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

Nmaginate ·
Art_Gurl, it's a (linked) commentary from the web-mag, The Black Commentator. The author is ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD, an occasional contributer there. As for the books, I can vouch for WHY WE CAN'T WAIT. I've had the occasion to re-read/review it over the last few years. Perhaps it would shed some light on how the "race" conversation was "called to a halt" because MLK's actual ideas don't mesh with those who love to profess a belief in a "colorblind society." Perhaps you can tell me what you...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
NO! It is exactly that unbalance relationship that leads to a stalled, halted or forsaken "dialogue." Arguably, people could say Dr. King and Pres. Lydon Johnson started a "dialogue." For sure, a number of common folk or community leaders, mostly educators and religious leaders have had "dialogues." But hardly any thing that can be regarded as a serious "dialogue" where it counts, in the halls of power. As for Clinton's deal, you can research and look for opinions about that "conversation".
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Empty Purnata ·
Anyone else see how denial of racism is just a thinly-veiled attempt to perpetuate it?Empty Purnata Of course, it is. And...they know it. It's the way the game is played. There is no problem...until there is a problem. Then it's 'one of those things' that happen. Nothing to be concern. Aren't you and I friends??? There is no problem and there won't be a problem as long you understand there is no problem. Right? And...there won't be a problem if you don't begin to think you should be treated...
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Empty Purnata ·
Empty Purnata, this is a very interesting topic. Most of the whites I encounter in real time(or on the net) truly believe that racism is either dead or "not as bad as it used to be". When I tell them otherwise, most get upset and begin to attack me or talk about the "mess" that's in the black community and want to preach to me about blacks taking responsibility for our actions. My favorite "comeback" from these white folk is the "you blacks are always blaming the white man for your problems"...
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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?

Texas Star ·
Ummm, the messenger? Ahh... racism? Hypocrisy? Economic, political, and social inequality? Double standards? Brutality, humiliation, indignation and righteous anger? Gosh, there must be a whole bunch of reasons.
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

MBM ·
I already answered you question. RHETORIC ain't shit, Opey. I said: Someone must have forgot to tell him that was NEVER in question. Who doubted or rather who tried to cast doubt on whether WE CAN SUCCEED or not? There is too much of a history of unshakeable faith, courage and BELIEF in the abilities of Black people by our ancestors for anyone to ever, unthinking make the statement that "WE CAN SUCCEED" because, by definition, it means there was some reason to believe that we couldn't. Now,...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

