African descent around the globe and the contempt that people of African descent have for one another and for who they REALLY are; at least...
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Re: Your thoughts on The "BROWNING" Of America...

Yssys (Guest) ·
Netris, you raise a good point that many people overlook. Honorable Greg Mathis touched on this issue a during the "State of the Black Family" symposium last week Saturday. Black [black,red, brown and yellow] people are often looked upon as great business investments to exploit. The examples cited by Judge Mathis were the reason for bringing Africans to the New World and the recent surge in placating and courting of the Latino community. It is simply for economic reasons. When the whites are...
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Re: Your thoughts on The "BROWNING" Of America...

ItAintEazy ·
Please, it is plain to see that Richard Rodriguez is just adding a little color to right-wing ideology, period, end of sentence. You saw what he did, right? He criticized black identity politics, eschewing racial categorizations while feeling free to speak proudly of his Latino heritage. Yep, Richard Rodriguez grew up as an "honorary white" and recoiled when he heard a black professor try to equate Latinos and blacks. He wants us to forget that we are black and try to act white so we can...
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Re: "Howard Dean's mouth" - Does he owe us an apology?

Faheem ·
I heard about this the day after the comments were made thanks to the Conservative Talk Show circuit. My question still is and will remain until it is addressed. Dean comments said "people of color", which says to me he did not limit his comments to just Black folk but included all "people of color". Then him saying the only way the Republicans can get this many people of color in a room is if they get the hotel staff in here is not a shot at Black folk more than it is a shot at Latino men...
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Re: Steroids - Do You Care?

kresge ·
As I said in the past with respect to this topic, I do not really care about steroids and professional athletes. While I do not endorse the practice of taking steroids, we are talking about grown persons making a choice. Moreover, if they are doing it with medical oversight, the health risks are less than those for alcohol or nicotine, not to mention a host of other drugs. As to the issue of integrity of records, as I heard Bryant Gumbel say on TV, what about those sports legends who never...
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Re: L.A. Police Revise Car-Shooting Policy

Michael ·
Funny how the Black community, specifically ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, a barrage of Black elected leaders, etc., are in mass about the killing of a young underage Black male driver by the LAPD, yet in Black on Black criminal activity ambulance chasing Attorney Johnny Cochran, Poverty Pimping Danny Bakewell, the so-called Black elected leadership, the usual community activists are as silent as silent can get, more likely missing in inaction.
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

ulimo ·
Did you know that the Jails and Prisons here in America are mostly filled with Christian Blacks and Christian Latinos. What is it about the world of crime and violence that is so facinating to Black and Latino Christians?
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

Oshun Auset ·
Are you serious? We are oppressed, not because we are X-tian, Muslim, Jewish, or traditionalists...but because we are Africans. (and Indigenous folk...'Latino' is a misnomer IMO) Just for the record I'm not an X-tian. But our people aren't getting incarcerated because of their religion.
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Re: Rice versus Clinton

Michael ·
There are two sides to every coin. Now here's the other side, and the Clinton Administration or any other Democratic Administration have yet to bring prosperity into the Black Community! "black unemployment is in double-digits under this administration...at the same time W spoke against maintaining AA in the Michigan case...I guess black people have not been disenfranchised enough yet for racist southern whites and bootlicking house negro blacks......wow" by Kevin41 ....More likely those who...
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Re: Jacko done in by obsession with whites, not conspiracy

EgbertSouse ·
MBM, After a second reading, I still can't figure out what was the point of this article. The conclusion, "Still, it is Jackson's obsession -- not a conspiracy -- that has dragged him down." seems to leap out of nowhere after the author takes the usual token jabs at white people such as: "evil white people scheming to bring (Jackson) down" - presumably the same whites who spent untold millions of bucks on Jackson's records. How about: "white boys or look like white boys" - by the latter I...
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

EgbertSouse ·
Do you think the reaction of racist white America would have been different if Jacko had been accused of molesting only young black boys instead of white (well, actually, Latino) boys?
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Re: Let's just talk EVIDENCE - MICHAEL JACKSON!

