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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: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
The fact that Bennet and his wive are virulent anti-Abortion activists is not enough to have you to admit how unlikely such an event is likely to happen under him as you said little about the ABORTION DOCTOR in Arkansas who offered to abort Black babies for free. The Black people coming out of New Orleans had enough to deal with - why deal with a kid? Too much of a hasle. Right?
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Kevin41 ·
Faheem...it is not like Bennett said anything bad....neither did Trent Lott....why you black people always trippin on race?
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Fine ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

James Wesley Chester ·
I thought "Willie Lynch" was real. I first saw the "alleged" account of his visit and his advise in 5th Edition of "Before the Mayflower" by Lerone Bennett. Until the piece by William Jelani Cobb, I had never seen anything refuting the account. I have no more basis for challenging Cobb than I had for challenging Bennett. The philosophy is so very much on target. It told/tells me what I know is true. It gave flesh to the skeleton of the bondage of my people. We know there was a plan. How it...
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Re: How many thought Willie Lynch was real?

James Wesley Chester ·
I am stilling leaning toward Lynch being real as well. For two reasons. First: It has been 40 years since Bennett documented the event. In the interim, I have heard no one challenge the validity of the research. And yet, I've heard, and seen it the event cited by speakers and writers alike. Second: While Lerone Bennett is fallible, he is also recognized as a reputable researcher, so much so he frequently enrages the "establishment" historians with his due diligence. They don't consider him...
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Re: What Happen to NOAH and FAHEEM?

Nmaginate ·
Bump... Bump... Bump...! ______________________________________________________________ A nation is a choice. It chooses itself at fateful forks in the road by turning left or right, by giving up something or taking something-and in the giving up and the taking, in the deciding and not deciding, the nation becomes. And ever afterwards, the nation and the people who make up the nation are defined by the fork and by the decision that was made there, as well as by the decision that was not made...
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Re: Another perspective on the African American 'lower classes'

James Wesley Chester ·
An excerpt from Lerone Bennett, Jr's 'Before the Mayflower 5th Edition: "Whereas our ancestors (not of choice) were the first cultivators of the wilds of America, we their descendants feel ourselves entitled to participate in the blessings her luxuriant soil which their blood and sweat manured; and that any measure or system of measures, having a tendency to banish us from her bosom, would not only be cruel, but in direct violation of those principles, which have been the boast of this...
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Re: Senate Apology on Lynching

James Wesley Chester ·
I think all of African America appreciates the U. S. Senate, publicly and on the record, acknowledging its failure to protect African American-Americans. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c109:2:./temp/~c109ilk92S:: I, as an African American-American, need to know and remember those Senators who refuse to join in that acknowledgment. I, as an African American-American, need to know the States that continue to support that stance. I need to know who these people are. That information...
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Re: Senators insult African Americans

Kevin41 ·
a blurb from JBHE(Journal of Blacks in Higher Education): EIGHT U.S. SENATORS DECLINE TO COSPONSOR RESOLUTION APOLOGIZING FOR FAILURE TO ENACT ANTI-LYNCHING LEGISLATION Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution apologizing for the fact that the nation's highest legislative body had refused to pass anti-lynching legislation in the early twentieth century. Seven presidents of the United States supported anti-lynching legislation, and on more than 200 occasions anti-lynching...
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Re: Senators insult African Americans

James Wesley Chester ·
Senators Bennett, Crapo, Grassley, Hatch, Hutchinson, Kyl, and Shelby later signed as cosponsors on an oversize copy of the resolution, which will go on display.JBHE (K41) Thanks for the article. I was not aware of the 12th-hour signatures of the reluctant Senators. Notably Hatch, Hutchinson, Kyl, and Shelby were on the list or original signers. The count is still off. It concerns only because I want to know those who refuse. I'll chase it down. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Senators insult African Americans

James Wesley Chester ·
Senators Bennett, Crapo, Grassley, Hatch, Hutchinson, Kyl, and Shelby later signed as cosponsors on an oversize copy of the resolution, which will go on display.---JBHE This is just another insult by the way. This is only a move to deceive. Signing this COPY of the resolution does not alter the Congressional Record. Back in the day, 'The O'Jays did a tune called 'Back Stabbers.' The opening line was: 'They're smilin' in your face.' PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Made In China

