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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
courtesy of democratic underground Condoleezza Rice George W. Bush gave Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a very important job last week. According to the Financial Times: President George W. Bush on Wednesday announced that the State Department would lead all US post-conflict reconstruction, a move that supersedes the controversial decision to give that task to the Pentagon in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. ... A former senior official involved in what he called the "chaos" of post-war...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

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

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
........more likely, it is our own Black community that is disgraceful..... LA's Failing Black Hospital Shunned As "Killer King" Posted on: 2004-12-07 16:57:42 Once a focus of black pride in South Central Los Angeles, the Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center has, according to a devastating five-part expose in the Los Angeles Times, "a long history of harming, or even killing, those it was meant to serve." The Times series details one fatality after another due to misdiagnosis or other...
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Isome ·
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, a woman of color , used the expected rightwing half-truth tactic to defend the administration's record on mine safety enforcement. She said that federal inspectors had "increased their inspections [at the Sago mine] by about 84 percent." That's only half true . Though inspectors increased their inspections at Sago, what Chao didn't say was that the inspections clearly documented the unsafe conditions at the mine: Nearly half of the 208 safety citations levied...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
I leave for Rome in the morning. I'm so excited! And nervous. Hopefully, I'll be back next week in one piece.
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

HonestBrother ·
Bellissimo. In boca lupo! If you get into trouble just remember to call in the AA.org calvary
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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: Experience with Gypsies?

FireFly ·
DAMN!!!!!!!!!! I've probably logged on too late, but... HOW EXCITING!! I hope you have the most wonderful, exciting, fun, adventurous, romantic (in every sense ), amazing and mind blowing time. SOOOOOOOOOOO envious about all that yummy Italian food you'll be eating. Buy some extra virgin olive oil and olives to take back home to the States. ciao Bella! ...we want pics!! .
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Re: "?Who Choses Whom?"

Black Viking ·
Women do the choosing. She chooses to let you bring your game, or she chooses to shut you down immediately. Or she chooses to shut you down tomorrow, or next week, or next year. She has complete control of this game because she made the rules. The challenge for men is to first learn the rules (because she won't tell you what they are), then play by the rules (without letting our ego push us out of bounds), and still find a way to score points! Consider this...How often do men get rejected by...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: "?Who Choses Whom?"

FireFly ·
geesh! ...and women love men for exactly the SAME reason! who chooses who is largely irrelevant when most men desire an ongoing choice of a smorgasboard selection. .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My take on Part One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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Re: SISTA'S PLEASE READ:

Rowe ·
Though micro and smaller-sized braids may provide a more realistic look, I recommend a medium to large size braiding style, especially if you are planning to keep the braids in your hair for more than two months. I wear micro braids, but I also have my braids redone quite often. It's expensive, but because I prefer very small braids, I can't keep the braids in my hair for too long if I don't want to risk losing my hair. It's also important to get a braiding style that you can wash. Ideally,...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

xxGAMBITxx ·
We (black people) need to stop focusing on finding love "outside" and start finding love on the "inside". Our romantic lives tend to follow our personal/professional lives. How many brothas/sistas have hooked up with someone "just because" or because of "loneliness"? Now nobody should want to be with someone who is not at least working on thier potential. If your only option is to be with a janitor/waitress, pick the janitor/waitress that knows the value of a dollar, has and utilizes good...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
And I would take a nice, respectful Plain Joe over a Denzel any day of the week. But that's not the issue. It's about more than just what we are allowed to fantasize about and pursue. For women, who are already in a sexist society, it is yet another excuse for men to use to belittle, undermine, and irrationally blame us.
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Does the term and title 'net worth' only applies to the owner? It cannot seem to say the net worth of my car since its had depreciation associated with it. Or a house. Or a job. The person and or person that own can claim 'net worth' it seems? That's is very trick term 'net worth'.
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Re: Nick Cannon "I'm addicted to white women"

Empty Purnata ·
I mean, I don't see what's so what about White women. They're just women to me. GIVE ME A SISTA ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!! White women are not better than Black women or vice versa (although personally, I prefer Black women over White women). I don't mean to sound racist, but I'd have to say, if Black men do date out, I think they should at least stick with non-White women. Like Hispanic women and Asian women at least.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've been monitoring this debate, and apparently, both of you are trying to convey a similar message: Be more realistic. Black women: you can't have the Denzel look-alike with a six figure salary. And Black men: You can't have the tiny-figured Halle Berry look-alike who waits on you hand and foot. So I have a question for readers. Do you all think this culture's obsession with mega super stars has interferred with everyday people's interest in the opposite sex? Perhaps our standards are not...
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Re: Fasting

