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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

kresge ·
MBM, Do you have a referent for this teaching within the Christian tradition about souls coming from heaven. I must confess that I have never heard of it.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

MBM ·
I'm asking the question - not making a statement. Your insight is what I'm looking for here. Where do souls come from? They go to Heaven but are conjured from . . .? God is in Heaven. Wouldn't it seem reasonable to think that He creates new souls there? In thinking about it, I guess the question in and of itself is probably contrary to Christianity - since reincarnation is probably not embraced in the Christian tradition (is it?). Your thoughts? P.S. The concept of souls coming down to Earth...
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Re: What is Egungun

HonestBrother ·
This is NOT any kind of 'solution' at all. The development of the Hindu religion and the Sanskritic language in particular predate Alexander by 2000-3000 years! Thousands - not hundreds - of years. Why can't you make sense now ? I have better things to do with my money than spend it on more of the same. So you confess having done so with fear? ... I have NO fear to expiate and I will not do something so silly because I have self-respect.
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
This is an interesting topic, but as a religious scholar, I confess that I have a bias to texts. But you are also correct that much is lost with respect to oral/aural cultures. Memory, the capacity to listen and hear, attention spans, etc. And yet, it is difficult to engage in some kinds of extended reflection without the written word. Also, as one who has done work with the WPA/Federal Writer's Project, there is the real sense that writing has saved thousands of first person accounts of...
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

HonestBrother ·
I must confess to liking Tori Amos.... I love the live disc in her "To Venus And Back" set... I love the energy... I really like Johnny Cash... I used to listen to a lot more white musicians than I do now ... I even listened to hard rock/heavy metal once ... I still have a lot in my record collection.... but in recent years I MOSTLY listen to black music.. that's just where my head is now...
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Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

Rowe ·
Yes, Amos' music is profound. She writes a lot of songs that are introspective.
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
This entire subject could be called the psychology of class and its relationship to economics and race. ROFL A Bleck woman asked me to come to Paris with her a few years ago. I told her the Russians could nuke Paris. She handed me all this stuff about HISTORY. I didn't want to get into an argument about it so I let the subject drop. I say if you are going to Europe for history you go to Rome not Paris. She had a thing about Paris. She showed me some photos when she got back. I didn't care...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
When I wrote this post in July, I posted it at maybe a dozen other forums and have probably replied concerning it more than two hundred times. I am routinely accused of being bereft of knowledge, lacking compassion, being self-righteous, and hateful, only to be coddled as misguided and immature. Up until now, I have argued against dissenters according to the rules of intellectual debate, assuming my opponents would govern themselves accordingly. Christians, being the majorty of respondants...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Nmaginate ·
Melesi, I'm not concern or even inquiring for myself or about myself so whatever emotions I have are irrelevant. Now it seems that the "HINT" is being negated because... Salvation in Jesus... Again, the question about what happen to devout worshipper of GOD say in China or Native Americans before JESUS' time on earth... Those that did not hear while he was here and those yet to hear... ARE THEY and WILL THEY BE SAVED? I think you need to go ask your pastor... This is a very honest, sincere...
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Re: Black Women and Ward Connelly

henry38 ·
Are you kidding, you made her day. Taking the topic where it went was exactly what she wanted - a chance to bash the black male. As you feeling so egoistical the following is something you women can add to your CV's. By the way let us know how far this ego trip would take you? As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Christianity and Racism Rusty Wright -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does Christianity Promote Racism? Thirty years after the heyday of the Civil Rights movement, racial issues in the US remain sensitive. Racial quotas in the workplace and academia continue to be controversial. Prominent corporations are accused of racist practices. Certain supremacy groups promote the Bible, God and the white race. Race and politics interact in ways that...
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Re: Conservatism, Blacks, & Semantics

Vox ·
Interesting points all. I have to confess, I wasn't really "getting at" anything. It was something that crossed my mind a long time ago, but resurfaced last year, when a young local candidate for mayor ran against a 4-time incumbent who was older and much more entrenched in the more traditional "liberal" urban city politics. The newbie, Cory Booker, was often linked with more conservative ideas, and I thought it sounded weird to have a black guy going up against the establishment being...
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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!

