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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

HonestBrother ·
Nationalists also forget (or were never aware of the fact) that Anta Diop translated one of Einstein's papers on Relativity into Walaf as a demonstration that an African language can express complex scientific ideas. In other words, he didn't wholesale reject European ideas. But rather showed one way to absorb them.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

MBM ·
I appreciate your thoughtful comments. Another way of looking at this is that the world is a complex, co-dependent, multi-faceted place where people and groups must learn to work and live with each other to meet their needs. In that spirit, one could believe that it is better/more effective to align with others with similar interests than to try to fight the world alone. Aggregating groups with similar interests to increase the probability of success for all would seem to be both a logical...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

MBM ·
A lot of these questions have been addressed before, but since we no longer have a reparations forum, I'll try to offer at least one person's perspective on them. I see reprations as an obligation of the United States government. As such, this isn't about personal culpability and restitution on the part of the descendents of specific slave holders as opposed to the government paying one of its obligations. As I see it, African America is made up of families - the vast majority of which...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

ZAKAR ·
I believe the consciousness of Black nationalism is growing maturing and manifesting itself in a variety of ways. I see more and more organizations forming with its members representing the complete African Diaspora. I see more and more people connecting the global problem of white supremacy to the local conditions of the African Diaspora. I see more and more brothers and sistas marrying across intercultural boundaries. The movement may have become stagnated in the aspect of fist pumping...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

James Wesley Chester ·
But the complex work of weaving the experiences of the various areas of the African Diaspora is growing.---ZAKAR I don't see that as really being 'nationalism'. Amalgation, or assimilation, yes. I see that also to a lesser estent, because of the smaller (African-descendant) population in which we live. PEACE Jim Chester PEACE
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

ZAKAR ·
I believe the consciousness of Pan Africanism is growing maturing and manifesting itself in a variety of ways. I see more and more organizations forming with its members representing the complete African Diaspora. I see more and more people connecting the global problem of white supremacy to the local conditions of the African Diaspora. I see more and more brothers and sistas marrying across intercultural boundaries. The movement may have become stagnated in the aspect of fist pumping slogan...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Khalliqa ·
IMO the situation is very varied and complex.... a generalization would not do any real justice or serve any purpose except to bring out every exception to the rule and argue on the finer points...... that said.... every case is different.... I learned that after reading cases..... hearing about them on t.v. and changing my mind completely after meeting with young women (in particular) who face this challenge...... and I have learned to place their humanity and lack of training in...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

keylargo ·
I agree that situations are different and there are many other reasons that are not being addressed. The problem I have is with men that don't even try.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
Honestbrother, I can truly tell you are a college grad and that you finished graduate school but your choice terms that are as base as your mentality. But then again you have proven on more than one occasion that you are not comfortable conversing with polite society even when given the opportunity. I guess you are not used to people challenging your perceptions or conclusions since you are sooooo educated. However, I do disagree with you and I am at just as much liberty to express myself as...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Fabulous ·
Excuse me, folks, but I recall reading about the Jack & Jill organization in a book called "The Color Complex" a while back. On page 25 of this book, it says the following: {snip} To this day exclusive Black social clubs like Jack & Jill and Links have a significant majority of light-skinned members. Many churches, schools, sororities, fraternities, businesses, and even neighborhoods are also reputed to be partial to light-skinned Blacks. Virtually every major urban center across the...
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

UppityNegress ·
--Your mother made you climb the tree and pick the switch you got whipped with -- "Light bulb" is pronounced "lite bug" -- The smell of burning hair and grease brings back memories of childhood -- You used to buy sweets from a "candy house" in your apartment complex, which was just some woman selling junk from her apartment -- This candy consists of kool-aid, pixie sticks, and now-and-laters -- You drank a sugar/colored water concoction known as "orange drink" and actually thought it was...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

MBM ·
Here's a nice expose on Clark from the Washington Post. Clark seen as talented, testy By Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post From his plebe year at West Point, retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark was always first in his class, a step ahead of his peers. His rise to the top of the U.S. military seemed almost preordained, given his drive, intellect and burning will to win. BUT CLARK, 58, who won the Purple Heart and Silver Star in Vietnam in 1970 and commanded NATO's air war in Kosovo 29 years later,...
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Re: Brown Pride website: Why are they so obssessed with black people?

