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

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, the issue is over STEREOTYPES. You said you are firmly and belligerently against ridiculous stereotypes. You said nothing about where you find them personally offensive. You tried to play that role that you're against [ALL] stereotypes. Nary a qualification given and nothing that said it was contingent on what you personally find offensive. And ummm... NativeAlien's registered stereotypes about more than Whites, if he really even registered any of those (you can point them out if...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My comments were more directed to what OTHERS said about the Catholic church...I didn't put you in that group to be honest. So we are limited to YOUR view of what makes a human? The question you asked was about the popes view about the embryo ...from your response I don't see how anyone can discuss this...I mean...we are talking about an embryo..which some have deemed shapeless and therefore not alive/human. Or maybe they say the "shapeless mass" that is not alive is human but dead? Are we...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Sweetwuzzy: During this same time in which you document the fall the regard for Bush in the Black community what ACTIONS can you document that have been done by the leaders who they favor to change anything about their condition? It seems to me that some of you REST COMFORTABLY that YOU HAVE A POPULAR VIEW HELD BY OTHER BLACKS. Whoopiieeee! When we translate this ANGER OR HATRED to more meaningful measures I am left wondering "What does it matter"? I am more concerned about the RECORDED...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Kevin41 ·
CF posted *** It seems to ME....read that part of your post back to yourself several times.........
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

HonestBrother ·
This reminds of the Republican/corporate media response to Joseph Lowery's comments about Bush yesterday. They're not saying anything about "free speech" there. Instead he's accused of using Mrs. King's death for political purposes. It's only "free speech" when it expresses a pro-white/pro-USA/pro-corporate-power point of view.
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Re: What about dating single mums?

Khalliqa ·
A good man tends to attract a good woman.... People tend to look for in a mate what is comparable to their tolerances, principles and values... this is not a hard fast rule... it just gives one a view of the quality of the pool from which one seeks a mate.... May I ask for you to define, more specifically, what is a good woman to you? Peace, Virtue
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
I think that the ethnicity (or historical accuracy" of the image is irrelevant as to its sanctity or sacredness. They are entirely different things. As to there being no comparable term in Christianity, again, I think that there are people who view the image of Christ in a comparable fashion. There is not the same restrictions on human images in Christianity as there is in Islam, but know Christians who where angry enough with the movie The Last Tempation of Christ to call in bomb threats to...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
BUT you did not answer me question and "I stand by my view" that the Christ and Christian images are not comparably "sacred" in Christendom. Symbols of Christ, no matter what the lay or particular Christians feel about them [read: Christians angry enough over 'The Last Tempation of Christ' to call in bomb threats] , just aren't as sacred. It just doesn't translate. It's not the same language or the same word. There's a deeper, different meaning because of the very different tradition in...
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Re: Should God?

Khalliqa ·
By evidence of our existence we are already accomodated.... I suspect if one believes in predeterminism then one could say that God never adjusts because God is All-Knowing... I suspect if one believes in the predominate power of the Will one could say that God doesn't adjust.... God waits... for our responses to life stimuli and responds accordingly..... Or perhaps there is some combination of both.... "Modernism" seems to apply to our current view of things..... Is God aware? yes.... then...
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

Nmaginate ·
Who said anything about defending acts no one said you were a party to or approved of? My thing is how these things escaped your view and recollection. Why should they? You referenced Suicide Bomb(ers)... Didn't you? You got some stories from the Danish press, etc. that talks about Suicide Bombings in that country? Me, when you referenced Suicide Bombers, I thought of Palestine. Now you can be honest about what you were referencing complete with the actual incident in whatever country beside...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

Khalliqa ·
Hmmm.... How did I view God when I was younger? The term I use now as an adult I was not able to express as a child.... but God was a conscious energy.... Steady... A constant sincere yearning to truly experience God's essence and presence in my life.... Something close to God as All in All.... and the same beliefs I had as a young girl.... not sure if I want to elaborate..... This is a very vulnerable and personal subject for most people.... myself included... but I thought I'd answer any...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
I personally view all conflicts in that relationship as normal, not race based. I think that it takes two VERY understanding people to look above race to have a functional relationship. Race topics have come up in those relationships, for me, but since she nor I are racist, they have been discussed without anger/hatred.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
So which is it? 1) Either the masses don't understand modern art: 2) Or they do understand it and just don't appreciate it: And how can you coherently speak of the "world view of modern art" as if that were one clearly identifiable thing? I can point to so called modernist and postmodernist artists who had very different world views and ideologies. Some of them, like T.S. Elliot, were professing Christians. And, lastly, how is being inaccessible to the masses per se a spiritual problem?
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Re: Should God?