Michael ·
Good thing for Michael Jackson that he chose to molest little Caucasian boys. Had this been a case to where Michael Jackson molested a Black child, the Black community would not have put any faith in the courts, and street justice would have ended Michael Jackson's days. Make no mistake, Michael Jackson would have been one less living pedophile! Sincerely, Michael Lofton
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Re: Rooster in the Henhouse

IRONHORSE ·
We aren't all hysterical, Avi. some brothers, like me, have better sense than to make oursevlves out to be a ho in front of everyone, especially in front of our sisters. On the other hand, I have been in situations where I would be in the club--I would ask sisters if they would like to dance and, of course, they would give me some snide comment or act like I wasn't good enough to dance with them. Well, they don't know me very well, Hehehehehehehh, after they see me go over to women of other...
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Re: Mexican leader criticized for comment on blacks

EllaBrown ·
good point, kevin41. it undercuts LEGAL worker bees. these kinds of comments by president fox are what breeds resentment, contempt and all the scraping and scrapping all the bottom feeders tend to do w/o recognizing how america, incorporated really operates. the latino/a population is on a m-i-s-s-i-o-n; they intend to knock out the black power structure and gain favor in gov't, in business--b.a.m.n. there was a point last year (or the year before) where every f'n time i turned around,...
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Re: Something for The Babies

Rowe ·
The site is great because it counteracts the negative images of black and latino children seen in the media. Our children certainly need to be exposed to more positive images that they can identify with. May I also suggest that you add images of students with exceptionalities. These students are also excluded from mainstream school environments. Great work!
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Re: Was Emmit Till Actually Murdered At the End of WWII?

Michael ·
"family members and relatives, thats your only source, well my family members who actually lived in Mississippi quite well remember the murder. But then they are members of my family and not on the medications that obiviously you and your family are hooked on." by Jazzdog "Now it makes sense why the authorities have it in for your family, you all are a bunch of loons. The fact that Uncle Sam would go so far out of his way to hide a murder when the whole time frame of the country at that time...
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

ricardomath ·
Yes, you said perhaps. I responded that at my wife's place of employment, things are just the reverse. After patting yourself for saying "perhaps", you then go on to further speculate: So I'll just have to point out that the differences in attitude between my wife and gringo employees with respect to employers preceded her meeting me, so I seriously doubt that I have anything to do with it. But I do admire your resourcefullness in trying to come up with contorted explanations in defense of...
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

ricardomath ·
Maybe what you need is for some Black Latino to come there and teach you how not to be such a kiss-ass employee. Either that, or you could just continue to kiss your employer's ass and just come here to vent your built up frustrations, and take it out on forum members so that you can feel like a big man, again, rather than a groveling kiss-ass employee, dependent on the economic culture of the US business elite. And while you are here, you might as well also project your own feelings of...
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Re: What influence would Malcolm X have had on world affairs had he lived?

Yssys (Guest) ·
Good topic EbonyRose. I belive that Malcolm's scope was always on the world view level. So he would've definitely had a great impact on world affairs, actually he did have an impact on world affairs while he was living. Malcolm met with several world leaders, at that time they were leaders of newly independent Afro/Asian nations. He brought our situation to them and discussed their colonial status with him. He was frequently in Africa and was well known and admired by many African and Asian...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
"Now Lofton.....you present yourself as taking a stronge stance but you know in reality you have said some dumb schit you cannot prove and as a result, you have no other choice to keep posting the same thing due to the fact that you cannot answer the question logically and truthfully without admitting you did not know what the hell you were talking about....You have hemmed yourself up in a corner with no where to go......plain and simple....and since you cannot deny that....do as I tell you...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Michael ·
Carpetbagging caught having lewd sex with a Prostitute in a government vehicle no Good sleazy California State Assemblyman Kevin Murray ...more likely the Black middleclass have proven themselves to be ignorant for worshiping such sleaze. ...to which again the same response, ....... ......meaning I've already given all the respect due, carpetbagging no good Los Angeles County Supervisor Brentwood Burke, carpetbagging caught with his pants down while having lewd sex with a prostitute in a...
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Re: Kwanzaa... what does it mean to you?

FireFly ·
Hello Oshun Auset... and thanks for updating me. [quote]"I think Kwanzaa is a positive expression of African based cultural expression and celebration not exclusive to just the U.S., although it is the most popular here." I didn't know it was celebrated out the USA. [quote] "All of them, and none of them individually. In African culture there is no separation or compartmentalizing of these things. BUT, Kwanzaa was specifically created to not have a specific religious connotation, so nobody...
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Re: Proposed Ban on Affirmative Action Incites Fiesty Debate

Kevin41 ·
Ending Affirmative Action Wouldn't Help Whites Compiled by the DiversityInc staff © 2005 DiversityInc.com® June 13, 2005 Analysis of today's diversity news from The Kansas City Star, The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, The Princeton Packet, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more: A new study on affirmative action at elite universities proves that dismantling the controversial system would reduce admissions among blacks and Latinos dramatically, The Princeton Packet reports.
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Re: Kwanzaa... what does it mean to you?

