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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
how old is your friend? If she is over 30, then it sounds like she is taking the best deal on the table. I'm from the MD area, educated in DC[Georgetown U], returned to DC after grad school and have found that black women are the least approachable women of the all. Many DC black men agree with me on this. That's why there are so many mixed couples in the surrounding areas, i.e. Northern VA, PG County, Gaitherburg MD, Bethesda MD, and Silver Spring MD...have you ever been to Georgetown??
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

James Wesley Chester ·
There is an apprehension. I don't look forward to it, though as I've said on this board, I really thought I would be dead by 50. I have a friend who always says he wants to die quietly in his sleep like his father, and not kicking and screaming like the other three guys who were in the car with him. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Kevin41 ·
**MBM....I guess as an educator I just GIVE black people grades....and the black causes I give money to is just for them to live off of and not invest in their education and futures. I guess my support of affirmative action was not for black people to go to colleges and also be fairly included in jobs that show our historical representation as low...I guess I want jobs and education for black people to not utilize them and sit on their lazy welfare collecting azzes and watch TV....just like...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Frenchy ·
Generally, I'm not afraid. But sometimes, for a few brief moments, I'm absolutely terrified of dying, of everything being over before I've done all I want to do, that I'll leave my children behind and not know what became of them, etc. Doesn't last long, but it's very poignant. "Death is a friend of ours. And he that is not ready to great him, is not at home." -Francis Bacon (I think )
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Re: OH MY GOD!!!

msprettygirl ·
Vox-I did use to like swamp thing comics and movies back in the day, I was a little bit of a tom boy. Kweli4Real-that's one of those things you kind of gotta see to believe, not to call your friend a liar or anything, but that is some crazy sugar honey ice tea.
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Re: Battling Campus Racism-Leaders Demand Action

Faheem ·
The first thing that came to my mind is what the hell do these Black folk expect in a city where they make up 2% of the population. I have a friend who cousin went to school in Boulder and she is about as white washed as one can get. They are fighting a loosing battle in Boulder.
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Re: What Are Women Really Attracted To?

Ms_secondhalf ·
"Women think with their vaginas"???? Puh-leeeeeeeze.... YOUNG women, maybe... who tragically, mistakenly think they don't have anything else to offer. Women with sense (and class) do NOT think this way AT ALL. Clearly, the author has unresolved issues, no doubt fueled by chasing some woman who didn't give him the time of day after he had his way with her and bought her groceries. My brother once remarked that men are basically uncomplicated: "We want food, football and sex, sis. Sometimes...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
The point is that I could sit here and argue with you forever. But your mind is made up and no amount of logic and evidence is going to change your mind. I don't enjoy arguing just for the hell of it. My time is rather limited. So why bother? I'm not sure that anything good comes of it. I'm not sure if anyone on the site gets much from looking at the two of us go back and forth hogging a thread. Why bother? And I did present evidence for my statement. Philemon. And you didn't dispute what I...
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Re: AN UNEVEN HAND: THE DISCIPLINE GAP IN SEATTLE SCHOOLS