HeruStar ·
This is what I find problematic. Holistic interpretations are subordinated to the hyperanalytical individuals simply because they feel that fundamentalism isn't speculative enough. This to me is a self-imposed ignorance , because speculative questioning comes with an unchallenged elitism and super-imposed assumptions. For instance questions like "How do we know...", come with the prepackaged understanding that fundamentalist do not consider an alternative point of view. Mind you, what's even...
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Re: Should God?

HonestBrother ·
This may not apply to you, HeruStar, but "How do you know?" is a question of utmost relevance when posed to an exclusivist position. If you want to argue for your individual right to believe something then fine. You're on to something maybe. But if you go on to assert that the rest of us ought to follow you in that belief, "how do you know?" is neither nitpicky nor elitist.
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
I know what you mean, those were the warning signs with my parents too. But, as horrific as I just made my parents sound, it's not all that bad all the time. Many days, their religious shenanigans were just laughable in my mind. Like they would get all worked up in a frenzy if they saw two guys kiss on TV. It was those egrigious incidents that made them so bad. But, I'd have to say, my parents, as of late, seem to be getting better. I just had a conversation with my parents today and the...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

HonestBrother ·
That's a good idea, EP! I have just the book. I can give it to her for her birthday! Or even Mother's Day... This reminds me of when I was a teenager. Instead of sitting me down for that talk about the "birds and bees", my folks gave me an illustrated book instead. Now I can return the favor.... One aspect of this whole thing that I find extremely disturbing.... Almost every Saturday night I attend an open mic. It's on the West Side of town (read "the poorer black side of town") and I go...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
Thanks for replying. There's too much for me to respond to for now. For the moment I would like to comment briefly: what do you see is its world view? So I can understand what you disagree with. I don't see anyone as being suitably qualified to judge or classify whether art is right or wrong. More you agree or disagree. That you have a reaction to it - of any kind - is good. All art provokes a reaction. I would disagree however with the bolded part of your statement above. Perhaps the world...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
"GUY" and "Ni@@a" aren't comparable and no teacher with a grasp of LANGUAGE and common sense, much less a critiquing, discriminating grasp, would be so stupid as to view the two as comparable for discipline or otherwise. So, I guess you're given to the idiotic idea that the teacher is somehow justified when/if "The student said it first!" Unreal... Ni@@a is not just another word in the English language. It's not comparable to "guy" or "like", slang or not.No one is ignorant of the meaning or...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Any english teacher knows that "LANGUAGE" is a dynamic syntax, and also that ideas are the essence of communication. Put simply, that means that whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. If both parties concieve "nigga" as an informal form of address, then that's what it means in that conversation, DESPITE ANY OUTSIDERS OPINION! This means that the student saying "nigga" first would justify the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
Air tight? You read that post and thought I used the n-word in everyday conversation and that I condoned its use as a racist term discribing blacks (or in any situation). All I did in my post was offer the point of view that the teacher probably was not a racist. You might have a leak somewhere. I don't object to people who disagree with using the n-word, in fact I agree with them. What I disagree with is the point of view, first of all that the teacher was being racist, when it seems like...
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

ZAKAR ·
I refuse to box myself into a Eurocentric view of the world. To me a relationship between man and woman should be complimentary,one brings an aspect the the other lacks and visa versa
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

HonestBrother ·
Adding to what Kresge and Vox are saying, I'll offer that I went through my own fundie period as a teen. At first my enthusiasm was boundless but then I began asking questions - being myself that is - and my moment of cognitive dissonance was the realization that the people in the religious circles I frequented placed very low value on reading books that weren't religious - even then they had to be Christian books expressing a VERY specific point of view. It wasn't forbidden just not...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
This was my experience as well. Thanks again for your responses.
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Re: Yes, women are still marrying for money (article)

donna529 ·
I HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, AND NOW AT 37 I STILL HAVE TO WORK. I ENJOY WORKING. I THINK IN A MARRIAGE, THE HUSBAND, AND THE WIFE SHOULD BRING IN SOME FORM OF INCOME. I WORK FOR A PAYCHECK, AND MY HUSBAND IS SELF EMPLOYED, AND HE MAKES MORE MONEY THAN I DO. I THINK THERE ARE WOMEN OUT THERE THAT USES MEN FOR THEIR MONEY, AND DO NOT WORK, BUT IN MY OPINION, THEY'RE IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING. I GUESS I DO HAVE THE OLD FASHIONED VIEW ON "THE MALE SHOULD BRING HOME THE BACON, BUT...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

