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Re: Race relations

Black Viking ·
OK, I gave you a link that would help you understand institutional racism... But, you said... You're projecting again. Whether or not I'm willing to defend the information there is irrelevent to this conversation. What is relevent is that you are without any information or experience on this subject, and if you going to have conversation or debate about it you need to have something to reference. That's why this conversation is going in circles. You keep asking what we consider to be...
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

Oshun Auset ·
Yah, the truth often is. The Nation of Islam can refuse to credit whomever and whatever they do and don't want to. That doesn't make it historical fact, or even a logical deduction for that matter. Just like Judaism and X-tianity, Islam is based on the branch of the Kemetic teachigs that was adopted/stolen/plagerized/borrowed and DEVELOPED into a seperate religion under the patriarchial foreign invaders known as Arabs. Just like the other Abrahamic religions, these folk use the deification...
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

Saracen ·
Peace..... Indeed it is...Mote it be. History tells a different story. The origins of Islam can be found in the tradition which holds that a black man came to the Bedouin named Muhammad and instructed him onto a very ancient path. Prophet Muhammad was a student of Islam, not it's originator. The NOI is not inventing this claim, it is one of the most important and pronounced aspects of the prophets identity. Islam is not based upon Kemetic teachings. Islam is Kemetic teachings offered in a...
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Re: I have a question!

Kweli4Real ·
No. I disagree. I see the personal responsibility argument as doing everything that you can to control for those things that you can control, e.g., abstining from criminal, myopic and/or self-destructive behaviors, valuing and obtaining an education, developing an ethic of work, etc. [in short, preparing ourselves in the fashion that everyone reading this has already done for themselves] This exercise of personal responsibility will not remove the yolk of oppression, but it will prepare...
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Re: I have a question!

Oshun Auset ·
I see what you are saying... But the 'Personal Responsibility' folks NEVER suggest using personal responsibility to remove the yolk of oppression. They claim that mentioning the yolk of oppresison(and the oppressor) is pointless or actually detrimental. This is a ridiculous claims, and IMO, shows self loathing(we deserve this yolk or the yolk is of our own making), or or complete support of the oppressor's system(they are on the payroll). I would even argue that focussing on 'personal...
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Re: I have a question!

Nmaginate ·
To the topic... What's problematic with this, besides FAHEEM'S point that you are talking to brothers and sisters how have/are "taking advantage of opportunities" is the acceptance of the status quo. This, IMO, communicates the idea that we're in a static enviroment. One that is, at best, one where we will be reactionary and not pro-active in changing the status quo. The bottom line is this: What is the use of all these opportunities, all this education, skills, etc. when, after all is said...
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Re: AT IT AGAIN ~ Cosby playing HNIC

Blake Manner ·
Re: AT IT AGAIN ~ Cosby playing HNIC
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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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Re: Chavez: Bush is the Devil

The_Congo (Guest) ·
What's that about Cuba's doctors again? By A.M. Mora y Leon | Venezuela News and Views 18.02.05 | A Castroite state-controlled media organ reports that El Barbudo is incensed about Cuba not having enough doctors in Cuba in this news item here. Oh really? It's enough to make me wonder if he's almost as oblivious to economics as El Supremo. Of course there aren't enough Cuban doctors, Castro! You sent them off to be spies in Venezuela! Cubans have noticed this. And so have Venezuelans! Daniel...
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Re: PoRnOs

msprettygirl ·
I think people in porn exploit themselves, but then again they wouldn't have to exploit themselves if there was no market for it.
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Re: PoRnOs

Athlon64Bit ·
"I think people in porn exploit themselves, but then again they wouldn't have to exploit themselves if there was no market for it." Well, there ya have it! I think that says it all. People who do it, generally do it for money. And if there was no market for porn, there would be no porn. But we all know there is an insatiable market for sex. Always have been and always will be. I have grown really tired and annoyed by the shrill whining and belly aching about the porn industry. Personally, I...
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Re: PoRnOs

SavvysPlace ·
No, Brotha, I don't agree that if there were no market for Porn, then there'd be none. The porn market was born out of man's insatiable desire to lust, and be fascinated and thrilled with that lust; to exploit and be exhibitionists of that exploitation. It's about satisfying the animalistic need for sex and then laughing it up with the others who also have that need, all to feel comfortable about one's lack of understanding OF that need. In addition, Women know that throughout time, Men have...
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Re: Which is the greater political oxymoron?

