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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

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

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

Nmaginate ·
You have a problem with processing information. You might want to realize that there is no such absolute thing as "fair" because there is and has never been a strict merit-based system in place. The schools in this country and education ain't like basketball. Plain and simple. And I mean seriously, you just said it. The NBA is for what? 360 positions or so? How many schools are there? NBA is a profession. Colleges are not. They prepare people for professions. Should be?? C'mon dude. Test...
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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: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And that has what to do with your earlier comments which you have now, curiously, abandoned? You know, the point where you had to admit that there is no merit-based system in education (Are all grade schools equal?): "Being acccepted to Michigan or UCLA... should be based on [merit]." SHOULD BE but it isn't and you're not even close to demonstrating that you actually believe in "merit". If so, you wouldn't be so selective in your outrage over Affirmative Action. Selective to the point of...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: 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: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

UppityNegress ·
I suppose that argument would have some merit in Palestine, but that situation isn't comparable to what is happening in northern Europe. Muslims in Scandinavia especially are far from ocupied--hell, they willingly migrated there to escape the poverty and extremism of their own countries! Having lived in the area for a brief period, I can say that while there is racism (or perhaps more accurately, culturism) in places like Denmark and Sweden, the Muslims there are segregated from mainstream...
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Re: Life After Limbo

MBM ·
Melesi - becuase something is done out of principle does not say anything about whether it is right or just or valid. Principle can be wrong, immoral, even sacrilegous. Also - the argument about condoms is wanting. On the one hand you value the human decision to marry or abstain, yet you do not value the equal human decision to use equally man-made "tools" to prevent unwanted pregnancy and disease. In each instance, someone is making an affirmative decision to do something. Why is it...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Norland ·
Organized violence is nothing but gang banging. No one's superior to anyone. The men of this world need to take a serious "time out". They've lost their minds. We're equal in birth and death. The crazies amongst us are going to destroy us. Testosterone has become a WMD. Everyone's just a product of genetics. No more, no less.
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
MBM, ++++++++++++++++++++++ becuase something is done out of principle does not say anything about whether it is right or just or valid. Principle can be wrong, immoral, even sacrilegous. ++++++++++++++++++++++ Does this include our principles, too? If so, how can we discern between the good ones and the bad? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Also - the argument about condoms is wanting. On the one hand you value the human decision to marry or abstain, yet you do not value the equal human...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Vox ·
In my experience, Rowe, there are two types of fundies. There are those who have a deep reverence for God and the church, but who can put things in perspective, and then there are those like your sister. Those like your sister, in my experience, tend to be quite new to it, and their passions tend to dwindle over time. Like what the others here have said, this is a journey she'll have to let play out. Nothing, and no one, can break them out of it before it's time. I've never known whether...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thank you for providing such an insightful response.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
That is so true. The main problem that I have with this Free Market Globalism [besides the fact that it is all theory] is that it discounts the very real suffering of very real people, without making no allowances or better taking no measures to elevate the suffering. It assumes that all parties are equal players in the game, when in fact, very few are players [they are called owners], all the rest are the played. Anyone supportive of this theoretic philosophy, other than the already...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
Amen! But of course, buck-dancing Kneegroids is all for it!
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO! The whole point here is that YOU GETS NOWHERE WITH YOUR FAULTY LOGIC, idiotic Circular Reasoning and Anal ABSTRACTIONS! First, foremost and ALWAYS... THE TEACHER'S INTENT IS IRRELEVANT! INTENT defines nor determines NOTHING! INTENT is not the End All, Be All of anything. As the saying goes, The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. The Teacher's INTENT is IRRELEVANT because: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be,...
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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: 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: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Dude, you didn't come here under the pretense that you were presenting a WHITE PERSPECTIVE. You tried to feign objectivity. Now make up your fuckin' mind what your approach is before you open your mouth. First, you haven't, can't and won't be able to detail how the teacher was "WRONGFULLY ACCUSED". You've went about this predetermined process of GIVING HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT which heavily prejudiced every Got-Damn thing you said. You have taken this teacher's side with no just cause.
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Frenchy ·
Why is that? My List: MBM - Martini, very dry with a twist . So much like James Bond, disappearing from the board for awhile and then returning with something sleek to say. And I don't even think I've seen you lose your cool. Such a mystery. Sandye - Cosmopolitan . Always mellow and sophisticated. Audio Guy - Pina Colada . Tropical, sweet, and somehow both damn fresh and traditional. kresge - Diesel (1/2 pint Lager, 1/2 pint Cider). Doesn't fit neatly into any particular category, but...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
I've done so a variety of times. I don't think this post will come as a surprise to any who read.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
Here's my evidence. Where's yours?
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Guest ·
IF MBM DOES NOT GET THIS THEN THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HIM. MBM - Today we can look at the large population centers in the North - NYC, Philadelphia, Camden, Washington DC, Newark, Cleveland - the list goes on. All of them have a significant class of LABOR/EMPLOYEES who no doubt could be good, union employees. They would carefully invest their wages that the union provided them. They would be shop stewards in the mill and ensure that the mill did not practice slavery. They would make sure that...
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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: Conservatism and African America