Rowe ·
My earliest experiences and thoughts about God and religon were frightening. Even though concepts of heaven and hell were not discussed in my home, I had friends whose parents were religious and attended church regularly. And so whenever I would stay the night with a friend and her family on weekends, I was expected to also attend church with them on Sunday before returning home. And this is where the nightmare begins. Unlike White ministers, who tend to be very reserved speakers, Black...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, I think we are talking at cross purposes. I am not talking about "art." You seem to be. That's fine, except that it confuses the issue, because you keep assuming that I'm talking about what you're talking about, and we are not. You draw an incorrect conclusion form a simple statement: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't particularly care if they write or paint in a way easy for me to understand. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which you then say is about art. It isn't. Check the context...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, +++++++++++++++++++++++ yes, well my hopes for a conversation pontificating about art ad nauseum were dashed (dammit!!) when I 'encountered' this surprise package of uppercase upstarts and lowercase classisms... and smugness. +++++++++++++++++++++++ Really? Where did you encounter this surprise package? ++++++++++++++++++++++ disapppointed, dazed ++++++++++++++++++++++ Why? Because I said that some people on both sides of the issue can be quite humanly wrong? Artists aren't...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HonestBrother ·
Are you really surprised? You do come off as pontificating expertly about something you don't understand very well as evidenced by the fact you insist on making such a GROSS generalization when speaking of the "world view of Modernist Art": When in fact you're speaking of only a small subset of representative Modernists. And do NOT start with me. I know the difference between Modernism and Modern Art. I'll add that despising of the masses was NOT new with Modern (or even Modernist) art. And...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. You are very fond of labelling and categorizing, whereas I try to avoid labels and stereotyping. What if I reject the term post-modernism for example? Or Modernist? Where does that take the discussion? They aren't actual questions. I am still mystified why you express the view with such authority that Rowling writes 'in a christian way' which is why I asked for some qualification...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HeruStar ·
It is fun... But at the same time I appreciate your particular thoughts about art, and if you can poke fun, and still relay your views about the issue, cool For instance, I read into Melesi's point of view (I could be wrong), that there is a level of abnoxious insensitivity on the part of modernist artists. How do we feel about this? Should their be an EHTICS amongst artists in the art industry?
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
There is a level of abnoxious insenstivity in certain people of all professions. I don't think artists should be disallowed the right to be abnoxious! Ethics is ALWAYS an interesting question in relation to any part of human existence. Why should there be ethics in art? Not trying to side-step, an honest question. Are we talking ethics of the artist, the procedure, the message or the final product? The question of equipping ourselves to not be taken advantage of by artists is a really...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Agreed. That's why I don't mind either discussing it or anyone disagreeing with me. Arguing a topic with logic and intention but without rancor is helpful. Either I help someone else think more clearly, or I learn to. Either way, it's worth it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are very fond of labelling and categorizing,...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Now, this clearly displays your lack of logic or anything that can credibly be called an objective view of the situation. The students "sob story" notwithstanding... There is still the clear, blatant, obvious and absurd SOB STORY of the teacher that you don't and haven't scrutinized. Instead, you talk about some IRRELEVANT BULLSHIT about "English Teachers" without addressing this English teacher and analyzing what he said and the clear SOB STORY he tried to pawn off. Again, you've shown how...
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Re: Carnivale