Empty Purnata ·
My bad. I agree. The only thing that really seperates the Dems and the Repubs are some key social issues. Other than that, politically and economically they are almost indistinguishable other than a few relatively minor differences on what degree to exploit people or how to go about exploiting.
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Re: Rosa Rosales and the 700 Mile Wall Of Amerikkkan Audacity

Shango67 ·
Mexicans are entering an unskilled labor force where Black folks have no desire to be. Black folks failed to secure their capitalistic market "interests" along time ago when they settled for consumerism and integration as liberating ideologies. Our choice has been made. Moreover, to rush into this debate against Mexicans who seek work is to side with white supremacy... the same system currently responsible for the reasons as to why we see ourselves as a population needing to compete with...
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Re: Why Black Identity Politics are Still Necessary

urbansun ·
In the white community the struggle remains supreme too, it is simply a question of what is being struggled for. In a democratic republic with a capalistic economy, the struggle is the nature of the game as competing agenda's and desires manifest themselves on the political landscape. Ergo the Christian Right, the The unions etc. What we must do is reframe our struggle so that it becomes more effective in a post-modern globalistic society. Economic principles indicate that when there is a...
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Re: Sharpton Pledges Fight Against Homophobia Among Blacks

shemika ·
I don't know how anyone claiming to be a Christian honoring God can be pro homosexual at the same time and even deny that homosexuality is a sin. Homophobia is an igorant term not mentioned in the bible but promoted by politicers to glorify homosexuality and separate it from other sexual sins. A real Christian acknowledges that all sex outside of marriage between a man and a women is sin as is written in the scripture and this can't be ignored. To do so is to worship homosexuality rather...
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Re: Sharpton Pledges Fight Against Homophobia Among Blacks

kresge ·
I have engaged this position numerous times in the past several years on this forum. The most recently was less than a month ago. See the following: http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/96970854/m/2311035003/r/8341038003#8341038003 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/96970854/m/2311035003/r/3911060103#3911060103 http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/96970854/m/2311035003/r/5591041103#5591041103...
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Re: Blacks Urged to do more to Help Africa

shemika ·
This is a very good article and I agree with it 100%. I believe everything concerning African people should be a central consideration for all blacks regardless of where we geographically reside or are born. We are the same people genetically and to forget that is to forget who we are and delude ourselves into thinking we have assimilated into something we are not, which only means we cut our own throats. Implementing a plan for global economic unity for African people is a great idea that...
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Re: Whats going on?

Noah The African ·
Another thing that seems rather counter intuitive is charging higher rates of interest for people who are considered high risk. Now, maybe it's just me, but if a person were truly high risk, I would not lend them any money. To a bank, high risk likely means a person who may get over on the bank as opposed to the bank getting over on them. Banks and Lenders don't make money off people with excellent credit, because the rates they charge are too low to make a profit. Thus, it's the marginal...
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Re: Time to Play the Race Card.

shemika ·
MBM and Noah the African, you are absolutely right. It's being questioned around the world why the National Guard was not sent out to rescue these people in LO and how obviously it is related to their being predominately black. I even saw on Good Morning America how other countries were offering to send their military over to help and America turned them down. Someone black posted on the web that his family members were just rescued after being stuck in an attic since last Tuesday with no...
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Re: Does "American" = White?

peopleofcolor ·
Whites depended on the Naturalization Act of 1790, to make all European immigrants eligible for nearly automatic citizenship, with rights above all persons of color. Whites depended on land giveaways like the Homestead Act, and housing subsidies that were essentially white-only for many years, like FHA and VA loans. Even the GI Bill was largely for whites only, and all of these government-sponsored efforts were instrumental in creating the white middle class. But it goes deeper than that.
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Re: Trickle-Down Economics/"Small Gov't"