Nmaginate ·
In the other thread, you referenced a White Blog with a bunch of BS written about the study. Though this was an attempt to be intelligent as opposed to just speaking in the talking point Language of Right vs. Left STUPIDITY, the following quote from one of the respondants shows exactly how bankrupt their objections are: Somehow, it didn't occur to our friend that, by the same consideration/comparison token, there is no way to make a case against the racial discrimination claim (as he and his...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Reading for COMPREHENSION is fundamental. I SAID FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE WHITE LIBERAL RACIST as long as the Black man does not express any notions of REAL INDEPEDENCE - such as the drive for REPARATIONS - then the Black man will remain in the good graces of the White Protective Liberal. When Ted Kennedy is "attacking the system" on behalf of the BQPF he is a friend who will help them acheive their goals WITHIN THE SYSTEM ITSELF. When the issue of REPARATIONS comes about it is TED...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am not sure why I waste my time. I said NOTHING about getting reparations from Bush. Several weeks ago a frat brother of mine told me that Bush wasted billions in Iraq that he could have given to Black people as reparations. I asked him why is he so vocal about what "his enemy" has failed to do with his deficit spending to fund a war but he is so silent about what his friend has failed to do to pay the debt he owes to Blacks all the while having a SURPLUS. The end result for Black people...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
I made it back (obviously). Had a wonderful time the first few days and then I got really sick (still sick now). Nothing like trying to find a doctor in a foreign country at 2am. I spend a couple of days in bed, but then I was back out on the street because I had so much I wanted to see. BUT, other than that, everything was wonderful. Yummy, yummy pasta, magnificent sights (all the monuments are sooooo HUGE! everywhere I went I felt so small and, sort of, insignificant), really friendly...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: Guys: If you are interested in a woman just remember...

Black Viking ·
That's the reality. Familiarity breeds boredom, resentment, and then contempt. Stay a mystery so they have to keep chasing you. A wise man once said, "If she's chasing after you, she can't be getting rid of you". I agree with what everyone has said about the "friend zone", but there's one aspect that hasn't been covered. Yes, you do want do be good friends with your lover, but they have to fall in love first . The romance can fade when you become friends, that's why it requires maintainence.
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

FireFly ·
Welcome back! glad you had a good time. Please post any gurl goss (men, fashion, food) in vast detail in the Sista's Spot asap. Yes, Australians love Italy and France, I'm probably the only person left who hasn't been there... lol. But they haven't been to Trinidad, hehehe. Next time you meet as Australian just say you have a friend from Sydney - that should narrow it down, not. I want to hear ALL about the food and yep, show us the pics! The snot experience was a bit like the first time I...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
You are funny Ms. Rowe! You have attempted to guide & instruct the men here regarding our choices. You have attempted to tell us what we have to do be acceptable mates (more guiding!). Then you stop it off by posting: Pot. Kettle. Black. We understand the argument, but like I mentioned a few pages back, it sets up a catch-22. Develop whatever criteria you like, but don't blame us for the results of setting your criteria. Judging by some of the threads here, we are being convicted with...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Marimba Ani (1994), speaking on the collective hypocrisy exhibited by Europeans in Chapter one of her book Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Thought and Behavior believes hypocrisy is a "way of life" for Europeans. She would undoubtedly agree with the explanations you and Brother Nayo have provided. Hypocrisy as a Way of Life Marimba Ani Within the nature of European culture there exists a statement of value or of "moral" behavior that has no meaning for the members of...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
"A Black Woman Desires Either Thugs or Ballers--WRONG!!!" Again, I haven't instructed anyone on how to do anything. What I have done, however, was to provide on the Sistas Spot (a forum that has been specifically designed to host discussions of interest to women) photos that are alternative to the tasteless photos being posted in The Den--I thought the Sistas would appreciate seeing more dignified images of Black women, and more importantly, images of women with which they can more readily...
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Re: father claims rights denied

bigddouble ·
The problem is that there is no accountability for the money paid via child support. The custodial parent does not have to prove they are using the garnishment exclusively for the care of the children. I think the custodial parent should have to produce receipts, verifying proper usage of the support payment. Additionally, anytime the custodial parent wants to request a change in custody status or support payments, you have to show up (with representation if you don't want to get screwed) or...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

MidLifeMan ·
WOW!. You would get all of that from a innocent gift from a friend...and besides I wouldn't need to give you a gift to "imagining what I would look like in this nightwear"...since I'm a guy a we tend image most women naked anyway EXACTALY!!!
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

