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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Nikcara ·
I am a Christian, I am heterosexual, I think gays should be allowed to marry, I think women have the right of choice and affirmative action is desparately needed because children are still being left behind. Law in the USA is not about morality it is about power and money. It was law that enslaved my ancestors using the Christian Bible, it was law that separated the races under Jim Crow using the Christian Bible , it was law that cause the police to sick dogs on citizens because they were...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
nikcara, You have more than one point in your post. I will try to address them, but I hope you can forgive me if I miss one or two. Do we have differing definitions of "Christian"? What is a Christian to you? Yes, Christians do differ on issues, but they differ usually because they've started from different points of view. They have different conclusions about the world to begin with, thus they have certain differences in their worldviews, which is part of the point that I made originally.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Faheem ·
This has to be the best op-ed I have read all year, albeit it is only the 13th of January. Brother Bruce articulates all that was running through my mind as I was reading white folk commenting about Black folk on a white Blog this morning in regards to a report that was published in Seattle's paper yesterday about the difference in length and how often Black students are suspended and disciplined in School in relations to white students. The garbage that was coming out of these white folk...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
(1) Is this taking into account another 100 years of Jim Crow? (2) It's controversial exactly what Lincoln and the Union troops were sacrificing for - i.e., was it to end slavery or was it to preserve the Union? And there were also non-altruistic reasons for white northerners to oppose slavery. For example, many white northern industrialists feared that if the south industrialized that it would have a tremendous competitive advantage due to access to a huge pool of free slave labor. (3) But...
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Re: Remember The Past So As Never To Repeat It!

folobatuyi ·
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: 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: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Huey ·
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: 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: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
So, the South is growing faster economically. Does that necessarily mean the North is getting poorer? No, because there's not a fixed pie. Both regions can grow at the same time. In order for it to be zero sum, you'd have to prove that they cannot both grow at the same time . Good luck with that. First, who "isn't in the game"? Second, what losers are you talking about? People who lose their jobs? Resources shift and people gain and lose jobs. That alone does not make it a zero-sum game. In...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint. What you fail to consider is that everything is relative. Lets say that an area has a million residents and normative levels of population growth. Lets now say that there is little job growth, despite a growth in population. The net effect of that is that the economic health of the region is deteriorating, despite not losing any jobs, but because they are not gaining any jobs. This is why despite job growth under the Bush administration, his tenure is considered a poor performance...
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Re: Why Isn't There a White History Month?

Nmaginate ·
There's also Irish History Month . Of course that was something I came across when a guy complained about White History Month and talked about The Irish this and The Irish that but had to eat a little Irish crow when I found that bit of info. Also, speaking about the Irish... The "Irish Need Not Apply" stuff some will try to reference when they play that "other people were discriminated against too" role... Well, the actual historical existence of that phenomenon is in dispute. HISPANIC...
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Re: Negroes?African

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for the ethnographic information. I occasionally wonder about 'what ethnic groups are where' across the African continent. Your point about 'African Negroes' is well taken. By the way, I was particularly pleased that you distinguished the difference of intent by using the term western Africa as opposed to 'West Africa'. While many consider terminology insignificant, 'West Africa' is the terminaology of conquerors as is evinced by 'West Berlin', 'West Germany', 'East Asia, 'North...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Vox ·
I have strong doubts that he would have been as successful in that attempt. In the face of Jim Crow segregation, it would have been a tough sell to instill the same passion for learning accounting as it was for demanding the basic human freedoms under the law.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
I agree brother...knowledge of things(science, health issues, measurable pro-black political philosophies and social reslities) and knowledge of self..will help to make an individual complete....where they can competitively thrive in any environment they are placed....and as so far as the parents...you are correct...the ignorance displayed is a part of the vestiges of "that peculiar instituion" and jim crow that have been left behind............
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Nikcara ·
Melesi, sorry I did not get back to this sooner, what can I say, I was on trial and got distracted. Suffice it to say, I cannot stand next to Dick Cheney [whatever the spelling is] because he is a racist that calls himself a Christian like Bush and I cannot agree with what they have done in the name of Jesus or my God. The God that I pray to clearly is not whom they pray to yet we both use the term Christian.
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
Okay, MBM, maybe we're getting somewhere! For my position, let me state unequivocally, that I am not in the least bit interested in assigning blame. I couldn't care less whose "fault" it is. And I do mean less . Assigning blame for this problem doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of a solution to it. So you point the finger at a bad guy ... and then what?? What I do care about, though, is that for every ancestor of which I am a descendant, whose same bloodline flows within me that were...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

