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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: Kanye The Instigator

FireFly ·
I like this guy coz he is 'doing his job' as a member of society - by questioning it. the world needs more people like this asking questions... to prompt others to provide some answers and alternatives.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: 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: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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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: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Perhaps it might be good to look to history for the answer. There have been reparations for Jewish Holocaust survivores and for the Survivirs of Japanese Internment Camps during WWII. What has been the real effects for either of these groups in pursuing civil rights claims? Are there any examples that anybody is aware of where the payment of reparations has interfiered with any race specific legal claims?
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

MBM ·
The argument is completely nonsensical from a legal perspective. It seems more driven by fear, than by logic or legal precedent. That said, I'm curious about how people evaluate the trade-off.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
I would and could... But that would require some conditions no Charles Krauthammer or any such "Grand Compromise" ever accounted for. Yes, it would require a reworking of the Power Relationships and Arrangements that would afford African-Americans relative Political Autonomy (see the Iraqi Democratic Model or the Native American ~ U.S. Gov't government-to-government arrangement) and move towards Ideal Reparations.
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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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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ZAKAR ·
Reparations= to repair or make whole, right, if so it must mean a wrong was done right? If so how can that wrong that was done, be corrected if the corrections means not being able to correct wrongs against a spefic race? Kind of like paying someone off for raping them then in the agreement the person raped negates any right to bring any future claims of being raped forward.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
A woman who is raped can take the rapist to civil court and ask for monetary damages. There is no pretense that the wrong has been righted by such action, and it does not preclude criminal prosecution of the rapist in criminal court.
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Re: Inner City Conservative Journal Espouses The Continuance of Historically Black Colleg

Kevin41 ·
This used to be Black Issues in Higher Education...now it is Diverse Issues in Higher Education....I used to take this book...and get all of my stats, by major, by race and by HBCU and non-HBCU schools. try this link out http://www.diverseeducation.com/CensusHome.asp
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Have you ever heard of Colombia's Law 70 ?
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Huey ·
Did you see Hannity and Colmes where that punk ass Sean Hannity started complaining about Rev. Lowery and President Carter clowning the Shrub? That Hannity is punk ass snitchin' Rush Limbaugh wannabe. Dancing around the race factor, completely in denial that racism still exists. He and Larry Elder should be dancing partners on the next season of "Dancing With The Stars." Deejay: Free chicken and watermelon for qualifying for the semifinals. Elder: Did he say FREE??? Stop, Hammer Time.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Huey ·
Robin Givens's man couldn't be American. She had to get a foreign dude. If she can (allegedly) take a punch from Mike Tyson and she, her mom AND Don King take his money, what black guy (hell, what AMERICAN guy of any race) would want to get with her after her divorce? That's Robin's mail order husband.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Oshun Auset ·
MBM, You did use the redneck stereotype, and more power to you. Judging by the posts defending this 'ilk,' some of us must not have too much contact with these crackers on a daily basis. I'm all for defending the working poor reguardless of race, but these rednecks have NO LOVE for us(they could care less about class struggle). EVERY time I see rednecks they have a confederate/rebel flag/insignia somewhere, and therefore all class based solidarity goes out the window. BTW, I live in Texas.
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Dissident ·
I don't know if they're committed or not...neither do you. That was my point. You based your assumption of 'love' on a photograph. You were reading into things. How two people inner act in public may be something totally different in private. However I can say with certainty...from my own observations and life experiences...the few black women i've encountered who may head down that unforgiveable road of no return do so not for love but superficial rationale as I stated earlier... while...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
actually I not, I was wonder how you can infer so much from a photograph. that's all. As for IR couples, I'm one of the few proponents of such union. I feel love is colorblind and that why I started this celebration thread topic. question 2: pictured also are black men with white women, some are married to them, can it also be assumed that they are in love too?? I feel that is a valid question since so many of the black women pictured with other race men are 'just dating'. Explanation please
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
I made an observation, concerning black women..........(because im a black woman). So i'll tell you what.........You make the same observation concerning black men. Why should I........am not a man. Also Radio.......since you feel to celebrate this on a black site...........do you feel the need to celebrate this info on a white one? I think white women should know how YOU feel....Youre not looking at black women, why should i care what YOU think.....or who you want to celebrate?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

qty226 ·
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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: 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: Members sports of leisure

DivineJoy ·
I participate in duathlons, run/bike/run competitions. I'm training for my next race in mid-March. I want a trophy!!!!
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Black Viking ·
I repectfully disagree. The things that you are attributing to racism are actually results of discrimination, and discrimination is not unique to race. A racist person (or organization) that does not discriminate does no harm. Discrimination is an action that creates structural, systematic, and institutional problems. Racism is a belief system that does not have to be acted upon. I think this line of thinking is very dangerous. Everyone is racist. But, if we don't acknowledge that we are...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

