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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious....when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here......... My dad's barbershop ...byLarry Elder and personal responsibility -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following column...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: Battling Campus Racism-Leaders Demand Action

Empty Purnata ·
Yes, that's why I was talking about Progressivism . Progressivism is not Democrat, Republican or Independent, or Liberal or Conservative. It's about progress (the root word). I was saying that campuses should promote social progressivism because progressivism support social justice and anti-racism. Personally, I don't believe in the liberal/conservative and Democratic/Republican dichotomy. I believe they are both corporate juggernauts that do whatever benefits their own wallets the most,...
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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: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Empty Purnata ·
But, I have a few theories on who and what CON-Feed is (and he's not the only one here like himself, Michael Lofton doesn't count, he's a Spambot): 1) A CONSERVATIVE WHITE GUY WHO VIEWS BLACK PEOPLE AS BEING "BENEATH HIM" COMING HERE TO SPAM THE SITE WITH TRIPE (WHILE PRETENDING TO BE BLACK) THINKING HE CAN GET US TO BREAK DOWN AND ACT ALL "NIGGERISH" SO HE CAN GET A GOOD LAUGH. 2) An extremely sheltered Black man who grew up in a middle-class/rich home by Black Middleclass parents who told...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
Um, it may have something to do with the fact that you are in the Issues/Politics forum? Politics, much like religion and racial matters are very controversial subjects. You will find people everywhere, not just Blacks in particular, who are divided on these issues. Therefore, trying to get members on the board to reach some sort of unified concensus is unrealistic, in my opinion. However, I think what you are noticing, as a new member, is an ongoing, rather hostile and verbally explicit...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

MBM ·
Could YOU? What are YOUR ideas? What has your ideology offered as a strategy to advance African America? What barometer can we look to to see the progress and RESULTS that have come from your way of thinking? Ad infinitem I have demonstrated that liberalism has fought against conservatism every step of the way to bring us from slavery to where we are today. At EVERY step along the way conservatism has fought to restrain and suppress our progress. How can you regurgitate your drivel with a...
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Re: Raids across Brazil free 4,000 slaves

Dusty Elbow ·
Much work ahead for Brazil elite to understand the effects of past and present slavery in binging their slogan "order and progress". The elite look as tired as ever. Slavery has a slogan to "You work, I eat". And its written all over this article.
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

HonestBrother ·
This is definitely beginning. As individuals we can refuse to be consumers of these images. I simply don't watch TV (no cable). Another form of activism is using your dollars to purchase the work of people we like. For those who have never heard Zap Mama, these sistas are INCREDIBLE. Their basic sound is like Bobby Mcferrin goes back to the Motherland. Pure vocal ensemble. Especially recommend Adventures in Afropea Vol. I, Sabsylma, and Ancestry in Progress.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
Or we can actually be honest and get off the ideological soapboxes. How about that? ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** Compare & Contrast: "We can either march forward under the illusion that a discipline gap exists because teachers are a bunch of racists ..." "What remains unclear is how people who are concerned with fairness and equality would seek to institutionalize the...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

MBM ·
IMO I would say someone who seeks personal gain at the expense of the group. I think its more than just 'trying to get theirs'. The key piece is doing so "at the expense of the group". Becuase she has sought out personal gain at the expense of the group. She has endeared herself with white conservatives (which in and of itself is contrary to the interests of African America), while also saying things to minimize the stature of the 'black struggle'. Rumsfeld and Cheney might be sell-outs, but...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

HonestBrother ·
I think this is a good question. I must say that I find it to be hopelessly vague term. I think the implicit meaning is that, within the context, A sellout is a black person who exhibits some behaviour/action/belief that is perceived to be either racially inauthentic or contrary to that person's own racial best interest. The difficulty, of course, is pinning down what it means to be racially authentic or in one's racial best interest. It seems that when people do this they almost always...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
MBM clearly defined without room for any confusion what a sellout is when he states: "someone who seeks personal gain at the expense of the group." There is nothing more or nothing less to it. Neo-con Blacks are sellouts to African America. Neo-con hispanics are sellouts to Hispanic America, Neo-con poor whites are sellouts to poor white America, Neo-con women are sellouts to American women in general, and with the politics and antics of this administration of neo-cons, the Bush...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