Kevin41 ·
Fostering Goodwill With Jobs In South Carolina, a Chinese factory wins friends, a trend that is part of that country's efforts to boost its image in the United States. By Evelyn Iritani Times Staff Writer July 31, 2005 CAMDEN, S.C. "” This sleepy town of quaint colonial homes and Revolutionary War battle sites is an unlikely champion for China. It's the oldest inland city in South Carolina, a state devastated by competition from low-cost Chinese textiles. The state's most powerful...
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Re: Personality Test

xxGAMBITxx ·
Your Type is INTJ Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging You are: very expressed introvert distinctively expressed intuitive personality very expressed thinking personality moderately expressed judging personality The Portrait of the Mastermind Rational (iNTj) Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and definition, it is the contingency planning or entailment organizing role that reaches the highest development in Masterminds. Entailing or contingency planning is not an informative...
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Re: Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

Sweetwuzzy ·
U.S. Prepares for Showdown in Cuba Wednesday, 02-Aug-2006 3:10PM Story from AP / LAURIE KELLMAN Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press (via ClariNet) ------------------------------------------------------ WASHINGTON - The White House and Congress, caught unaware by Fidel Castro's illness, prepared Wednesday for a possible showdown in Cuba as lawmakers drafted legislation that would give millions of dollars to dissidents who fight for democratic change. "The message will be, `The United...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Nmaginate ·
Thank you, sir... and I'm working to hold it down for you, too.
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

HonestBrother ·
Am I missing something? When did William Bennett give millions of $$$$s to HBCUs? Speaking of intent and context , the willingness to donate those large sums of money in and of itself establishes some context . And the context IMO establishes that it makes no sense to compare Bennett and Cosby because they clearly had different intents . You may think Cosby is lousy as a constructive social critic. I might be tempted to agree. But do we honestly think that his intent was to tear down or...
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Nmaginate ·
You're a Math man. Do you have problems with English?
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Kweli4Real ·
And, when did I attempt to defend Bennett's statement(s) based on his philantrophy? Or is there a cut and paste context problem in the:quote:Bill Bennett donates $$$$$$$. What Bill Bennett said about "aborting Black babies" is technically "true"... But [KWELI] and no one else here would be trying to defend his statement(s) based on his philantrophy, etc. post?
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

HonestBrother ·
Maybe you can help me out? ... you might have a lot more practice with the language.
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Nmaginate ·
HB, really... Nowhere did I say Bill Bennett donated money to HBCU's. I made a note that Bill Bennett is known to have donated and/or have a foundation that helps finances such things one would call beneficial to the Black Community. That point has been noted about Bill Gates as well.
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Kweli4Real ·
You're funny with your imagination. You can't even focus on your own writing. Remember ... You claimed that I defended/would defend Bennett, remember?. Problem is I didn't, haven't and wouldn't. But that wouldn't/won't stop you from inventing it. It never has.
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Re: Poll: Cosby's Impact

Nmaginate ·
No, I did not. LYING won't help you and your vision problems. [KWELI] and no one else here would be trying to defend his statement(s) based on his philantrophy, etc. ... is neither a claim that you would or have. No person who is honest (and you're not, so your shenanigans come as no surprise)... and any person who understands English and logic would ever dare try your little weak games. The statement clearly says that YOU WOULDN'T and, obviously, HAVEN'T. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: AT IT AGAIN ~ Cosby playing HNIC

Blake Manner ·
I actually saw these comments last night and I couldn't help but think of how STUPID this thread is. I'll just post a part of the transcript so that anyone who cares can see my point. Here's a link to the transcript of the event: And here's the Cosby quote in actual context. So you can easily see that Cosby was not referring to the series of stories in the Post, but the videos which he was watching at the event itself. parts of the transcript:
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Re: American Hypocrisy

Santana St. Cloud ·
I was listening to journalist Robert Jensen today. And he too talked about American hypocrisy. He used the example of how conservatives like Bill Bennett say kids don't know their history. Jensen said that when history is discussed with reverance, it's all fine and good. However, when America's darker past (genocide, slavery, etc.) is brought up, conservatives ask, "Why are you wallowing in the past?" Cornel West's Democracy Matters is a good read!
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Re: Katrina Victims Blamed for Houston Crime

NSpirit ·
WHAT DONT U UNDERSTAND ABOUT RUSH TO JUDGEMENT? PROPAGANDA? an increase in and of itself does not necessarily mean a direct correlation... didnt u take stats in college? or did u believe william bennett when he said if you abort all black babies crime would go down?
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Re: Help talk me out of my nature.