FireFly ·
Fagunwa: Thanks so much for your comment. But don't you leave me hanging too.... do the dwarf and the snakecharmer represent God and Satan? I thought Hawkins and the Priest respectively already represented them. I don't have enough knowledge of religion to join all the dots. In particular, I can't understand the ending - how Sophie, who was the daughter of the evil priest, suddenly had the same power as Hawkins to bring the priest back to life. But her priest father didn't have that power...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
I've told you what I think, you've had a load of fun attacking that, now heres something you can attack and possibly get somewhere. Why I think it. The only uninterested party who is credible, is the one who's opinion decides nothing, and has nothing to gain or lose by the situation. We only have two opinions as to the teachers intent (excluding the teacher as he obviously has the most to lose and is directly involved). 1) We have the negative opinion of someone who was in conflict with the...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
You refuse to acknowledge I've constantly said any of the following, instead "arguing" by restating them as if they were an opposing viewpoint. 1) Yes, the teacher used a word innapropiate to the situation, I've said this several times, as have you. We agree, quit harping on the goddamn point. 2) I HAVE NO FUCKING PROBLEM WITH WHITES NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SAY "NIGGER!" NONE! ZERO! I'VE STATED THIS EXPLICITLY SEVERAL GODDAMN TIMES! QUIT HARPING ON IT AS A VALID REFUTATION OF WHAT I'VE SAID! IT...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Frenchy ·
Are you getting petulant?! I don't know what you think my tone is, but I was genuinely giving you an opportunity to explain and respond. Snippy remarks aside, the analogy does not fit. Your scenario is changing your own mind. The one that actually took place is you commenting on the truth of this sista's dating experience. Those are your own words. Take Covey's advice. You are trying to look at women's dating problems in the same way that you view your own and make assumptions accordingly.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
ok Herustar... I'm not sure if this is agreement, your call, I would agree that SOME art is INFLUENTIAL. Not all art is. Is that close enough ? And defining the influence it has is very slippery ground. Influnece of ... style, substance, colour, by imitation, technique, and to what degree....etc. OK... here's what I've come up with so far... feel free to add, argue, comment. It's by no means definitive, and I'll probably add on to it. Role of the Artist: - to question themselves, society or...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Ummmm.... That was an answer to a different question. And the question was NEVER about you "personally." See!? You faked like you answered THE SECOND ONE. HOW WOULD...? HOW ARE...? = Different questions. And, again, NEITHER asked about you "personally." But, thanks... Now it's all clear that all your talk about the thing with the teacher being "JUST AS RACIST" and it being "BIGOTRY" is/was nothing but BULLSHIT!! I read all of that. And all of that is IRRELEVANT! You're still speaking about...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Arthur B. Powell's Ethnomathematics: Challenging Eurocentrism in Mathematics Education (1997) and Marcia Ascher's Ethnomathematics: A Multicultural View of Mathematical Ideas (1994) are two books that I would love more math teachers to incorporate into their lessons. However, the difference between me and some others is that I know this will never happen if I only present a list of books to people in a discussion forum. The only way to make this happen is by physically taking these books to...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: I just talked with a young guy who is an both an engineer and a "body guard" for many "Hip Hop" stars. He told me details about their lives and how MONEY, HEDONISM and MATERIALISM are strange bed fellows to folks who grew up in the "hood" but now have some "cheddar" in their pockets. Do you think that these HIP HOP STARS are 'CONSERVATIVES' based on your description? Money is no object with them. Many of them blow through a lot of it. The all have "possies" of people who work for...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
And you need to wake up and get off these romantic platitudes that you live and breathe by. What is a corporation if not a collection of inputs? What do you think makes up those inputs CF? PEOPLE. EMPLOYEES. When you talk about "unexpressed wages", why don't you look at the other side of that coin? What about the unexpressed returns and value squandered by people like Ken Lay and Martha Stewart who defraud consumers, investors, employees etc.? What about the damage that bad strategy - stupid...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No, ddouble... I wasn't giving a justification.... for me there are two separate emotions being expressed..... Let me try to explain a bit further..... Do these women enjoy the criminal lifestyle? No.... These women could give a lecture on it that would give inspiration to others to leave it...... --- But, the contradiction is....seemingly... any way.... that in their personal choices.... they choose men sometimes that go against the grain of everything they espouse..... When discussed......
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Re: For Black Conservatives

HonestBrother ·
Uppity, I suspect that this would never work because too many black conservatives need white folks too much. The funny thing is I think I share some black conservative sentiments. Black conservatives are rebels. I admire that. I sincerely believe that black conservatives begin by instinctively rebelling against the perceived black status quo. And to an extent, I agree with that instinct. But where they go wrong is instead of rebelling, doing some REAL work, doing some real THINKING, and...
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Re: For Black Conservatives

HonestBrother ·
One indication of the "laziness" I alluded to is the tendency - seen in Constructive Feedback for example - to EVEN copy white conservative rhetoric. That's unintelligent rebellion: "I don't want to be a Democrat. So I guess I'll be a Republican." I can see maybe coming up with policy stances that coincide with a white conservative point of view. But for God's sake, * make it your own! * Is it really necessary to worship Ronald Reagan and watch Fox News too? If they're too lazy to form their...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Aaaaahhhh Ddouble.... you are opening Pandora's box with me.... I tried not to interject too much of my own views in this topic.... but it's really hard to.... I wanted to open others up to a view that they may not be privy to..... Also, my experience is different from Qty's whose experience with women is that they are "intimidated" and "insecure" around the educated successful brother..... while my experience is that the women I'm around tend to view them as "weak" in some way.... Bottom...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

FireFly ·
Virtue, thanks for articulating such a foreigh (to me) point of view - theirs, not yours. Time is tight for me today so let me cut to the chase (I don't have time to read all the other responses, so apologies for that)... First, just to clarify - you are intimating that these women date thugs because they see thugs - and their relationship with them - as say, 'sticking their middle finger up' at societal controls - in particular (or exclusively) at white priviledge and control? If that's the...
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