Nmaginate ·
Sorry... But I see no use in that psychology. I think I would be more "forgiving" of the Saturn owner or rather more amused... than with the Rolls Royce guy. So, personally, I don't follow you nor do I think it is legitimate to say that since they are no "better" than I am, who are they to say anything. I'm confused??? Are we implying that there is someone "better" than us then? Better off or whatever. I don't deal with an inferiority/superiority complex or whatever exist in between. The...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

MBM ·
Interesting. I haven't thought about this a whole lot, and I'm not sure that my thoughts will be completely coherent (so what else is new right? ), but I'll give it a shot. It seems to me that the above statement suggests a randomness about the universe that belies the extraordinary complexity and organization that, in fact, actually exists. With the example of the butterfly impacting Ricardomath's birth as context, think about the realm of coincident events that would have had to occur to...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

ricardomath ·
I suspect that there is no true randomness in the universe, only aparent randomness, and that the universe simply evolves deterministicaly. The complex interactions of the constituent parts appears random to us because of a lack of knowledge of exactly how things are, and a lack of computational ability to follow the consequences, even if we had the knowledge. It is not so much that the butterfly "causes" the hurricane by flapping its wings, but rather that the flapping of its wings is...
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Re: America's Black Forum:

Norland ·
OK, Kevin41, I read what you're saying. I have to think about this before I respond. My brief synopsis to this whole quagmire is: We, as African people, in an hostile environment, have to take control of our children, to change their mindset, proverty or no, to keep them OUT of America's Prison Industrial Complex. It's a trap into which none of them should fall, if at all possible. OJ had the money to fight; most others do not. As for OJ, I never was convinced. Now, I'm going to try and ...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
Another display of ShebaKoby like ignorance and OBTUSEness. First, I never made an argument against anyone's experience. Again, I've merely pointed out to you that not every has had those type of unforgettable and negative experiences... Now, what's so simple minded of you (and Sheba) is that YOU discount the opportunity for there to be off-setting experiences to the positive. As I pointed out to you, that was perhaps one of major emphasis and hope of integration/desegration. The idea was...
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Re: Muslim girl suspended for head scarf

Nmaginate ·
Where in the business world are Muslim women who choose to wear a hajib forced not to? Raise an intelligent issue will you... The crux of the rule is all about things that distract from the educational process. Hats really are immaterial. FYI... in case you couldn't figure it out, there are places in society and the business world where this is NOT an issue. So, kids should learn that too! They should learn that will live in a complex world with complex issues with people who are not...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

Nmaginate ·
Talking about accurate source... What makes you a Christian an accurate source about other cultures and religions? Do you too distort what others believe because of your bias??? What makes you believe you're going to Heaven or that you will be saved with your "Superiority" complex? Again... you want to do GOD's job for him and CONDEMN people when JESUS said HE does not JUDGE or CONDEMN!! And aren't you suppose to follow CHRIST? "My grandpa is a minister!!!" "It was Canaan!"... And what does...
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Re: Muslim girl suspended for head scarf

Nmaginate ·
That's a whole different issue entirely, IMO. It does in fact interfere with the nature of i.d./Driver's License processes... I haven't read all of your post but I don't have to in order to educate you on the difference! FIRST... you should know the CONTEXT in which something is said and considered the statements you think you have the intellect to attack within the TOTALITY of what someone has said and not aSSume that they are making sweeping statements. ALSO... You should know what a...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Melesi ·
Hold on, Nmaginate, you're overunning your headlights. You've gone from dealing with the issue to ascribing motives. That's a personal attack and thereofre not helpful to our discussion. It's also beyond our subject. I have no idea what the Genral said beyond what you've printed here. I cannot speak to all that he said, and so it's not fair to commit teh genetic fallacy and say, "I see you agree with the General," and then go on to assume that I agree in all ways with him without actually...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

shebakoby ·
Well some Christian writers may not get everything right about some things, but then you also have to take into account the attitudes of the people doing the writing and why they are doing it? The secular humanists are writing their stuff the way they do out of malice. This is evident in the fact that their teachings are not love-oriented and not writing from a perspective of they CARE about people in some way. Christian writers on the other hand are writing from a perspective of they care...
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Re: Have we forgotten the Australian Aborigine.

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
James, That's truly interesting that you'd say that. I mean of course race has been made inconclusive by scientists due to the exact reasons you pointed out. But I actually see Black through a cultural lens and not through a racial lens. I think my reason for using/accepting Black is because it is open enough to include people of other ethniticies who are ambiguous about the title African-American. But I guess you are right the term is broad and is either being used "wrongly" or being...
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Re: Black Women and Ward Connelly

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Prophetessofrage: p.o.r: Hey Immortal, you mean "Praise God, the majority of African/America WOMEN do not suffer from a lack of self-esteem in spite of the treachery of the weak-colored boy sell-out faction." Thank God, though scarred, battered, violated in unspeakable ways, we still have our faith in God as our husband. #1 So now that we are in agreement that there is no self esteem issues, does that mean it can finally be put to rest as an excuse for wrong...
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Re: What is an African American?

Our Empowerment ·
I believe most of life is simple, and as one takes a closer look at a particular aspect of live that aspect of life becomes complex. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, if you look Black you are Black until that point you choose not to be Black. So, someone like Justice Thomas, is Black if his says so, but I would not argue the point that he isn't if he claimed it. That's the serious part. On the not so serious part. For the White people born in Africa, become an American citizen is by...
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Re: What is an African American?