MBM ·
More like have enough self-respect and self-esteem as to not discredit his/their own intelligence by thinking dumb shit like that will fly. At least make a more compelling case, if there is one... (Oops! There isn't one). It's really sad and I sorta feel sorry for people who have problems saying things beyond the little juvenile simplistic, half-a-first-thought ridiculous ideas they think would or should resonate. Here's a short list of this Child's Themes (with him thinking he's talking to...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Who wrote this, CON-Feed? lol This article is basically saying: Hey, Black America, America is owned by White people, and it's fucked up. But hey, what can you do about it? Just stop being stupid and stop being lazy, and you'll be just fine. Racism does and always will exist, so you might as well stop fighting and just look "inward" (KEY CONSERVATIVE BULLSHIT TERM). Just keep your nose to the grind, stop looking up, and you'll get ahead before you know it. WHAT GIVES?
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I had an actual, admitted "WHITE BOY" drop this one on me. So I decided to share mostly because it listed those 4 central themes, those so-called Unpopular "Truths". As I read *it* all (the "White BOY" stopped at #2 and figured the statement about Standard Of Living would help him) I was like, "This Is Straight Out Of The CON-FEED Reader!" Especially this: Compare that with CON-Feed's favorite hook (among many):
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Such fucking tripe. "If God chose to eliminate racism....." FUCK YOU! (not you, the other guy) So what's the excuse for the majority of White Aemricans only making $40,000 a year? Why is it that so many White students who are barely passing get into college easier than high-scoring Black students? Blacks score lower on tests because they are poor (Standardized tests are a poor way of judging intelligence, if that's what the racism-downplayers are getting at; there's that racism out of...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
I know one thing, that IF RACISM STOPPED TODAY... IF WHITE PEOPLE LEFT TODAY stuff hits me as a Poor Man's BIZARRO inverted take on this James Baldwin quote:
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Little Fella: In all seriousness - could YOU lay out a plan of how the latent effects of "380 years of racism and oppression" are going to finally be dissolved? Will this be from ACTIONS BY WHITE FOLKS or actions CENTRALLY FOCUSED ON BLACK FOLKS? For all of the huff and puff that you display and your supposed Black authority I find you and others to be uniquely CLUELESS when it comes to translating your ideas into workable solutions in the REAL WORLD among Black people. It seems to me that...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Could YOU? What are YOUR ideas? What has your ideology offered as a strategy to advance African America? What barometer can we look to to see the progress and RESULTS that have come from your way of thinking? Ad infinitem I have demonstrated that liberalism has fought against conservatism every step of the way to bring us from slavery to where we are today. At EVERY step along the way conservatism has fought to restrain and suppress our progress. How can you regurgitate your drivel with a...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
---Nmaginate This one of the reasons I don't like to talk to Europeans about my circumstance. My mind would make me 'write a check' my body can't cash,... anymore. Each of these points treat their respective subjects as the ONLY reason. We know no one thing is ever the ONLY thing. 'Racism', 'educational equivalency', 'no fix', and 'only we can fix' Racism is not bound by time, nor is racism defined by time. Racism is a finite structural entity of American society. It is integral to the...
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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: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Oshun Auset ·
Sister Kola speaks volumes in her discussion about race and beauty in America. Her thorough discussion about the ways in which the White supremacist concept of whiteness has impacted people globally is reminiscent of the research done by Neely Fuller and Dr. Francis Welsing. I'm certain her analysis has been heavily influenced by Dr. Fuller's United Independent Compensatory Code. Thanks for sharing. Loved it! What is Beauty? Within a world dominated by White Supremacy it is vitally important...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Nmaginate ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Empty Purnata ·
Racism is the common thread. The greater impact against Black people today reaching our full potential are BLACK PEOPLE OURSELVES. Lacking a cohesive strategy and the INTERNAL ability to have the maximum amount of our people kept in line to support them IT IS NOTHING BUT FOLLY TO EVEN HAVE THIS DISCUSSION. White Conservatives who are racists are more blatant in their views against Blacks. They let you know how they stand. They don't offer any help and thus Blacks must "fend for themselves".
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Empty Purnata ·
Translation: Since both are racist, just accept them and just worry about keeping your nose to the grind.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
I'll repeat it one more time, CON-Feed, then I'll ask for your response: ************************************************************************** Investigations of behavior, race, and discipline have yet to provide evidence that African American students misbehave at a significantly higher rate. Studies have failed to find racial disparities in misbehavior sufficient to account for the typically wide racial differences in school punishment.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Empty Purnata ·
In your opinions, aside from political ideology, are there any good white people in America - people who appreciate and respect justice and who are not bound by racism and discrimination?
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Empty Purnata ·
Not sure if your question was for the group or for a particluar person so if forgive my response if "jumped into the middle of the conversation". The answer is yes. To say otherwise would be to generalize. Like Malcolm realized after is trip to Mecca, it's not the race or color of the peope but the mentality. To LABEL whole groups of people as inheriently bad is wrong. The nature of men does not change with races, class, gender, or religion. We ALL have our good and bad traits. The problem...
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Re: Remember The Past So As Never To Repeat It!

Fine ·
As always, Fine...many thanks for the post. After visiting the site, it is amazing to see the very long and shameful history of racism in this country especially the fact that these crimes were actually law up until recent times.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
Will wonders ever cease? He's seen the light
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
wait til they tell him they are laying his ass off.....and the less qualified white guys get to stay.....he'll be wearing dashiki's like many other converted house negroes who got a blatant taste of racism....I guess he is a negro who does not make waves...and will accept anything as long as he can forge a meager existence out of the situation...fuck everyone else.....too bad the collective efforts of others helped the door open for his azz.....ole status quo defending azz negro...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