Nmaginate ·
And, yes, please do that while talking about that group, whatever group, who have "suffered" similarly and chronicle their ascent within THE COUNTRY OF THEIR OPPRESSION. I mean, if you're going to make comparisons, make legit ones.
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

FireFly ·
after those recent sensuous posts... I suggest... donna529 : Slippery Nipple A Slippery Nipple is a popular shot that uses the Italian, anise-flavored liqueur, sambuca. It is also made with equal amounts of Anisette and Peppermint Schnapps used to replace the sambuca. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 oz sambuca 1 oz Irish cream liqueur PREPARATION: Pour the Irish cream liqueur into a shot glass. Top with the sambuca.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Sandye ·
Perhaps it is a matter of maturity. Some younger brothers and sisters are still attempting to navigate through this maze we call life. As experience is without question the best teacher, many people tend to "get it together" when their priorities are set, their goals are established and they begin to incorporate life's lessons into their thought processes and take deliberate steps to establish their goals, priorities, and futures. This applies not only to relationships, but to life in...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Sandye, you are way too modest but that what I love about you...the post is awesome!
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Re: The Left Hand of God

HonestBrother ·
What the hell do you call prayer in school? or demanding "equal time" for Creationism in science classes but politicizing religion???? Speaking as a teacher, people have ALWAYS been free to pray in the classroom. What's not going to happen is me leading them. I don't see why I should try overly hard to speak as an adult to mental children... The political right's brand of religion is poisonous and it needs to be neutralized.
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Re: Mulatto Couple Produces Blonde, Blue Eyed White Child

UppityNegress ·
It's not surprising so much as interesting. Part of the reason I posted this was to show the limitations of our modern concept of "race". Also, I've always wondered how such people chose to define themselves within our current construct of race when they have features that are drastically different from what society dictates their race should display. It reminded me of an earlier thread on passing, and I was curious as to a when mixed race person stops being "Black" and starts being "another...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: What is Egungun

Johnny Destiny ·
Hello, fellow philosophers, Let us use that part of the mind I call perception, and we shall discover the scientific facts. Quote: ________________________________________________ Dude, don't you realize that the terms "God" and "Goddess" are artifacts of the English language??? What you're saying is nonsensical. You haven't made a single legitimate ontological distinction and are dealing only in the field of semantics. ________________________________________________ Let us stick with...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Present: Modern-Day 'Slave Farms' in Florida

Black Viking ·
I think... I'm going... to be sick... Oh, good. If it's a priority, then this should be shut down rather quickly, yes? Hmmm... I guess I should have waited for the other shoe to drop. Excuses equal low priority. I got this from Empty Purnata, but I can't remember who said it... "When I gave food to the hungry, they called me a saint. When I asked why the hungry had no food, they called me a communist." - unknown Instead of bringing the workers food and clothes, they should bring them weapons...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

