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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Kevin41 ·
CF...do me a favor and post my quote when you speak on my behalf..and all that bullschit you are saying this morning is obvious..black people have been moving forward and upward for years...but it is funny to watch blkCONS speak in a vainglorious manner then aid white racist right-wingers in decreasing black opportunity. The reality of it is that black people should never have gotten involved with any issue that adversely affect their own...so all the talk is just window dressing to...
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Certainly, I've discussed the impact teacher expectations has on students' academic performance in the forum before. In fact, there is a discussion taking place right now about this issue in the Politics forum under the thread entitled, "Are Schools Failing Black Boys?" This issue is also heavily discussed in education programs and textbooks. I'm currently enrolled into Master's Education Program and the subject of teachers' expectations is discussed quite often. However, the fact of the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
**Yep, but dis he implicate the whites involved in many of those decisons? nope....and don't get me wrong, I don't excuse shit black people do wrong...I just do not let house niggs and racist inbreds present ANYTHING to me as a BLACK THING. Now when I brought this to Lofton's attention he gave homeboy a green light and continued to castigate the darkies....In addition, if his concern was just faulty services and incompetence, he would have brought forth the fuck-ups the white folks at UC...
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Perhaps novice teachers may discuss this issue on a day-to-day basis; however, just like in any other profession, after gaining experience, knowing how to teach students becomes second nature. Sure, that's one of the purposes for attending the workshop: to network with other teachers. Other purposes include exposure to new teaching strategies and better ways to assess students. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Lev Vygotsky (1986), both pioneers in the field of educational research, believes...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

Kweli4Real ·
My sister is a 20 elementary/primary school teacher. She has 2 Master's degrees and is in a PHD program. She tells me that while she supports accountability in general and testing in specific, her two complaints about NCLB testing is that 1) schools are teaching to the test, when they are not testing FROM the actual test. This is "teaching" child what to think not how to think. 2) schools' entire curricula and resources are test directed, very little resources are being spent on music, Phys...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
** This is why we must push to educate the black populous. For the last few years, the CalStart program that sends lower-income people to the CalState schools had a surplus of money. While a teacher in that system, I was able to get people to encuorage others they knew to apply for and utilize the monies available. Between that and contributing to black organizations for thelast 20 years and taking young black males to Camp Sigma to learn about self-esteem, acacdemic acheivement and gang,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Empty Purnata ·
Strictly speaking, Lofton doesn't "know" anything, he's a Chatterbot: http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/64170254/m/4881060163 He's a computer algorithmic program. I have a feeling that he was devised by Vanguard News Network or Free Republic. He seems to be a Chatterbot designed to spout non-stop right-wing, pro-White, anti-Black rhetoric.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Guest ·
How is this RELEVANT to what BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO DO to educate our children? If Whites are pulling their kids out of Black public schools and home schooling them IS THIS IN AND OF ITSELF GROUNDS FOR OPPOSING HOME SCHOOLING FOR BLACK KIDS? You are a FUNCTION of White Folks Nmaginate. You can't find yourself until the WHITE MAN makes his move. In the equation "Y = -1 * X" You are the Y and you can't define yourself unti the White man's X has a value placed within. Shameful.
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Re: Vouchers ???

Sweetwuzzy ·
Constructive Feedback, I think you wrote to the wrong person. You took my quote, when I think you were trying to answer Nmaginate's post. And I am afraid I agree with you somewhat. Who cares if white children are pulled out of black schools !!!
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
John Stossel has been a right wing shill for as long as he's been a part of 20/20. NOT showing both sides of the story is his modus operandi. excerpted from the book Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 The career of John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 offers another example of the way the echo chamber works to place conservative ideas into the mainstream media, while hiding the interests of...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
The competition argument doesn't fly. It's bogus from top to bottom, unless schools are going to be changed to for-profit entities, "competition" does nothing. If the change is what's being suggested however, then the proponents of "competition" have not considered the logical chain of events, which includes refusing admittance to the "least among us", in order to maintain or boost student performance and increase profits. ...public school districts in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Dallas,...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
fair enough - I just took that if something had 'halted' then whatever it was had already begun. Keep in mind I have zilch experience and knowledge of a lot of US politics - local and national - just a rough 'outline', so things like Affirmative Action, or when Clinton asked in 1997 'to begin a great national conversation on race and conciliation' that I have a limited view - limited to access on information, limited in viewpoint as an outsider, and a white outsider to boot. I have to ask a...
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Re: Vouchers ???