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Why is it that you don't make the same demand of a MBM or a Kevin or a Fine or a Noah? By the way I DON'T "Always Defend President Bush". Do you think that as a Black man who have lived for as long as I have that I don't see the "Proper Way To Think" that runs through our community? In my view YOU ALL "Attack Bush" at ever corner where as I attempt to start with an objective position - I am critical where necessary and I question YOU ALL when I see flaws in your talking points. FOR EXAMPLE -...
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Re: Cornel West's take on New Orleans

MBM ·
CF - you constantly blame the poor and discriminated against as it relates to expectations. What expectations do you have of the wealthy, of those in power, of those who this country was made for? What are your expectations of them? You have a chronic need to blame victims without seemeingly any interest in addressing the external (human) factors that contribute to their conditions. What responsibility do those who exploit have in eradicating poverty and discrimination? Do they have even the...
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Re: Cornel West's take on New Orleans

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
NMAGINATE: In order to enforce DISCIPLINE in both my argument and the label that I make use of for myself I HAVE DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LABELS "BLACK LIBERAL" and "BLACK CONSERVATIVE". While I do admit that it is easier to make use of this label, in reality neither describe the THOUGHTS and IDEOLOGY of the intended group. I have updated my label to "Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundementalist" to describe the popular ideology among those who take the stage as "Black Leaders",...
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Michael ·
How Our Own No Good Elected Black Leaders, Poverty Pimps, etc., Exploit the Black Community..... ......but it so much easier to blame William Bennet, President George Bush, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Racist Caucasians, The Bush Administration, "the Sage of South Central Los Angeles" Larry Elder, the Ban of Affirmation Action, the Denial of Reparations for Slavery, the Cow that jumped over the Moon, etc., etc., etc., etc...... ....for problems that Black people bring upon themselves,...
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Re: White People do it too, does not apply! When These Individuals are Sworn in to Serve

Michael ·
How Our Own No Good Elected Black Leaders, Poverty Pimps, etc., Exploit the Black Community ! "Taking a stand for what is right has put me at odds with the civil-rights establishment. I have endured all kinds of name-calling and intimidation tactics ... But I understand that I am fighting against evil. Those names mean nothing to me. They are the pitiful words of cowards who do not have right on their side. By letting them pass, I am able to continue standing up for what is right ... It is...
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Re: White People do it too, does not apply! When These Individuals are Sworn in to Serve

Michael ·
....Nothing like being Black and thinking clearly..... ...because your conscience remains clear, and not amount of lipservice from any racecard playing Kevin41, Kweli4Real, ricardomath, etc.,etc., matters! How the Black Leadership Exploit Black America...... .....I must concur Jessie Peterson!
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Re: Darryl James: How the White Man Got Us

shemika ·
Oh wow!!! You need to shut up with your convoluted reasoning Ricardo. Your reasoning that I am comparing black people to animals is because you equate being black to homosexuality, but I DON'T. Unlike yourself and other such fools, I do not consider being black equal to being a homosexual. Homosexuality is a sexual practice, just like child molestation, adultery, fornication, and bestiality. These are all in the same category SE-E-E-E. They all have to do with SEX! - No matter who is...
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Hummmmmm Now when I thanked one of the young female attackers on this board about 3 months ago called me an "Uncle Tom", Nmaginate and a few others jumped on me. Uncle Tom saw his REAL PURPOSE in life was to provide SALVATION for the Black people who where in a state of physical bondage. Being an old man, if he were to escape along with the others who departed he would have left these other people who would have been inevitably left behind - alone and without a person working for their...
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

sunnubian ·
____________________________________________ Here in lies the problem, that's exactly what the majority (and I am sure not all) Blacks who call themselves 'conservatives' actually do, or are capable of if given the chance; Now that you mention it, most Black conservatives are just like thugs and drug dealers in a psychological, political, philosophical way; it doesn't matter if the thug is in a suit, wears a white collar to work each day and as far as being drug dealers, most Black...
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Re: Contractors Get Affirmative Action Exemption

