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Re: Inappropriate gift?

donna529 ·
ME PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT BE OFFENDED, but I will give you this advice: the best gift IN MY OPINION, is to give them a GIFT CARD. If you paid 50.00 for the outfit at Victoria Secrets, you could have gave her a 50.00 card at J.C. Penny's. Apologize to her, and tell her you did not mean to offend her in any way, it was just a gift.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Valley Traditional High School is in the middle of a racial controversy. A teacher used a racial epithet towards a student. The word is only six letters long but the impact is far reaching. We do want to warn you that some of the language in this story is strong and may offend some people, but since this story is not just about the "n" word it's also about the pronunciation, we've decided to leave it in the story for you to decide. Murphy: "What did he say to you specifically?" Chavers: "Sit...
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Re: Freedom vs. Responsibility

Nmaginate ·
Very good piece. Thanks, HB! I thought these things were significant:Like I said: STRANGE DEMOCRACY I don't know about that "weakest section" stuff but I think I get the "Not only are whites kicking us/them; they are telling us/them how to react to being kicked" point.
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Re: games black men play

donna529 ·
THE NAME OF THIS TOPIC SHOULD BE GAMES THAT BLACK B------- PLAY. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR D--- MIND?! EVERYONE, FORGIVE MY LANGUAGE. I GET SO UPSET EVERYTIME SHE COMES AROUND TALKING BAD ABOUT THE BLACK MAN. THERE ARE BAD BLACK MEN, AND THERE ARE GOOD ONES. THERE ARE BAD WHITE MEN, AND THERE ARE GOOD ONES. YOUR HUSBAND MUST HAVE FELL ON HIS HEAD BEFORE HE MARRIED YOUR CRAZY A--. WHY DO YOU EVEN OPEN YOUR MOUTH ON THIS FORUM? DING DING DING DING..I HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION BOB. BECAUSE SHE...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing. But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. To which I countered: Obviously, the meaning...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
Heru, who the hell is to be the judge of what is and is not offensive??? Who is to be the judge of whether my intention was to express a great sentiment or to offend? Maybe what I find to be great art is offensive to 10 other people because they're uneducated boors with small minds? If you don't like it, then GODDAMNIT don't look at it. Problem solved... Be the guardian of your own goddamned soul and leave the rest of us alone.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HeruStar ·
This is why I feel that artist should be able to be questioned as to what there intentions are. No art should go unquestioned or unchecked.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
1. Who is going to question the questioner? 2. Who is going to check the intentions of the questioner? 3. Is there necessarily any connection whatsoever between the intention of the artist (even in cases where it's clear to the artist himself) and the capacity of his art to offend. I.e., Is it possible for the artist to pass the "intentions test" and still produce art that many find highly offensive? For example, suppose a black artist living in the year 1900 painted a portrait of a black...
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Re: Learning To Forgive

folobatuyi ·
Exactly my settlements....the interesting observation is that it is usually the "rattle-snakes" and "scorpions" types that insist that one should forgive and forget...I always wondered why and noticed that such folks would intentionly (at times, not) offend again only to insist on being forgiven and the issue forgotten only to replay the cycle all over again and again. Then it dawned on me that such ones need their victims to be forgiving and forgetful as a recurring viral infection, this is...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Okay.... I do not mean to offend you... You were attacking an institution I hold dear.... I try not to attack anyone or put them on the spot regarding their beliefs or things that they hold dear.... I would not.... Please let's not continue to argue... Peace, Virtue
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
When I read the exchange last night - HB & thayfen were withdrawing from the discussion because of this: This is why I made the statement I did - IMO, this was an appeal to emotion to shut down the road the discussion went down. I would still respectfully maintain that the uncomfortable parties should withdraw from a discussion rather than attempt to shut it down. Just my opinion - we can move past that. In the context of HB's post, you set up a dichotomy. Women who want structure &...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No it wasnt..... It was a very simple response....... HB generalized.... I offered not an either or alternative.... just an alternative.... Just my opinion..... but perhaps you're reading way too much into what you think are my intentions....... If someone says all apples are green.... and I say well there's always the red ones.... that's not a hard fast either or situation..... just an option..... there should be no implied cut off.... unless you make it so..... one may not know that there...
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Re: Not all attraction is good attraction...