Oshun Auset ·
Thanks for the clarification. People that are not 'African born in Amerikkka' are somewhat aware of Kwanzaa. Some know a lot about it(those that are open minded and educate themsleves about other cultures) and some know very little about it beyond it's name. Because of the commercialization of EVERYTHING during that 'season' most people in the U.S. know it's name at the least, reguardless of their ethnic background. Unfortunatley, I often run into Amerikkkan born Africans that do not know...
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Re: Something for The Babies

blackoutloud ·
I actually do also make note of students with exeptionalities and the resources that can benefit them. In another site: A Better Today, Brings a Brighter Tomorrow, resources for African American students. I am also working on a Black Business and Marketing site, which includes a section on Black Teenentreprenuers: who they are and what resources are available to them on Pass It On Thanks for the support, young black children need more encouragement and resources. If anyone knows of a great...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"The content of your last post is far too selective and reductive, and does not represent a balanced viewpoint. For this, I have no answer. As Kevin41 has implied, statistically and factually the numbers just don't compute. Take care." by Chilewillow .....but the Democratic Party, through our own elected leadership has been large and in charge since the 60s, yet more Black men and women are in prison than ever, which is not the fault of the Bush Admininistration! ....and the statistics as...
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Re: Zogby: 42% would impeach Bush

EbonyRose ·
You know Kevin41, I would have to really think about that, but, my initial answer would have to be that the real difference is that it seems like Black/Latino relations here are more amicable than anything ... everybody gets along, but there is a certain voluntary, self-initiated segregation that exists, in Houston, period, where there is cooperation, yes, but not really co-operation, if you know what I mean. However, out there there is no choice but for the two (and everyone else) to be...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: The top 10 worst states for Black Americans....

Noah The African ·
Every human source of power in this world has a propaganda component which seeks to paint the "system" of power in the best possible light. Our nation and system, dominated by white America, is no different. Hence, this nations "system" of power, through the media it controls, inundates the populous with "feel good" propaganda about America. Therefore, there is no DEARTH in optimistic and embellished characterization and outlook in regards to this nation past, present and future. In light of...
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Re: The top 10 worst states for Black Americans....

henry38 ·
Very good to see you again Noah. Beautiful avatar it speaks volumes to see you and the Mrs (I suppose) so happily together. How is the family? I hope you are enjoying being a father?
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Re: Do light-skinned AA (African Americans) have it easier?

amber ·
Thank you for the photo correction and per my most recent post - I would first like to thank everyone for their feedback and respond with the following: Honestly people, this post was NOT made to divide nor was it made in support of assimilation (it DEFINITELY was not made in support of assimilation) it was made simply to encourage thought on the issue and perhaps get some feedback from other African Americans which I could compare with my own experiences, and perhaps subsequently to...
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Popcorn ·
Again, exactly! You cannot seperate Black culture from the context and background of American Culture. In all of America, families are failing. How many families can you name that have at least one "stay-at-home" parent? And how many single parent families do you know? I can name at least three. Even in Latino families, where the tradition has been towards strong, cohesive family values there is a growing trend towards both parents working. All in the pursuit of consumerism (I know you'll...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Huey ·
Duh, we already know that. If that's what you want, go get him. Time waits for no man or woman, so if a white/black/Latino man is what you want, then get him. And just for the record, White men and Black women have been together waayyyyyyyyyyyyyy longer than Black men have been with White women, okay? The difference is that only brothas were lynched for committing miscegination (i.e. race-mixing). There's never been a black woman nor a white man being lynched for dating each other. No one...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

ripshyt ·
Very good point that I had not thought of before.
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Re: Study Finds Majority of Latino male immigrants hold negatives views about Black folk...

nayo ·
Negative views toward blacks tended to be higher among male Latinos but lower among those who were more educated. Although it was too small to be statistically significant, some evidence suggested that unfavorable perceptions lessen with time spent in the United States. EbonyRose: "It goes a long way to show that when I try to explain to people that we are the low man on the totem pole for every other race of people no matter where they are or how little they have, I do know what I'm talking...
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Re: Study Finds Majority of Latino male immigrants hold negatives views about Black folk...

James Wesley Chester ·
'...I also wonder how that 22% who did not believe they have more in common with white folk come to the conclusion they did. If we knew that we may be able to find out who is pulling the string and the legs of that 78% who think they have more in common with white folk.'---Faheem What I would really like to know is why do Mexicans assume that White folks will like them or treat them better than they do us?? Do they not understand White people? Or perhaps they have a superiority complex of...
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Re: brotha's don't play baseball..