Rowe ·
Sister Nubian, thank you for the information about the fasting process. I also wanted to add to your statement that if one were to ball up his or her fist, your stomach is about the size of that. So before eating each morning, the stomach has to be flushed before eating by drinking water. In fact, that is what you are doing when you eat Breakfast each morning, you are breaking a fast of not eating for eight hours. Too often, people start the day by overloading the stomach with heavy foods...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love it when a black woman cooks to express her love & care for me. Especially those down south black women. These Sistas KNOW how to cook up on some food. And you can't get restaurant food that's as good or mo better.... Every time I go home my mom cooks up my favorite dish as only she an make it. And then I know I'm loved.... Come on you fellas, SURELY you can think up one new positive thought per week?
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

AudioGuy ·
It could not have been any more grisly than showing the planes hit the towers a kazillion times or seeing people jumping their deaths (both of which I saw last week ). What harm would there be in releasing the black box recording of some guys speaking arabic or farsi while flying the plane?
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I agree with you that Pam is hotter than Gina...at least physically hotter. The problem is that Pam is dark-skinned (not that it's anything wrong with it), Gina is lighter-skinned, and that when you usually have TWO good-looking black women together (of different complexions), they have to be competitive to a point. Also, the darker-skinned character Pam is unfortunately casted as a "sapphire", a shrewish selfish, inconsiderate black female character. Besides, knowing about the skin color...
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I wrote a list of Aboriginal names I copied from a list of Indigenous words but I've lost it and have to go check it out again. They have around 10 or more names specific to the state of the moon... eg. full, quarter, etc. I'll get back to ya next week.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
Brother Honestbrother, please review these comments to see that the women participating in this thread have been supporting your arguments all along. Perhaps you have chosen to read only what you want to read?
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: Remember The Past So As Never To Repeat It!

thechosen ·
I recently heard a quote that i found to be true by Dr. Martin Luther King. He said, "We do not make history , we are made by history."
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
"The point is NOT that "janitors aint shit" or however else things were apparently interpreted." (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 6:10 PM, Page 2) "And I would take a nice, respectful Plain Joe over a Denzel any day of the week. But that's not the issue. " (-Frenchy, 1/19/06, 7:32 PM, Page 2) "I am not talking about the merits of a blue collar man. There's nothing wrong with a janitor or whatever else. I've expressed that several times now." (-Frenchy, 1/20/06, 5:43 PM, Page 2) "This is NOT about...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Max ·
Hello, Max here! I just wanted to make sure I understand what Frechy is saying: When black men lust after Halle Berry-types, they are not reprimanded, because it is expected/accepted-practice for black men to aspire to have a woman like Halle without any REAL justification. But... When black women lust after Denzel-types (even when the black women who ARE justified in wanting someone like him), they're harshly criticized as being materialistic, shallow and hated-on for overlooking that...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Music Special Controversy on NBC

Kevin41 ·
Debunking Urban Myths: NBC Didn't Diss Jamie Foxx By Yoji Cole -------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com January 25, 2006 "Jamie Foxx Unpredictable," a television concert in which the actor/singer attempts to parlay his Oscar success into R&B success tonight on NBC, did not hit the stage without some controversy. An e-mail string, sent randomly throughout the Internet world, claimed NBC was not properly promoting the show, set to...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
that's mad! excellent! ok, I'll be going mid Feb, and although I know that Oahu island is the most built up and commercialised, due to budget and time, I will probably spend most the week there... I have a few questions, so can I get back to you in a day or so? I hear the North Shore is very natural and green and worth driving to??? I'm disappointed the big surfing contest is in March coz my boo is a bit of a surfer. Two questions please - safe natural beaches to swim at, and also I would...
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Re: Help for arthritis?

Frenchy ·
She has rheumatoid arthritis. I don't know what the monthly injections were. Apparently, the shots were stopped because it (or something else she was taking) was affecting her liver (the amount of something was too high in her liver). The doctor is a certified rheumatologist, but I'd like to blow his head off right now because he still wants her to wait another week for the usual injection. Aspirin does not help. My father ended up taking her to the Emergency Room this afternoon and they...
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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: Help for arthritis?

folobatuyi ·
She might just have to get some more cortisone shots if the pain is unbearable before the next appointment. Hope the pain continues to subside.
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
I love this. Stimulating comments on Affirmative action. I personally don't agree with affirmative action is because when I came in the military, I rarely saw a black major or colonel. Today, I work for a Black General who is in charge operations here in the Theater. This past week I attended the promotion of 5 black majors to the rank of Lt. Colonel. In the next few weeks, I will get promoted. The achievement of reaching LTC is based on merit. Granted many may think that the Military is a...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Faheem ·
This article only solidifies in my mind how far ahead of the curve Jawanza Kunjufu really is. He has stated everything in this article but stated it much better in more relevant terminology as well. I just got his latest book this week entitled, Hip Hop Street Curriculum , this book is like a work book, I have only glanced through it so far but this weekend I should get a chance to read it. Here is a summary of the book... Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
It seems to me that any example of progress can be use as an arguement that racism is dead, and we now live in a color-blind society. I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made. Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
 
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