Nmaginate ·
Sgt. CONFESS YOUR WHITENESS! It is crystal clear. You are TRANSPARENT! Only a WHITE person believes and is DEAD-set on believing in extreme, absolutes... ALL-OR-NOTHING! "America is a Christian nation" That means ALL Americans are Christian or if it's false then NO American can be Christian. Great Logic! Sarge! "Saddam Hussien - aka SO-DAMN INSANE - was a terrible, brutal tyrannical leader and repressed the "Iraqi" people. He was very bad for them." Either ALL the Iraqis suffered or NONE of...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Melesi ·
Here's an example of eighteenth-century writing and speaking. It's from Sam Adams, about 50 years later than the supposed letter of Willie Lynch, but it gives you an idea of the way that people communicated back then: I have taken some pains to enquire into the true Character of the Minister in the American Department. And I find that all allow him to be a good man. Goodness has rarely I fear been of late the Chracteristick of his Majestys Ministers; for which reason his Lordship is to be...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

sunnubian ·
Meaning of Place Name: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia: From the original patentee, John Lynch, brother of Charles Lynch, the reputed originator of what is known as "Lynch Law." Lynch Law in America By Ida B. Wells-Barnett in 1900 Related Resources "¢ Ida B. Wells"¢ Lynching"¢ Lynch Law in Georgia OUR country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob. It represents the cool,...
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Re: ON-AIR REMARK: Activists condemn racial slur

kresge ·
I have a slightly different read on this incident than Jim. I suggest that the weatherman's utterance in this instance was unintentional. However, I would suggest that he in fact had made a habit of referring to Dr. King in such a fashion behind closed doors or ,more likely, among "his peers." This then, was an instance of him "forgetting where he was." If one says something often enough to form a habit, it is rare that one can maintain the kind of vigilance of one's tongue such that it does...
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Re: I WAS THE ONLY ONE.

Diamond ·
Well I must confess, I am a mature Black woman who has participated in protest marches during the last 60's early 70's. Unfortunately, I missed the part in the "I am Black By-laws" where "Lift Every Voice" is the unverisally accepted Negro National Athem. I'm just starting to stand for the "Star Spangle Banner" because for years as a direct effect of the civil rights movement I would not stand for the pledge of allegiances or the national athem. So, maybe this is why no one stood for "Lift...
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

umbrarchist ·
We are supposed to believe that this biased view is more objective than any others? I bought some mohammed Speaks newspapers when I was in grammar school. I learned about their mythology. My thought than was, "How could anybody believe this nonsense." So I confess I have a doubtful attitude about anyone that would join the NOI, including Malcolm X. At least he had sense enough to break with them. umbra [8]
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Re: Thursday Confessions

The one and only ME ·
I confess that I am so off-task at work right now. I confess that I am extremely sensitive today. I confess that I need some friends FA REAL.
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Re: Thursday Confessions

Tre ·
Re: Thursday Confessions
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

ma'am ·
Makani Themba wrote a piece with some very good points.
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Re: Homosexuality and Sin

Sandye ·
IMHO, we are all accountable for the choices we make and I consider the homosexual lifestyle a choice. I will never believe that a person is born homosexual, as the human race would die if all subscribed to this theory. Homosexuality is "trendy" now, but I remember a time that coming out of the closet could cost a person their livlihoods, families, and possibly their very lives. I believe that if we profess to embrace a personal relationship with the One and only God, it is up to us to live...
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Re: Homosexuality and Sin

kresge ·
Okay, I think I understand your question more clearly now. What I was trying to convey in the quote from my earlier post that you reference is that repentance must be sincere. As you suggest, just saying that I did not mean to do something is not sufficient. Nor is it acceptable to enter into sin because you know that you can always repent afterwards. This is what the famous German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer refers to in Cost of Discipleship as cheap grace. But you raise a sticky issue...
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Re: Letter to White America