DogBreath ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sweetwuzzy: After reading Sowell's article, I clicked on his link to the Rose and Milton Friedman website. What is everyones position on vochers? Why are you for or against it ? Please do not resort to petty attacks such as "sell out," "Kneegrow," or Uncle tom !!" I really want to know how everyone feels about this?? I do not know if you saw this, but John Stossel did a show called "Dumb in america." I was a little annoyed how the show did not present both sides...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Nmaginate ·
ISOME, I could swear that the idea of "minority set-asides" were about opportunity and the ability to create jobs and capital via contracts for Black businesses. I could swear Jesse Jackson's Wall-Street Iniative (think of it what you want) was/is about getting access to capital. And he's a proponent of AA. So, it's obvious (as if I need to say this even while be facetious) how I missed something. And Armstrong too. I'd sure like to know what vehicle is going to "give access to capital" and...
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Re: A Two Way Street by Armstrong Williams

Isome ·
Maybe there are some GIVING seeds that we can pick up on the ground underneath THEIR trees... if we can sneak onto the property that is! It's only a considered a bad government program when resources like ACCESS, CAPITAL, and OPPORTUNITY are given (even in dribs and drabs) to poor individuals. When given to businesses, or the wealthy & connected, it's always a good thing.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
I think its wonderful that you've signed up for the Junior Achievement program. Rather than simply complaining about the problems experienced by some young people, you are contributing time and effort towards solving them. However, just make certain that you do not forget to inlcude some positive affirmations about young people in your program of indoctrinationin as well. I think the children will be a lot receptive to your ideas of improvement if you would, at times, acknowledge something...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've been monitoring this debate, and apparently, both of you are trying to convey a similar message: Be more realistic. Black women: you can't have the Denzel look-alike with a six figure salary. And Black men: You can't have the tiny-figured Halle Berry look-alike who waits on you hand and foot. So I have a question for readers. Do you all think this culture's obsession with mega super stars has interferred with everyday people's interest in the opposite sex? Perhaps our standards are not...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Please do actually read the information provided. It's not just some "stuff" on the ground. It is very clearly plane parts (seats, wheels, parts of the bulkhead, etc) in some cases with the AA paint pattern still visible. Lord Have Mercy. You're one of those who will never believe no matter who have right in front of your won eyes. Yes, everything right down to the EYEWITNESS accounts and pictures from numerous news agencies could be completely manufactured. So could everything you see all...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
I agree with you that Pam is hotter than Gina...at least physically hotter. The problem is that Pam is dark-skinned (not that it's anything wrong with it), Gina is lighter-skinned, and that when you usually have TWO good-looking black women together (of different complexions), they have to be competitive to a point. Also, the darker-skinned character Pam is unfortunately casted as a "sapphire", a shrewish selfish, inconsiderate black female character. Besides, knowing about the skin color...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Telemedicine for Africa, Testing 1 2 3

umbrarchist ·
I remember watching a program back in the 80s about the development of computerized medical diagnostic programs. Laptop computers today are as powerful and mainframes from the 80s. Where are the medical programs tha tcan run on home computers? I trust palefaces to emplement technology in a way that keeps them in control. Telecommunicating with Europe means the knowledge is in Europe and Africans are dependent on Europe. Get the books. Get the knowledge and go for yourself. And Standardize on...
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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: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

ma'am ·
I love the idea of a Black studies program that acknowledges that there are many Blacks around the world with various histories and impacts.
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Me too. I am truly concerned that the program intended to inform on and advance African America and the needs of African American-Americans is being, will be, subverted into a politically-driven propoganda-base turning the minds of our youth away from their heritage to augment that political agenda. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
I can certainly empathize. My mother has always been a Christian since I was born (she grew up in a moderate church). But, she always used to be a very open and somewhat liberal Christian. I even found her reading books about other religions and even Christian Astrology. But, 2 years ago, she broke her leg and found herself houseridden for several months and dependent upon other people (which was a very humbling and even humiliating experience for my mother because she's always been a very...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

FireFly ·
I truly sympathise Rowe and I wish you all the strength, patience and love to endure. No easy answer here. It's too personal to go into here, but let's just say, that the 'us vs. them' mentality/disease of Pentecostal fundamentalism has torn my own family and my ex-husbands family apart. My parents have suffered incredibly and my ex has only a platonic relationship with his mother. Only certain types of people fall under the spell of fundamentalist long-term - however by then a lot of...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
Thanks! I'm not so much concerned for myself, I'm concerned for my two younger siblings who are still in grade school. This religious mania is puting a strain on my parents' marriage (I've even heard them treaten to divorce, and they've had 4-hour long arguments several times) and they do it RIGHT SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS. My little sister who used to get upset about it, now just sits there unphased even when my mom gets in my dad's face. AS A 19-YEAR OLD ADULT, TO SEE A...
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Re: Carnivale