msprettygirl ·
and when the sista "went off" what did she say? what was the white woman's response to her? What was her response to the other black male that told her he wasn't happy with her? as others said i think she was just flirting and didn't intend to offend anyone.
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Re: Who is Vivienne Malone Mayes? Ask President Bush soon to be Librarian?

Dusty Elbow ·
'Thug party' spurs questions of racism at Baylor 02:58 PM CST on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 By DAN RONAN / WFAA-TV One girl at an off-campus fraternity party used bronzer to darken her skin as part of the 'thug' theme. Also Online Dan Ronan reports Accusations of racism at Baylor University arose once again after photographs of a fraternity's so-called "thug party" were recently found on a website that caters to college students. Officials said they have worked on improving race relations on the...
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Re: Radio Host Fired for Using Racial Epithet to Describe Condi Rice

ma'am ·
That may have seriously have been a slip of tongue, and if it was, his employers are spineless bastards. As a person who gets tight tongued at least once a day and manages to offend with it once every few weeks, he has my sympathies. That is unless he's a bastard and that was some sort of Freudian slip. If that's that case, Ha, Ha!
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Re: Radio Host Fired for Using Racial Epithet to Describe Condi Rice

kresge ·
Yeah, I am not sure if this is a fireable offense. I censure, reprimand, may be needed, but termination? That said, I do think that the word "coon" is part of his vocabulary that he uses in private or in confidence with others. Otherwise, it would not have been so "ready to hand" for his mouth to utter. It is not that common of a saying for one, and psychologically the context in which it arose is revealing.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Connectz ·
I am sorry if I offend anyone here but I have absolutely NO sympathy for illegal immigrants (except africans and haitians). I believe that those illegal immigrants should stop, look at their current environment and demand and fight for a change. It is more citizens than there are government soldiers. Fight for better school systems, better health, better rights, etc. And if the government isn't hearing it, then revolt! This is why I look at the foreigners who come here and look down upon...
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Re: Organizing the discussion

Khalliqa ·
Cool.... then you understand that my response had nothing to do with the current conversation (On the Covenant)...... it had to do with Black folk discussing issues that affect us in general..... Okay.... I wasn't addressing your need to comment or not comment... I wasn't addressing your input into this discussion in particular at all.... hence the words inspired by good question... I thought you were'nt taking this personally.... at any rate..... go for it..... I don't have that right or...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

UppityNegress ·
You're right; using the word "illegal" to describe illegal aliens is extremely offensive to their psyche and human dignity. I propose we ere on the side of political correctness on these boards, lest we offend other groups. To wit, illegal aliens are now "unprocessed and undocumented persons who are in this country without permission", burglars are "undocumented guests", thieves are "undocumented auctioneers", and drug dealers are "undocumented pharmacists". Now, don't we all feel better in...
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Re: Brown Pride website: Why are they so obssessed with black people?

Nmaginate ·
Sorry... But I see no use in that psychology. I think I would be more "forgiving" of the Saturn owner or rather more amused... than with the Rolls Royce guy. So, personally, I don't follow you nor do I think it is legitimate to say that since they are no "better" than I am, who are they to say anything. I'm confused??? Are we implying that there is someone "better" than us then? Better off or whatever. I don't deal with an inferiority/superiority complex or whatever exist in between. The...
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Re: Christian ORIGIN of RACISM!