MBM ·
Because businesses are eager to exploit them in sub minimum wage jobs!
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Re: Contractors Get Affirmative Action Exemption

Pace Tua ·
What? How are they being exploited if they agree on a wage-price? They make $2/hr in Matamoros and $5 in NO. Huh?
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Re: On Condoleeza Rice & the Troubling Way We Define "Being Black"?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Isome: Why is it that Blacks who are Left of Center tend to run on the concept that the "Mass is always RIGHT" concept rather than "We have the right set of thoughts AND HERE IS OUR PROOF BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED AS SHOWN BY THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE BLACK MASSES FOR THE BETTER ?" Should all Black people be forced to stick with the crowd rather than to be allowed to follow where their life experiences and understandings take them? There are few Blacks on the typical college...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
So again, help me to understand ... What does working a help-desk, installing computer hardware and software, and recommending phone systems have to do with first hand experience in social work? Your response reminds me of the commercial where the guy is about to perform some tricky medical procedure, but when asked about his creditials he says something like, "I have none; but last night I stayed at a Holiday Inn [or whatever the chain was]." Your observations are NOT first-hand experience,...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kweli4Real ·
http://www.democraticunderground.com/top10/index.html Rush Limbaugh America's most famous gasbag has just come up with a despicable new way to exploit the troops. (Or as he likes to call it, "support the troops.") Here's how it works: non-military members sign up to adopt a soldier on Rush's website, while current military members sign up to be adopted. Once an adopter and an adoptee are matched up, the adopted soldier receives a free subscription to "The Limbaugh Letter" and to the premium...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Shadow ·
lol man! In real life, the person who adopts a child, family, or soldier, takes on the full responisiabilitys of that person. That inclues, health, schooling, food, and all financial dealings. THis inclues Rush subcriptions. YOu guys crack me up with the oh oh oh! i got them now? Point the fingers . lol lol "To exaggerate is to weaken">>>Jean F.
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Re: "They suck...they're like leeches...I'm so tired of it...The Jews do it on purpose."

Empty Purnata ·
Thank you! I'm no anti-Semite, but I'm not exactly a White Jew (Ashkenazim Jew) apologist. White Jews are White first just like every other White person in the West. They routinely exploit Minorities just like every other White person. White Jews are no more prone to being non-racist than any other person with White skin. I just hate when people attack "Jews" in general not taking non-racist White Jews into account, and not taking into account that there are millions of non-White Jews, along...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

UppityNegress ·
By positively exploited, I mean used in a way that directly benefits Black Africans themselves . In the past, when these resources were exploited, it was to the empowerment of the European and the detriment of the African. No, I don't think progress neccessarily entails becoming another Europe--in fact, I am wholely against the Westernization of any non-Western nation (and conversely against Europe losing it's own culture). IMO, modernization does not equal Westernization. Hell naw! Ideally,...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

Yssys (Guest) ·
UppityNegress, the answer to your question has many variations. I will answer what I believe to be one of the main problems of African Underdevelopment. We all know that Africa had a past before European colonization. However, after European colonization, the Middle Passage which took as many as 100 million Africans from all over the continent, and the division of African by the Euopeans for material gain; Africa began to go downhill. European interference in African affairs has caused many...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

Dusty Elbow ·
So if Africa is poor that means Africa can be BOUGHT like a candy bar in a convenience store since being 'poor' is a civilization construct of comparing those who have all 'rich' and those who dont have none 'poor'. My question is if you have all,ie 'rich', why waste your time with 'poor' Africa. Essential this poor Africa talk is for those who wish to exploit for their own gain whether in Africa and out. Ancient Africans did not look at this land the same way as we do today? I wonder why?
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

UppityNegress ·
Currently, Africa IS being bought "like a candy bar". It was bought by Europeans, then greedy and devious native leaders, and now the Chinese. My interest in "buying" Africa is not rooted in avarice or base personal interest, but the desire to alleviate the epidemic of infectious disease, malnutrition, and all the other stuff.
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Re: THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN!