James Wesley Chester ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Our Empowerment: I believe most of life is simple, and as one takes a closer look at a particular aspect of live that aspect of life becomes complex. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, if you look Black you are Black until that point you choose not to be Black. I think I know what you are saying, but it does not apply "across the board." There are many people who "look" black, but are not "black." It, in fact, is not so simple. It does however become simple when...
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Re: Could This Be the Beginning of a United Africa?

Len ·
"And unless we free ourselves from this exclusion and allow our diversities to flow and enrich one another, all efforts to create stable democracies, sustainable economy with steady growth that can lead to over all development may be doomed. We cannot remain relative strangers on our own continent and at the same time bemoan what outsiders do to us." Excellent article EbonyRose! The above statement is powerful. My interpretation of it in simple terms, we need to break down our walls of...
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Re: Anyone see Matrix Revolutions?

ThaWatcher ·
The last 2 installments were too complicated...with all the talk of complex algorithims etc I needed a map to follow it...Action, special effects, and the storyline made me interested...the more complex the storyline, the less complex were the action sequences....
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Re: How do you define ....

Rowe ·
Reply to Ocatchings: "I often get asked (as do many brothers and sisters) why do you fight for the white man? I do what I do b/c I do believe democracy is a good idea and from all the countries I've visited and seen we do have a good life..."-OCATCHINGS What Accounts For Europe's Successful Domination Of The World? Let me ask you something Ocatchings. Prior to Europeans arriving to America and establishing a "democratic" society, do you suppose the countries that you visited, including the...
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Re: County's Poor Areas Tripled-Los Angeles

Lofton (Guest) ·
"Racial and ethnic features of area poverty have also changed, the report said. The Latino proportion of the population living in very poor neighborhoods increased more than threefold between 1970 and 2000, while the black share of the population living in very poor neighborhoods declined dramatically." But this reference is not entirely the reality of it, because the largest homeless population in the Los Angeles County, etc., etc., has been, is, and continues to be Black people. As far as...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

MBM ·
Could you elaborate on the "harmful side effects"? How is this argument different from our conservative friends who love to say that black folks got "addicted" to the CRM? Could whatever shortcomings you ascribe to King's efforts really be vestiges of other societal/social issues that negatively impact us? So, these you blame on King? If so, how? Also, this issue becomes more complex because MX's objectives and strategies may have shifted in his last years as he distanced himself from the...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
Raheem, sorry but your point that many white women hit on black men made no sense. Again, what types of black men are they hitting on and how do they look in comparison to those black men? I'm sure "Ana Nicole Smith" hits on "Urkel" (not even that seems plausible) but I don't believe that "Pamela Anderson" or even "Ann Coulter" would do the same. So again you're being ridiculous. Unless "Urkel" is rich his chances are slimmer than Bill Gates pre-Microsoft. So your naivete is just amusing.
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

RadioRaheem ·
white women approach blk men all the time. In college, at the gym, at work, in bars, at libraries, etc...everywhere..maybe it doesn't make sense to you because your too sharp. You see, if you see a blk male dating a white female you can't tell how that relationship started...who made the first move. *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell left the gate open???' 'Somebody...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
I'm actually recalling a chapter in Bakari Kitwana's book "The Hip Hop Generation: (I can't remember the rest of the title b/c I cheated by reading a lot of it in the bookstore)." He has a chapter on the tension(s) between young black men and women and in that chapter he mentions a phenomena to give a window into how isolated men especially black men feel. To this effect: there are more strip clubs today than a decade ago. And the strip clubs today aren't the strip clubs back then.
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Re: This was one of the most disturbing cases

Knowledgeseeker ·
are we suprised at the fact that the legal system in the new system of institutionalized slavery. The prison industrial complex in in full effect.!! "I AM BECAUSE WE ARE"
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Re: Black MALE self-HATRED...WAKE UP!!!!!

GinaMarni ·
It is time black women started dating out. Out as in interracially out. Out as in dating white, Latino, Asian and Native American men out. Here are a few reasons why I think dating interracially isn't only an option, it's a necessity: Kobe Bryant, Tiger "Cablanasian" Woods, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Jason Williams, Scottie Pippen, Cuba Gooding, Quincy Jones (each of the four times he was married), Clarence Thomas (thank goodness), Taye Diggs. All are married to or dating white women. We...
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Re: Black MALE self-HATRED...WAKE UP!!!!!