Nmaginate ·
Maverick, I definitely believe in GOD. Currently, I don't belong to any faith. I was baptized in a Missionary Baptist Church. I went C.O.G.I.C. while in high school and "studied" Islam while in college. Personally, I would like to explore African concepts/spiritualism. My wife goes to a Baptist Church so I go with her from time to time. I used to be very active though I came from a family where my mom would "send us to church". Spiritually/mentally the Christian Church doesn't satisfy me and...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Nmaginate ·
Don't mean to offend, but your concept of GOD seems to have a lot of COLLATERAL DAMAGE for those who down through the centuries never heard or were not included in the Biblical Covenants. The Bible occurred and its initial scope was in a very small part of the world. Such a great concept of a God that saves all but has to wait until his Christian army marches and talks to ever living soul. The dead ones.... THEY CAN JUST GO TO HELL! It's not your fault they did hear huh?
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

shebakoby ·
Now here is where you totally don't understand the concept of why we need a savior. IT's NOT "COLLATERAL DAMAGE"! Only God knows what was in the hearts of people back in the day, even today. He CHOSE PEOPLE WHO HE KNEW WOULD ACCEPT HIM at the time. Some people at the time were apparently VERY wicked. If a person is 'on their own' they are condemned by their own sins--which is what would happen to EVERY person if Jesus had not come. NOBODY would be saved if Jesus had not come and died on the...
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Re: Spoken Word: Religion: The Prelude

Kweli4Real ·
A belief system is just that, a belief system. And, it should not be confused with "knowing", that is understanding as fact or truth. Melesi and Soul are arguing the same point; however, it seems that Soul's refusal to accept the Christian belief system is akin to knowing or having knowledge. Our world and lives, and their perception are ruled by our belief systems. Our belief systems are the filters for which we interpret our reality. Christianity becomes knowledge/reality when the...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

henry38 ·
Vox, I am still waiting for you to clarify your macho crap to me!!!!! And another thing, I have started a thread in the "?" section for you and I and to talk man to man and not offend anyone with our brevity. Can you respond there as well. _____________________________ Is it just talk or are you for solutions? If you are GENUINELY interested in solving black problems? Then join us at http://www.theguidedog.com/BlackNation.html
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Re: MLK Day 2005: What Does It Mean To You?

James Wesley Chester ·
"Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Day, gonna see some temperatures in the mid-60s."---KTNV-TV Ooops??? "I in no way intended to offend anyone," he said in the apology. "I'm very sorry."---Rob Blair This is where Michael Savage is coming from. He is simply smater/slicker. The conservative mentality is no friend of African America. Every now and then, the evil intent shows its face. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

shebakoby ·
We don't say we're right just because we say we are. We say we are right because God told us so in His Word. Universality of application to religion is a key to deciding what is more reasonably right or wrong--within certain tolerances. A religion naturally will usually (unless it's a universalist religion) that those who don't believe don't reap the rewards. This is common sense. However, it is not reasonable to compartmentalize religion based on one's ancestry. Why should one's ancestry or...
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

Oshun Auset ·
This from a woman/man who believes that life didn't start in Africa...that the first humans weren't African, and Black of skin... The 'taboo' blocking you from scientific discovery must be euro-centric racist thought.
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Re: Crossed My Mind

Rowe ·
Oh no, I didn't mean to offend you. I didn't mean anything by it. You just write younger than you look is all. Like for instance, Fagunwa, now he writes like an old man. I picture him in his rocking chair rocking back and forth writing ancient wisdom. You don't write old like that. Its difficult for me to explain. I just didn't expect for you to look that mature. But to answer your question, in the picture, you look like you might be between 32-36, something like that. You know what, what...
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

Momentum ·
Ricardomath you so easily offended. I was not trying to offend you or your wife or assume, speculate or whatever you may try to characterize my opinion so I'll give you something to feel offended by.... So how about this... kiss - my - butt! OK, if you gonna be such a little puzzy about issues don't bother participating. Now you can feel offended! No I'm not Sarg!
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

ricardomath ·
nah...I'm not offended, Sergeant. Just amused at your thought process. "Oh, that black latina doesn't kiss her employer's ass? Must be because of that white guy in the picture with her. Yeah...that's be it! That explains it!" My, my...you do seem to have an obsession with a particular activity, don't you? Sorry, Sergeant, but you don't get to determine my participation here or elsewhere. Go and find somebody else to kiss your ass and fulfill your fantasy. Ummm...OK...whatever you say, Private...
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Re: michael dyson stops using the word nigger

