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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

MBM ·
Based upon the onus you place on their backs, why do you call them "victims"? Please explain. A woman has been repeatedly abused by her husband over the years. She walks into the police station, finally, seeking protection and relief. CF looks at her and says, "What are you prepared to do to change to help your situation?" First of all - she has taken the first step and is at the damned police station. Second of all, that she has survived as long as she has is a testament to her personal...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
Hmmm...that's probably due to Augustinian influence in Christian thought. Modern Christianity took Augustine's philosophy that the material world is something of a "curse", and that physical bodies are crass and disgusting. Many Christian basically view the body as little more than a prison for an idealized fluffy, wraith-like soul. That's why I find Tantric Buddhist philosophy on the soul so refreshing. It goes beyond this Cartesian Dualism of "body" and "soul", and it describes the body...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I am really flattered at the being the basis for so many of your posts. I figured that by now you could at least represent my position more correctly. Founding Premise: Some people reside inside of a system that organizes resources and creates wealth. Some people reside outside of such a system. The challenge is to CREATE a system that generates wealth and a high standard of living for the people that are of interest to you balancing this demand with other values that are important to...
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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: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

Yssys (Guest) ·
Unfortunately this was the next logical step. First the FBI compiled a "test database" of people's driver's license's in South Carolina and Florida back around 1999. Now all states require, at least the ones I've lived in TX and NY, your fingerprint. And if you are in the military, they also require your fingerprint to get your military ID. I recently saw a story about how scientists created a chip with all of your information on it that can be implanted into your body. So once again, the...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

Kweli4Real ·
My sister is a 20 elementary/primary school teacher. She has 2 Master's degrees and is in a PHD program. She tells me that while she supports accountability in general and testing in specific, her two complaints about NCLB testing is that 1) schools are teaching to the test, when they are not testing FROM the actual test. This is "teaching" child what to think not how to think. 2) schools' entire curricula and resources are test directed, very little resources are being spent on music, Phys...
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Re: 2005 Lynching

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

Black Viking ·
This is the biggest and most foul pile of BS ever to come out of a criminal justice system. Before this garbage, crime statistics were the biggest. People like to use crime statistics to prove that blacks are pre-disposed towards crime. But crime statistics are NOT records of crimes, the ARE records of convictions. That's all, nothing else. The only thing that crime statistics prove is who's going to prison. It doesn't even come close to a record of crimes being committed. There a millions...
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Re: Black Men and the "Criminality Gene"

James Wesley Chester ·
As they say, 'This is really chilling.' As already observed, put this with the Patriot Act and the prison industry will prey on our children. And I do mean literally. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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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: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

Kevin41 ·
NAACP chairman compares GOP to Nazis Bond delivers blistering partisan speech in North Carolina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Julian Bond Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of...
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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: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
You mean this Harry Whittington? http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/1999-09-03/pols_feature3.html Whittington seems to be a "fixer." I wonder what they were discussing, just before the gun went off?
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Frenchy ·
Why is that? My List: MBM - Martini, very dry with a twist . So much like James Bond, disappearing from the board for awhile and then returning with something sleek to say. And I don't even think I've seen you lose your cool. Such a mystery. Sandye - Cosmopolitan . Always mellow and sophisticated. Audio Guy - Pina Colada . Tropical, sweet, and somehow both damn fresh and traditional. kresge - Diesel (1/2 pint Lager, 1/2 pint Cider). Doesn't fit neatly into any particular category, but...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
OK - since you asked! Conservatives and Liberals
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Faheem ·
I bet those Black folk they work harder than don't include you!! Silly Negro men and women like Gregory Kane seeks to measure racism by way of violence. We see this same dynamic undertaken by white folk as well when they point out high Black criminality against white folk as a means of saying we are racist but like the white folk aformentioned Gregory Kane ignores the racism that put young Black men on the fast track to prison and criminal behavior. The sad part is nine out of ten of those...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

memyselfni ·
hello no they don't work harder than me. but they have the big houses and many cars and trucks in the drive way while i see black folks standing around trying to hustle or going to the welfare office to get GR. they give welfare to everybody here that eligible men and women. so some black people would rather settle for GR which is only $250 monthly. and they brag about that mess. i'm not saying that no blacks work. its just disappointing to see so many that don't work here in LA.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70259-0.html?tw=wn_index_2 Actor Tries to Trademark 'N' Word By Rogers Cadenhead | Also by this reporter 02:00 AM Feb, 23, 2006 EST The actor Damon Wayans has been engaged in a 14-month fight to trademark the term "Nigga" for a clothing line and retail store, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's online database reveals. Wayans wants to dress customers in 14 kinds of attire from tops to bottoms, and use the controversial mark on "clothing,...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