HonestBrother ·
HOWEVER, there is one sense of the term which I believe is meaningful: The sellout is a racial appeaser. I.e., the sellout is a person who for whatever reason makes it their business to appease/please whites whatever the costs to the group or even to themselves. The reason could be perceived self-interest (profit for example) or it could be due to a racial inferiority complex. Again, it's hard to make this definition stick because you can't get inside someone's head to see what motivates...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
________________________________________________ No, it has nothing to do with defining what a Black person should should think or do, but it has more to do with what a Black person should not do to hurt ALL or the majority of Black in the process of doing a particular thing. Just like Honestbrother's mention of a 'racial appeaser' would not fit the description of a sellout, but rather a description of basically merely an ass kisser, because being an ass kisser doesn't always or...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Frenchy ·
I'm not sure that I agree with this "expense of the group" idea. I think there are plenty of people who make sell-out choices in their personal lives that have very little meaningful effect on other Black people (or other women or whatever the group is that you belong to). You can certainly sell your own self out. But if you go with the idea that a sellout is someone who looks out for self over the good of the group, then it is necessary to determine what one's obligation is to the group...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

ricardomath ·
Every once in a while I hear the statement that some person or action being criticised is "not as bad as the Nazis", or its more recient variant "not as bad a Saddam", as if it is some sort of compliment. I'm not sure that I would feel it a compliment to be compared with either one, even if I "won" the comparrison. If the best defense that can be given somebody is that she is "not as bad as Rumsfeld and Cheney", then that in itself is telling...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Guest ·
MBM would label Condi Rice a "sellout" despite the fact that he consumes every bit of oil that she insures continues to flow into this country. BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will say NOTHING about the following SAMBOS who's messages have a MORE DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE EACH DAY: THE NEWS OF THIS SAMBO'S ARREST MADE IT TO RUSSIA: http://newsfromrussia.com/world/2006/01/14/71136.html THIS SAMBO GOT CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN This Sambo killed a BLACK MAN...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

HonestBrother ·
Alright, let me go ahead and say this so you can STFU... 50 Cents, The Game, TI, Little John, and a whole bunch of imitators are piece of sh*t jokes, mostly destructive influences, and - if it makes you feel better - sellouts Now STFU, CF. I don't talk about these guys because I DON'T LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC. I DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THEM - you know that little thing about controlling what I can control? - AND SO THEY DON'T EXIST IN MY WORLD. But I read the news and I see that sellout Condi...
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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: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
It seems to me that any example of progress can be use as an arguement that racism is dead, and we now live in a color-blind society. I see such arguements being made all the time right now, against Afirmative Action or whatever, even without a penny of reparations being made. Of course, some people would add reperations to their long list of reasons that they already have. There's nothing special about a supposed backlash resulting from reperations. Every step forward does that.
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... I didn't say that. I was talking about DEMOCRACY. The process must have a intention and commitment towards resolution. Whether there will always be conflict and problems is irrelevant. The point is what is the point to Democracy. It has no virtue when and if it doesn't and won't even commit to resolution. What good is it then when it won't? I said: Whether you call it an Ultimate Resolution, whether an ultimate one is achieved... AKA "may never be fully realized" but PROGRESS and a...
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Re: The One....

Kai ·
Peace..... Sister, the answer to this question requires more space than this medium can provide. I have been blessed to find love, true love....The kind of love which stirs a soul relentlessly, never allowing a moments rest. The quality of love which threatens to burst my heart when I reflect upon the object of my affection. Upon finding her, there was no choice as to where the rest of my life would be spent...We are together, because we were made for one another..We were simply waiting to...
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Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
Nice to see you..... You're married? Peace, Virtue
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Kweli4Real ·
That is so true. The main problem that I have with this Free Market Globalism [besides the fact that it is all theory] is that it discounts the very real suffering of very real people, without making no allowances or better taking no measures to elevate the suffering. It assumes that all parties are equal players in the game, when in fact, very few are players [they are called owners], all the rest are the played. Anyone supportive of this theoretic philosophy, other than the already...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Empty Purnata ·
Amen! But of course, buck-dancing Kneegroids is all for it!
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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: Is Andrew Young Selling Out to WalMart?