I haven't even brought the fire and the liberals are cowering already? Trying to create rules and ensure that they don't get "bruised". Well, I appreciate the respect. Conservatism is good because it sure beats the hell out of anything else. What other ideology allows man to rape, pillage, exploit, steal, etc., etc. all in the name of blatant self-interest. I want more. Conservatism allows me to get more. Any questions?
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Re: THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN!

Kweli4Real ·
Your doing just fine. I can appreciate that bit of honesty. Actually, it's quite refreshing to have a self-profressed con [I didn't see where you professed being Black] to spell out that that the attraction has nothing to do with what is best for the Black community, or even community for that matter; but rather, it is firmly rooted in individualism and self-interest. I agree; but as a progressive, I believe that the higher human nature is supportive of the concept of community, i.e.,...
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Re: THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I.A.B.C.A.I.D.C.W.K.I.D: Could you please define "Conservatism" for me? Could you list some examples of "Black Conservatives"? Why do you think that most Black political rallies focus upon attacking Black conservatives and White Right Wing forces rather than defining and articulating what they believe with emphasis on CONSTRUCTING infrastructure within the community rather than changing national policy so that they can receive resources that were created via capitalism - a policy that they...
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Re: 'Bush & Co.' and Gas Prices

MBM ·
Progressives, liberals, etc. might be willing to pay higher prices if doing so contributed to reducing dependence on foreign oil, protected our environment, and perhaps funded research into cleaner/cheaper energy forms. Paying higher prices to engorge oil coffers is nonsensical and counter to the public interest. You feign indignation about opposition of "new ideas" that disregard the environment and common sense in 'feeding the beast'. The Bush's don't deny this relationship. Why do you?
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Re: Big business brings Beijing to Africa

Khalliqa ·
Taken from: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Someone sees value in Africa.... People whose self interests are of primary concern.... and not conjecture... form nations.... make policies.... and don't wait for the "free" press or other nations to condone it... Peace, Virtue China's African Policy January 2006 2006/01/12 Foreword The first few years of the new century witness a continuation of complex and profound changes in the international situation and...
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

Kweli4Real ·
Okay ... Rant time ... When and where did Dr. King indicate that his dream had anything to do with allowing white to move into traditionally/historically/numerically Black communities. Here is another example of white folk co-opting Dr. King's message/Dream as a justification for/rationalization of their [attempting to] exploit(ing) an economic benefit. Yes, Dr. King spoke out against housing discrimination and even segregated housing patterns, but Dr. King's dream was about expanding Black...
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

Kweli4Real ·
I'm not trying to mislead anyone. I'm merely stating what I know to have worked on 39th Street, my block [the big duplex with the wooden deck was mine]. And what can be done when everyday folk decide they people My approach was not to benefit the Black community ... it was to benefit me, then my block, and then the community, if other had followed through. This approach built WITH the people that were there that wanted to build, the others got hat and left. But be honest, the crime that you...
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Re: Urban renewal always means Negro removal

James Wesley Chester ·
But that said, your "plans and programs that will improve the condition of the Black Community and its people at the same time" are not plans for the Black Community; rather, they are plans for wealthy Black folk to do to Black people what white folk do ... Displace the current residents to exploit the cheap land and call it an altruistic act. plan for the thing---K4R That's a fact. Capitalism is not altruistic. Capitalism is self-serving, and profit-driven. The tree has to show evidence of...
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Re: White women and Black Feminist Thought

FireFly ·
"Brown and Alarc make a call to white women to recognize their own whiteness as racially significant." I agree with this. "I cannot escape the white skin that I'm in, yet I still want to be a Black feminist ..." I find this a tad puzzling. ...this is how I see it: "I believe that my primary responsibility as a WOMAN is to raise awareness of the relational nature of whiteness and embodied gender within my own circle of middle-class white feminist peers. This includes, but is not nearly...
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