Nmaginate ·
No, that's the dangerous line of unthinking... I don't know what kind of definition you're using but it's one hellafied one. And the semantics of RACISM vs. DISCRIMINATION is ridiculous. Saying "Everyone Discriminates" by equivocating the meaning of the word would be more plausible. Now, how is it that you maintain that "Everyone Is Racist"? Everyone subscribes to or practices #1? What about #2? How do you determine either? FYI, this is the working definition/distinction established in the...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
There are several problems to my mind following your line of thinking. Firstly, it goes to far in the direction of psychologizing racism. I simply can not equate racism with a belief system. This suggestions to my mind that there is a level of intentionality with respect to it. It also tends to place it on the level of the emotional or feeling. But this is erroneous. This is why I published the piece from the Race Traitor website. I too am tired of white folks, liberal or otherwise, saying...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Maybe you ought to think about your futile attempts at logic before you publish it. Obviously, the meaning "in that conversation" has everything to do with how the "meaning" was received by the student. No matter how the student used the word, the meaning when thrown back at the student, given the way English works, need not be the same. And clearly the student didn't perceive or conceive or receive it as the same. So, again, think before you throw soft-balls of illogic around. Obviously...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
OOh. Why don't you do a study so we can find out who the evil race-mixers are? China lost manufacturing jobs as the US was losing them ... and many more at that. So, what were you saying?
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
I never said that race mixing is evil....just noting some people cannot seem to find worthy black folks to marry and most often these folks are conservatives. Hmmmmmm Oh look at you do the jig around China. The fact is that Much of Chinas growth is related to US direct foreign investment. My question is why not China could grow from its own capital investment at the same rate and does not the direct foreign investment coming from the US mean that the US has LOST those investment dollars? If...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

RadioRaheem ·
very good points...however, i dont think this a race based issue. Many flavors of gold diggers out there. I think people, in choosing a date or a mate, should not look at race. We never know who God has sent us to love
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Black Viking ·
Your missing the point here. A white man cannot use the word nigger in a non-racist fashion. The weight of history is behind that word. This has nothing to do with anything. Who cares what Italians and Japanese do or don't call themselves? And Whomp and Nip don't have any where near the historical significance of nigger. Don't mix apples and oranges. How do you not understand the lack of logic here? Listen carefully, If I choose to insult myself, that does not give you or anyone else leave...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing. But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. To which I countered: Obviously, the meaning...
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Re: For the GOOD Brothas:(Dating outside you race)

qty226 ·
Black Viking.... Take a look at the subject matter......and Cakeaholics reasons why he wants to date outside of his race. I therefore defended black women in MY age group. My last comment was for Zakar........allowing him to realize that 'we' are thinking about decent black men, that are NOT bashing us. Was that easy enough to understand?
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
NTA, that's a great philosophical discussion to answer the philosophy of globalism vis a vis zero sum game. And, I'm sure Free Market Globalists such as Toussaint would prefer that we focus on that level of discussion-the theoretic. Because focusing on the real impact of FMG means looking in the face of real live losers in this game, real live human beings that no longer have a job. And while if the factory locates from one intra-country region to another, people can follow the jobs, this...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
The thing is that my position is not a philosophical one; it's simply an application of the physical laws of nature concerning matter and energy. Economics is subject to these laws because matter and energy is what makes economies work. I am a firm believer, based upon physical laws of nature, that there can never be a net gain...only shifts. You might have 20 dollars in one pocket and nothing in the other. If you move 20 dollars to the other pocket, you still only have 20 dollars, but one...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

HonestBrother ·
EP, I'm sorry for your disillusionment. As a college teacher myself, I feel duty bound to explain a few things: (1) College professors are not paid to be deep penetrating thinkers that question the status quo. (2) College professors ARE paid to be (I) competent teachers in their area of expertise and (II) competent researchers in a specialization who publish academic papers that are up to the standards of most of their peers (people who tend to be a lot like them). Having said this, some...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

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

Nmaginate ·
JACO?? Put up or SHUT UP! HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"? Put up or SHUT UP! You called it "hypocrisy", you invoked the Civil Rights Movement et al... Answer the question. What the FUCK does that mean? HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"? "ALL" my azz! Answer the question. What is the "OBJECTIVE TREATMENT" in this whole WHITES CAN'T SAY THE N-WORD thingy that amounts to anything worth mentioning in the same conversation as the Civil Rights...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

xxGAMBITxx ·
Has anyone asked why I/R couples generate so much discourse? Its not a large activity percentage wise and why concern yourself if that brother/sister is with someone of a different race? After all even if they did stay "within thier own", theres nothing saying that they would be with you. I would rather focus my energies on finding that special sista to compliment me but if my fate is to be with someone of another race so be it. *If its not taking place under your roof, its out of your...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ronin10 ·
very true.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
I'm sorry that you received my suggestions as criticism. Perhaps you may have forgotten, but not only did I suggest that you share your enthusiasm for technology with students in schools, I recommended that you purchase the books on your list and submit them to public schools to be placed in school libraries. I also suggested that you read the books, on your list, to students on days when vistors are welcome, such as Career Days . On this day, you could discuss with students your profession...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
From your last post you repeated the question "HOW ARE WHITES HARMED BY NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY "NIGGER"?" The post before it I answered "By the government officially setting a standard which made a distinction upon the basis of ethnicity... As far as the actual usage of the word goes, I personally wouldn't be hurt at all. Its nice to see we agree on a concept we've both repeated over and over again." You didn't bother reading my post. Nor the posts where I said I didn't think the word nigga...
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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: Race matters to 3-month-olds, studies find

sunnubian ·
This is just another one of those bogus 'studies' whose intent is really to justify social ignorance and attempt to make the human evil, racism, socially acceptable through the back door of loaded 'science.' I believe this is either a lie or he coincidentally studied a few babies that showed some reaction or another that he could "jug and plug" into his study. And as far as familar faces, hell these days and for a long time now, the faces babies see from birth may be any race, Black, white,...
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

BanjiGirl ·
When it comes to reparations for black folks America will always come up with some excuse and nonsensical crap about what they don't owe us, etc, etc. Some of these same "white" folks are the survivors or descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust who feel that it is OK for THEM to receive financial renumeration but not for us. This attitude is basically the "fruits" of nearly 300 years of slavery- a legacy of devaluing the lives of black people. In other words they simply don't give a...
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