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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am proud of Black Commentator. They made it to the second paragraph before they went on the attack. CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER - huh? Many who are involved in what THEY call "Civil Rights circa 2006" want everything BUT character to be the primary factor in JUDGEMENT. We have no "civil rights movement" today. We have an IDEOLOGICALLY based agenda" that seeks to use countervailing forces of racial categorization to achieve a certain result. Of course as long as YOU agree with their methods...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Art_Gurl, it's a (linked) commentary from the web-mag, The Black Commentator. The author is ANTHONY ASADULLAH SAMAD, an occasional contributer there. As for the books, I can vouch for WHY WE CAN'T WAIT. I've had the occasion to re-read/review it over the last few years. Perhaps it would shed some light on how the "race" conversation was "called to a halt" because MLK's actual ideas don't mesh with those who love to profess a belief in a "colorblind society." Perhaps you can tell me what you...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
My Take on part two..in bold http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml Andre King Great article on the status of black man/woman relationships. I don't think that that is the end of the black man's opinion on this, however. Even though there were a variety of opinions on the subject, most of them seemed little more than simple preferences. And that is what I think all of this boils down to. If I were to date a woman of another race, I would date her because I...
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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: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
About 200,000 black troops served in the Union forces during the Civil War. Encouraged by such abolitionists as Frederick Douglass to enlist, blacks composed about 12 percent of all Union soldiers. More than 38,000 died of wounds, disease, or sometimes execution when they were captured by Confederates. Twenty-three won the Medal of Honor for heroism. Although the men were forced to serve in segregated units, discriminated against in pay, assignments, and rank, the black troops were an...
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Black Viking ·
Christ, where do I start... Horsesh*t. There were two major contributing factors to the end of slavery and neither one had anything to do with the good graces of the slave holders. First, at the end of the 100 years war between England and France, both nations abolished slavery as a part of the treaty. They did this, presumably, because the economic advantage of slavery would have undone their stalemate if only one of them had it. But it became threatening for America to be the only Atlantic...
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Re: "Handwashing"

ma'am ·
Up to the elbows was how I was taught and is how I made kids wash their hands when I babysat. Up to the elbows, between the fingers, and under the nails. Tis the reason our forearms and hands were always so ashy, LOL.
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

FireFly ·
I like this guy coz he is 'doing his job' as a member of society - by questioning it. the world needs more people like this asking questions... to prompt others to provide some answers and alternatives.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Huey ·
Did you see Hannity and Colmes where that punk ass Sean Hannity started complaining about Rev. Lowery and President Carter clowning the Shrub? That Hannity is punk ass snitchin' Rush Limbaugh wannabe. Dancing around the race factor, completely in denial that racism still exists. He and Larry Elder should be dancing partners on the next season of "Dancing With The Stars." Deejay: Free chicken and watermelon for qualifying for the semifinals. Elder: Did he say FREE??? Stop, Hammer Time.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
I've told you what I think, you've had a load of fun attacking that, now heres something you can attack and possibly get somewhere. Why I think it. The only uninterested party who is credible, is the one who's opinion decides nothing, and has nothing to gain or lose by the situation. We only have two opinions as to the teachers intent (excluding the teacher as he obviously has the most to lose and is directly involved). 1) We have the negative opinion of someone who was in conflict with the...
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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: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

detroit1 ·
Ronnie Laws--Everlasting Roy Hargrove--RH Factor George Duke--Snapshots Anita Baker--The Songtress These cd's go good with chardonnay
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Yes, part of my problem is with people who make such concessions--and we as Blacks are those people! We make the concession every time we quietly pull our children from schools that turned from English language to Spanish overnight, instead of demanding that our children be given adequate education in the dominate language of the country. We make a concession every time we leave a neighborhood that is quickly deteriorating in cleanliness, value, and safety instead of calling the proper...
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Re: You can't help who you love

HeruStar ·
Virtue, Spiritually/subconsciously their is that 'x' factor, that...hmm... "There's just something about him/her". But whether it's spiritual or not, there is still a conscious choice to ACT on our spirit/subconscious. We CHOOSE to act contrary to our spirits/subconscious everyday, hence whether we'd like to admit it or not, we DO have CONTROL. Why is it that in the matter of 'love' we hide behind the spirit/subconscious/mystery? This is how love becomes synonomous with drug addiction.
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Rowe, as you know, I love u and all but my biggest pet peeve is wrongful information especially medical ones! First of all, the ability to eat raw meat versus cook meat does not provide evidence that humans are not meant to be meat-eaters. It just implies that we as a more developed and TOOL-using species in conjunction with our opposable thumbs afforded us the ability to develop the science (and art) of cooking. I agree that true carnivores have a much shorter intestine than we do, but on...
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Re: Military: Most Young Americans Are Unfit