Huey ·
There was a time last year, that Venus Williams was dating her white bodyguard or trainer. *To be honest, as a black man of the South, white guys never stopped loving black women. They just very DL about it. Just make sure the person loves you back.
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Re: Black men and White Women

GinaMarni ·
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385471610/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_sc_1/103-3257834-6160663?v=glance&s=books This book, The Color Complex may help you out of your blindness.
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Re: Black men and White Women

GinaMarni ·
Ghettos!!??? What the hell are you talking about. Black male self haters are among those NOT in ghettos. lol
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

djonmaila ·
"That statement in particular is what I beg to differ with. Fact is, you don't and we don't know that that would or ever really was the case. The words DEGREE, SCOPE and SCALE tend to come to mind. It's like the arguments that "SLAVERY IS SLAVERY"..." There's a reason for that that has nothing to do with race. The scope was greater because the situation was different. And this could be a really long explanation, but I'll try to keep it short. West Africa didn't advance technologically as...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

Nmaginate ·
Technology aside (I was not contending that point)... I still don't agree with your premise that if it would have been any other "race" besides Europeans that they would have done exactly what Europeans did. That's some wild assumption to which only wild speculation from some basic concept exaggerated beyond proportions that there has always been wars, slavery, and conquest... The assumption is that any non-European power endowed with the same technology would have done the same as Europeans...
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

injury (Guest) ·
Yes it makes it easier to ignore truth, by stating your own self importance, doesn't it? "You are working under some illusion that I'm soliciting your opinion. Repeatedly, I have told you I AM NOT!" Yet you keep putting up questions...why would that be. "By and large" what makes you think someone asked you or needs your explanation?" Discussion forum ..this topic is employment , you are quite the rocket scientist aren't you. Or is this supposed to be more of a oneway conversation for you to...
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Re: Revisiting Rwanda and the death of 800,000 Tutsi's

Faheem ·
Part four.. As Habyarimana continued to negotiate with the opposition under international pressure to reach a settlement, his plane (a gift from President Mitterrand of France) was show down, killing him and everyone on board. Within an hour of Habyarimana's death, roadblocks were put up throughout Kigali as militia and death squads preceded to kill moderate Hutus, including the prime minister, whose names were on prepared lists. Then the death squads went after every Tutsi they could find,...
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Re: For My People

Rowe ·
"Most people do not have the intellectual resources needed to gather the objective truth about most issues of our nation and world." Intellectual resources on any subject, explained from a number of perspectives are available to anyone that is interested. In my experience, it has been genuine interest that gets the resources that I need, not availability. Often times however, people are content with the information they have attained and lack the interest in learning about anything beyond...
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Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

ambiguouslight ·
I like your response but here is where I differ. If we follow your theory to completion, the same way you contend new categories of jobs simply replaced or even reduced the supply of "old" jobs with space exploration. One can also contend "new more productive" efforts at reconciliation replaced or even decreased the effectiveness of "old" efforts of race reconciliation. For instance, the civil rights movement presumably through integration sought "equality" for AA through equal access. But...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi again Sun Nubian, you're welcome. Yeah, I hear ya Sun Nubian, 'someone black' would not lift up and laud whiteness. Someone white and demon possessed would as is their nature. Here is a link to a site proving white historians were damnable liars. http://www.wcg.org/wn/98May/black.html As for melesi that thing is psycho incarnate. It admits that it's spawned creator is from a 'petting zoo' and quite frankly, not only did you all well expose the ilk but the ilk is so thrown off of it's...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Afroman, I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments but these guys sure used this opportunity to expose what the Bible would call the 'deceits of the devil.' Let me add, not only was this deceiver recognizably so by it's racist disposition but the reason I have no respect for their vile evil is as Sun Nubian more or less stated, 'they do not come to debate their lies and deceits rather to spout them. They are as the Bible would call them the 'seed of Satan' and their entire disposition...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
henry, You're only hearing half the argument. No wonder you're having trouble understanding it. The problem that you have posed is not as easy to answer as you apparently would like to think. That's why the question, "What is an American?" or for that matter, "What is Jew?" have not realy been answered. They are not easily answered. This summer I met a German student who, while ethnically German, had been born in Russia where his parents had lived for some time. Henow lives in Germany. So is...
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Re: The Civil Rights Movement is dead and the Hip-Hop Gen X'ers, need a reason.

Kevin41 ·
Nayo, I understand the thing with the qualifications.....i go through that same BS with whites on the job and in school all the time....but they just end up with a greater inferiority complex than what they had at first.....I once had a white student in a graduate course I was teaching ask me what was my qualifications to teach the course....i just mentioned some things to him he did not have a clue of and he went and sat his azz down. That just shows how arrogant they tend to be.....but...
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Re: Election 2004- Choose Your Socialist

Nmaginate ·
You should be clear and honest with yourself. Do you feel like the government is authorized to levy taxes or not? If so then you (and others that think like you) are not the sole determiners of what those takes go towards. Reasonable people can disagree on a number of things especially on what the role of government is in a society that is more complex than in horse and carriage days. It's funny how you talk about socialism and what a horrible form of government that is for whatever you...
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