MBM ·
If you don't accurately identify the source of your problem, how can you reasonably expect to solve it? This is the crux of the problem. White Supremacy Inc. would have you focus your angst on Mexicans and away from those who get rich on exploiting both. Again, Mexicans have not set wages. Mexicans have not hired anyone. White Supremacy Inc. has. Without clarity on this point, whatever energy you have is misplaced. And that's the point. Fighting for our interests is what politics and...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

James Wesley Chester ·
The money should come from the United States General Fund, AND all such other sources as can be proven in court, or admits, to profitting from slavery and/or Jim Crow. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

James Wesley Chester ·
African American-Americans, notably David Walker and Mariah Stewart n the 1830's, and Martin B. Delaney in the 1860s, and Thomas Morris Chester in the 1880s seemed to drive the move to separatism in the 19th century. I'm sure there were others. Immigrants, and descendants of immigrants, transient and otherwise, are the notable players in the movement in the 20th century, e.g. Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammed, Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm (X) Little, Louis Farahkan, and most vocal supporters.
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Re: Welfare

Kevin41 ·
whatzgoingon posted, Answer me honestly. If white racism ended just like that, would most of the problems in our communities disappear just like that too? IMHO, what black people have been put through throughout our history damaged us a hell of a lot more psychologically than it did physically or even economically. Mental slavery is far worse than physical slavery. * Economics was the main staple of jim Crow that caused economic inequities that last to this day and was the basis of many of...
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Re: The Good Wife

NSpirit ·
Isistah I did not mean to imply that black housewives never existed in america, nor did i intend to place you in the position of having to defend "stay at home" moms... the article was from 1955's Housekeeping Monthly. Aside from it being an amusing bit of nostalgia, it is clearly written with white women in mind, don't u think? Furthermore, it is the role (subservient to hubby), not the specific tasks i'm taking issue with. also, when i say "black women have always worked outside the home",...
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Re: The Good Wife

isistah ·
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
Watcher... Be for real. There are a lot of White people that see stuff on TV and expect that to be what Black folks are like. I've had untold number of Whites who told me I looked like Mike Tyson or some Black person in the Media, definitely suggesting that they have limited experience with Black people. So... in starting your search... look at the media then look at history and the perceptions that are formed from a distance. You need to do some reading. There are plenty of second hand...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
That's the question I was answering directly with my last post. What are you now acting like you didn't say that? And your question there ask about "perceptions"... A person doesn't have to have direct personal contact with another person to form an impression - aka a perception. As to experiencing racism to know what it is... That's what I would like to ask most White people who will at once say there is no racism cause they don't see it but they damn sure will tell you what it is. Answer...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

ThaWatcher ·
@nmag If you want to get into Jim Crow and US slavery then post another thread....
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
You can do that... I was answering your question/opinion which you and I know you can't sustain. The question is about the "experience" based "reality" of race perceptions not about Slavery and Jim Crow per se and you know that. You're just a sad excuse for someone with an argument. Can't defend it so you come up with tactics to avoid the scrutiny of your ridiculous ideas.
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

ThaWatcher ·
Nmag...I could post "the sky is blue" and you'd find some way to argue that point. If you want to debate Rush's statement (which I thought we were doing) then fine...Jim Crow can wait til another day...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
Dude.. I started the thread!!!! What's the title!!!!???????? Spoken like a true Escape Artist! Ahh... What's the title/subject? [This message was edited by Nmaginate on October 02, 2003 at 01:37 PM.]
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
I answered that question one that you have promoted more than once here. I did so by saying the following... which, btw, goes very far into how we define racism of which most would say is based on non-experiential prejudice. Otherwise, we're talking oxymoron. Prejudice by definition has nothing to do with "personal experience"... Watcher... You seem to be retreating from your once firm premise: Why is that? At first you were certain that RACISM and views on race were products of "personal...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

James Wesley Chester ·
You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Should felons be allowed to vote?

ItAintEazy ·
The felon disenfranchisement laws are all old Jim Crow laws. They should have been abolished a long time ago.
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
A Long History of Affirmative Action - For Whites Many middle-class white people, especially those of us from the suburbs, like to think that we got to where we are today by virtue of our merit - hard work, intelligence, pluck, and maybe a little luck. And while we may be sympathetic to the plight of others, we close down when we hear the words "affirmative action" or "racial preferences." We worked hard, we made it on our own, the thinking goes, why don't 'they'? After all, the Civil Rights...
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Re: Are We Going To Be A Nation Of Dr. Frankensteins?

