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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note here and in other situations when CONservatives like to speak with some perversed order in their imagined Moral Court... (like HiREZ in CON-Feed's "CONCUSSED Liberal?" quoted thread)... they claim some moral victory not by how they displayed a more reasonable or superior position to their vocational or intellectual/academic equal... they(he) tries to project a victory over men who cut hair for a living and engage in talk about life, politics and racism as a leisure type of...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Thats okay CF...there are many who teach me things on this board, but being that I am fairly academically astute my damn self..I have to separate bullschit from actual learning material...but there is a definite core of educated people on this board who possess progressive thought. I have learned many things in areas of finance, technology, theology, medicine and other areas of academic endeavor. There is a big difference between what those people tell me and those who come in here daily to...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"You can take your small cracks at what I think about my abilities and all that ....but for years and years, you haven't been around to watch me burn the midnight oil.... so fuck you ....because I have told you stories of people that I knew were semi-illiterate that became scientists and engineers......people probably say that bullschit to them....but none of them were around to watch those individuals, struggle and put forth efforts towards their self-improvement that most others in their...
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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: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

James Wesley Chester ·
We, as black Americans, owe reparations for slavery.---Mike Green What a warped interpretation to put into the discussion. It is a betrayal of the best interests of African America. He will be rewarded well, and probably already is. And...it is willful. A boat-load of people, Project 21, who do 'Charlie's Job'. PEACE Jim Chester
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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: 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: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Well, Kevin... when that "White Boy", a self-professed CONservative, quoted this line from Project 2019, I exposed him and his whole entire charade and scheme. He latched onto this Project 2019 (and quotes Larry Elder, Star Parker, Williams, McWhorter, etc.) and tried to celebrate saying silly shit like "Black Leaders agree with me" even after I've broke his ass down several months ago where he put his tail between his legs and just cried uncle: "I'm done with "race"..." Well, something...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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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: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Nmaginate ·
(*whisper*__________ BULLSHIT!!! __________ *whisper*) Dude, new material. That shit is so worn out. There you go PROJECTING again. Every challenge to the RHETORIC and paper-thin "principles" you espouse results in your PUNKING OUT!! Whether you're used to be challenged or not is not the issue. One thing is for sure, you never met the challenge. You prefer to RUN, wiggle, WEASEL, obfuscate, DIVE INTO SOME DIVERSIONARY Rat Hole... anything but actually met the challenges to your weak ass,...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Nmaginate ·
ALL of the places named are IRRELEVANT!! All the more reason for people with some sense not to "project" or make such asinine comparisons. The question is about the US State of ITS Union. The only comparisons are those INTERNAL (that's a term you claim to like) to the US. Why are you going OUTSIDE of the US in your "focus"?? STILL GOT YOUR WOLF TICKETS!! I got neighbors, relatives, etc. that have been hurt by this "decline." I could give a damn whether it's attributed to Bush or not. The...
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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: Should God?

HeruStar ·
Kresge, I've got questions, and you've got answers that are always highly appreciated. Thanks for giving them freely. I've always wondered about the laws of the Deuteronomic code, and the absurdity of the laws of Leviticus. I gave myself a simple explanation (by all means please feel free to evaluate). Those laws applied to the Jews. The Jews were God's special project. There is no universalism implied in those laws and codes. The laws were more about God's (chosen) being held to and...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
I love this. Stimulating comments on Affirmative action. I personally don't agree with affirmative action is because when I came in the military, I rarely saw a black major or colonel. Today, I work for a Black General who is in charge operations here in the Theater. This past week I attended the promotion of 5 black majors to the rank of Lt. Colonel. In the next few weeks, I will get promoted. The achievement of reaching LTC is based on merit. Granted many may think that the Military is a...
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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: The One....

