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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: Sago Mine Explosion - Another Bushco Production?

Isome ·
Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, a woman of color , used the expected rightwing half-truth tactic to defend the administration's record on mine safety enforcement. She said that federal inspectors had "increased their inspections [at the Sago mine] by about 84 percent." That's only half true . Though inspectors increased their inspections at Sago, what Chao didn't say was that the inspections clearly documented the unsafe conditions at the mine: Nearly half of the 208 safety citations levied...
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Re: King Kong, The Movie

Ms_secondhalf ·
Opinions are like.... elbows , Rowe. Everyone has at least... one. In my opinion, people of color have bigger fish to fry than to worry about a silly movie. You may feel differently. That's fine.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Question: Is depreciation based on "market value at the time" because if so it could be like an old mint baseball card that increases even thought "naturally" it is decressing. If they stop making computers for a year and you got the latest line before the stoppage and you wish to resell it on the market wouldn't you get an appreciation on it even though its "naturally" depreciating.
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

thayfen ·
Excuse me, please... I have issue with "over-simplified" and "Deeper psychological/social" issues. MLM, do you mean: 1) Love/empathy/trust/loyalty is not relevant in human pair-bonding? 2) People who do not use color-of-skin as leading criteria in the choice of their mates are somehow psychologically deficient? 3) Who are you to dictate this to others?
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

Kweli4Real ·
I saw this article at another site. They got to talking about lynching, defining it and talking about how politicians have misappropriated it [Goolge: Clarence Thomas+High Tech Lynching]. Then they got to questioning how the SC law defines lynching as "any attack on a person by a group that causes injury" [paraphrasing]. They all gave reasons for the disconnect between the SC law and lynching's historic racial context; some even priased the law's "color-blindness." I would argue that the...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

James Wesley Chester ·
South Carolina legally defines lynching as a mob attack against an individual where the victim survives.---article What does the law call act when the victim is killed? I would argue that the reason for the law's color-blindness is intentional. It now allows Black folk to be convicted of lynching, rather than say assault. Doing this denigrates the significance of Hate crime and Race legislation.---K4R Now that's an interesting observation. What they call it when a non-European commits the...
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

MidLifeMan ·
Like I said, in an ideal world or maybe a fairytale land race wouldn't be an issue. But in the context of the "real world" and this country it has been, and probably will be for a long time. So love/empathy/trust/loyalty is relevant and I didn't say or imply that they are not, I never said anyone was deficient and like I said, whatever floats another man's boat so I'm not "dictating "anything to anyone. And all of the talk about "love should only matter" is, as I said, great in an ideal...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

James Wesley Chester ·
There is excellent differentiation going here. The next question of course is: Is a racist a practitioner of racism? The definition that has generally been accepted on the board is that racism is prejudice, or discrimination with the power to make it true. Can that be accompanying definition of a racist? I don't consider myself a racist, nor ever having been a racist. Yet, I do discriminate. On many bases, including race and ethnicity. Not color. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Faheem ·
This has to be the best op-ed I have read all year, albeit it is only the 13th of January. Brother Bruce articulates all that was running through my mind as I was reading white folk commenting about Black folk on a white Blog this morning in regards to a report that was published in Seattle's paper yesterday about the difference in length and how often Black students are suspended and disciplined in School in relations to white students. The garbage that was coming out of these white folk...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

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

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

James Wesley Chester ·
I almost hate to add to this already clear issue. Almost. Without simple cynicism, there is nothing to be gained by engaging in discussion to 'educate' European-Americans, or European America. Both are 'consciously ignorant', as in invincibly ignorant. We do not owe such an effort to either African America, or America herself. That ignorance, of the European American, is a cultured, and treasured perspective that successfully resisted all efforts to effect change. That 'promised land' is not...
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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 One:...in bold When elementary school teacher Patti Hairston picked up Monday's edition of the St. Petersburg Times, she braced herself. "I knew there would be negative things said about black women by black men," she said. very interesting, esp. since the writer of the original article was merely seeking the 'other side' of the Essence article. Lori Chung, 28, associate TV news producer, single, Brooklyn Personally, I don't feel the love from black men to black women and...
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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: 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: Appreciating Black Beauty