ZAKAR ·
I think he is an oportunist as well as a sellout. Do you guys remember this idiot coming on CNN and saying what was going on with Katrina had nothing to do with race.I couldnt believe the dude acutally said that out of his mouth
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose all sense of space and time So that I feel only the heat and strong pull...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

folobatuyi ·
This is nice!
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
I'm glad you like my poor attempt at poetry. I haven't written in awhile. And I was in the mood to try my hand at writing one.
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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?

ZAKAR ·
see the problem is you turn the dime on me and put me in a situation where I have to answer all the questions you ask, but you answer nothing, just sit back read what i write then pick at my statements. What do you feel, how do you believe we ensure the survivial of African people. If you have read many of my post I have articulated how I feel about what needs to be done for African people to ensure their survival. You make some very audicious and offensive comments, don't be surprised when...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Point taken, Zakar. I'll share my opinions, keeping in mind that they are just my feelings and observations and not neccessary fact. You ask what gains we've made since the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.... Education: I am a black student attending the University of Alabama. There are literally thousands of other black students attending this institution with me. Do you think the students who had to confront gangs and George Wallace in the 60s would consider our current situation a step...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
I understand your point, but I have to disagree with the fact that since a few more blacks are allowed to go to white universities, a few run corporations and a few are mulit millionaires. but this small amount of progress for so few really doesnt change the situation of the masses. In fact most who have the educational and economic means to make a difference leave the community taking with the the vital resources out of the community. yea we generate all these billion, but when you break it...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

HonestBrother ·
You and all your pathetic kind need to die out among us before we can ever progress as a people
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Re: Laughter, as medicine: tell a joke, or a funny story........

nayo ·
A WEEK AT THE GYM: ONE MAN'S STORY This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------ Dear Diary, For my fortieth birthday this year, my wife (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me. Although I am still in great shape since playing football 20 yrs ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. Called the club and...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Empty Purnata ·
HonestBro, you have NO idea how much I can empathyze with what you just said. As an African-American in college with International Studies as a Major, I go through the same thing. In my math classes, economics and politics classes, I sometimes find myself THE ONLY African-American in the class. And I most often find myself in opposition to the rhetoric of the professors (who mostly espouse typical Western bourgeois perspectives). I find myself often in opposition to the majority of the...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
I stand by the position that the anti-intellectual diatribe against "European education" was out of line and misdirected. Anti-intellectual because indiscriminate, uninformed, and dangerously misdirected. And whether we own up to it or not it was deeply insulting to many sincere and committed (BLACK) people who spend their lives pursuing knowledge. And if you're really serious about being pro-black and pro black progress then irrational and irresponsible attacks on the black intelligentsia...
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

ZAKAR ·
He was directly involved in the over throw of President Aristede, go back and read the reports. People stand up for black people just because they are black. Some of the most damaging people to the progress of black people have been blacks themselve ie Sambo. So i disagree!
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

MBM ·
Is the current Haitian president a pawn of the U.S.?
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Rowe ·
Black people are not merely interested in the securing the rights of immigrants when we hold the mantle of social injustice. And making such a statement demonstrates a severely limited understanding of the fight against global injustice. Black people hold this mantle because we know that combating WHITE SUPREMACY is a 24-hr., 365-day respoonsibility. Black people in America and throughout the diaspora would probably love just for ONE day to not have to think about combating social injustice.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

HonestBrother ·
I will add that if we lay down this mantle, things will simply get worse for everyone (us included) a lot faster...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Black Viking ·
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

leart ·
Ebony: I don't think we are on the wrong Track, but to clarify my point somewhat, in most States not all Campus's of a major School usually has the same rating as some of the other Campus's. As you indicated in your other Post Prairie view is a part of UT also, but I doubt if it has the same Rating as UT at Austin. A school can be a part of the system but not the same quality of education, just like the University of Illinois's top rated Urbana Campus. Not all other UI Campus's are ranked as...
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Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fabulous ·
Originally posted by HonestBrother: Meditation on Beauty and the Black Woman (A Work in Progress) I know what this world says beauty is - as do we all. But we who know just laugh: to this we will never be in thrall. We know that beauty dwells both close to home and in far rarer places- And that deep lovers need much skill before they can savor her embraces... Beauty is shallow and skin deep but also deep as blood and bone... When I close my eyes and lose all sense of space and time So that I...
 
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