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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
As someone who has dated on both sides of the racial fence, I'll be the judge of where it's best to take my chances
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

qty226 ·
Dammit HB......you are so wrong for this. I never said this.......and i would never say this about black men. (well, maybe some.. ) I honestly love black men, but when you dont listen.....it pisses me off. (and yes, i know you feel the same.) I dont have a problem with a blue collar brother....working hard to make ends meet. I've often said in my posts, that i look for other things, besides what he does for a living. Im working now, so that i can be an asset to him and my future children. Im...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

thayfen ·
I too await that list. Though I'm married, I've always wondered what it was the sisters were looking for. They tend to get rather vague. I remember those long walks to a table of sisters"”while in the "club""”and introducing myself. First question: "What do you do?" I was always dismissed. After a while I stopped, but I still wondered. Have you noticed that even the sisters without collage degrees have "high standards?" Also, to Honest Bro, Thank you for this: "Yes qty226 you are right. You...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Folks, I want to be ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that the above was intended as a PARODY. A parody of what seems to be an all too common complaint among women. I was in no way claiming to represent the actual views of a real person. But to our ears you ladies do sorta sound like this at times even if you don't use the actual words. Art Gurl, I realize there are many legitimate reasons to date interracially. The statement above was a spoof. In fact, your guy friend's experience sounds very familiar to me...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
HB, just curious, but how did you jump from janitor to doctor? That's a catapultic leap.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
Or we can actually be honest and get off the ideological soapboxes. How about that? ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** Compare & Contrast: "We can either march forward under the illusion that a discipline gap exists because teachers are a bunch of racists ..." "What remains unclear is how people who are concerned with fairness and equality would seek to institutionalize the...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
BULLSHIT!!! If his concern was "Black People", primary or otherwise, then he would be much more apt to GET HIS FACTS STRAIGHT!!! RHETORIC ain't shit! That old tired line, "My primary concern is Black people"... ain't shit! Neither one of you can just claim that shit and it will be, just because you say it. That stuff is demonstrated by the degree of concern you and Waymon have for dealing with FACTS!It is possible for you to find better ways of trying to illustrate your points instead of the...
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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: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

HonestBrother ·
I think this is a good question. I must say that I find it to be hopelessly vague term. I think the implicit meaning is that, within the context, A sellout is a black person who exhibits some behaviour/action/belief that is perceived to be either racially inauthentic or contrary to that person's own racial best interest. The difficulty, of course, is pinning down what it means to be racially authentic or in one's racial best interest. It seems that when people do this they almost always...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

HonestBrother ·
HOWEVER, there is one sense of the term which I believe is meaningful: The sellout is a racial appeaser. I.e., the sellout is a person who for whatever reason makes it their business to appease/please whites whatever the costs to the group or even to themselves. The reason could be perceived self-interest (profit for example) or it could be due to a racial inferiority complex. Again, it's hard to make this definition stick because you can't get inside someone's head to see what motivates...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
________________________________________________ No, it has nothing to do with defining what a Black person should should think or do, but it has more to do with what a Black person should not do to hurt ALL or the majority of Black in the process of doing a particular thing. Just like Honestbrother's mention of a 'racial appeaser' would not fit the description of a sellout, but rather a description of basically merely an ass kisser, because being an ass kisser doesn't always or...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Valley Traditional High School is in the middle of a racial controversy. A teacher used a racial epithet towards a student. The word is only six letters long but the impact is far reaching. We do want to warn you that some of the language in this story is strong and may offend some people, but since this story is not just about the "n" word it's also about the pronunciation, we've decided to leave it in the story for you to decide. Murphy: "What did he say to you specifically?" Chavers: "Sit...
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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 ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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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: Anyone been to Hawaii?

MBM ·
Hey BV, out of curiosity, is there much of an African American population there? What is the whole racial climate there - between the indigenous folks, the Asians, whites, etc.?
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
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: Freedom vs. Responsibility

Nmaginate ·
Very good piece. Thanks, HB! I thought these things were significant:Like I said: STRANGE DEMOCRACY I don't know about that "weakest section" stuff but I think I get the "Not only are whites kicking us/them; they are telling us/them how to react to being kicked" point.
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Re: 'BAD BLOOD'... Thicker Than Water?

