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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Of course I expect MBM to follow up with a reply to the effect that "I am right" that Black people are savages or thugs or something foolish such as this. To the people of Washington DC who have defended Marion Barry, seeing him as a victim of a conspiracy by Whites who don't want him in power, working on behalf of the poor in DC this must be tantamount to Rosa Parks getting robbed in her home despite asking the thug "Do you know who I am" and he not caring . Things are NOT going to change...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
You're right. We should do what your boy Bill Bennett said and just abort all black babies. That'll get the crime rate down.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Noah The African ·
So...will things change as a result of your strategy....which is: 1) Blame everything on black liberals 2) Ignore incidents of police brutality and racism against blacks 3) Lobbying to increase the number of blacks who don't vote democratic. 4) Ignoring that the present is the summation and creation of the past. 5) being an UNCLE TOM or a white man pretending to be black how does that strategy HELP?
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Conservatives and Liberals: Why We Believe What We Believe

Black Viking ·
This is the part that confuses me about America. Realistically people should be voting for their own economic interests. But there are so many more "have-nots" than there are "haves" that I don't understand how conservatives get a foot hold at all. The only explaination I can find is ideological manipulation. The vast majority of "haves" are conservative for the reasons you stated, but they have some how convinced a huge number of "have-nots" that they have something worth preserving as...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

MBM ·
Folks, respectfully, it seems that the conversation is focusing on something that was only a minor detail in the question. Instead of arguing about whether we should embrace some nebulous concept like the American Dream - please answer what we should be focusing on, what we should be dreaming about. Who cares what it is called, what is it that we should aspire to in the first place?
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Re: Expanding on MBMs Inquiry ...

Black Viking ·
Although I have great love for X, my vote stays the same...MLK all the way.
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
Quite right, but it is some Australians, not all Australians. Perhaps the most important process that has been stalled is Reconciliation. A lot of Australians want our federal government to say 'Sorry' to the members of the Stolen Generation, and the indigenous population. There has been a century-long struggle for rights for Aborigines in Australia. What has it achieved? One thing is the right to vote. That it took until the late 1960s is outrageous. Another issue is a treaty. Australia has...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Black Viking ·
Is that going to change if they get married? Is this number a reflection of tax breaks that married people get, and what other variables are there? I have a hard time believing that this income gap is actually caused by being a same-sex couple. The same Census shows white same-sex couples actually have more median income than white heterosexual couples. If this is true, then we deserve what we got. This is another great example of ideological manipulation . It's pretty easy to follow. It...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
I read the papers this morning in my local area and the headlines are catchy. Here's one from the New York Post: " HAMASTAN: Mideast vote creates terror state " Here's another from the NY Daily News: " HAMAS WINS, PEACE LOSES " and " TERROR TRIUMPHS " This is definite media bias. Pro-Israeli media bias. The Palestinian people voted these folks into office. That's democracy and the US is still against it. Either the government wants democracy in the Middle East OR they just want the...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Empty Purnata ·
Don't you know? Didn't you get the memo? It's only DEMOCRACY if Republicans or right-wing people who support American corporate/social interest are elected. If anyone else is elected, it's Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Progressive Tyranny or Pro-Terrorism. Duh, everyone knows that. Only Republicans and right-wingers know what's best for people.
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Re: Zionism

