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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

James Wesley Chester ·
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."---King I like that. It should be on a wall someplace, or used in the opening of every African American church. After all, that is the place we be found in numbers on a frequent and regular basis. I have used 'invincible ignorance' for years as an unknowing substitute for 'conscious stupidity'. This strikes me as another way to say the controversial words, 'We are our own worst enemy.' We refuse to...
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Re: Vouchers ???

James Wesley Chester ·
I guarantee you that black children will suffer the most from the voucher system. Keep in mind that private schools can be very selective when it comes to admissions. They DON'T have to take any and all comers. If a child tries to gain entry from a low performing school and brings with him/her a discipline record as long as a cafeteria table, do you actually believe they will allow said student to walk their hallowed halls?? Nope.---DogBreath Rather than 'naysay' the thing, why not take the...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Only helping white people begin the as you call it "truth-telling". The only thing I "want white people to get out of the dialog" is to listen to and understand what is needed for equal rights, equal opportunities for all people on the planet. In this instance I am talking about African Americans and white North Americans. What do I want black people and white people to "get out of it"? An end the imbalance of "white priviledge" to create a truly inclusive human race. You keep telling me...
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Re: Vouchers ???

DogBreath ·
Rather than 'naysay' the thing, why not take the constructive route? With an assured tuition, enterprising African American-American now have a viable opportunity to create a school(s) for their own children in a construction they approve, and pay for. PEace Jim Chester[/QUOTE] That sounds good in theory....for real....it does. But do you actually believe that the powers that be would allow black folk to form their own institutions with taxpayer dollars?? Shucks, some are still complaining...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

kresge ·
MLK, Jr. On Monday, I listened again to his sermon in 1967 at the Riverside Church in NY when he comes out against the war in Vietnam. It is rhetorically, philosophically, and theologically masterful.
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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: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Nmaginate ·
COP OUT!! And your typical Race To The RAT HOLE! I guess you have that thing you call "CONDITIONED HOPELESSNESS." You only have power/influence that only goes so far. You can't do any more than that. You're hopeless. The situation you're up against is hopeless. I mean, you rant, rave and rail against stuff? That you can't control? I thought you had a theory about that. You know, that you don't worry about things and people you have no control over. CON-Feed. It's NOW time for the STOP THE...
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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 two..in bold http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml Andre King Great article on the status of black man/woman relationships. I don't think that that is the end of the black man's opinion on this, however. Even though there were a variety of opinions on the subject, most of them seemed little more than simple preferences. And that is what I think all of this boils down to. If I were to date a woman of another race, I would date her because I...
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Re: SISTA'S PLEASE READ:

Texas Star ·
Here is my regime: I keep my hair in corn rows for 4 weeks at a time. I have a corporate job, so I just go to the hair store and buy a wig and throw it on top of my braids. I chose this b/c I don't want to add fake hair to my braids, because I read that fake braid hair can cause your real hair to become damaged by cutting the folicles. I don't know if thats true, but I don't want to risk it. And I look really cute with my wig(s) : ) I wash my hair WHILE braided, and sponge dry. I can't wash...
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Re: Queen Candace*

Fine ·
Vox--I am currently at the library--as promised. All signs point to -- Queen Shanakdakhete. She is most likely the Ethiopian Queen that sat waiting for Alexander the Great at the borders of Ethiopia. The timetables are way off, however... Dr. Chancellor Williams gives the "near confrontational meeting" as 332BC. However... Queen Shanakdakhete's chronological position is much debated (i.e. I wonder why, my insert). Dunham suggested 177-155BC, Hintze 180-170BC, Wenig 170-150BC, Shinnie...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Isome ·
Attitudes like that (this is a white man's world) are illustrative of the quote: R a c i s m s y s t e m a t i c a l l y v e r i f i e s i t s e l f a n y t i m e t h e s l a v e c a n o n l y b e f r e e b y i m i t a t i n g h i s m a s t e r .
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Frenchy - There were three posts after qty226's response before yours. Which one touted a double standard? Here's mine again: Where's the double standard? There was no scolding. If you set looks aside, how do you know that a blue collar or non-degreed person can't be a good mate for you? Note there have been very few discussions about people's physical preferences, outside of Rowe. We are talking about personality traits. If you know that common ratio of women to men is 10 to 1 on college...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Or rather by accepting "his place" and then trying to repackage that acceptance as a Morally Superior position. You know, as CON-Feed tries to prop up and infuse his one-sided "Interal Focus" idea as a positive and tries to disparage what he calls the effort "To Have White Folks Change" as a negative... as if his view is certifiably better, more focused, more concerned, more appropriate and more constructive and instructive towards the uplift and forward flow of the Black Community and its...
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