Khalliqa ·
I was under the impression that the military "got their recruits into shape"...... I was under the impression that a person went through a radical transformation under their training..... the obesity factor seems a bit disengenuous.... and doesn't the military offer educational training as well as pay for those that wish higher education? Can you drop out of the military? ritalin.... well.... that's another story.... a zombie making drug and a gun don't mix.... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Military: Most Young Americans Are Unfit

Huey ·
I guess even the military has gotten lazy, if they can't get the overweight recruits in shape. McDonalds now have 24-hour drive thrus. If they do bring the draft, maybe I should stop doing crunches so I won't get drafted.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
Why do people think that where a kid sits has anything to do with what they learn....if you teach a kid learning principles correctly, they could go to school with green children and be okay. The lack of resources is the only issue that really makes a difference. A good teacher and a headstart during the developmental years (1-7) is all a kid needs to succeed academically. A kid needs to be shown how to perform regardless of where they are located and not believe that they can only learn...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

ZAKAR ·
The important factor you left out of all this is WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT TO OUR CHILDREN?MISEDUCATION IS WORSE THAN NO EDUCATION
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
Children are to be taught math and sciences at school and the regular curriculum afforded to kida nationally and on par with other kids internationally. They should be normally socilized at home and taught comprehension and retention techniques before they even enter school. They should also be taught how to match careers with specific educational paths and they should also be taught to view trends so they can make informed educational choices after k-12. I do not understand the concept of...
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: African American Suicide

Texas Star ·
Frenchy, THANK YOU... LYNN, the grieving process for this is strange. This happened to me in 2001, and the word "suicide bomber" might as well have been a knife in the heart. I just tried to keep moving, becuase I know that's what he would have wanted. Then, one day you wake up and realize, OMG, he's not here. I still turn TV shows, like SVU, if the topic is suicide. I just can't handle it. I can remember watching the movie John Q, and nearly having a heart attack during the movie, I wanted...
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Re: Food for thought

umbrarchist ·
I think the issue of Status Anxiety is closely related to this thread: The Issue of Social Class in African America I read Packard's Hidden Persuaders and a couple of his other books back in the 60s. So the concepts in Status Anxiety weren't new to me. I don't recall ever seeing a video mentioning Thorstein Veblen before though. I have the book Age of Uncretainty by John Kenneth Galbraith that devotes about 5 pages to him. The Power Elite by Mills also deals with this. Anyway, the bottom...
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Re: Food for thought

tmonster ·
Have you seen BBC's Decade of capitalism in it it describes how Freud's nephew used his psychotherapy to manufacture consent inthe market and politics. I will drop it next week.
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

folobatuyi ·
Dude...you are killing me! Hemophiliacs are not vampires; besides hemophhiliacs are no longer given whole blood anymore; the practice is over ten years old. They simply are missing the gene for a specific cloting factor (factor 8 in hemophillia A and factor 9 in hemophilia B). With the evolution of apheresis, whole blood is not neccessary...and is rarely given. Salt and reproduction? ok...please stop!
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

TruEssence ·
I really agree with this. It is important that our children stay healthy. If they start making healthy decisons now it will continue throughout their lives. They will become healthy adults. Parents play a important part, it is up to them to make sure their children make healthy food choices and excercise regularly. Just addding to what has been said. Excercise is the cheapest and easiet and also the safest way to avoid diseases that have been affecting the African American communtiy. The...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
The Hutchinson Report: Illegal Immigration Creates Ground Rung of Jobs That're ˜For Latinos Only' Date: Friday, April 07, 2006 By: Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Special to BlackAmericaWeb.com The young black man hesitated as he stood outside the small furniture manufacturing shop in South Los Angeles. He was dressed neatly, and he was well groomed. He eyed the building warily. The sign on the narrow glass door, in English and Spanish, read "Help Wanted" and trabajo aqui. The opening was for a shop...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
Once again, I feel I must comment..... I know many in J&J..... Though the aspirations that are spoken of are noble....... Class is definitely a deciding factor.... in many cases....... one is born into the organization or related to someone in the organization somehow...... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
You know I was trying not to mention that..... it was a reality for me personally in Georgia... though not with J&J..... the paperbag test....... was applied here in Georgia by many members of the organization.... tthough not all..... but enough that it was a common practice..... I do not think skin color is an issue any more.... at least not to the extent it used to be.... I think income and status was and still is a significant factor.... which is why.... it's good to instill...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
I hear what the ladies are saying.... especially about the safety factor... and I wouldn't want people to do things that might put them at risk... but at the same time, for those of us brothas who are civilized and have no clue about what's going through your mind, the perception is that ya'll are really cold and unapproachable, especially when we get a better reaction from white women....(please note that I said 'perception' as opposed to 'reality' - my comment is not intended as a reproach...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Fine ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
PanAfrica: 'Greater Africa' Has Changed the World Too Email This Page Print This Page The East African Standard (Nairobi) COLUMN April 16, 2006 Posted to the web April 17, 2006 Ali Mazrui Nairobi Two trends relevant to the African people have been under way since the second half of the 20th Century: globalisation of Africa and hegemonisation of the United States. Africa and the people of African descent have become more of a global presence. And the US has become more of a hegemony: Empire...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
MBM, sorry I left you hanging, hearings left and right. Not that you will agree with what I am about to say but I agreed with all that you have offered since my last post on this issue. It is unfortunate that those who have not been members feel the need to decry the merits. You are all right, while they may be eligible all Black children will not be members of J&J, just like all Black children will not be members of the NAACP youth council, the Urban League teen group or the Crips and...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Nikcara ·
Did you know I was a family attorney when you started to talk about what the law is.... Guess not but let's deal with the merits shall we. (d)If the kid lives with you and the mom and you leave, why could you not take your kid? The police only give the kid to the person who has the Court Order, aka paper. If there is no paper how do the police pick one parent over the other. Women leave and take the kids all the time, I had a client whose ex-wife left with the kids, sons no less, I got him...
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Re: Men and Girl Friends ...