MBM ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
Trust me, I started to listen to Rush in 1993 because of what I saw on 60 Minutes. I don't know who said it, but it was a black female said that Rush was racist therefore I had to listen to verify. And for the first six months, I listened to why President Clinton proposing to raise taxes on the middle class and taking money from school children who were having bake sales to lower the national debt. No racism, only criticism.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Texas Star ·
You have a problem with processing information. You might want to realize that there is no such absolute thing as "fair" because there is and has never been a strict merit-based system in place. The schools in this country and education ain't like basketball. Plain and simple. And I mean seriously, you just said it. The NBA is for what? 360 positions or so? How many schools are there? NBA is a profession. Colleges are not. They prepare people for professions. Should be?? C'mon dude. Test...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
Granted Kunjufu should be credited for making education more accesible to Black students and helping us to better understand the academic and social needs of Black students; however, Claude Steele, trained as a social psychologist, is interested in investigating the ways in which racism and stereotypes, particularly the stereotype that says "Blacks are intellectually inferior" has influenced Black students' attitudes toward education and their competence as students. This fall, I attended a...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
The Second Slave Era 2006: The Dismantling Of the African Mind One of the things that lead me to the education profession was my experience as a job-seeker. Whenever I attended job fairs, I noticed majority of the students applying for the higher-paying positions in fields that have the greatest impact on our world (i.e., computer science, engineering, technology, agriculture, biology, and natural sciences) were Whites, Asians, and foreign students from India. The Black students, however,...
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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 ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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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: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Sweetwuzzy ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

MBM ·
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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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

MBM ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Sweetwuzzy ·
Elder is a disgrace. It's easy for him to excuse the past, since he was born and raised in South Central L.A. instead of the Deep South. He never faced hardcore racism in California, like many faced in Alabama and Mississippi. It's a shame a black man in his 50s can disregard Jim Crow, who was alive to see Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, can still act racially naive.
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
No, there aren't many Afican-Americans here at all. Those that are here are usually military, so there only here as long as they're stationed here. The racial climate here is a little strange. Hawaii is predominantly Asians (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Philipino) and Pacific-Islanders (Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Hawaiian), but there are no clear lines drawn. Hawaii is often refered to as the "Melting Pot of the Pacific" for good reason. Nearly all of the people here are mixed in some way,...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Empty Purnata ·
I have no sympathy for that kind of bullshit. I can't stand the fucking anti-PC crowd that tries to hide racism and bigotry behind "freedom of speech". "Oh, we have freedom of speech to say what we want! That's what makes Western society great! Freedom of expression and exchange. And after all, sometimes the truth is ugly." OH FUCK YOU!! These same "anti-PC" c*nts would scream for censorship if I drew a cartoon depicting Adolph Hitler baking Jews, or if I drew a cartoon depicting White...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Faheem ·
Did you see Hannity and Colmes where that punk ass Sean Hannity started complaining about Rev. Lowery and President Carter clowning the Shrub? That Hannity is punk ass snitchin' Rush Limbaugh wannabe. Dancing around the race factor, completely in denial that racism still exists. He and Larry Elder should be dancing partners on the next season of "Dancing With The Stars." Deejay: Free chicken and watermelon for qualifying for the semifinals. Elder: Did he say FREE??? Stop, Hammer Time.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Empty Purnata ·
Like Black Viking, I am not anti-PC, but I am anti-censorship. Whether or not I find the comic offensive, I think that a publication has the right to print it and I believe that individuals have the right to protest against it non-violently. I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. Personal anecdote: I was a chaplain in NYC when...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Empty Purnata ·
This reminds of the Republican/corporate media response to Joseph Lowery's comments about Bush yesterday. They're not saying anything about "free speech" there. Instead he's accused of using Mrs. King's death for political purposes. It's only "free speech" when it expresses a pro-white/pro-USA/pro-corporate-power point of view.
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Re: 'BAD BLOOD'... Thicker Than Water?

Nmaginate ·
*Sigh* That case remains to this day on eof the more egregious examples of "bad" science in the United States. It was crap like that and "racial biology" that tared the good name of biology and physical anthropology for decades to come. For those of you who like a good dose of irony: even though victims of the f*&ked up racism of the experimenters, the Blacks in the end fared better than the white test subjects, simply because the whites were given "medicine" which was basically poison.
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

Nmaginate ·
I suppose that argument would have some merit in Palestine, but that situation isn't comparable to what is happening in northern Europe. Muslims in Scandinavia especially are far from ocupied--hell, they willingly migrated there to escape the poverty and extremism of their own countries! Having lived in the area for a brief period, I can say that while there is racism (or perhaps more accurately, culturism) in places like Denmark and Sweden, the Muslims there are segregated from mainstream...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Kevin41 ·
I agree. That's why discrimination is illegal and racism is not.
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