kresge ·
I think that this is minor component of the Zionist argument, at least as originally concieved. Many, perhaps most Zionist are secularists. Further, many ultra Orthodox Jews, though extremely religious, have been staunchly anti-Zionist. The real impetus for Zionism was WWII and the Holocaust and the feeling that the Jews needed a safe haven from future persecution. Palestine was one option, but there where many, including areas in South America. This mess is of recent vintage, the creation...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Vox ·
I gather the point of MBM's post, on a basic level, is that people who revere that song have bought into this idea that they're so much better off in America, when in reality most of them live pretty crappy lives, with little to show for all of the opportunity they believe they have. Indeed, it's hard to argue that many of the so-called "rednecks" (southern or not, Frenchy/Nate, the stereotypes are of rednecks) who love that song are doing better than the average person from most of the...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Huey ·
Is Larry Elder high or drunk? Doesn't he know that the reason why blacks don't vote Republican by the masses is because we were Republicans first. The same Republican party that brought on Reconstruction also gotten rid of it? What's that all about? Plus, Elder fails to bring up was that those Southern Democrats of the '50s and '60s are the '80s Reagan Democrats and Republican neocons of today.
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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: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Sweetwuzzy ·
Constructive Feedback , I think I have been quite clear on my views on both the democrats and republicans. I believe neither of them are in black peoples corner. Now the reason I posted this was not only to just spark conversation, but because Republicans are obsessed with talking about 200 year old achievements they did for blacks, instead of having a real discussion on why blacks should be republican now. I believe it would be to blacks benefit to spread our vote, but republicans(or...
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Re: Rank The Terms

Kevin41 ·
[quote]African Black-who I am and my mindset African American-I understand the term but find it technically challengeable Negro-based on the way were were during this timeframe. Colored-The way my almost 100 year-old grandma uses the term, endearingly. Minority-means non-white but I also find the term to denote MINOR, as in insignificant. **** try ya luck with me on these..see how it works for ya Coon Nigger Spook
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Re: Bush's War On The Poor

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to realize that fiscal conservatives aren't that different from social conservatives. There both stupid. Poor fiscal conservatives actually believe Bush is doing something for them with his tax cuts. Although, there is nothing to base this on except what Bush told them. Idiots. Bush is helping rich conservatives though, and their support of him doesn't suprise me in the least. OK, poor conservatives, let's here it. Why did you vote for this guy? Oh that's right. I remember now.
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Re: are parents @ fault for this?

Black Viking ·
I had to vote yes, but I know it's not as simple as that. Rather than assigning blame, parents need to consider who is actually in a position to solve the problem. Parents can point fingers at anyone for there children's ills, and frequently do. I'm not saying that city, state, and even federal agencies shouldn't be involved in curtailing this activity, but they have to very careful about constricting the rights of consenting adults. The simpler and far more effective solution is to...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

MidLifeMan ·
Sharpton Slams Blacks for Blindly Supporting Clinton, Democrats By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer July 29, 2005 Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return. Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I love Coretta Scott King who was forever beautiful, gracious, and just as visionary as her famous husband: Martin Luther King , who was studying for his doctorate in theology at Boston University, had told a mutual friend he was looking for a wife. The friend gave him Coretta Scott's phone number but when he came calling she was not impressed. "I saw this green car coming up the street and this short man," she said in an interview. "He leaned over to open the door, and when I got in the car...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

4YAINFO ·
I have no desire to see indigenous AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY diluted to some minor subject for the sake of globilization. In that regard I support JWC in total.
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
I have no desire to see indigenous AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY diluted to some minor subject for the sake of globilization---4YAINFO Thank You!!! If we don't stand up, they will walk right over us. And...say, 'See!! I told 'ja!!' PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Black Viking ·
I find it interesting that this article talks only about how Rice appeals to various factions of Republicans, and not at all about how (or if) she appeals to Democrats. Especially considering that the overwhelming majority of Black voters vote Democratic. I suppose it's possible that she could get through the Republican primaries and on to the ticket, but could she win the Presidency? How many Black voters (and even white liberal voters) would vote for her just because she's Black , without...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

FireFly ·
Frenchy... impressive effort gurl! I can't have sex on the beach every day... Now whom do we suggest tend the bar? My vote is Fidel Edwards - someone for the ladies to admire, while the men talk sport, well cricket... how fair is that?
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (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: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
OK - since you asked! Conservatives and Liberals
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

MBM ·
I would be willing to bet more than voted for Bush.
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Black Viking ·
I'll give you that. But how many moderate conservatives (i.e. self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives) would vote against her just because she's Black?
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