bigddouble ·
To infer these discussions have been driven primarily by the color complex is questionable (you didn't ask us why we thought various women were attractive). However, if you are sincere in your concern, please attach a link to Eye Candy for Sandye as well.
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Kola speaks volumes in her discussion about race and beauty in America. Her thorough discussion about the ways in which the White supremacist concept of whiteness has impacted people globally is reminiscent of the research done by Neely Fuller and Dr. Francis Welsing. I'm certain her analysis has been heavily influenced by Dr. Fuller's United Independent Compensatory Code. Thanks for sharing. Loved it! What is Beauty? Within a world dominated by White Supremacy it is vitally important...
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

qty226 ·
It took me a while to realize and accept this........ Its a fact of life.....! Good post!!
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

kresge ·
IMO, the attraction is rooted in the signifying, displacement, projection or othering that is part of white supremacy. If one sets up these binaries of white/black, good/bad, chase/sexual and libidinous, saintly/sinner one will see this phenomenon of love/hate. Women of color have historically been portrayed as sexual, erotic, alluring, dark and mysterious as well as ugly, undesirable, and repulsive. The "other" both attracts and repells. It fascinates and terrifies.
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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: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
Or we can actually be honest and get off the ideological soapboxes. How about that? ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** Compare & Contrast: "We can either march forward under the illusion that a discipline gap exists because teachers are a bunch of racists ..." "What remains unclear is how people who are concerned with fairness and equality would seek to institutionalize the...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
BULLSHIT!!! If his concern was "Black People", primary or otherwise, then he would be much more apt to GET HIS FACTS STRAIGHT!!! RHETORIC ain't shit! That old tired line, "My primary concern is Black people"... ain't shit! Neither one of you can just claim that shit and it will be, just because you say it. That stuff is demonstrated by the degree of concern you and Waymon have for dealing with FACTS!It is possible for you to find better ways of trying to illustrate your points instead of the...
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

MidLifeMan ·
Not sure if your question was for the group or for a particluar person so if forgive my response if "jumped into the middle of the conversation". The answer is yes. To say otherwise would be to generalize. Like Malcolm realized after is trip to Mecca, it's not the race or color of the peope but the mentality. To LABEL whole groups of people as inheriently bad is wrong. The nature of men does not change with races, class, gender, or religion. We ALL have our good and bad traits. The problem...
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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: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

James Wesley Chester ·
Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, was less understanding. "It is surprising to us that Harold Ford, who has had such a distinguished record on civil rights, would not get in line." He added: "It is deeply concerning to us that he would take a stance like that that is so important to the African-American community and to other communities of color."---article Shelton, the director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, said that the Democratic congressman could make a...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Huey ·
I hate to disagree with you, but AA (Affirmative Action) had nothing to do with your soul or losing your scholarships. AA only guarantees that you have a CHANCE to compete with whites and everyone else, rather than being overlooked by the mainstream (i.e. white)or just be refused because of your skin color...with impunity. It doesn't guarantee you a job, it does guarantee that if you make it through the interview and meet the requirements for that job or to attend college, the door will be...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
Tortured Thinking: Another example of tortured Thinking:
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

HeruStar ·
oooh... oooh.... {raises hand} I found something to be 'grateful' for... I'm grateful for America being an African America. We provide the trends, the entertainment, the culture, even the basis of what is called civilization is African. We are the true progenitors, and ambassadors of what is called an American culture. I'm proud of how we are MINORITIES, that represent so much of what's AMERICAN. The 'hick' culture is hardly emulated by anyone abroad. As a matter of fact they hide in...
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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: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... What happened with COLIN POWELL when he "moved forward"?? SKILLS or SKIN COLOR?? Educate yourself before you regurgitate BS you've been indoctrinated with. Make sure you learn what a FALSE DICHOTOMY is along the way... But, go ahead, let somebody else FRAME the issue for you. But, FYI, it's not working here. Why the NBA? And not the NCAA? You know, The Road To The Final Four...
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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: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Rank The Terms