UppityNegress ·
*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: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
I've found that conversations white folk don't need to be involved in simply don't interest them. If they're interested, for whatever reason , then they need to be involved. Besides, this thread is about inter-racial couples. It would seem that ricardomath has an experienced perspective.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
Also, both people have to actively work (and work hard) to overcome their own stereotypes, both racial and gender based.
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Black Viking ·
My, my, my. Haven't we gotten a little testy all of a sudden? Did someone get up on the wrong side of his coffin? Next time you want to get a wild hair up your ass you might want to consider the context of the conversation. Like I said, ricardomath apparently has some experience related to the topic which would explain his interest . Like it or not, this is an inter-racial subject. Therefore, anything white people want to contribute is fine by me. But, if you don't like it, plug your ears...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Nmaginate ·
No, that's the dangerous line of unthinking... I don't know what kind of definition you're using but it's one hellafied one. And the semantics of RACISM vs. DISCRIMINATION is ridiculous. Saying "Everyone Discriminates" by equivocating the meaning of the word would be more plausible. Now, how is it that you maintain that "Everyone Is Racist"? Everyone subscribes to or practices #1? What about #2? How do you determine either? FYI, this is the working definition/distinction established in the...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
There are several problems to my mind following your line of thinking. Firstly, it goes to far in the direction of psychologizing racism. I simply can not equate racism with a belief system. This suggestions to my mind that there is a level of intentionality with respect to it. It also tends to place it on the level of the emotional or feeling. But this is erroneous. This is why I published the piece from the Race Traitor website. I too am tired of white folks, liberal or otherwise, saying...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Any english teacher knows that "LANGUAGE" is a dynamic syntax, and also that ideas are the essence of communication. Put simply, that means that whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. If both parties concieve "nigga" as an informal form of address, then that's what it means in that conversation, DESPITE ANY OUTSIDERS OPINION! This means that the student saying "nigga" first would justify the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Air tight? You read that post and thought I used the n-word in everyday conversation and that I condoned its use as a racist term discribing blacks (or in any situation). All I did in my post was offer the point of view that the teacher probably was not a racist. You might have a leak somewhere. I don't object to people who disagree with using the n-word, in fact I agree with them. What I disagree with is the point of view, first of all that the teacher was being racist, when it seems like...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Maybe you ought to think about your futile attempts at logic before you publish it. Obviously, the meaning "in that conversation" has everything to do with how the "meaning" was received by the student. No matter how the student used the word, the meaning when thrown back at the student, given the way English works, need not be the same. And clearly the student didn't perceive or conceive or receive it as the same. So, again, think before you throw soft-balls of illogic around. Obviously...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
I wonder how many of those men and women chose black spouses? I bet that group has a much higher rate of inter-racial marriage than does the general black population. Toussaint- could you explain to me how and why Chinas gain of manufacturing jobs is affecting US manufacturing, assuming there is not fixed pie? I mean, why can't their manufacturing sector grow rapidly and ours grow rapidly at the same time? When a US manufacturer closes plants in America and open plants in Asia, where is the...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
OOh. Why don't you do a study so we can find out who the evil race-mixers are? China lost manufacturing jobs as the US was losing them ... and many more at that. So, what were you saying?
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
I never said that race mixing is evil....just noting some people cannot seem to find worthy black folks to marry and most often these folks are conservatives. Hmmmmmm Oh look at you do the jig around China. The fact is that Much of Chinas growth is related to US direct foreign investment. My question is why not China could grow from its own capital investment at the same rate and does not the direct foreign investment coming from the US mean that the US has LOST those investment dollars? If...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Faheem ·
I thought the exact same thing...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Black Viking ·
I wonder how many of those men and women are millionairs. I bet that group has alot more money than the general Black population. Interesting that conservatism only benefits the wealthy, and as soon as they make it they forget where they came from. Damn shame...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HeruStar ·
Censorship is oppressive; just as oppressive as morality. I think they're both neccessary. For instance, at the University of Texas, their is some serious racial tension. With this environment, along came an artist with a bright idea. This (white) artist, made a lifesize manican doll of a black woman with one baby on one arm being breast-fed, and a needle hanging out the other arm, their where other stereotypical images being portrayed by this "Art", but those two stood out. This 'art' was...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
Some artists, like some people, are assholes and need to be ignored. No code of ethics in the world can raise someone's IQ But I don't think any artistic "code of ethics" or any censorship rule could screen out an example like the one you cite without also targeting a lot of works I might enjoy. Even in this instance, as offended as I truly am by the image you've conjured, I'm against censorship.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing. But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. To which I countered: Obviously, the meaning...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO, know the hell you're talking about before you open your mouth. Again, THE INTENT or "how it is meant" coming from a White person is IRRELEVANT!!! Second, Black people use of the term has nothing to do with how Black people should regard White people's use of it. There is NO SITUATION (or a very .0000001% few) where a White person can say the word and it not be inherently problematic. As they say, Black people use it AMONGST THEMSELVES as a term of endearment/affection. Simply put,...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Slurs often adopted by those they insult Racial slurs such as "spic," "dago" and "mick" still are considered offensive by many people of Hispanic, Italian and Irish descent. But the words also are acceptable slang to many within those ethnic groups. Use of derogatory words by the defamed group is not unusual, some linguists say. Dr. Philip Herbst, author of The Color of Words , says some disenfranchised people believe that taking ownership of offensive words saps them of their power. In his...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
You refuse to acknowledge I've constantly said any of the following, instead "arguing" by restating them as if they were an opposing viewpoint. 1) Yes, the teacher used a word innapropiate to the situation, I've said this several times, as have you. We agree, quit harping on the goddamn point. 2) I HAVE NO FUCKING PROBLEM WITH WHITES NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SAY "NIGGER!" NONE! ZERO! I'VE STATED THIS EXPLICITLY SEVERAL GODDAMN TIMES! QUIT HARPING ON IT AS A VALID REFUTATION OF WHAT I'VE SAID! IT...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO?? Put up or SHUT UP! HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"? Put up or SHUT UP! You called it "hypocrisy", you invoked the Civil Rights Movement et al... Answer the question. What the FUCK does that mean? HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"? "ALL" my azz! Answer the question. What is the "OBJECTIVE TREATMENT" in this whole WHITES CAN'T SAY THE N-WORD thingy that amounts to anything worth mentioning in the same conversation as the Civil Rights...
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Re: New Racial Survey