HonestBrother ·
"4 Little Girls" is great (and extremely difficult to watch at times). Another recent work by Spike is "A Huey P. Newton Story". This is fantastic! It stars Roger Guenveur Smith (Smiley from "Do the Right Thing") in a one man show. You can get info and purchase the DVD at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000EMYBQ/qid=1137806...07846&s=dvd&v=glance Editorial Reviews Product Description: A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the...
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Re: Dorothy Dandridge....now there was a woman

4YAINFO ·
AZIZI JOHARI from back in the day , she was a very tall sistah who often accompanied Sammy Davis , Jr. on his concert tours. She did a centerfold for Playboy Mag some years ago and was featured in one of Leon Isaac Kennedys' fight movies. Gabrielle Union and Halle Berry aint no punks either in the looks department.
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

nayo ·
That perspective, gives me cognitive dissonant reflux, everytime. Perhaps the 'appreciation', is more fetishstic(sp), than 'natural' appreciation, which I'm hesitant to understand. I think of Europe's adoration of Grace Jones in the 1980's, and feeling something was 'off'. Not that Jones was'nt a beautiful woman (if not odd), but being that Europe, is the cradle of white supremacy, their appreciation suggests something deeper, more than a 'simple' appreciation of aesthetics. Makes me go,...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

kresge ·
IMO, the attraction is rooted in the signifying, displacement, projection or othering that is part of white supremacy. If one sets up these binaries of white/black, good/bad, chase/sexual and libidinous, saintly/sinner one will see this phenomenon of love/hate. Women of color have historically been portrayed as sexual, erotic, alluring, dark and mysterious as well as ugly, undesirable, and repulsive. The "other" both attracts and repells. It fascinates and terrifies.
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Afrimerican ·
In all the post topics, the persons calling themself nmaginate, and the Chester person do a good cop/bad cop routine, and with the present political climate, it makes me wonder if they and this site are a C.I.A. front to stir the pot of confusion and idiocy. I know AfricanAmerican.com is a C.I.A. sponsored site, and I know from my prior experiences with persons mentioned, they serve to do no more than fuel an already blazing inferno of discord and dissension, denying the linear chronology of...
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Re: What do you think about Tiger's Purchase?

Frenchy ·
Sounds wonderful. I much prefer his compound set-up to people lke Jerry Seinfeld and Eddie Murphy who have just one big $50 million house or apartment. Maybe "Nordic Nanny"'s family is moving down from Sweden. I believe this also breaks the record for the largest purchase ever by a Cablinasian.
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

Yemaya ·
Good post. This statue bust that appears on this post was found some time ago. It has been used in various documentaries about King Tut and his family lineage. I've even seen it on a website called "Black Consciousness" where they've linked it to different pages about African history. I'd like to point out one thing, many so-called expert Egyptologists are European. Has anyone else ever noticed that??
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Re: Black enterprise: Understanding Africa's Persistent Poverty

Dusty Elbow ·
Yeah I had too laugh initially with the shade tree part of the article. But I think Black Enterprise did that to save them some grace of supporting Hernando deSoto ideas outright in their article. But only a capitalist thinks and turn profit off anything they touch. Didn't the story the King Midas golden touch is a European capitalist type of thinking. So this type of thinking isnt rare.
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