Vox ·
Kweli, I'm sure things will work out. But the following ridiculous story reminded me of this thread, so I figured I'd post it here... http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9063638/#storyContinued Doctor in trouble for calling patient obese N.H. woman filed complaint; state attorney general asked to investigate ROCHESTER, N.H. - As doctors warn more patients that they should lose weight, the advice has backfired on one doctor with a woman filing a complaint with the state saying he was hurtful, not...
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Re: African or African American Philosophers

James Wesley Chester ·
The list has to include John Henrik Clarke, PhD. Dr. Clarke was not only great influence on African American historical infrastructure, but that of African nations as well. Notably, he facilitated the recognition and rise of Chieke Anta Diop, Ph.D of Senegal. The Sorbonne refused, dragged its feet, in recognizing the doctoral work Diop for about seven years, primarily because his thesis countermanded the prevailing history of Africa. The work stood the European version not only of history,...
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Re: Issues: KATRINA

Kevin41 ·
KATRINA'S AFTERMATH A Barrier That Could Have Been Congress OKd a project to protect New Orleans 40 years ago, but an environmentalist suit halted it. Some say it could have worked. By Ralph Vartabedian and Peter Pae Times Staff Writer September 9, 2005 In the wake of Hurricane Betsy 40 years ago, Congress approved a massive hurricane barrier to protect New Orleans from storm surges that could inundate the city. But the project, signed into law by President Johnson, was derailed in 1977 by...
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Re: "Don't they teach geography here?"

sunnubian ·
___________________________________________ This is definately true. African Americans better stop living in this fantasy world about American racism considering whose hands the power structure in this country is in now (southern crackers); It was stupid for any of us to believe that the civil rights movement was over and was a success in the first place, the 'race war' was is merely a 'cold war' within the United States now and it would beset African Americans to see racism in the context...
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
And why might this be? First William Bennett and next Louis Farrahkan, Dick Gregory, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Larry Elder and others who have been associated with controversy. This is a slipery slope that I don't wish to slide down.
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Fine ·
...are men of color. I am talking lemons not apples and oranges. Last I checked Will Bennett was white. When a white person makes a negative remark about a person/or people of color--the perception is correct---it is a racist remark, because we are the victims of racism, period! Until you or someone else of genius figures out how to eliminate us from under the yoke of racism/white supremacy, that is...! Fine
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Michael ·
.... Considering the scenario, a parent without the means to provide the necessities of life and the moral compass of direction for a child, would be doing the child a great service by not having the child, by not subjecting a child to conditions not conducive to success, that lead to death, a short life span, prison, mental insanity, poverty, etc....... ....and the statement made by Bennett is not racist, because this activity is going on, and until responsible parents take control of their...
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
So you are saying that "racial 'hate speech'", going with your assumption that this what his comments were for a second, should be punishment by "censorship" in your view? Of the "men of color" on this list a few of them have a long history of making generalizations against White folks. They would quickly find themselves caught up in this same web of censorship that you are attempting to cast. **** It seems to me that the best way to "eliminate Black folks from under the yoke of racism/white...
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

jazzdog ·
The point is that if you denied one person of controversy the right to speak then the slippery slope is that all persons are denied the right to speak including those who speak in defense of and for us.
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Re: From the Mouth of One Racist to Another!

James Wesley Chester ·
The arrogance of Bennett's statement is absolutely flagrant. This looks at African Americans as though THEY are the ones who are in the wrong. I credit Bennett with the drug problem in African America in the same manner I hold the former chairman of Ford responsible to the last 20,000 dead in Viet Nam. Bennett's rationale was what the society was looking for to ratinalize the disparate punishment for coke vs crack, as well as not legalizing drugs. His actions were key to repressing African...
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Norland ·
Answer to Bennett Harold M. Clemens: "Hypothetically speaking, if we wanted to reduce rape, pedophilia, extortion, identity theft, fraud, hate crimes, voter disenfranchisement, witness intimidation, perjury, mass murder, school shootings, serial murders, unjustified wars in the U.S.; to reduce rape, pedophilia, extortion, identity theft, fraud, hate crimes, voter disenfranchisement, witness intimidation, perjury, mass murder, school shootings, serial murders, and unjustified wars alone, we...
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