Melesi ·
MBM, 1. You're being glib. You criticize without showing how what you criticize is wrong. To call something "on the far side of extreme," is not to say that it is wrong except by insinuation, and then only by numbers. What determines if something is "extreme" except the numbers of people who do not do it? But something not done very often cannot be right? By that logic, Jim Crow laws were right once upon a time, because to do otherwise was "extreme." 2. Why should a "child" not be someone...
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Re: Are We Going To Be A Nation Of Dr. Frankensteins?

MBM ·
Glib? Your response personifies the definition of the word. You ascribe elements to my post that do not exist in my words. Further, you do precisely what you accuse me of in your own post. Too funny! If I didn't say it was "wrong" why inject that into the discussion? I said it was "extreme". I stand firm on that characterization. Where have you articulated why your definition of "children" is "right"? Is it not "glib" to introduce the word "children" into a conversation about cloning? Where...
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Re: Are We Going To Be A Nation Of Dr. Frankensteins?

Melesi ·
MBM, I was under the impression that I had responded "to what was presented" to me. What you said was that I was wrong in some way, but you didn't say why you said so. Since it seemed that you were answering quickly instead of thoughtfully, I made the reasonable conclusion that you were being "glib." I did not ascribe to your post what wasn't there, I explained why I said what I did. Moreover I gave reasons for the things I said. As a result, I was not glib. Your response was defensiveness,...
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Re: Exploring The "MODEL MINORITY" Myth

Kevin41 ·
Sunnubian, I am so glad my parents did not seem to carry mental baggage and residue from the jim crow era down to us. there has to be a psychological aspect left over that make some of us gravitate towards out historical oppresors the way we do......it damn sure is not logical in nature.. Like the ones who come in here and defend everything whites do.....too bad white policemen don't beat their mamas down....but that probably wouldn't make a difference either....they would say she deserved it.
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
I. The development of slavery and racism: A. Driven by the desire for cheap labor and economic gain B. The British Colonies in the 1600s 1. In the 1660s, England, under Charles II, decided that the country was no longer overpopulated and that it would be unwise to continue to let the work force leave. 2. The first Navigation Act was passed in the early 1650s leading to lower tobacco prices. 3. In 1662, British government granted monopoly to Royal African Slave Company initiating a policy to...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Solomonic ·
The self-defense argument presupposes the rednecks coming to lynch you in the middle of the night. But, it was not about trying to reason with some gun-toting peckerwood on a deserted road ˜round midnight. MLK's movement was a carefully orchestrated, strategically planned, endeavor executed using non-violence as a tactic and the media as to broadcast this dramatizing of the inhumane treatment blacks were subjected to. Sit-ins and boycotts were planned at times when they would inflict the...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Nmaginate ·
What are you talking about? When you dispense with your ridiculous notions - i.e. presumptuous aSSinine, aSSumptive BULLSHIT! - about "taking up arms" then talk to me... It also clear you're in need of a history lesson. Both to disavow you of the white-washed notions you have about Malcolm X and the whole idea of "what would have happened"... No need for a hypothetical. RESEARCH the *DEACONS FOR DEFENSE and JUSTICE* , they "took up arms" right smack dab in the middle of the South... When you...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

MBM ·
Well, IMO, passive resistance requires at least as much discipline. To resist retaliation because of commitment to a strategy, when every impulse pushes you to respond, IMO, is probably about the hardest and most disciplined thing that a person can do. IMO, to look at the behavior without understanding the motivation, principles, and commitment underneath it is to only look at half of the picture. No, "doing for self" has a much broader definition than what appears to be used here. I...
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Re: Does MLK Get A Bad Rap?

Solomonic ·
It is clear that you need a reality check. You assume that I am unaware of the Deacons For Defense and you are dead wrong. The Deacons stole their munitions from the docks of New Orleans to face off a handful of small town peckerwoods. What kind of nationwide strategy was that for black folk? Steal some grenades and automatic weapons to face down the people who made the very weapons your arsenal is comprised of. What happens when the Governor orders the National Guard in? Whites were known...
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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 Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
NS, I would dare say that my position on many issues is not representative of the majority opinion in this country, whether black or otherwise. I support the human rights of all people, including gays. In addition, within my lifetime my own marriage would have been illegal in many states, were it not for the Lovings v Virginia decision of the Supremes in 1967. This decision was a happy (for me, anyway!) side-effect of the civil rights movement. Having gained my own right, as a straight white...
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Re: Negroes Out Of Touch With America On War

Kevin41 ·
For turning your backs on the people who delivered your mamas and daddies from the colored sections of jim crow.....THEY (mama and daddy) should call you all names that would make negro sound like a great compliment.....you are the scourge of the black race....the sub-human creature that crawls on its belly at the beckon of racist whites.....quit whining and acting like little girls...what I say does not take food from your table....so SHUT UP AND QUIT BITCHING.....
 
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