Nmaginate ·
My apologies... The statue that was recently found is the 1st picture in my 2nd post. Statue of King Tut's grandmother unearthed The one in the title-post was to make sure we knew who we were talking about in all her dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark redness!
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Kweli4Real ·
When I heard this story this morning, I was struck by a thought ... Hamas is the Palistinian equivalent to the Black Panther Party of the late 60's'early 70's. Just as the Panther Party was protrayed by the media as a radical violent organization, the truth has it that Hamas' primary function is the provision of food, shelter and social services to Palistinian people without regard to whether the beneficiaries support their anti-zionist agenda. Sure, Hamas has members that blow stuff up; but...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

James Wesley Chester ·
Sure, Hamas has members that blow stuff up; but Israel promotes bull-dozing housing with people in it. And, I may be mistaken here, but I don't recall a single incident in the 2000's where Hamas has been tied as an organization to a terrorist act.---K4R Sharon and Arafat were patriots to their respective causes. Fatah and Hamas are organizations with the same goal. Hamas wasn't willing to talk when it was out of power. Now we shall see in fairly short order where their game is. I am guessing...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Lord please help this Kneegrow. First - I support the Palestinean's RIGHT TO SELF DETERMINATION. Hamas, just like the Sunni's in Iraq have been told to engage in the poltical process rather than violent actions to get their way. Some people played this election victory as a "loss" for the USA and Israel. This couldn't be further from the truth. Second - the media did a report on a Hamas lady who was elected though she had no previous political experience. She sent 3 of her 5 sons to their...
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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 guess old Al is afraid they won't need him to be "informed"......

Kevin41 ·
puleeze......Aaaron Mcgruder is placing positive messages in all of his shows.....more than any of that other bullschit on TV...like the one about eating all that heavy azz food and dying as a part of tradition in black families. I get the point(message) and how the episode had really good shock value to it.....there are different ways of getting different people's attention and I bet that show made allot more people pay attention that would have not normally listened to a preacher wailing...
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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: Your house is burning...!!!!

FireFly ·
that's a tough one! I love books and I tend to keep them because they become part of me and where I've journeyed. Depending on which room I'm in, it would be between a copy of The Happy Prince , by Oscar Wilde, that my aunty gave me as a child - precious stories and precious gift from someone very special. Or, Native Nations, by Edward S. Curtin. To cut a long story short, he was a photographer in the 1800s and set about compiling a 12 volume set of books detailing and recording...
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

Frenchy ·
The World According to Garp by John Irving Quirky plot, great writing (and even better writing about the process of writing), and the first time I've read a male author who so completely understands the boundaries/joys of being an unconventional woman. I think I was 15 when I first read it and it was such a fresh departure from the Madame Bovary -type books I was reading in class. I actually cried when I finished it, not because it ended sadly, but because I didn't want it to end. And with a...
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Re: The Boondocks

ma'am ·
The Return of the King episode is my favorite so far. That one followed by the Christmas episode. Both are classics.
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

Rowe ·
The public has launched attacks against the fashion industry's narrow standard of beauty for quite some time. In the 80's, for example, there was a great concern for White teenage girls who suffered from anorexia nervosa and bulemia as a result of them trying to look like the super models being featured in popular fashion magazines. Feminists, parents, and other concerned members of the community criticized fashion editors harshly for not featuring "normal-sized" women in their magazines,...
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Re: Asking too much?

HonestBrother ·
Rowe King, you're full of surprises as ever I've come a little late to the discussion. But to throw my two cents in, I agree that people need to do what they feel most comfortable doing. But I too find it odd that some women place so much value on maintaining virginity. I recently had this discussion with a woman friend who thought that it was the greatest gift a woman could give a future husband. I found it peculiar. Because speaking as a man, I don't judge prospective mates on whether or...
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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: Asking too much?

tru2urself16 ·
I've waited to repsond to some of the things posted because I wanted to think about my reasoning for my choice. Now I can't say that my choice has anything to do with religion or thinking that by beinging a virgin I am holy or clean, it's not. I respect people who have different views than mine and I think that it's your own choice and that you have to do what;s right for you. In the past few days I've been thinking about that more and more. That I have to do what's right for me just like...
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Re: B'docks, MLK and Triflin' N!@@a RHETORIC!

Huey ·
the "Return of the King" episode was among the best animated episodes of the Boondocks. It was written, I supposed, as a dream of Huey Freeman's if MLK survived the assassination attempt.
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Re: Asking too much?