Vox ·
I've heard that 9% stat for awhile... But I'd say the number probably really exceeds 25%. The 9% number does not appear to include David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams, and the vast majority of the black players in the game, because they are "Latino." I haven't clicked on your links yet, Blaqfist, but speaking as the only black man I know who likes baseball, the reason there is such a timy number of African-American baseball players these days is that African-Americans...
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Re: brotha's don't play baseball..

Vox ·
From Link 2 " Nah, there's a few... the following play for the Red Sox, the Mariners or the Orioles... If one third of the Latino players are identifiably black, then more like 18% of the players are black. Then, if you just head-to-head compare black to white, eliminating everyone else, then 23% of players who are either black or white are black. That's probably not too far off from the peak numbers in the 1970s, before players from Asia and Latin America really hit the MLB in huge numbers.
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Re: brotha's don't play baseball..

EbonyRose ·
I think it was around the 80's that communities -- inner city one's at that -- stopped really maintaining/building new parks for kids to play baseball. I believe it was the Reagan years and the recession. Schools were dropping the program from their curriculum and the interest and the ability to play little league started to decline. Joe Morgan is supposed to be spear-heading a project to revitalize neighborhood parks and baseball programs around the country. I hope it works! However ... Vox...
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Re: brotha's don't play baseball..

blaqfist ·
ugh..., vox...? the issue is african-AMERICAN representation in the MLB... do you see how ever so subtly just changed the subject? not how many afro-cubans, afro-brazilians, afro-haitians and/or afro-dominicans, but african-americans.. question for zoos... what will happen 1st? a white person (from any county, cuz an american white person will never do it) wins an gold medal in the 100 meter dash....? or a african-american becoms president of the united states?
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Re: brotha's don't play baseball..

Huey ·
Johnny Damon, formerly from the Red Sox, now playing for the Yankees...that is unless you find extensive facial hair offensive. Then again, he did shave it off since he's been playing for the Yankees.
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Re: South African lesbian soccer team makes it to Games

ricardomath ·
Certainly time spent positively on any of these issues is much more valuable than time spent negatively in criticism of others for investing their time on another of these issues. As for soccer, I'm not a big fan. In fact, I'm unlikely to watch unless Colombia is playing. And if Colombia is playing Mexico, for example, I'll go to the local Latino bar just to cheer on my favorites against the opposition. But it's more for the social occaision than any special love of the game. Actually, I'm...
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Re: Black - Brown Coalitions: Dissected For Your Consideration

ZAKAR ·
I feel that any Coalition is good that has mutual benifits for all parties. What I have a problem with is black people who believe simply because Latinos are a minority in this country doesmt mean they have the same intrest we do. Asians are minorities two, but no one talks about forming black and Asian Alliances, why is that? Im sure ive mentioned this before, if anyone took the time to actually study the culture of most Central and South American Countries, the level of racism and...
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Re: Black - Brown Coalitions: Dissected For Your Consideration

4YAINFO ·
My sentiments exactly!!!!!!
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Re: Black - Brown Coalitions: Dissected For Your Consideration

Oshun Auset ·
Very true, but we also must distinguish between the indigenous 'Latinos' and the Castillo Spaniard a.k.a. white so-called Latinos who are the exploiters . In many of the Spanish spesaking countries to be 'Indo' is paramount socio-economically with that of being 'Negro'. Personally I have already helped to set up a coalition in my area... And the Aztecs(as they self identify) appreciate it. The way things are going we need them more than they need us. We may have to bounce to Mexico as an...
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Re: Black - Brown Coalitions: Dissected For Your Consideration

Kocolicious ·
Well said EbonyRose...gurlllll! I also like to add that the "Indian" blood in Latinos/Hispanics is the same "Indian" blood in us. So what does that make us? And the same European blood in them is the same European blood in us. Spain, Portugal, Italy....but mostly Spain and Portugal on their side....and the rest of Massa on our side. If you look at Latino history: Mexico/South America and Central America....their culture didn't fair them well either cuz we all know they were indigeous people...
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Re: The Politics of Race, Culture and Black Hair Care... Asians are making big money off our pathology

Rowe ·
Listen, you need to check yourself, because wearing your hair natural does not make you any more "Black" or "Afrocentric" than those who do not wear their hair this way. I meet some of the most ignorant and unconscious-minded brothers and sisters who wear locks and naturals, because a hairstyle is not what makes a person conscious; it is what's in the head that does. You think that just because you're sporting locks that this automatically makes you the quintessential model of...
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