jazzyj ·
Just in case here is the link for the racial survey>>> Racism Survey racialsurvey.kk5.org
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Funny how you wouldn't answer the very question that I put forth with regard to left-wing progressivism in our community AMONG BLACK PEOPLE. Here is my shot: The Black community has traditionally been bound by CULTURAL PRECEDENT. For the longest you had a mother and grandmother who warned against "Shacking" and who could read the character of a "date" that you brought home the very first time they met them. Economically, prior to our forefathers moving North we worked the land. There was a...
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Re: David Irving Arrested For 'Denying Holocaust'

jazzdog ·
I'm sorry! does this mean I have to go to sensitivity training or will I just have my freedom to voice my opinion smashed and tramped on. Being a reader of history and especially military history there are documented accounts, some of them provided by the Nazis themselves of the numbers of persons, just not Jews that were transported and killed in concentration camps. While the numbers are straggling you are right in that I don't think that a full analysis of the numbers has ever been...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

memyselfni ·
we all know about the cartoon, but you have to be here to see how bad some blacks pick at them. they harass them on buses, call them names and do all kinds of uncalled for stuff. we are all minorities. none if us is better than the next race.
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Dissident ·
Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

James Wesley Chester ·
Pittsburgh is '6 clicks' away from being a 'Southern Town'. Pittsburgh sits in that conjunction of Maryland, a 'southern State', West Virginia, another 'southern State', and Pennsylvania. Some may have seen the recent news item where a Georgetown basketball player threw the 'bird' in response to racial harassment by West Virginia fans. I say that to say, intolerance by African Americans to others of African ancestry is to me totally within the character of the city. They do the same to who...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Virtue, brother Detroit never used the word some to describe his perception of Black women. As far as brother Detroit is concerned, Black women make poor choices in men in general because we're all suffering from what he described as "cognitive dissonance." But the truth is, women from all racial categories make "bad" choices in men, and men do the same. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in here complaining about the unsuccessful choices they've made. The reason why I'm so disturbed by...
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Re: Black Comedians And The "War On Terror"

Huey ·
I see your point, EP. I may have to disagree with you because many Arabs (and South Asians) before 9/11 didn't care that much about neither Blacks nor Latinos. In fact, many Arabs hated to be lumped with Blacks and Latinos, especially Latinos because Arabs and Latinos are both "Brown" people. I hate to say it, but a lot of non-black minorities have been saying "At least it ain't me" for a lot of years, because many (not all) of them have been jocking for positions on the racial totem pole in...
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