James Wesley Chester ·
Yemaya: I have always liked your signature. It certainly is true. Getting out of that 'prison' is proving to be the greatest bondage of our history. I see our loss of who we are. the loss of our identity, as the final bondage of that peculiar institution. kresge; I also hope we can rid ourselves of this perception that we are the savior of our oppressor, or the 'redemption of the nation'. Because this rhetoric is embedded in our religions, it extraction is going to be very difficult. A kind...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
It disturbs me that on every side I see * systems of control * on the rise: systems meant to keep us under control: whether that be the prison industrial complex, the military industrial complex, or these loopy religious movements: it's the same thing... And what's much worse is that we're willingly running into the arms of those same systems... Even if one resists - as I do - to make matters worse, our own women are demanding we submit to this control in some form or other... As descendants...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
We should all wish for systems of control. It is not control which is the problem, it is control which runs contrary to the natural desires of those striving to be civilized, which creats the problem. Humanity has always created law, and enforcement agencies to ensure security. Are you not under the control of America? Are you not happy to know that someone in this nations seeks to control the crime rate? You want control... Also are you suggesting that the NOI is part of the group of "Loopy...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Kai ·
Peace... Perhaps you feel blown away...I understand. No..I will allow you all of the credit for that one. Your points are incoherent and loosely tied. Have you ever been a member of these "Loopy" organizations? If not, are you really qualified to make such a judgment? Now let us be clear here...You were not limiting your comments to any particular organization, you were intentionally rejecting, any, and all organizations which seek to exercise any control over it's members. Which is why you...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
OK... I'll be honest here ... I don't deal with our people ... not to the extent I'd like ... Inspite of the fact that I teach at an urban university in a city with a large black population, I can go a few semesters WITHOUT a single black face in my classes... Because by the time they get to my level, their minds are already ruined for math and science... So yes... In this time in which we should be moving forward ... advancing the life of the mind ... building and enriching our culture and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
So that no one else (save the illiterate) will be tempted to again take my statements OUT OF CONTEXT, I'll repost it: I was very specific in my original post about which "systems of control" I was referring to (prisons, the military, and conservative religion) and that statement did NOT constitute an argument for unconditional individual freedom... Anyone who has a problem with this IS part of the problem IMHO... Before you come in "correcting" people, YOU SHOULD FIRST LEARN TO READ. There...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Artist/Band: Cash Johnny Lyrics for Song: Cocaine Blues Lyrics for Album: At Folsom Prison Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down I went right home and I went to bed I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun Took a shot of cocaine and away I run Made a good run but I ran too slow They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico Late in the hot joints takin' the pills In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
I'm Bad Like Jesse James John Lee Hooker (John Lee Hooker) Recorded NYC August 30, 1966 Original release- Bluesway 'Live At The Cafe Au Go-Go' 1966 W/Otis Spann & Muddy Waters Album: The Best of (1965-74) Spoken: A little thing I'm going to do called 'I'm Bad Like Jesse James' I'm bad I'm bad Like Jesse James, uh-huh I had a friend one time Least I thought I did He come to me Said, 'Johnny?' Said, 'What man?' 'I'm outdoor' I say, 'Yeah?' I taken the cat in Get him a place to stay And I...
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Re: Women in there twenties why?

hobo ·
Hey donna529, Thanks for the welcome. I went to college in Noth Carolina. Same thing man sharing.....and girl sharing too.
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Black Viking ·
I'm following Frenchy's sentiment on this. Whether or not a person is free depends largely on how he defines freedom. For me, freedom is largely a state of mind. My reasoning behind this is that the one God given power that no man, law, or government, can take from me is my power of choice. In every single situation I encounter, no matter how desperate, there is always a choice that I can make. Even choosing not to choose is a choice. Because I fully understand this concept, I am free. But,...
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Re: Alabama may pardon violators of racial segregation laws

James Wesley Chester ·
And then history will be reinvented to support the claim there was no arrest, trial, and conviction for violating laws that we know existed in a system we know existed. I say let the conviction and prison records stand. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The question must be asked?

kresge ·
Claude A. Allen 3/17/2006 06:55 AM Claude Allen's life sentence By Erin Aubrey Kaplan Special to the Los Angeles Times Salt Lake Tribune I was shocked by the news about Claude A. Allen, the black former White House staffer whose rising star officially flamed out after he was arrested on charges of felony theft last week. Not shocked that he got arrested -- so many Republicans are being handcuffed these days for scams of one kind or another that it's hard to keep the names and charges...
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Re: What About Amistad?