Nmaginate ·
Dude, please... Come to the conclusion, the realization that you are not familiar with history or are transparent in your Willed Ignorance: That's a recurring theme in many of MLK's statements. So, obviously, "Them Good White Folk" been saying that shit you said for a long time. Whenever this issue of compensatory or preferential treatment for [African-Americans] is raised, some of our [Good White] friends recoil in horror. [African-Americans]should be granted equality, they agree, but he...
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Re: The Boondocks

DivineJoy ·
Episode 5 is a GREAT episode. The best show so far. ************ SPOILERS *********** White guys (America) stealing from a store (oil)... Blaming the owners (Middle East), and make them out to look like terrorists. Black people (innocent bystanders, riding with the white guys) on the sideline watching, saying "He doesn't have a gun". Cheered by the crowd outside, misinformed to what happened, screaming "USA! USA!" Also, the part of the Black man fearing anal sex all his life, being tricked...
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Re: Why are we comfortable with Euro-paganism and not African?

Fagunwa ·
White guys (America) stealing from a store (oil)... Blaming the owners (Middle East), and make them out to look like terrorists. Black people (innocent bystanders, riding with the white guys) on the sideline watching, saying "He doesn't have a gun". Cheered by the crowd outside, misinformed to what happened, screaming "USA! USA!" Also, the part of the Black man fearing anal sex all his life, being tricked by the police to confess a crime he didn't commit. Showing this man being law abiding...
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Re: Well Speaking of Sambo's, UTs, and Traitors, Mindless sick nitwits .........

Michael ·
"So Lofton, what do you think of the lady getting probabtion for murdering the little black girl? She was not innocent and only received probation. Do you think justice was served in that situation?" by Kevin41 ....and to compare a situation where an individual with no prior criminal history in a Jennifer Porter who clearly admits guilt and accepts total responsibility for the accidental death of Black children she struck as a result of speeding while driving, with that of a career felon and...
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Re: Heaven & Hell Before Christ

Melesi ·
MBM, Ah, then my apologies if I misunderstood the question. However, I have a question for you at the end of all this. In one sense, there has never really been a difference in the means of salvation from the Hebrew Bible to the Greek, for both require faith. Faith that abandons all to follow Christ is not substantialy different from the faith that abandons all to follow God. Why not eat pig? We can guess and say "it's because of trichinosis" and all that, but we will never really come to an...
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Re: Heaven & Hell Before Christ

Nmaginate ·
More of your special brand of the Mealy Mouth. The question was, in terms of Salvation... in terms of God honoring their faith or faithlessness: What did God "think" of them? Direct your responses to that central question or tell us exactly why you want to divert the discussion away from such a question that you admit the Bible merely "hints" about and doesn't cover at any respectable length. Do you know how to answer a question, forthrightly, and how to actually address questions, as a...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
I do apologize for that display of cockiness - it was too cute and I couldn't help myself. But it was rude. So I'm sorry. But I took great exception to the suggestion that I'm not open-minded. Afterall, I usually find it to be the case that I'm far more knowledgeable of Christianity than Christians are of my religion. * What most Christians seem to mean when they accuse others of not being open minded is that we won't cave in and confess that Jesus is the WAY and there is no other * But...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HeruStar ·
I can't speak for most Christians, heck I probably can't speak for any Christians. The Bible isn't my sole source of spiritual information. I've read numerous pieces, and books that have strong arguments against the Bible, and the History of Christianity, even when I read the Metu, I can sense that Ra Un Nefer Amen isn't overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the sage-hood/god-hood of Christ. I think I'm unique because I feel like the Bible was white-washed, however I'm able to find spirritual...
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