Nmaginate ·
Well, Dyson was pretty over-the-top on the Tavis Smiley forum on C-Span. I think that's where it started and Jesse was especially concerned. It was like Dyson was throwing it in everyone's face. And it could have been his effort to condemn the classism and disconnect he perceives in others. But his thing was just as ego driven as anything else. I wholeheartedly agree with what he's decided. It reflects on his ability to accept criticism and grow and be responsive. Now I wonder when will...
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Re: Cultural Tie Gets in the Way Of Graduation

ricardomath ·
Montana Leader Defends Bolo Ties Governor Backs Md. Teen Denied Diploma "In Montana and anyplace in Indian country, a bolo tie is dressed up. A tie is a tie," Gov. Brian Schweitzer says. By Ann E. Marimow Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, June 11, 2005 A Charles County high school's decision to deny a diploma to a senior who wore a bolo tie to graduation didn't offend just the student and his family. Montana's governor is mighty annoyed, too. "To have some high school say that a bolo...
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Re: NAACP Chair Renews Attack on Conservatives

Michael ·
The Democrats are losing their following of longtime loyal Democratic Party supporters....., ......... me being one of them. ******************************* "Box office blues stem from blue-state bigotry By Govindini Murty, Govindini Murty is an actress, screenwriter and co-director of the Liberty Film Festival. She is also a film columnist for Newsmax.com and editor of Libertas, a leading blog for conservative discussio July 10, 2005 Hollywood's box office has hit the skids, and the...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

James Wesley Chester ·
I strongly agree....---folobatuyi I strongly agree as well. I further feel that Diamond is right to distinguish herself in her identity. There is no insult to anyone assert who you are. And...who you are not. I too feel resentment when lumped with others of African ancestry who immigrated, or are descendant from those immigrated, i.e. of their own free will. I am an American who is African American, i.e. an American of unknown African ancestry. I am not an American who is simply African. I...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

Diamond ·
JWC Your definition can be extended to include: I am an American who is African American, i.e. an American of unknown African ancestry who walked through the "door of no return" to the "worst" slavery in human history. Indigenous.(Indigenous is the right word.) Our ancestories were considered property, 1/4 human, and mere savages stripped of African heritage, traditions, even our name was taken. I burn with anger and my heart aches when I think how my ancestors suffered through slavery in...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Kai ·
Peace..... Why do you consistently make it a point to disrespect the sisters on this forum? You offend me when you speak to women like that.... I guarantee you that if this were a study group, and we all were sitting face to face, you would not speak to a sister in this manner, and if you did, you wouldn't speak for awhile thereafter...I am completely sure about that... Would it take away from the intensity of your objection if you showed just a little more respect? Calm down. Kai
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

HonestBrother ·
I AM calm... I show respect when and where I receive it... and as for the "sistas" on this forum to whom I'm "disrespectful", you and I both know that more properly speaking you should have said "sista" ... and you really wouldn't care if it were someone else...
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Re: Dating a sista/brotha after she/he went white...

Kai ·
As far as I have read, no one has disrespected you. Why don't you just stick to the subject matter, and stop the personal attacks... Now, perhaps I am making a big deal out of nothing..Let me check... HonestBrother, when you feel compelled to disrespect black women, Just Shut the Fuck Up!! Shut the Fuck Up...can you do that? Kai
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Re: Judge Alito Says The Police Don't Have To Knock To Enter

Sweetwuzzy ·
Editorial The Don't-Bother-to-Knock Rule Published: June 16, 2006 The Supreme Court yesterday substantially diminished Americans' right to privacy in their own homes. The rule that police officers must "knock and announce" themselves before entering a private home is a venerable one, and a well-established part of Fourth Amendment law. But President Bush's two recent Supreme Court appointments have now provided the votes for a 5-4 decision eviscerating this rule. This decision should offend...
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Re: I have nothing against large women..but I'm curious