MidLifeMan ·
You obviously have a good head and heart. There is NOTHING wrong with your reasoning. Everyone that has responded gave some very good advice. I learned a very important lesson at a very early age and it helped me to avoid making some bad decisions. The lesson I learned is that TRUE friends accept you for who and what you are. A real friend is not going to "encourage" you to do something that you don't want to do or would cause harm. I wish more young people could learn this and stop making...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

kresge ·
Great letter. I think that some media outlets would pick it up and carry it; e.g., the black press and the liberal alternative media. It makes a great deal of sense to me. By the way, do you know what the graduation rate of black athletes are at UT. When I was in college in the 80's attending an SEC university, a study came out showing that many of the schools in the conference had not seen any black athletes graduate in over a decade.
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
From Monsters and Critics.com Africa News Mali farmers don`t want GM crops By UPI Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 GMT SIKASSO, Mali (UPI) -- Mali farmers say they don`t want trials of genetically modified crops to begin in their nation -- the fourth poorest country in the world. The decision came following the first African \'farmers` jury\' to debate the issue, The Independent reported Tuesday. During the five-day meeting arguments for and against GM crop technology were presented. The meeting was held...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
Perhaps we need to have Affirmative Action in the NBA. I want to be the old short Black guy on the team, so I can make $400,000 a year for sitting on the bench. For the last 50 years, we have known the standard: 4.0 and 1600! What has changed since the mid 50's? I was a former product of Affirmative Action and it destroys your soul. As a young man who scored on over 1200 on my SATs, I received scholarships without trying. I pissed the opportunity away. Later in life having to work hard to...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
You're joking, Right? As Huey stated, AA had nothing to do with your "losing your soul" or "pissed [your] opportunit[ies] away." First, I distinctly recall that you to be a non-Black troll so you've begun with a lie. But even if you were Black, your so-called "loss of soul" is better described as insecurity and/or self-hate. Your pissing away of opportunities can be ascribed to youth, ignorance or stupidity, but not the OPPORTUNITY provided by AA.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
1 - I don't think it's a "hillbilly" song. 2 - MBM 's initial post is basically just an opportunity for him to trot out these Southern stereotypes and mock these people in a "what do these backwards yokels who listen to this kind of music have to be happy about?" kind of way. And I think that's crap. I said already that none of us are completely, 100% free. But certainly Southerners are under no more delusions than their northern counterparts, who are free to suck in all the smog from their...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , what are you talking about? I did not say that everyone who likes country music likes this song and I did not say that every patriot likes this song. Clearly, whether or not someone likes a particular piece of music is dependent on a lot of different variables. You asked me for the genre of the song and who it would resonate with. I don't respond to obvious trolls. I think it's a huge waste of time. Furthermore, I'm not running any one-woman smackdown patrol. I contribute where...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , either PM me or start a thread with some specifics or get off my back. I don't know what you are talking about. You're making it sound like I post side-by-side with the klan without saying a word and then jump all over MBM. Lordy! I am FIRMLY and BELLIGERENTLY against these ridiculous stereotypes. Please apply that to all the threads I apparently missed. Let me find out my words have clout around here. I do it where I see it. I did not and do not consider this a response to that...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Surely, when you made you first post saying that, it had nothing to do with stereotypes of Southerners and the Elitism(s) you say in it. Now, how come that theme of being "GRATEFUL" hasn't been consistent throughout your posts in this thread, Frenchy? I guess if it wasn't one thing... you can just shift to another, huh?? Now what was all of that about? Yep!! What was up with that "BE GRATEFUL" shit?
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
You asked me what bothered me and I responded. It was not a response to what MBM asked re: what freedoms these people could possibly have. I addressed that particular point numerous times already. I did not have a problem with NativeAlien 's remarks about white people in general. Didn't find them offensive. Didn't find them condescending or elitist. Furthermore, I don't need your guidance on how to word my posts or where and when to speak. If something bothers me, then I'm going to say so.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Where were the stereotype(s) about White people there Frenchy? At least try to be honest with your attempted dismissals. ____
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