Frenchy ·
There's no such thing as an innocent gift from a man. I think it's normal to wonder why someone chose a particular gift for you. And I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that didn't associate Victoria's Secret with intimacy. Think about your wife telling you she wants to show you a gift she got from her male co-worker... and then pulling out a Victoria's Secret bag.
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

umbrarchist ·
I quess on the average conservatives are more annoying but liberals trying to prove they are not prejudiced can be pretty repulsive. So I guess it is back to individual evaluation. It can be more relaxing to be with an enemy you know then a "friend" you're not sure about. Maybe I'm paranoid but the only reason I trust White people to tell me the time of day is because it is so easy to check. I have seen them smile in other White people's faces and rip them off and laugh about it afterward. umbra
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Re: Asking too much?

donna529 ·
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ADMIRE YOU FOR BEING IN A SITUATION, AND HANDLED IT WITH PRIDE. GIRLFRIEND, I WISH I WOULD HAVE WAITED BEFORE I GOT MARRIED, BUT I DIDN'T. THIS IS NOT TO BE LOOKED DOWN ON. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED ABOUT HOW MANY MEN...YES MEN, THAT ARE STILL VIRGINS, AND LOOKING FOR A WOMAN THAT IS A VIRGIN TOO. DO NOT LET YOUR SO-CALLED FRIENDS TURN YOU AWAY FROM THE FUTURE GOAL YOU WANT TO REACH. DEEP DOWN I WILL BET YOU A DOLLAR THEY ADMIRE YOU, BUT LAUGHED BECAUSE...
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Re: Asking too much?

HonestBrother ·
Rowe King, you're full of surprises as ever I've come a little late to the discussion. But to throw my two cents in, I agree that people need to do what they feel most comfortable doing. But I too find it odd that some women place so much value on maintaining virginity. I recently had this discussion with a woman friend who thought that it was the greatest gift a woman could give a future husband. I found it peculiar. Because speaking as a man, I don't judge prospective mates on whether or...
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Re: Asking too much?

MidLifeMan ·
You obviously have a good head and heart. There is NOTHING wrong with your reasoning. Everyone that has responded gave some very good advice. I learned a very important lesson at a very early age and it helped me to avoid making some bad decisions. The lesson I learned is that TRUE friends accept you for who and what you are. A real friend is not going to "encourage" you to do something that you don't want to do or would cause harm. I wish more young people could learn this and stop making...
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Re: Inappropriate gift?

MidLifeMan ·
SEE...this is the comparison others have made and I don't think it applies. I didn't buy her a two piece laced panty and braw...it was a big, past the knees, flannel, shirt AND fuzzy slippers....what was I "suggesting" with this...that I wanted to have a sleep over, paint her toe nails, and make smores??? If my wife bought a man some silk draws, then I probably would be like WTF...but if she bought him some flannel PJ with the feet in them from Harry's House of Sexy Drawers because she knew...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: The Most Popular Myths In Science