HonestBrother ·
As a scholar, I'm a research mathematician by education and profession. I'm also a student of religion and philosophy. As an artist, see the thread HB's Art Show in the Music-Entertainment-Arts Forum. I also write poetry, fiction, and essays. As an activist, I've advocated for a number of causes in my community. Currently I'm working on a somewhat unusual project. I'm putting together a Black History Month photo exhibit featuring local people - updating and democratizing the imagery of black...
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Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
At the risk of sounding grandiose, my "mission" is to contribute towards bringing about a Black cultural renaissance. That's MY thing. Or at least what I'm about can be summarized in those words. It's why I went into education as a profession. Knowledge is indeed power. And it's at the root of a lot of my other endeavors. As a photographer, one thing I'm trying to do is to capture diverse images of African American life. I think it makes a profound difference to the way people see themselves...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Grandiose?.... Not at all.... May I ask what type of renaissance? ..... Arguably we've had several.... From what are moving from and what are we moving towards? How do you assess whether the knowledge you disseminate is absorbed properly? How do you assess its qualitative effect? I thought you were a seer.... you are also a storyteller.... beautiful.... May I ask in what area are you seeking talent? A writer..... I am writer.... I appreciate the creative mentality that must go into writing...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
An invitation emailed to Project 21: To Whom It May Concern: I'd like to sincerely invite anyone from your organization to participate in a thread on the black issues oriented site AfricanAmerica.org entitled "Conservatism and African America". It asks the following question: The discussion would, no doubt, greatly benefit by a conservative black perspective. Here is the url to the thread: http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/8061095473 I hope someone will stop by and...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
Does this in any way address the issue of this thread or the question at hand? Is this the ONLY thing that you can say when confronted with evidence that you cannot counter? I sure hope Project 21 can come up with something better! BTW - show me one group in America that is doing anything close to how well African Americans are who suffered anywhere near as much as we have. We outperform any and all groups and, in fact, DOMINATE in those areas where we have an equal and fair opportunity to ...
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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: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

Pace Tua ·
The results of the Human Genome Project, completed in 2003 and the HapMap project seem to contradict this statement. Some excerpts: By the Numbers: The human genome contains 3164.7 million chemical nucleotide bases (A, C, T, and G). The average gene consists of 3000 bases, but sizes vary greatly, with the largest known human gene being dystrophin at 2.4 million bases. The total number of genes is estimated at 30,000 "”much lower than previous estimates of 80,000 to 140,000 that had been...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Black Viking ·
Dissident, you have a unique talent for completely missing the point, while overstating the brutally obvious. What you just stated above has always been true and has not ever been in dispute. You don't have the first clue how I perceive the world. Don't project what you think I perceive/believe and then use it as a basis for your pathetic arguments. We did. Although then, as now, you had mistaken me for someone who cares about what you think. You see, this is exactly what I mean. What the...
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

kresge ·
Great information!
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Re: RAISE YOUR HAND IF. . .

Khalliqa ·
You have no idea how much we have in common...... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
Marcus Garvey supported a Back-To-Africa movement which supported African-Americans moving to Africa and using Liberia as a home state. Of course, knowing the history of Liberia, this translated to establishing African-American settlements even against the will of the Native West Africans. African-American settlers into Liberia behaved very similarly to European colonialists. They displaced the natives against their will, and used Western backing to establish Western social order.
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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: Blacks Turn to Internet Highway, and Digital Divide Starts to Close

umbrarchist ·
The $100 laptop is an MIT project. It is a Tiawanese company that has won the contract at this point. http://laptop.org/ umbra
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
Gambit , UppityNegress I could not have said it better myself, MBM, I know you are wondering why I got into this after the last one, but it was just to tempting Black Viking Yemaya, may the Force be with you ItAintEasy and Faheem, neither of you is at liberty to define my Blackness. Moreover if either of you could ski your perspective would probably be more, shall we say balanced. You want to blame the me and people with my point of view for the failures of the Black community. Since each of...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
I think you should look at skiing and golfing a little more closely. How much land does a golf course take up? What sense does it make to use that much land for a GAME? How much water is used to keep golf courses green in Arizona? Arizona is a desert. There aren't better things to do with water in a desert. How much does it cost to fly to Colorado to ski? High class almost invariably means expensive. So the status seekers need the well to do to tell them how to waste money to project the...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
I see your point, but you assume that people engage in such activities only to be thought of as "high class". Is it really that difficult to accept that some poeple like skiing for the same reason they like basketball? And skiing isn't *that* expensive if you already live in a ski region and buy a season pass. As for all the water involved in keeping the golf greens looking nice and pretty...yeah, it does take a lot of money, but that water in the desert wouldn't have many other uses (not...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

