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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

MBM ·
It is that very self-interest that you describe above that is at the root of just about all of humanity's problems and evils. Either we learn to accept the fact that we're all in this together and that we live in a community of human beings all over the Earth, or, we will continue to exploit and pollute and harm each other to humanity's ultimate demise. BTW - for all of you whp are motivated by scripture, what did the Bible say about "the least of these"? I guess Bush, conservatives, and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM - I am not sure who is worse between you or Empty in your theory that you can have man transform into behaving like ANTS, practicing 100% socialism above their own concerns. You and many other libs act like ultra-conservatives when it comes to the consideration of sending funds outside of America rather than spending it on your fellow Americans. There are many rich people who seek to keep their money for spending on their own families while people in New Orleans live in RELATIVE poverty.
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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: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
A straight line is always the direct route. Why the detour? Why would White people need to know "What It's Like To Be Black"... why would they need to "listen" to anything like that when you say the object is to End White Privilege? A straight line... Very few white people ever think about 'being white' and what that means... white privilege. Okay. Why isn't White Privilege - i.e. White people taking it upon themselves to examine White Privilege - an INTRAracial Dialog you're trying to seek?
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

Pace Tua ·
Columbia is now the second largest recipient of U.S. Military "Aid", after Iraq, as if destroying a country is somehow "aid". In 1997 US Military "Aid" to Columbia was $50 million. Two years later it was $290 million and has been growing proportionally ever since. Using the war on drugs as a pretext, the U.S. has helped destroy the homes and farms of thousands of families in Columbia. Each year the US supported Columbian government and its paramilitary groups kill thousands of people and...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

Khalliqa ·
Mr. Chester... there's an argument that needs to be made for those who do not see the value in living anywhere outside of America and want to know the reasoning behind such a statement.... There is an argument to be made who see no worth in the attempt to exploit opportunities here in America... I would not..... I am not qualified to... I am not that well studied... hence the focus on asking those in this forum..... All I can offer is an opinion based off of speculation.... and fantasy.....
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Oshun Auset ·
I'll do a furhter expose on that subject later(I'm short on time), but the attack on another thread stating something like the idea that you don't have an urge to reunite with 'those wo sold you' while you simultaneousely don't seem to have a problem being in a land controlled in every way by those who 'bought and exploited and continue to exploit and oppress us' is an example. I couldn't give a damn who likes me either, especially over the internet. The ending(or minimization of) systematic...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Faheem ·
Empty Purnata, I would agree with you if the attitude of "I am an American" equaled racism. This attitude you speak about is not racist at all although it is jingoistic and rooted in an attempt by some Black folk to ensure they and their children are able to achive economic stability in this nation. The problem is they are focusing their energy at the wrong target, the target isn't the mexican man and woman it is those who seek to exploit them at our expense is the problem.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

ZAKAR ·
you dont understand what Miseducation is? what? but you come up with all this elaborate scheme of what you think education is.Finally, let's turn to Dr. Carter G. Woodson's great book, "The Miseducation of the Negro," to get some further insights into this problem. Woodson observes, "the so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
With that in mind I guess it has allot to do with the mindset of the black person involved in the "educational process"....some call it miseducation...others know it is bullschit that is outright rejected....now i concentrate of scientific issues and the social REALITIES of black folks....there is no "mis" there because it is based on reality...not rhetoric, propoganda or that other nonsense....just like I know how AA has helped blacks through RESEARCH and not OPINION...MISEDUCATED people...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

kresge ·
My sympathies are completely with the immigrants. I am all for opening up of the borders. What we have now are double standards that have nothing to do with justice for poor, oppressed, or exploited peoples. For example: Businesses as well as individuals can exploit many immigrants because of their status. Globally, the economic/political practices of the developed nations is complicit in creating depressed situations in the third world. If we don't like the policies of a nation, immigrants...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
Slavery (or doing the jobs Americans won't do) Our 'peculiar institution' of slavery is over, right? Wrong! Amazingly we have found yet another underclass to import and exploit - illegal immigrants. Whether you align yourself with the donkey or the elephant, you will find very few differences regarding illegal immigrants from either. From both animals we hear 'they are doing the jobs Americans won't do'. What is conveniently left out of that mantra is wages. Yes, many Americans won't work...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

xxGAMBITxx ·
If it was'nt for the immigrants this country would economically shut down. Politicians can rant and rave all they want, but they know the truth. The majority of immigrants are actually practicing the TRUE free market system: You go where you can get the best deal in ones mind. For all those other people crying about immigrants, they got a problem with it, they can always pick up the slack and start doing the jobs the immigrants are doing. Oh but that would be too "menial" in thier eyes...
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Re: Black Like GOP

urbansun ·
Liberalism is paternalistic and racist, and conservatism is stagnant and impractical, pick your poison. Liberal paternalism as represented by the Democratic party: 1) Seeks to erode our African Moral fiber by forcing us to party with individuals who represent moral positions abhorrent to us as Africans. It makes us passively accept post-modernism & relativism, and tells us to be effective we have to be aligned with other 'agenda's' that in many cases are polar opposites of our...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Re: Illegal Immigration
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

