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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Empty Purnata ·
LOL! Apparently for Condoleeza Rice, J.C. Watts, Armstrong Williams, Larry Elder, Ward Connerly, "Rev." Jesse Lee Peterson, Juan Williams and Clarence Thomas; Affirmative Action was just fine WHEN THEY BENEFITTED FROM IT. Now that they have "made it" up the ladder, they want to kick it down so other Blacks can't use it. They want to be the only House Negroids in Massa's house. They can't have other Negroids stealing their spotlight! Got-damn Kneegrows. They can't stand Affirmative Action...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Guest ·
Kevin: Let me give you some CONTEXT to your statements above. Inevitably there will be some over the top incident that a Black person or group of Blacks commit. Rather than condemn THIS PARTICULAR EVENT and clearly articulate how THIS EVENT HAS VIOLATED EVERYTHING THAT YOU BELIEVE....... You (and my enemy Isome) will IMMEDIATELY do a web search and find and occassion in which WHITE FOLKS HAVE DONE THE SAME THING BUT THE OUTRAGE HAS NOT FOLLOWED. So Kevin - does this benefit the Black victim...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
I made it back (obviously). Had a wonderful time the first few days and then I got really sick (still sick now). Nothing like trying to find a doctor in a foreign country at 2am. I spend a couple of days in bed, but then I was back out on the street because I had so much I wanted to see. BUT, other than that, everything was wonderful. Yummy, yummy pasta, magnificent sights (all the monuments are sooooo HUGE! everywhere I went I felt so small and, sort of, insignificant), really friendly...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

umbrarchist ·
I think this is about haveing an inferiority complex and having to compensate for it. It leads to many mistakes. I had a woman talk to me about buying a $1000 suit. I sat there thinking "is she nuts." so a couple of weeks later I decided to do an experiment. I checked the newspaper for estate auctions with oriental rugs. And I called her and asked if she would go to an auction with me. She said no. I would be willing to spend a grand on an oriental rug, Chinese no Persian. Rugs don't change...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Frenchy ·
What a complete joke. Unless those kids live with you, you are not buying them all that they need to survive and thrive. If it pains you to not have those gifts deducted from your financial obligations, then stop buying the stuff and just give the checks. Sometimes I wonder if people like this were ever in the picture. It's like they don't have a full comprehension of how expensive it is to raise children... like they don't know that children need things daily, they don't follow some kind of...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Black Viking ·
Don't run in that direction too fast HB. You'll get this same kind of crap from white women. Trust me! From the lightest vanilla to the darkest chocolate, they're still women . They'll always be women, just like we'll always be men. I'm guessing the answer is to de-code all of this language. But, no matter how many times I read back over this thread, I just can't pinpoint the moment when we all stopped speaking and hearing English. But one thing is certain. When ever that was, that's when it...
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Re: The Most Popular Myths In Science

ricardomath ·
Every time that my wife and I visit her family in Colombia we have sancocho de gallina (gallina=hen). Everybody keeps a chicken or two or three, generally with a string tied around one of their legs to keep them from getting away. My wife can't bring herself to kill the chicken, so her mother usually does it. The method is to grab the chicken by the head and swing it around very fast in a circle, snapping the neck. The last time, her mother had some difficulty swinging the chicken with...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
1 - I don't think it's a "hillbilly" song. 2 - MBM 's initial post is basically just an opportunity for him to trot out these Southern stereotypes and mock these people in a "what do these backwards yokels who listen to this kind of music have to be happy about?" kind of way. And I think that's crap. I said already that none of us are completely, 100% free. But certainly Southerners are under no more delusions than their northern counterparts, who are free to suck in all the smog from their...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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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: Rank The Terms

ricardomath ·
OK, here is my ranking, as a white guy and a Person of Substance ... 1. Black 2. African American Actually, a decade ago, before I met my wife, I would have reversed #1 and #2. 3. African Likely to cause confusion, however. But the resulting discussion to clear up the confusion may well be bennifitial and educational. 4. Person of Color 5. Minority Broader and more appropiate in a context where one wishes to identify more broadly. "Minority" is somewhat problematic, however. For example, by...
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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

ricardomath ·
Have you ever heard of Colombia's Law 70 ?
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