Rowe ·
I viewed several episodes of this program on HBO when it was playing. In my opinion, it was very hard to follow, a little boring and tedious to watch, and a lot of scenes left you hanging. The only HBO series that I really got into was Sex In The City and The Wire.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Brother EP, what exactly were your expectations prior to aligning yourself with this department? You even admitted to consulting with friends about the interests governing the professors teaching the courses, so why did you apply this college? During my search for graduate programs in Education, I discovered that the best way to find a college home is to do a little research . I first narrowed my choices down to three colleges that I knew were capable of helping me to reach my goals. Then, I...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
If free trade is so horrible, then why has Hong Kong, which has the most open economy in the world become richer than the nation that had colonized it(UK)? Maybe Noah should go tell them how they're being exploited. Why have tens of millions been lifted out of poverty in China since they opened up their economy and practice free trade in their special economic zones? Maybe Nmag should hurry up and tell them how free trade is just for white people. Why has the same happened for India? It is...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
---ma'am Which asks the question, 'Are 'black studies' and 'African American Studies' the same thing? I think not. Inclusiveness is the antithesis of ethnicity which represents uniqueness. If 'black' is to be inclusive, do it. Include all those people in the world who are defined by themselves or anyone else as 'black'. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint, you seem to be a less intellectually worthy opponent than in the past, unless I am confusing you with someone else. First, do not put words in my mouth. I never made a pro or con argument in regards to free trade, my argument was against your denial of zero sums. The first thing that you need to note about Hong Kong is that it was a City-state, like Singapore. These small populations are easily turned around by direct foreign investment from large wealthy nations, pumping in...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Those pioneers who started the blacK studies movement had a focus on africa and our africaness as well as our contributions here in the US---ZAKAR You are more likely to be right about that than I in that I have never had a course in that program. Still I would have thought those programs would have been first focused on African America, then the relationship with the history related to Africa. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
My argument is that there are indeed colleges, departments, and professors who possess these very same goals that you are advocating. Na'im Akbar, a renowed Black psychologist, activist, and Afrocentric scholar has been a professor at Floria State University since 1979. Molefi Kete Asante, a controversial African-American scholar whose book Afrocentricity generated the term "Afrocentrism" is currently a Professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, where he created the world's...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

bigddouble ·
Z- Could you please stop yelling (ALL CAPS). It's hard to read & makes my eyes hurt. Now returning to the regularly scheduled program...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
You know what, I've had a theory for a while, and the new popularity of this "Toussaint" figure, as well as that "Jaco" character is giving credance to my theory. I think that a while back, Sargeant, Roy Bankins or Shebakoby went over to the Free Republic board and gave them the link to AfricanAmerica.org. Then they created a thread warning them about a "Black Leftist" forum and urged them to migrate over to this board and pose as "Black Conservatives" to shut down normal conversation and...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Rowe ·
I saw her singing this song on the grammy awards program last month. I was really impressed. She's an awesome performer. I could truly relate to the lyrics of this song.
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

BanjiGirl ·
When it comes to reparations for black folks America will always come up with some excuse and nonsensical crap about what they don't owe us, etc, etc. Some of these same "white" folks are the survivors or descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust who feel that it is OK for THEM to receive financial renumeration but not for us. This attitude is basically the "fruits" of nearly 300 years of slavery- a legacy of devaluing the lives of black people. In other words they simply don't give a...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Yes, among other issues, this topic is a heavily debated issue in Washington, DC. In fact, a popular radio host by the name of Michael Baisden discusses this issue quite often on his radio program. And each time that he brings this issue up ("Single Black Women"), a swarm of Black women call in to voice their concerns. I'm only 29 years old, and right now, I'm doing OK in terms of dating. But after listening to all of these women well into their 30's and 40's calling and complaining,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
Your statement is under the assumption that people (in this case black women) mean exactly what they say. Maybe they complain just for the sake of complaining (and Mike knows this, but he's getting paid). I don't give people as much credit as you do. I like to weigh peoples voiced concerns against their actions/behavior. That is why I used the term cog. dis. to explain this contradiction.
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Re: LiteracyWorks is Giving Children Hope

Rowe ·
Ok, thanks. Now, I can read the middle part. This is good stuff. I've printed out the article for future reference and to pass out to a few teacher who I know will be interested in this program.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

RadioRaheem ·
women should understand that as they age, their desirability in the dating/meet market goes down [for the most part]. Women simply have to change their strategy in their manhunting.
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Re: LiteracyWorks is Giving Children Hope

EbonyRose ·
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Re: Are Sports & Music the Only Options for Black Children?

Lamp ·
good points.. I think about this a good amount as well. I speak to black Youth a good amount and run a Computer Learning Program for 5 months for these same Youth. I try and emphasize that there are other fields available to us other than these long shot type careers such as sports\entertainment.. I go as so far to tell the students how much I make, etc so that they can understand. I think the key is that our Youth have to be patient.. They want that big paycheck without waiting..
 
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