MBM ·
Well, but if Condi got that far it would be because she would have the support of the neo-con machine. She wouldn't be a wild card, by any means. People would be voting for her despite her race and gender.
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

Black Viking ·
I hear you, and you're probably right. Even the people on the far right who didn't vote for her during the primary election would vote for her in the general, rather than vote for a Democrat. Unless they chose to stay home on election day in protest.
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Re: Jerry Rice vs. Michael Jordan

Black Viking ·
Sorry folks... I should have put all this in the original post. Now you can make an informed decision... ------------------------------------------------ Michael Jordan *Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98) *Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection (1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98) *Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" *A member of six Chicago Bulls NBA championship teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Huey ·
Wonderful post, Sandye. Many folks can say that some men and women are pursuing those out of one's league. The question is "what" league are we in? Are the leagues measured by height? Body tone? Income? Confidence level? I was friends with many female jocks and cheerleaders because I knew them in my classes. Many of my male friends in college didn't try to talk to them b/c they thought they weren't in they're "league." But they gave me high fives sometimes, thinking I was "macking" them, but...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I don't have any particular problems with it. It has its place but, most importantly, it has its proper proportion and applicability. Properly proportioned or applicable, relevant and realistic = the former. The latter is out-of-proportion. The former deals with the psychology the latter aims to combat while at the same time being realistic in its attempt to encourage, motivate or mobilize. It's done all the time when people invoke MLK and others "who died to give us..." the right to vote,...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
You did not miss it, because it was not raised. This was the substance of the question on my index card that I handed in. Democrat and Republican do not constitute the political spectrum. There was no question about the viability of third parties, even on the local or state level. I think that is a serious oversight. I am not even saying that it has to be a so-called African American party, but there I think it behooves black folk to "think outside of the box" in this respect. This was also...
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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: Is This on Point?

Black Viking ·
I'll vote on each part individually. On Point. On Point. Not quite. Girls and grown women always know when you haven't called them. But, grown women know that "checking" only drives a man away. On Point. No... girls do both of these things. Grown women are more carefull about choosing their partners. Therefore, good sex is a priority. A grown woman is more likely to choose a path that will produce better sex next time, or this time for that matter. On Point. On Point. No... girls only make...
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Re: You can't help who you love

HeruStar ·
Virtue, Spiritually/subconsciously their is that 'x' factor, that...hmm... "There's just something about him/her". But whether it's spiritual or not, there is still a conscious choice to ACT on our spirit/subconscious. We CHOOSE to act contrary to our spirits/subconscious everyday, hence whether we'd like to admit it or not, we DO have CONTROL. Why is it that in the matter of 'love' we hide behind the spirit/subconscious/mystery? This is how love becomes synonomous with drug addiction.
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Re: Abortion ban

Empty Purnata ·
O MY GOD Wow, those Neocons are hell-bent on taking us back to the 1950's kicking and screaming. I wonder how many women will vote Republican after this. This is going to become a big issue very soon. If not, that just shows how far our country's collective head is up it's collective asshole.
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
This is very interesting because I just read a news article last night that told of 4 towns in Vermont where the people got together to discuss issues important to their townships and all 4 voted to demand that their congressional representative put forth a recommendation to have Bush impeached for the false statements that have sent our military into Iraq. And apparently, if these Reps don't do it, they have threatened to vote in somebody who will! Looks like the hot seat is warming up!!
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
Actually, Jazzdog, the number has reached 5 ... believe it or not! This isn't the exact article I read last night, but it's pretty much the same info. I guess different reporters tell the story different ways. And for me, whether it actually "happens" or not would just be the icing on the cake!! Just to scare his azz up by a serious enough mention of it is good enough for me! Vermont towns endorse move to impeach Bush DAVID GRAM Associated Press NEWFANE, Vt. - In five Vermont communities, a...
 
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