Cobb ·
#1. It doesnt' matter what the Republican Party *does* it matters what they *appear* to do. It's not fair but that's the situation. Just like it didn't matter what Bill Bennett actually said, or what he was actually trying to say - it matters what 'the black community' believes he was implying. This isn't fair. It's patently wrong, but it's like that and that's the way it is. When you have liberals who fear losing black votes and support, they will use every opportunity to make their points.
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

MBM ·
BS - again you infer that blacks are not smart enough to understand the issues and to vote in their best interests. Why take the onus off the R. party to earn our vote? Why is that in your best interest to argue that? As I've already mentioned, we have shifted party loyalty completely once. What makes you think we could not do that again? If someone really wants votes - or does not want to lose votes - then they act accordingly, no? Uh, if you hadn't heard there were a lot of black folks who...
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Re: If Fox News Had Been Around Throughout History....

Nmaginate ·
Juan Williams = "spice" Ha! Ha! Ha! Good point though... You've proven how fucked up ALL those [Sunday morning] news shows are. But, yes, Juan is a grand inclusion, alright!! LOL Yeah, Juan really "spiced" up the Bill Bennett discussion. So much so that his comments really changed the debate on the Abort Black Babies issue. http://thepoliticalteen.com/video/jwillben.wmv
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Re: Gospel for the Poor by Bill Cosby

Nmaginate ·
You say that but then you go on to say: Dude, I'm not the one to play games with. Don't try to hide and just say things to appear to be agreeable as a way to slide in some of your BS... as if it will fly under the radar or something. Individual Interpretation... LOL!! Yes, as long as those individuals don't live in NY. Because if they do, according to you, there is abundant EVIDENCE for all to see (and make the same weak correlations). LOL No room for individual interpretations there. See,...
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Re: Gospel for the Poor by Bill Cosby

jefftec ·
Mr Nmaginate, What was the idea of co-mingling a response that I made with Isome and a response that I made with you, and making an issue of it? When I responded to you, it was in conclusion of the conversation. remember? Its up to the individual to interpret it's validity. That's all.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kweli4Real ·
I know this piece is long but I think it's informative and from a great site. [Note to some folk ... after each statement, there is a citation for where the statement can be found. That's called verification of facts.]
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Re: If All Black People Were Perfect...

DogBreath ·
What's up, Nmaginate?????????? I just tuned in to your thread and immediately I thought about a debate I had with an ultra-conservative white hack on another board. It dealt with "personal responsibility"....and how they(white folk) love to use it as a blungeoning tool against black folk when we talk about how racism STILL affects us today. They also like to use some of our folk as "weapons" against us when dealing with personal responsibility....like Bill Cosby for example.(That's another...
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Re: Activist: Exterminate White People

Warren ·
I can't believe the "ho hum" attitude about these remarks. You can't go around saying "we have to exterminate white people" any more than Bill Bennett can say that aborting all black babies will lower the crime rate. Both of those statements are stupid and wrong. I understand why we might "feel" like whitey's trying to get us, but c'mon. We can't just accept any dumbshit somebody with a degree or two or three says.
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Re: Activist: Exterminate White People

Isome ·
With a denouncement like that, now I see where Nmaginate was coming from.
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Re: Activist: Exterminate White People

Nmaginate ·
With statements like those, a special forum just for those type of off-the-wall, contrary to reality & reason statements will be more than warranted. I'm search for the Golden Era of "Race Relations" (as if there has ever been anything that could be called, positively, a [constructive] "RELATIONSHIP") and I'm struggling to find what was "DONE" by Kambon that replicates what "Has Been DONE". Hmmm.... First, no roles have been reversed. Black people in the US aren't either the numerical or...
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Re: Activist: Exterminate White People

Isome ·
Hey, you're William Bennett, right? I betcha' a $1k you are.
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Re: Language

Vox ·
Not that I recall ever coming across. Un42nately, it's just an observation I've noticed. But there are a lot of sites online, like this one, , that describe the differences between Dutch and Afrikaans. They talk about how Afrikaans has lost a lot of the conjugation forms of verbs that Dutch has; a lot of word endings have disappeared; some consonants have dropped out of certain words... Sound familiar?? You could also easily find sites that discuss the meanings of the terms "Afrikaans" and...
 
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