Pace Tua ·
Columbia is now the second largest recipient of U.S. Military "Aid", after Iraq, as if destroying a country is somehow "aid". In 1997 US Military "Aid" to Columbia was $50 million. Two years later it was $290 million and has been growing proportionally ever since. Using the war on drugs as a pretext, the U.S. has helped destroy the homes and farms of thousands of families in Columbia. Each year the US supported Columbian government and its paramilitary groups kill thousands of people and...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, I don't really know too much about the Law 70, except that I see references to it in various articles from time to time. It's the law that outlines Afrocolombian ancestrial territorial rights in Colombia. Of course, getting a law on the books and getting the law implimented are two different things, especially in Colombia. In my "Blacks in Colombia" thread in the "African Diaspora" folder there are several articles about Law 70. Here's a search page for the articles in that thread that...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ZAKAR ·
Well i have some good friends from Columbia and I also have a friend doing graduate work at Howard who is teaching in Columbia. From the way i understand it about 45% of the population is of African decent. The get treated terrible in Columbia, by the light skinned elite, by the indigenous population as well as those narco drug trafficers who operate in areas with high populations of Afri Columbians. Anyway one of my roommates is from Columbia and one weekend i was fortunate to meet one of...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, if you read the articles in my "Blacks in Colombia" thread, then you probably know about as much about it as I do. It looks like several millions of acres have been claimed under the law, but that for the most part, the law exists mainly on paper, because of the war going on. Even having collective title to land may not mean much if you find yourself displaced by paramilitaries or guerillas. Colombia has the largest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of any country in...
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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: 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: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
I can certainly empathize. My mother has always been a Christian since I was born (she grew up in a moderate church). But, she always used to be a very open and somewhat liberal Christian. I even found her reading books about other religions and even Christian Astrology. But, 2 years ago, she broke her leg and found herself houseridden for several months and dependent upon other people (which was a very humbling and even humiliating experience for my mother because she's always been a very...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

FireFly ·
I truly sympathise Rowe and I wish you all the strength, patience and love to endure. No easy answer here. It's too personal to go into here, but let's just say, that the 'us vs. them' mentality/disease of Pentecostal fundamentalism has torn my own family and my ex-husbands family apart. My parents have suffered incredibly and my ex has only a platonic relationship with his mother. Only certain types of people fall under the spell of fundamentalist long-term - however by then a lot of...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
Thanks! I'm not so much concerned for myself, I'm concerned for my two younger siblings who are still in grade school. This religious mania is puting a strain on my parents' marriage (I've even heard them treaten to divorce, and they've had 4-hour long arguments several times) and they do it RIGHT SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS. My little sister who used to get upset about it, now just sits there unphased even when my mom gets in my dad's face. AS A 19-YEAR OLD ADULT, TO SEE A...
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
Here's a better example of illegality: http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2006/0209nj1.htm# That's a federal offense ...
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Re: our love of diamonds..

umbrarchist ·
Frontline did a documentary on PBS about the diamond trade in 1994. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/programs/transcripts/1209.html The bottom line is the whole diamond business is built on psychological delusion. DIAMONDS ARE NOT RARE! Before the European invasion of Africa the palefaces got their diamonds from India. The discovery of the huge supply of diamonds in Africa could have, and should have, collapsed the price of diamonds. But the people controlling the supply wouldn't want...
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Re: our love of diamonds..

FireFly ·
sure.... I posted a request in the Members Editorials asking for any info about the diamond industry and symbolism of the diamond shape throughout history. It's had no takers, lol. I'm researching and writing a script. I had originally planned to write about blood diamonds, until I heard Saul Williams talk about same documentary whereby they take a hip hop artist to Sierra Leone to see firsthand themselves where the bling comes from. No way I could do any better than that idea! So I switched...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
A friend of ours from my wife's city in Colombia always has foreign students coming up to him in bars here in Ames and trying to speak to him in Chinese and Japanese. His mother visited the US last year, flying here on the same flight with us during our return flight from Colombia. Asians kept coming up to her in the airports speaking Chinese and Japanese, too. She didn't know what to think, since she speaks only spanish. It was pretty funny. Her son has been here in Ames for a year or so,...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Vox ·
Ricardo, is she Asian (racially speaking)? Like Alberto Fujimori? Or does she just look it, because of native (a la Inca) extraction?
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

ricardomath ·
Their anscestors are from Japan. I believe that her grandparents (his great grandparents) were the last genetration in their family to speak Japonese. What I find particularly amusing is that my wife and pretty much everybody else often refers to him as "el chino", dispite the fact that "japonés" is a perfectly good spanish word. It's just not much used. I've never quite understood that.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
No. I assumed nothing. I was clear in qualifying what I said (and feel) by saying: "...many of the very people who make that argument aren't so keen at recognizing or attacking actual material elements..." I was simply stating my position. Not attacking or assuming anything about yours for we have not had that type of discussion. That is not in contention. But those things mention as "Bulls In The China Shop" really don't speak to "tools" that function in a way to institutionalize and...
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Re: HOW TO GET CONDI TO POWER