MBM ·
Someone posted that here. I happen to vociferously disagree with the argument (and article) against our supporting Mexicans now because both African Americans AND Mexicans are BOTH being exploited by American companies. In this instance, we are uniquely tied together against the precisely same opponent on the same issue. That opponent has spent years upon years in 'spinning' that exploitation in a way that pits us against each other (to their benefit), but there is only one true winner in...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Sounds like a pyrmaid scheme. I'm not just saying that, that's the same logic that pyramid schemes use for incentives (except they offer no fixed income). I say a communist business would actually produce more incentive to work than a capitalist business because salaries would be higher. On average, capitalist workers receive about 10% of their actual labor value. In a communist one, they would receive 100%. Yes, human incentive is always important. What's more entycing than getting to "keep...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Have you gone elitist on me now? True. Capitalism doesn't sound that bad in Adam Smith's original envisionment of it. Adam Smith, although a capitalist, was actually pretty socialistic in heart in many of his views. He believed that people would be able to use capitalism to benefit society as a whole and he had a real disdain for businessmen and aristorcracy. However, he also distrusted the people, he believed that capitalism could be properly used by "enlightened statesmen" and "philosopher...
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Re: Racism in the U.K and U.S.A: a comparison

maverick ·
Sorry Ive been away for a while. Huey, Yssys is right but let me add something here. Unlike in America blacks in the UK are actually not the largest minority. The Asians are and yet when you look at commercials and tv shows there are hardly any asian faces on them. There are also no asian footballers. I have already dismissed the notion that the reason they dont play football is due to them being physically weaker than black or white players since it crosses into Bell Curve territory.
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

whatzgoingon ·
Man, this board is going to make me lose my job I apologize for assuming that you were white(?). I read some of the other posts and assumed you were a representative of that other site that seems to agitate people so much. I don't hate white people at all. However, don't take my posts to mean I cannot debate facts without letting my emotions override my logic. Let's go. What you say about every region being taken over or invaded is true. I alluded to that fact earlier. But my point was, yes,...
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Re: Nation of Islam-KKK Konnection: fact or fiction?

sunnubian ·
It is obvious that there could or should be a connections or alliance between the Nation of Islam and the KKK because both groups want the exact same things; to oppress women, exploit religous beliefs and to be racial segregation. Also, I have seen Klan members being interviewed on talk shows on more than one occasion over the years who praise the Nation of Islam and actually say that its because the Klan and the Nation of Islam want the same things. It would not be inconcievable for me to...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

Kweli4Real ·
Bottomline, the Bush Doctrine is/was just a soundbite justification for going to war, a war that was know to be non-nuclear. Bush and Crew know that if and when we cross the NK border war, they'll come out swinging quite possibly nuclear clubs. Besides, maybe we have the national security definition confused. Maybe the Iraqi threat was not the WMD's, but rather, their abundance of oil, that in the end we would be able to exploit, if Russia didn't get there first. NK does have anything for us...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

Kevin41 ·
ThaWatcher, Quit being the great W defender....you know damn well he is getting punked, and as a way of life, americans never fight a real fight,only with those they can exploit and not get a real fight from.....I like ya'll "W can do no wrong types"...I guess the country will have to be leveled with only 10 jobs left before you all admit he's a lousy pick for office........
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Re: How black male bashing and black woman bashing affects black children

henry38 ·
A house divided would alway come crashing down. To bring up children successfully needs a united front between the parents. Children are cunning and tend to want their own way half the time and if they see any weakness or lack of unity between the parents they would exploit it ruthlessly to their own advantage. If this happens and through the parents stupidity the children are successful in splitting them up because they side with one parent against the other you can bet it would not be long...
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Re: Sugar Daddies spreading HIV in African Nations.