leart ·
MBM: I think you are missing the point on this whole Issue. Basically speaking, every little chance Black Leaders get they want to line up supporting Hispanic Causes, but other than have one or two on the podum at a Black Gathering, when have you notices that Hispanics have ever supported any' Black Cause. Did they March with Rev Al and Rev Jesse in New Orleans, or did they March with Other Blacks at any of the Marches on Washington or any place else? I don't think so. I doubt if any of...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Black Viking ·
Some of you know that this is a pet project of mine, so you know I had to jump right into it. I really appreciated the concept of the cradle to prison super-highway (CPS), but there was one aspect of it that I wish had been addressed. Black folks have to get out there and serve on juries. For time out of mind, Black folks were not allowed to sit on juries, and Black folks accused of crimes were tried by all white juries. Many steps by the Supreme Court in the last 100 years have sought to...
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Re: II. Establishing A System of Public Education In Which All Children Achieve At High Levels And Reach Their Full Potential

Thuso ·
Edmund W. Gordon makes good points, but I think that he must consider embracing some more "practical aproaches" at the grassroots level. He speaks of a "national effort at affirmative development of academic ability" -- in black and other underrepresented populations among high achievers. There is no evidence that such a national effort has any hope of broad-based support. The most visible effort is highly publicized resistance to affirmative action of any sort. What is needed is creative...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
By the way, I rarely tell people this in real life... and I avoid alumni events like the plague... I can act the part of a snob ... but I really am not... MBM, I perfectly well understand the potential benefit of an organization like J&J ... I perfectly well understand the benefits of people who share similar experiences pooling together their knowledge, resources, and support... and I realize that it's the very nature of the game that some will be excluded... I'm not opposed in theory...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

MBM ·
And you perfectly illustrate my point. Just because you busted your ass and did what it took to get in (an out) of Princeton doesn't mean that - by definition - you are an elitist snob. That one experience doesn't define who you are - despite the fact that millions of people are rejected in trying to accomplish what you did in going there. Similarly, just because someone puts their kids in J&J doesn't mean that they are necessarily an elitist snob either.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
Agreed... point well taken...
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Re: The Boondocks

dcvorun ·
Hey all, if you have watched The Boondocks cartoon this past season, I need your help for a research project for school. Please answer five simple questions for me. You can email your responses to me directly instead of posting them to the board (dcvorun@yahoo.com). Drop me a line back as soon as you can. I'd really appreciate your thoughts. You will help me out a great deal. Questions 1. There were 15 original episodes in this first season '05-'06. How many different episodes have you...
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Re: Death Penalty

ma'am ·
I'm anti-death penalty. While I do recognize that some people have done more than enough to deserve a shot though the head, I have a problem with state sanctioned murder. Not only that, our justice system is by no means perfect. Not that any system is perfect, but it better be damn near so before we allow it to determine life and death, no? In our system, time paid can depend greatly on the area where you live and your economic circumstances as much as the crime committed. Should whether you...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Yssys (Guest) ·
My gut feeling about Clark has been proven to be on point. "Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled. Liberation is at hand. Liberation – the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions. Already the scent of victory is in the air." – Wesley Clark, The...
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Re: Dissappointed and Unchallenged: BLACK CONservatives Drop The Ball!

Nmaginate ·
You got the wronggggggggggggggg guy and the wrong site! Mind your business. Are you a BLACK Conservative? If not then the subject doesn't pertain to you. Have I had any discussion with you before? If not, and you don't met the above condition, this subject DOES NOT pertain to you. So even with you comments I still remain" Disappointed and Unchallenged! Stop the PONTIFICATING and you along with any B-CON's that will know for certain what I'm talking about lay out what you think and why you...
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Re: Racism & the Victim Mentality

James Wesley Chester ·
Mountain: African Americans should not be concerned about eradicating racism. The ability to eradicate racism rests in the hands of those who created racism. That is not our job. African Americans can however negate the POWER/ABILILTY of racism to affect our lifes. As the awareness of our ancestral nationality grows questioners like you will experience the futility of coming into our community under the cloak of anonymity to bait, and irritate. I am leaping to that conclusion, because your...
 
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