Nykkii ·
I have to say I agree with you both (ER and ISISTAH)...and I don't know if I was going anywhere in particular with the question, it just hit me as I read some of the reply's. It seems this topic has two sides to it. 1. you are capable of having "friends" of the opposite sex who you either have never been intimate with, or have shared intimacy with in the past but are now strictly friends. you are capable of having these types of friends while maintaining a relationship yourself, or with them...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

Kevin41 ·
sgt, Take out all of the black workers/professionals in the various fields throughout the country and make it all lilly white.....do you REALLY think america would be as competitive? hell no!! the fact that they kept america lilly white and tried to use pig farmers over qualified blacks has made every industry in this country fail at one point or another.....you need to read diversityinc.com to see the monetary price paid for a lack of diversity...the IT field was a prime example...tried to...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

sergeant ·
"but nobody throughout history did what the first Americans did. It is unprecedented." You seem like a nice man, but your statement is UTTER nonsense. Why was the great wall of china built, for example? That is but one of millions of examples of what people have done to people throughout human existance. And get this, the 'monguls' of northern asia, the very same people some of whom later migrated into North America, whom we now call 'native americans', are you familiar with the history of...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

whatzgoingon ·
Sergeant, If you truly want honest dialogue, you need to be honest and stop telling us you are a "brother" I went back and read your posts, and your conservative style of egocentrism is screaming white male. Don't mean to be stereotypical, but you don't attempt to hide it. When you said you were a brother, it really threw me from a loop. It is insulting to the intelligence of the black community to expect that every black person would exhibit the same behaviors and hold the same opinion on...
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Re: NEGROID- A Question of phenotype?

MBM ·
Is race, then, just a cosmetic factor or attribute in your opinion? There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela [This message was edited by MBM on September 25, 2003 at 01:28 PM.]
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Re: America's Black Forum:

Kevin41 ·
Norland, An african perspective is the summation of your views and experiences, not something that is humanistic in general.....like when I expressed the concept of violence associated with poverty I used the example of a man and his wife both losing their jobs and the stress from financial troubles causing them to turn on each other....that is not something particular to one race...it is generally applicable across the board....the consequences are different for different groups (black kids...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

ThaWatcher ·
Both statements (Isiah's and Rush's) could be perceived a myriad of ways...I guess its all about who's doing the perceiving...Personal experience is usually the determining factor of perception....It's really hard (almost impossible) to interpret statements objectively when race is involved.....
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

Nmaginate ·
I don't by that personal experience bull... According to info. I've read and living in the Mid-West as my personal experience backdrop, the Avg. White person lives in 80% plus White communities versus 50% for Blacks even in the most concentrated areas which, of course, aren't nearly as numerous. So it's a complete crock to think that all those Whites that may hardly ever come into contact with Blacks, let alone in a situation where Blacks are their social equals (job position wise)... it's...
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Re: How Do You Know.... If A Person is RACIST?

ThaWatcher ·
Nmag, I'm not talking about the every incident of racism or stereotyping in US history. I'm talking about the average joe who watches ESPN. One man can look at Rush's comment and say "yeah that's true" and another man can hear it and say "what an idiot". The "it's true" person has probably experienced, seen, or heard about and incident of the media pumping somebody up because of color. The "what and idiot" person has never experienced, seen, or heard about the media overhyping and individual...
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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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