Kweli4Real ·
I guess you're right. I give some of them a lot of credit. Not for being "smarter" or more intelligent; but rather, for being more immoral and/or having less scruples, than much of the world's peoples. (Mind you, I am not referring to the majority of White folks, only those in the position to exploit.) And, BTW exploitation rarely is a function of smarts. It's more a function of economic and/or physical power. Let it not be thought or believed that the exploited are unaware of their plight.
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Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

ambiguouslight ·
Faheem I agree wholeheartedly that we do not allocate enough resources to combat poverty. However I disagree with you on where those resources should come from. Poor people ARE NOT poor because of the space program. With or without the space program there has always been poverty as long as we competed for resources and chose to exploit each other. As such its not so much what we do but rather how we think (or don't think). We are poor primarily because of how our labor, education and justice...
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Re: a screwed-up interpretation of the african diaspora

Afroman ·
I don't mind when white people say stupid shit about Africa, but when it's black people doing it saddens a lot. Rayne, don't make the list of the black people who are ignorant about their ancestors! For your information, everywhere around the world there have been and there still are group who sold their own people, Africa is no exception. The slavery that existed in Africa was not frequent as in other parts of the world. During pre-colonial times, the slavery that existed in Africa then was...
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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: Support the troops....

Oshun Auset ·
Capitalism is a system that functions of the oppression and exploitation OF THE MAJORITY of humanity. A few people can move up out of the oppressed group into being an oppressor(largely only within the G-8 countries...which I don't expect you to think outside of, evidence being your later posts about your lack of knowledge of CIA covert opperations in Africa). I guess as long as you are in the big house. All those in the field, remain nameless faceless masses that don't matter. What world...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
Nmaginate, as always, you raise interesting and complex questions. I do see the concepts of integration and separation interlaced with freedom - at least when considering those concepts here in present day (white) America. If we are to seek equality (in the broadest definition of the word) can we reasonably do that without more fully integrating ourselves in this society? How will we know when we are recognized as "free humans" here? Isn't implicit in this concept the notion that society -...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

Rowe ·
We know that Europeans have a problem with difference and some theorists argue that this problem with difference emanates from their recognition of their minority status in a world that is a colored majority. Their response to this reality comes in the form of a inflated ego for being "unique" and "different" from the rest of the world. This uniqueness is translated into feelings of entitlement and superiority. Consequently, not only are Europeans obviously different from the rest of the...
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Re: Commitment To Our Liberation

MBM ·
So now a brotha needs to be spoon fed???
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

Oshun Auset ·
Thanks for the compliment but I don't understand your point. Yes, the 'Arab' ethnic group and Arabic language came out of Africa....All humanity did...not to be flippant, but so what? During the Arab development in Arabia and Southwest Asia(the middle east) they had a harsher climate and their religion, which is inseperable and nothing but an expression of their culture became warlike and hostile/patriarchial as a result when compared to the cultures and people that continued to deveop on...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

kresge ·
Heru, As I said early, I do believe that there is a great deal of potential that has been in hip-hop for some time. Yet, if we are talking revolution, are we not talking about political, economic, social, and cultural power. How do you see specifically hip-hop addressing these issues. How does hip-hop confront those institutions and structures that subjugate, dominate, exploit, and marginalize the oppressed? You mention a bachelor's degree for example. I concur with virtue that it may not be...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

HeruStar ·
Virtue, I would expect this observation from an obnoxious conservative white analyst or critic that was paid to demoralize the black youth. But coming from my own, it's pretty saddening. I don't know. Maybe you didn't grow up where their was a liquor store on every other corner, and a church on the corners where the liquor store wasn't. The Hood. That's cool. But I have to disagree with your views on our culture. Read the topic {Black Identity and Unity} This positive movement that you guys...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

EbonyRose ·
blackoutloud ... There is so much to respond to from you post, but I'd like to get some sleep tonight, so I'm not going to possibly try to respond to all of it. A couple of quick points I'd like to get to, though .... Although you effectively made it a point to assume a lot about my perspective of hip hop as a whole, I will reiterate that I don't find the entire concept of hip hop as a total undesireable entity. I will go into it more pointedly later, but I know many that fall within the...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
EbonyRose Kregse Less criticism, more construction, no buts. On the topic of negativity in hip hop, I never say "but", I explain why. I'm not here to make excuses for the glorification of baby mammas, wanna-be pimps and women with more dollars on their mind than sense. Folks like Snoop dog wouldn't know about pimps and hos if he didn't grow up on Super Fly and all the negative sixties/seventies sexism that oozed out of black exploitation films. I don't validate the video hoes and the rappers...
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Re: Undocumented Workers Boost US Economy

Oshun Auset ·
Not really IMO. The more they can exploit the better. Illegal immigrants are easily exploited labour. I think it is just a good demonstration of what the true conservative motive is.
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Re: New York Times plans to launch a "Black" newspaper