ricardomath ·
OK, here is my ranking, as a white guy and a Person of Substance ... 1. Black 2. African American Actually, a decade ago, before I met my wife, I would have reversed #1 and #2. 3. African Likely to cause confusion, however. But the resulting discussion to clear up the confusion may well be bennifitial and educational. 4. Person of Color 5. Minority Broader and more appropiate in a context where one wishes to identify more broadly. "Minority" is somewhat problematic, however. For example, by...
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Re: Rank The Terms

umbrarchist ·
Black-------------Short, to the point, Anglo-Saxon Spade-------------You left this out, my handle used to be Knave of Spades Spook-------------I hear this so rarely it is more funny than anything else African-----------A White person born and raised in Africa should know more about Africa than I do Colored-----------Same as people of color with fewer syllables Negro-------------Only KneeGrows try to use this as an insult now Minority----------Meaningless White perspective. They are just...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
It seems to me that any example of progress can be use as an arguement that racism is dead, and we now live in a color-blind society. I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made. Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
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Re: Rank The Terms

Nmaginate ·
African African American Black [[[[big gulf]]] 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" Minority Negro [[[[bigger gulf]]] Colored [[[[biggest gulf]]] Coon Nigger Spook ________________________________ EDIT: MBM, you are a genuis!!!
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Re: Rank The Terms

James Wesley Chester ·
African American African Minority Black Colored Negro 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" FIGHTING WORDS Nigger Coon Spook PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Rank The Terms

EbonyRose ·
1. Black 2. African American 3. Negro 4. 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" 5. Minority 6. Colored 7. African And, I'm sorry ... but these three simply don't make any kind of meaningful list and all are as offensive as the other, so you can make them 8, 9, 10 in any order you wish!! Spook Coon Nigger
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Re: Rank The Terms

ma'am ·
It's according to for who. If we are referring to me. . . Black Negro - Controversial, sure. But I find this term empowering. It reminds me of the Renaissance and progressive Black organizations. People of color - Very useful term Minority - Useful, although weird to use. Especially when referring to people in places where POC are majorities African American Colored - Antiquated, yet, eh African Nigger, coon, spook and all other offensive epithets don't belong on my list If I were African...
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Re: Rank The Terms

kresge ·
African American Black African 'of Color' Minority Negro Colored Spook Nigger Coon
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Re: Rank The Terms

Kweli4Real ·
1) African American: It's who I am. 2) Black: It's what I was brought up with. 3) African: It speaks to where I'm from. 4) Negro, Colored: These are what my parents were brought up on. Neither were understood to be offensive from the standpoint of the caller or the called. 4) 'Of Color' - as in "people of color": It's weak, but expresses a physical as well as experiential separateness. 5) Minority: I've always hated this term as a descriptor of a people. It's inherently disempowering. But...
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Re: Rank The Terms

Empty Purnata ·
1. African 2. Black 3. African-American (I WILL ONLY RESPOND TO THESE, AND I PREFER BLACK AMERICAN). Offensive ones: 4. Colored (who the hell isn't "colored"? White people are peach/light-tan) 5. Minority (men and White people are worldwide Minorities, WHITE - MEN ought to be the last ones calling me a Minority) 6. Negro (do I call White people "Blancos"?) ASS-KICKING WORDS 7. Nigger (if you're Black, don't dare use that unless I deserve it [ie. acting like CON-Feed], if you're non-Black,...
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Re: Rank The Terms

Vox ·
Almost too close to call: African-American (I prefer the hyphen) Black (Close, but not too close to call) African Don't really use, but they don't bother me either: 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" Minority Colored (It implies to me that there's a standard, just plain person, and that we're not the standard archetype; a "Kind of" man, so I don't like it) Negro (I don't like the term, but I'll use it as a derogatory term for blacks that I don't think act in our best interests...) (The...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

James Wesley Chester ·
Some suggest that they fear that if reparations are awarded that it will prevent African Americans from any future right to legal redress against discrimination. Aside from whether you think this argument makes sense or not, would you agree to a reparations award (of an agreeable amount) if the "cost" was any future opportunity to pursue legal remedy under a race specific claim? You could sue under any race neutral Constitutional protection but any race specific laws would be removed from...
 
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