FireFly ·
I hadn't heard of this film before so I went and hired it DVD. Here are my thoughts on the story telling and its impact. I found it a very compelling and well-crafted film and insight into the living, breathing hell of human captives and their being seen in terms of 'cargo' with disputed 'ownership'. It reminds me of one of the central ideas of Jarrod Diamond's 'Guns, Germs and Steel' - where would the whites have been without their guns? I don't think anyone - white or black - can fully...
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
What about the rights of legal immigrants---what's their opinion? What about the African-American workforce---I think there are enough brothers and sisters willing to do such work but strangely enough I haven't read any survey's regarding this except for the African-Americans who are competing with illegals for the jobs in the Perdue Chicken plants in North Carolina. Open borders???? How about open schools where some children of illegals are already crowding over-crowded schools with...
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Re: African American Suicide

Huey ·
I did remember one teen guy who committed suicide because he gotten this underage girl pregnant, or so the story goes. He was like 16 or 15, and the girl was younger. Granted, that's not an excuse to get out of being a father, but there had to have been something that made him panic to take his own life. Maybe fear of prison for fear of being a deadbeat dad. I just don't know. Plus, didn't Phyllis Hyman committed suicide? She left a note and everything.
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? Michael Beach (I have always thought he was very goodlooking) Will Smith Vin Diesel Wentworth Miller (Prison Break-a biracial actor who could 'pass' as caucasian/handsome)
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Re: License to Drink?

Frenchy ·
Indeed, this is where we fundamentally disagree. The average person who drinks had had at least 3 or 4 occassions when they knew they were seriously imparied and yet still drove somewhere, not counting the times that they were over the legal limit but did not "feel drunk." To be convited of a DUI, you need only be over the limit and driving or operating a vehicle. You don't have to crash. You don't have to kill someone. You don't have to be falling down drunk. I maintain that what separates...
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

tmonster ·
The dichotomy is not really a dichotomy but a coalescence of two problems brought to you my the mind control machine of the State. Young black men and all men need Rites of passage in order to enter adult society. Because of the breakdown of the black family, and American black society/fellowship, young black men are left to the whims of the media, who whole heartedly pushes Jail (along with getting shot, See Fifty cents, committing violence and law breaking)as a replacement for the passage...
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Re: First Reaction...

Black Viking ·
1. I need : Consistant balance 2. Sex : Celibacy sucks... God help the woman who breaks this dry spell! 3. Relationships : Bad ones blow. Good ones swallow. 4. Your Last Ex : God be with her, because I won't be. 5. Power : Self-control. 6. Marijuana : Ahhh! Those were the days! But, it's time is long passed. 7. Crack : Why??? It can't be that good, considering all the hell it puts a person's body through. 8. Food: I need to take more time with this. If a slow down, I'll probably enjoy it...
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Re: First Reaction...

Fabulous ·
Fab: Now, YOURS is an interesting read. I like the fireplace, bottle of wine and five feet of snow outside, scenario. As well as your fashion sense--love it! Many of your comments truly tickled me. . .and you're absolutely right! celibacy sucks. Suck?!? {Fab looking around the room} {hands on hips} Did I hear somebody say suck? ~Laughing out loud~ Nah, I didn't think so.
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Re: Bush Authorized Leaks

keylargo ·
Vermont Democrats call for Bush impeachment 53 minutes ago Democratic Party leaders in Vermont on Saturday passed a motion asking Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush. In an elementary school cafeteria strewn with American flags and copies of the U.S. Constitution, some 100 state party officials agreed to make the request to the U.S. House of Representatives. "You know in your own hearts and minds that something is terribly wrong in this country," said...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

ricardomath ·
BLOG | Posted 04/12/2006 @ 12:12am Dean: No Dem Position on Gitmo Ari Berman In Time magazine this week, Joe Klein describes how John Kerry responded to the revelations of torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in May 2004 by holding a focus group in Arkansas. Afterwards, Klein writes, "The consultants were unanimous in their recommendations to the candidate: Don't talk about it. So Kerry didn't, "never once mentioning Abu Ghraib--or the Justice Department memo that 'broadened' accepted...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

ZAKAR ·
Most of the the intrenched population in DC is from the South, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia. I live in all sections of the city. One thing a southerner will learn about a black city like DC, is the people have no hospitality.If you talk to the older people they still carry the southern tradition , but the younger crowd is very rude and the youth growing up espeically in SE act like they have never heard of a thing called home training. No respect what so ever for their elders.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
 
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