James Wesley Chester ·
The problem – if what we've seen from their media cohorts is any indication – is that their intent is not likely to serve but to exploit. In short, they want to use their style of communication ("junk" news about celebrities, sex, crime, entertainment and innocuous clap-trap) as bait to deliver our vast spending power (projected to grow annually from $318 billion in 1990 to $921 billion in 2008) to corporate advertisers.---Wilson 'The Times' setting up business in 'the hood' is a surprise...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

Oshun Auset ·
I guess continental Africans haven't shed any blood in making this country RICH...hell Amerikkka doesn't exploit foreign labour markets and do resource rape in Africa particularly or globally...It's the land of the free and home of the brave!(inject sarcasm) Afrikkkans born in Amerikkka's free labour made this country RICH, not free)... And people(of any ilk) that think Africans in Amerikkka, the Caribbean and the continent don't have some cultural similarities haven't researched the subject...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

folobatuyi ·
I strongly agree....
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Re: For first time since slavery, black lives not improving

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
"Internalized Racism"? Hummmmmm. Let us expound upon this. I am a brown toned skin, 6'5" black man. My wife is dark brown skin. My kids are Black. If I had "Internalized Racism" then I would have the proverbial "Self Hatred". I might attempt to strip the melanin out of my skin like Michael Jackson has done. I might have a nose job to make my nose more pointy. I probably would have married a white woman or a mixed Black woman just to introduce some more European attributes into much children.
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for asking!!!!!1 I love to talk about our flag!! After several choices, I decided that the final flag had to recognize and represent our ties to Africa while presenting the reality that we as a people are indigenous to America. The term indigenous caused me difficulty, as it does many African Americans who first encounter its use in this context. Indigenous is not used in the sense of first occurrence as humans. Rather it indicates that this place is where we first occurred as a...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
Davey D House Rejects Net Neutrality The First Amendment of the Internet the governing principle of net neutrality, which prevents telecommunications corporations from rigging the web so it is easier to visit sites that pay for preferential treatment took a blow from the House of Representatives Thursday. Bowing to an intense lobbying campaign that spent tens of millions of dollars and held out the promise of hefty campaign contributions for those members who did the bidding of interested...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
link You're really funny - a freakin' broken record! Do you have any thoughts about how your radical alliance will actually do anything for African America? Are you more interested in embracing an ideology that warms you over or are you more interested in making a difference in peoples' lives? How precisely are you going to "exploit" the Democrats?
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

Empty Purnata ·
I believe in making a difference in people's lives of course. But I don't believe that the Democrats goals will make the best impact on people's lives. I have a view similar to what blaqfist said: Like Nmag said, I think the Dems' goal is pacification, not liberation. How could we practically exploit the Dems? One, we could support leaders other than Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. That's a start. Two we can vote for other parties when they fail to deliver for us.
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Re: Why White People Are Afraid

MBM ·
Another take: White people are afraid because they know it is getting increasingly difficult to propogate the system of increasing capitalistic returns. The system is set up to always expect MORE - every quarter, every year. As it gets increasingly difficult to deliver that (as resources expire and as other groups gain greater power), it dramtically ups the tension and causes fear and anxiety that they will lose their very way of life. I think this is also compounded by a general 'Fear Of A...
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Re: Race relations

FireFly ·
First up, ZeusTKP, I kind of wonder why we - as in you and I - are having this conversation - it feels to me like some irksome discussion of 'what's right for other folks.' It's beyond me to intellectualize about something that I have no true experience or deep knowledge of. Affirmative Action and Reparations, in particular, are profoundly about people , a human experience, history and healing, not an intellectual exercise I choose to toy with. Sure I can throw up some of my thoughts but I...
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Re: Race relations

ZeusTKP ·
Why do you say that? I'm asking them what reparations would be enough to erase the past. It might be that nothing can. If that's the case, I just want them to say that. But they are too mad to even say that. They are just totally pissed off, period. Words like "intellectualize" and "deep" knowledge are foreign to me, I'm afraid. To me, somethings is logical or it's not. What % of the Australian population is African-Australian? How did they get there? No. When do you think that will be? What...
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Re: Race relations

FireFly ·
I'll keep my answers short coz it's been a long day. A: I imagine no Reparations could ever erase the past... Reparations are more about remembering than forgetting. B: like I said, logic isn't enough. You and I CANNOT experience being African American or experience the legacy of the past. 'Intellectualize' is what you are doing. Don't be cute and say that word is foreign to you or I'll get angry. C: I don't know. Good question, I'll try and find out. To my knowledge any African Americans...
 
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