James Wesley Chester ·
The method is to grab the chicken by the head and swing it around very fast in a circle, snapping the neck.---ricardomath We called it 'wringing its neck'. My friend and I used to do 5-each every Saturday morning for Sunday dinner at my cousin's boarding house. We got 'show fare' (movies). $0.50 each. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MidLifeMan ·
You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom. This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men: "You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free." Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms". That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, there are country music fans and musicians, no doubt, who are Anti-War. There are, I'm sure, plenty of patriotic people whom the song doesn't resonate with both because of the genre and the way the song is written. The themes in it resonate with certain people. I'm sure there are plenty of Black people who are "patriotic" who just can't get with the way the song is communicated. They could remix it, put in their preferred musical genres and the words just won't resonate. Those...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , what are you talking about? I did not say that everyone who likes country music likes this song and I did not say that every patriot likes this song. Clearly, whether or not someone likes a particular piece of music is dependent on a lot of different variables. You asked me for the genre of the song and who it would resonate with. I don't respond to obvious trolls. I think it's a huge waste of time. Furthermore, I'm not running any one-woman smackdown patrol. I contribute where...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
And that's exactly what I'm talking about. You don't get all spazzy over all stereotypes and other such things in threads where you are present, trolls or not. So what makes it worth your time to point out "stereotypes" to MBM or the select group of those you do while not doing it to others? Now, our friend AMERICA was the impetus for this thread. Indeed, MBM tailored his post, even stereotypically, in his honor to some extent, it would seem. But since you feel it's a waste of time to...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , either PM me or start a thread with some specifics or get off my back. I don't know what you are talking about. You're making it sound like I post side-by-side with the klan without saying a word and then jump all over MBM. Lordy! I am FIRMLY and BELLIGERENTLY against these ridiculous stereotypes. Please apply that to all the threads I apparently missed. Let me find out my words have clout around here. I do it where I see it. I did not and do not consider this a response to that...
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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, 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: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, I don't really know too much about the Law 70, except that I see references to it in various articles from time to time. It's the law that outlines Afrocolombian ancestrial territorial rights in Colombia. Of course, getting a law on the books and getting the law implimented are two different things, especially in Colombia. In my "Blacks in Colombia" thread in the "African Diaspora" folder there are several articles about Law 70. Here's a search page for the articles in that thread that...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ZAKAR ·
Well i have some good friends from Columbia and I also have a friend doing graduate work at Howard who is teaching in Columbia. From the way i understand it about 45% of the population is of African decent. The get treated terrible in Columbia, by the light skinned elite, by the indigenous population as well as those narco drug trafficers who operate in areas with high populations of Afri Columbians. Anyway one of my roommates is from Columbia and one weekend i was fortunate to meet one of...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

HonestBrother ·
I'm an odd bird. On the one hand, I'm a very rational person. Extremely logical. And naturally given to healthy doses of skepticism. I find it impossible to be religiously dogmatic. But at the same time, I have certain marked mystical tendencies. At age 11, I read a book by Albert Einstein called "Ideas and Opinions". It had a very profound influence. I became agnostic after that. I remember deciding that I no longer believed in Jesus and told my parents that I didn't want anything for...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

nayo ·
Aw man, this is hilarious, because this past week, one of my colleagues, who is a published writer and economics professor; and is an African woman (Nigerian;hope she does'nt come to this site; yikes!), has intimated to me that she has met a caucasian male on line (match. com) and has suggested that I do likewise. I have 'a friend', but, she is pushing THIS. She met my friend and told me I could do better. wth! Anyway, I am curious, because she appears to be quite 'pleased' with her internet...
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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: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

kresge ·
Rowe, it basically means something that disrupts her nice neat way of experiencing the world. They are really hard to contrive or construct. Some people might refer to them as teachable moments. It can be as simple as here seeing a loving older sister who functions in the world quite well without subscribing to her beliefs. I had a fundie friend who when here husband left her and got a divorce, her church cast her out instead of being a support. What EP mentioned with respect to seeing the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
It's actually fairly obvious what the most probable situation was. "Nigga" is an widely used slang word amongst non-racist teenagers, I know because I am a teenager. I for one do not have any trouble believing that this word is in frequent use by students in the class in question. In that case, to use the word in a mocking manner, to critique the language which is often coupled with a specific attitude, one which requires teachers to have to remind students to do simple tasks like sitting...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Faheem ·
Jaco, while it would be difficult to disagree that words used in a conversation between two people carries the meaning as understood by the two people conversing, the impact of their language, the words they are using reaches beyond those two. This can be demonstrated by one not being able to speak about a bomb on an airplane. Surely if I turned to a friend on a plane and said "this song I am listening to is the "bomb" he would know what I mean but how will it be perceived by others, should...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

Rowe ·
My earliest experiences and thoughts about God and religon were frightening. Even though concepts of heaven and hell were not discussed in my home, I had friends whose parents were religious and attended church regularly. And so whenever I would stay the night with a friend and her family on weekends, I was expected to also attend church with them on Sunday before returning home. And this is where the nightmare begins. Unlike White ministers, who tend to be very reserved speakers, Black...
 
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