Rowe ·
Great Frenchy, encourage Black men's obsession with "tennis shoes." I think we need to encourage brothas to move away from this obsession with atheletic gear. I hate to confess it, but the flyest dressers in D.C. tend to be the White guys, especially in the "artsy" parts of town. I recently saw this White dude with a very stylish hair cut sporting a warm-red velvet blazer, crisp white shirt underneath, relaxed-fit denim, and these wierd-looking dress shoes, with a subtle hint of red in them.
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Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

AudioGuy ·
Rowe, I hate to be the one to clue you in, but that guy was GAY!!
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Re: What's the one question...

HonestBrother ·
In high school, I hated chemistry. I was not good at it. It was very hands on and empirical ... and I tended to like more theoretical in your head type stuff. So I loved math, music, physics, philosophy, and anything having to do with languages. I must also confess to being bored to death by statistics. Now that I think about, I wasn't too crazy about biology either. The one saving grace was that I had to on a field trip for one project and was able to partner with a cute girl who didn't...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

zodo ·
Relations between A.A. and A.'s are extremely difficult especially when one reads crap like this from an "intellectual" African: African Americans as I see them Tuesday, 31 January 2006 Ozodi Osuji's weekly psychological essays #7 AFRICAN-AMERICANS, AS I SEE THEM PREAMBLE Like all people, African Americans are individually unique and no two of them are the same. It, therefore, seems a mistake to talk about them as if they are all the same. Be that as it may, the fact is that there is such a...
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Re: Spiritual versus Religious

Music4fun ·
I read this one last night and had decided to leave it alone because there's nothing touchier than a subject dealing with God (with a big or little g, plural/singular), religion, beliefs, morality, etc. But it hit me this morning that that is what's wrong with us as a people today.. we avoid the uncomfortable..don't talk about that which is most important. My two cents, for what they're worth, is spirituality is more a state of being and religion is what you believe in. What's this saying..
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Re: Spiritual versus Religious

MidLifeMan ·
Sorry, but this applies to people within the same doctrine and/or church. A lot of Christians twist the Bible to their own interpretations regradless of their denomination. What about those that never are "exposed" to the word and even hear of Jesus? They are automatically doomed to hell?
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Re: Spiritual versus Religious

Music4fun ·
MIDLIFEMAN: I, in no way, claim to be a bible scholar.. However, I do go to bible study where each week we address all these type questions. Like I said previously, there's not always a cut and dried answer to every question. Questions were presented to Jesus all the time..ref. scripture on Samaritan woman.. scripture when folks wanted to know if it was lawful to heal on the sabbath.. etc. As a Christian, I know I have to be like Jesus and be careful to not every get caught up in rhetoric...
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Re: Polygamy: A Remedy Or a Right?

El Tigre ·
No matter if people agree with it or not - GOD/Nature has already set the world up the way it's supposed to run. All we can do is defy it and make things harder on ourselves. Every baby is a girl before it turns into a boy - as a result, there are 5 times more females being born. It's so bad that some countries have to kill the baby girls because you may have to have several kids before you can get a boy and they can't afford it. SO, this natural fact means that GOD/Nature thought men should...
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Re: Polygamy: A Remedy Or a Right?

ma'am ·
Whatchu smokin? You became a boy because a sperm carrying a Y chromosome beat all the rest on the race to your mother's egg. Your genitalia was once indistinguishable from that of a female, sure. But you didn't have XX chromosomes, unless you're an oddity. And if that were the case, you'd be called a genetic female--With XY and still with indistinguishable organs, a genetic male. But, you were never a girl. You didn't "turn" into a boy. In addition, NATURALLY, slightly more boys are born...
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Re: After 15-hour hearing, no jail time for Porter

Michael ·
Rather than make this a racial issue, why is that, that is, if it hasn't been pursued already, that no one is filing a civil claim in behalf of the Wilkin's family, against Jennifer Porter for wrongful death? I gather from the article that Jennifer Porter was on duty as a Tampa Unified School District, public school teacher. The next question....... ...Why is it that no attorney is assisting the Wilkins family heirs of the boys killed, in a civil action for wrongful death against the Tampa...
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Re: Bush lies!!