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

Kai ·
Peace.... You spent $960,000.00 You have spent your money well, assuming you keep your job. Some of the money left over can help maintain what you have bought, but it will surely take more than that. Your salary could go toward the upkeep of everything. ___________________________________________ I purchased two large properties with my earnings, and also started a small business in a shopping mall. My travels, and other expenses were very modest. If I lived in an area where the real estate...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Pace Tua ·
Toussaint, a few of your assumptions are flawed. For one, the assumption that free-market economies are free. This may be more or less true, but for us it's getting less and less true with each passing year. Government de-regulation, government interference, corporate collusion and monopolistic practices are limiting that free-market more and more over time. The result is less choice, not more. Good cases in point are the lack of enforcement of anti-trust laws that are on the books and the...
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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: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

detroit1 ·
Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Because they have a hard time finding him.... Many "hopefuls" are already married..... The others have one or the other unacceptable characteristics.... This doesn't mean that they will marry or date no one.... but in terms of what they "want" it really doesn't exist..... so they pick what's available and satisfy their cravings through their fantasies.... flings... or short-lived dates.... a little depressing... yes... but it happens none the less.... I would assume so.... again... a little...
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Re: For Black Conservatives

Empty Purnata ·
You know what comes to mind when I think of Black Neocons? STOCKHOLM SYNDROME http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome Black Neocons can quite easily and clearly see that the White Man has/is raping our people (in more ways than just physically). They see the power that the White Establishment has over our people, and they internally conclude that they are inferior. They then conclude that the best way to get out of the situation is not to fight against the System, instead, they seek...
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Nmaginate ·
It's the same rhetoric ignorant Black and White people (willed or innocently ignorant) use to try to deal with the Cognitive Dissonance or whatever the hell their malfunction is. Ummm... Excuse me Mr. Elders, but MLK never stopped "complaining about the poor conditions under which minorities lived." He's like the clueless and rationalizing Whites who didn't realize Dr. King had these types of things to say at those "inconvenient" and "impolite" moments: Elder needs to study King and give a...
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Re: Feminism vs. Womanism

Yemaya ·
Exactly Empty Purnata! This is what makes the whole feminism movement so unattractive to African American women. They simply can't relate at any level to the experiences of sistas. We are the daughters of women who had to work everyday, who were forced to be the mothers through Paramour Rights and who were the objects of de-humanization. They are the daughters of of the white women who sat on their butts while our mothers and grandmothers served them and took care of their homes. There is...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I agree. I think both Mr. B and Cornell West rushed to pigeon-hole Farrakhan's comments which, while I thought they were a bit out of place, I didn't see them as substantively that far from the core attitude behind the Convenant Movement. There's an overriding sense and emphasis on self-help in both. Cornell West definitely wanted to act like Farrakhan was talking about a "separatist" nation or something. Maybe I took that wrong but that seems like where he was trying to take it to. And I...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

HonestBrother ·
Here's my thought for what it's worth: Yes there's a part of me that says "Hell yeah, let the house burn down" but then you think about the world as it is now. You look at it up close and you see that whether you like it or not the parts are interconnected like crazy. The Japanese economy goes into a depression and this depresses markets globally. An Asian fly gets a new flu bug and we all have to worry. My point: When jobs are offshored, they're not just offshored for poor white people. As...
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Re: People Don't Throw This In Jews Face...

James Wesley Chester ·
At first, I thought the title of the thread was an admonishment, which I thought was curious. After reading your followup comment, it is clear it is a statement of fact. And your right, it isn't thrown up in their face. I think it is a part of the 'Grand Agreement'. Somethings just are not 'done in polite society'...so to speak. The implied question of your thread's title points at treatment we give 'collaborators' in African American culture. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: People Don't Throw This In Jews Face...

Nmaginate ·
No. There is no such implication. What is implied and clearly alluded to is how people in general, particular non-African Americans, try to act as if the presence of collaborators de-legitimatizes or otherwise lessens African-American claims to Reparations.
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Re: People Don't Throw This In Jews Face...

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for the specifics. Those who believe, or advocate this should be redirected with the info you provided. It certainly is clear enough. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

ricardomath ·
No, my wife is not a US citizen, although she has been a legal resident for about 3 years now. For many years she was one of those spanish speaking "illegals" that you like so much to complain about. She has worked here illegally from 1989 to 1997 when we got married. Since then she has worked here legally. Is there anything in particular that you would like her to do about the situation in Colombia? How about you tell your government to get its troops out of her country for starters? They...
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Re: People Don't Throw This In Jews Face...

Fine ·
Exactly! [QUOTE}How then are Africans indicted for the collaborators among them?[QUOTE] It is true, Afrika did "take part" in the disenfrancisement of her people. However, the Catholic Church, Arabs, Portuguese and Spanish Jews (Grandee's) took this mass de-humaniziation to a whole nother level and swallowed up those "Afrikans who initially took part... Thanks, Nmaginate--good topic!
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Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

jazzdog ·
I was, she wasn't and I almost passed out when the grand finish came upon me, but then I was only 15
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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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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