James Wesley Chester ·
Malcolm X called it the Farce on Washington.---umbrarchist Agreement among leaders was clearly not the case. So...were 'X' devotees among the marchers? Malcolm's was an evolving voice. It's ultimate form may, or may not have included religion. Stangely, King's was also an evolving voice. It referenced religion, but did not require religion of its 'followers'. There is no blatant issues today. Katrina will become more and more nebulous with time. There is no sustaining action. The continuing...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
French Student Riots by Thomas Sowell (March 17, 2006) Student riots in Paris remind us that education at elite academic institutions is not enough to teach either higher morals or basic economics. Not on their side of the Atlantic or on ours. Why are students at the Sorbonne and other distinguished institutions out trashing the streets and attacking the police? Because they want privileges in the name of rights, and are too ignorant of economics to realize that those privileges cost them...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Black Viking wrote: I belong to the struggle for liberation of black people in America. My personal condition is irrelevant. If we are not free, then I am not free. I love my people like that. Freedom is about options, and choices. If you are trapped in a steady state of misery due to inequality, and miseducation, then you cannot fit into the definition of being free. When you are free, you are no longer a dependant. Let us consult Webster. Main Entry: 1free Pronunciation: 'frE Function:...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

James Wesley Chester ·
RESOLVED: AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL NEVER BE FREE AS LONG AS WE ARE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.---MBM I will define African Americans as those Americans who are descendants of native-born Americans of unknown African ancestry. Since we continue to labor of this identity issue, say that we 'labor' because we have always been an inclusive people embracing all who of common African ancestry. That is beginning to 'turn on us'. Some people of African ancestry, who are or are descendants of ancestors...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
see the problem is you turn the dime on me and put me in a situation where I have to answer all the questions you ask, but you answer nothing, just sit back read what i write then pick at my statements. What do you feel, how do you believe we ensure the survivial of African people. If you have read many of my post I have articulated how I feel about what needs to be done for African people to ensure their survival. You make some very audicious and offensive comments, don't be surprised when...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

ZAKAR ·
I take issue the manner in which african children are taught, who taught them, and science and math is subjective also,especially when all examples used in science and math come from European theory. Yeah 1 plus 1 will always equal two , but when you get into economics, anatomy things of this nature culture is very important.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Black Viking ·
I strongly disagree. This board is full of brilliant women with good morals (who may or may not dress modestly) that are titillating and exciting to the men here. You're extrapolating that the feeling of lust (which is often a passing, momentary feeling) is somehow equal to any sort of genuine interest. However, they are not in any way equal. As proof of this, you need only compare the compliments made by the men in Radio Raheem's picture threads, to the compliments made by the men to the...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Khalliqa ·
The threads with the most hits are the ones with naked women..... so a few comments here and there about women with substance are...... nice..... but not the norm..... and certainly not the most popular... **Also, I was a member of another board (many members here were there too---a hip hop board--don't ask--) and the moderator there started a thread full of modestly dressed women and muslim women in beautiful garments from around the world...... many of the male posters commented heavily on...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Black Viking ·
Certainly, you can't equate the number of hits a thread recives, verses the number of actual endorsements of women with substance. Particularly since anyone in the world can view any thread. In fact, your own views of those threads are counted among the number of views. Virtue, you're trying to mix apples with oranges. Men are, admittedly, visually stimulated. However, the qualities that men find visually stimulating are very, very broad. When it comes to qualities that inspire genuine...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Black Viking ·
There are far to many assumptions being thrown around here. First of all, a provacatively dressed woman does not equal a promiscuous woman. Secondly, a man appreciating a provocatively dressed woman does not equal any kind of desire to have sex with said woman, or "loose" women in general.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
I've already made these points: Some people really don't seem interested in listening... Note: the use of the words "not necessarily" throughout.
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Man...You can say that about any photograph... A picture of a white man wearing a white conelike hood with a big red cross on it, holding a knoose and pointing at a black man, could actually be something other than a photogrpah of the Klan....perhaps we are just looking at it in the wrong way... there are tasteful pictures of women who are posing in a sexy manner, and then there is stuff hugging the line of porn. Some of the photos posted on this board have been the stuff which borders on...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
ENGLISH: Phrases like "It depends" or "not necessarily" signal that the statement is context dependent.... Sometimes true... Other times not Stop being so obnoxious..
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