NSpirit ·
Lea thinks, therefore it is, right? First of all, there is nothing new, no different information in your so called "fact" links, which by the way I did not request. Saddam Hussein is the same level of threat today that he was on September 10 2001. Recall that the U.N. inspection teams had said the majority of his weapons capability had been demolished in 1991? Even now if Saddam does have nuclear weapons, his scientists still have not come up with a long range delivery system - so the...
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Re: Mexicans Battle Blacks for jobs in the ATL.

Fabulous ·
case in point: The minute you foolishly posted this information to the board, it became PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE. Therefore, don't try to accuse me of harassing you in the real world because nobody forced you to post this information. word to the wise, don't be so sure those you consider 'dumb & stupid' are really what they appear to be (to you). That is your bad, ricardomath, not mine.
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Re: Our Children & Child Predators R.Kelly

msprettygirl ·
I read a article on him where they talked about him being molested as a child by another man and how he tried to commit suicide as a teenager,but covered it up by saying someone shot him. He went through alot in his life that I did not know about. I am not one to judge, I can not say if he is 100% guilty or not b/c I was not there. But even if he did do it, I believe we are all God's children and everyone can be given a second chance. SO if he did do it, he has to confess to himself, the...
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Re: America: Face Up To Your Racism

Whoopie ·
MBM: "One of the most critical factors in our current racial siuation, IMO, is the fact that America has never confronted its own racism. It has always been swept under the rug and ignored, apparently in hopes that African Americans would either just 'get over it' or (even better) forget about the slavery and discrimination of our past. "Slavery and discrimination" has become, and always has been, personal for Black folks in America... Understandable and rightfully so... This includes all...
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Re: Are Black men capable of loving Us?

Yssys (Guest) ·
OOh good one Negrospiritual! I must confess that as a black woman, I really don't like to see sisters date white men pretty much for the same reason I don't like to see a brother with a white woman. The history of sexual violence between black folks and white folks. We are just now getting over that violence and haven't had a real chance to heal from the abuse. Black men used to be lynched for alledgedly looking the wrong way at a white woman. A fact that most brothers appear to forget.
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Re: Time To Elect A BLACK PRESIDENT!

Nmaginate ·
How is that any different than say.... Arab-Americans??? I guess their autonomous too. And, apparently, for the same reason we are... huh? Aren't their rights protected by the Constitution. That's a really sad prescription when on one hand you try to claim uniqueness but when compared to every other American there really is none. NO! Mr. Chester.... You are not even in the neighborhood. You either need to confess that you are white are just plain ignorant! I'm tired of breaking everything...
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Re: Harry Potter

kresge ·
I was wondering if someone would bring this up. I must confess that I am a Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling fan. I have read the first four books and will be buying the fifth soon. I did not do the preordering or show up at the bookstore at 12 AM this morning. I will probably make the purchase in the next week or so. I find them well written, funny, and suspenseful. They are intentionally multicultural (Harry has a crush on Chinese girl a year older than he is). They deal a great deal with...
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Re: White Lady vs. Black Woman

Vox ·
Lox -- Welcome. I think the avatar is powerful, and I commend you for the eloquent explanation of it. In many ways, it's a potent symbol of our entire condition. There's pain and hunger, but there's also a beauty and a hopeful message, if you look at it and think. I'm curious as to who took the photo and why. As for "lady" vs. "woman," I confess I'm not sure what u mean. Woman vs. lady, as I've always experienced them, depends on the age of the woman. I would never refer to any woman as a...
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Re: White Lady vs. Black Woman

Oshun Auset ·
It might be a regional and generational form of speech then, cuz I hear people say it all the time...
 
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