ZAKAR ·
I didnt mean to offend anyone sweetheart, im sorry if you took it that way, it was kind of a joke. But anyway, ive had a few, lets say volumptuous women in my life, and they sex was pretty good. Me im only 5'10 210 im muscular but i feel what you saying i think the big men fit good with volumtuous women, im no hater. You have to bring your lunch box for the BBW's and if your back isnt strong she may break you, lol,.Just like in boxing , you have to stay in your weight class.
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Re: Personality Test

kresge ·
Your Type is INTP Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving Strength of the preferences % 100 88 75 33 Qualitative analysis of your type formula You are: * very expressed introvert * very expressed intuitive personality * distinctively expressed thinking personality * moderately expressed perceiving personality The Portrait of the Architect Rational (iNTp) RATIONAL ARTISAN IDEALIST GUARDIAN Copyrighted © 1996-2005 Prometheus Nemesis Book Company Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and...
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Re: I have nothing against large women..but I'm curious

donna12 ·
THIS IS GOING TO BE A BOXING MATCH BETWEEN ME AND YOU, I SEE THAT RIGHT NOW. DEAR ZAKAR, I JUST REMEMBERED I DID HAVE A SMALL BOYFRIEND IN MY LIFE---AND HE DIDNT WANT TO GO TO WEIGHT CLASS AT ALL! THAT MAN WAS TRIPPING SAYING HE LOVED ME, AFTER WE HAD SEX THE FIRST TIME. yOU SAID LARGER WOMEN ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE, AND I WILL SAY SMALLER MEN, WITH A BIGGER WOMAN TEND TO FALL FIRST. IMO, TO NOT BRING THE SMALLER MEN DOWN OR ANYTHING, GIVE ME A MAN 200t POUNDS ANYDAY! MY AUNT IS 380 LBS, AND HER...
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Re: Do You Like to Pay

Fabulous ·
Why would you call me a "trick," Shango? What have I ever done to offend you or deserving of this title? I don't recall ever posting with you or to you [until now]. WOW. But whatever you say. I'd rather you call me a "trick" than to think of you feeling bad about some lady mistreating you. So call me more names if you like. This must mean you are feeling better and your heart no longer hurts. People have taken things out on me before, so it's cool. I'm stronger than I look.
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Re: "Why Are All the Black Good Men Gone?"

Falak ·
Why are you posting this ish here? Go to multicultural planet with your bull-ish.
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Re: "Why Are All the Black Good Men Gone?"

TheProducer ·
Sorry that this is "ish" to you. Like I said, its NOT my intention to offend anyone. If thats not going to be possible, I'll just end the thread here.
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Re: Hip Hop is NOT a culture...

El Tigre ·
Why I Don't Like Hip Hop Because it's just an artform and entertainment and yet, Blacks act like it's a political force or religion or something significant. If hip hop is important then, I don't know what teaching, learning, building, achieving are. I thought THEY were important and hip hop does none of these things. It's NOT important, it's been given inflated importance by our lost people. The more I hear fanatical black men say hip hop is a revolution, the more I can see we're going...
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Re: Hip Hop is NOT a culture...

Khalliqa ·
Welcome to the forum beloved.....
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Re: Hip Hop is NOT a culture...

Khalliqa ·
*ahem* excellent points....
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Re: Hip Hop is NOT a culture...

Oshun Auset ·
My article contradicts this...it COULD have been something much more... Check any Francaphone African or Cuban artist for an example af hip-hop as a political tool. I thought you just said in another thread to get our kids to learn we should put a base beat behind it? Our children are therefore learning the wrong thing. Consumerist capitalist ideology and the objectification of each other. African culture is being exploited by corporate Amerikkka as a propoganda tool, You think the enemy...
 
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