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Re: Charlie Rangel and Andrew Young Endorse Wesley Clark

Our Empowerment ·
Shame on Charlie, but I'm sure he spoke to Sharpton about this before it took place, if not I'm sure you will hear quite a hurt response for him soon. Congressman Rangel's district is Harlem, so that's a pretty bitter pill to swollow for Sharton, IMO. That type of action is very, very , political and amounts to backstabbing in my book. Both young and rangel could have supported sharpton now and then given support to the nominie later. Rangel's actions need to be further explained; I remember...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

thelawofMAAT ·
Djon, here is an interesting article on the scyrocketing incarceration rate of bw. black women have had a 700% increase in incarceration while black men have had a 150% increase. what really gets me is that no one talks about how fast black women are being imprisoned. Leaders like jesse Jackson would rather trumpet the endangered black male than address problems concening black women. Black women have had the sharpest increase in incarceration and i haven't heard a word about this from Jesse...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi again LawofMaat, Thanks for the props. I don't know where the specific article is located but I read that truth as well. In the post above entitled, "Throughout western history, have white women been the primary agents of oppression? by Bill McDonald, we see WHITE IN-HOUSE FIGHTING AND POINTING THE FINGER as the author speaks thus:"Just look at history. The strict Victorian middle class moral code was imposed by women on both sexes. That code was designed to protect women's social power...
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Re: Charlie Rangel and Andrew Young Endorse Wesley Clark

Solomonic ·
Is it possible that they actually believe in Wesley Clark? Do black politicians have to support black candidates by default. What parts of Sharpton's platform should have secured their support?
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Re: Charlie Rangel and Andrew Young Endorse Wesley Clark

Our Empowerment ·
great question, of course it implies a few things: 1) that you have an idea of Clarks platform, 2) that you have an idea of Sharpton's platform, and 3) you have an idea of how much being Black should count, or not count, to Black voters and/or non Black voters. So, could you tell me what part of Clark's platform secured Rangel's and Young's support? And, could you tell me what value YOU place on being Black. What value do you believe an elected official who's constiuency is over 80% Black...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2004

Nmaginate ·
I think there's a convergence. Sure there are some with pure historical so-called Nationalist views... But, as far as I'm concerned (since I won't let anyone else or history define the term), Black Nationalism can still be summed up in what Malcolm X said: The political philosophy of black nationalism means that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community ; no more. The economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that our people need to be...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2004

JuneBug ·
Nmaginate said... Could not have said it better! Working toward economic independence and self healing is the tonic we need. We have to face the fact that we live in a world of White Nationalism, we have to look out for our own. The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
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Re: Black Nationalism 2004

Nmaginate ·
CORRECTION: MALCOLM X said. I just happen to believe likewise. (I won't claim those words to be mine.) Thanks for the AMEN Brother!
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's a profile of a black woman from my wife's country, Colombia, Piedad Córdoba, who is a senator and a human rights activist. She reciently survived an assassination attempt by the rightwing paramilitary death squads, and was kidnapped in 2000 by them for her human right efforts. My wife used to frequently read in the newspaper about massacres of groups of gays in her city by rightwing paramilitary groups when she lived there. It was part of what they call their "social cleansing"...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2004

Nmaginate ·
Geographic perhaps... Governmental - NO! I'm reserved to the opinion that you can't fundamentally change the system within the system. What about the cities where Blacks aren't in the "majority"? What about politics on a national level as well as the state and local? Are those arenas to be forfeited because by the dictates of the current system we can only hope to "influence" and not "control" them as they relate to every Black life?It doesn't preclude any of that per se. Matter of fact, it...
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

sergeant ·
But WHO was it that WAS doing the singing and dancing mbm? And there ARE celebrated black coaches, singers, actors, stars, musicians, idols, miss americas, politicians, religious leaders, secretary of states, and throughout EVERY facet of life we are there. Again, never would you see that in a 'racist' society. And frankly, I do not believe in 'equal' opportunity, since that tends to leave out the aspirations, talents, and enthusiasm of the best and brightest amongst us. What the goal SHOULD...
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

MBM ·
1. 2. Please justify the two statements against each other. Why are you so willing to acknowledge these human frailties, but not racism? There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: It Doesn't Look Like We've Lost Jobs, in fact a gain of 2.6 million MORE jobs under Bush!

JuneBug ·
Exceptions or what happens to only a few via good fortune, extraordinary talent or was actually treated fairly because of their qualifications. SGT said regarding exceptions.... SGT said: Rule or what is happening the most to the majority in the real world: JuneBug said: There is a contrast of what is happening in the job market when you compare whites and blacks of similar backgrounds. As I said:.. The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
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Re: Revisiting Rwanda and the death of 800,000 Tutsi's

Faheem ·
Part four.. As Habyarimana continued to negotiate with the opposition under international pressure to reach a settlement, his plane (a gift from President Mitterrand of France) was show down, killing him and everyone on board. Within an hour of Habyarimana's death, roadblocks were put up throughout Kigali as militia and death squads preceded to kill moderate Hutus, including the prime minister, whose names were on prepared lists. Then the death squads went after every Tutsi they could find,...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
Jim: Interesting points, all. However, let me give you a taste of being a white contractor trying to get business in the City of Philadelphia. I can't. Do you know why? 1. Minority set-asides, known as "MBEs", or Minority Owned Business Enterprise set-asides. As long as you are a certified MBE, regardless of your financial status, you qualify. Mayor Street's millionaire black friends benefit from this, as do wealthy black contractors. 2 Women set-asides, known as "WBEs", or Women Owned...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
Kweli: I'm not getting angry. I don't think set aside programs should exist, that's all. Affirmative action and set aside programs are simply another name for racial discrimination, which I ahbor in any manner, regardless of what race suffers from their existence. I also cannot comment on your DOL study, as I'm not familiar with it's details. By the way, where does your "10%" figure come from? Could you please post a link to both that and to the DOL study to which you refer? "White...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Kweli4Real ·
Les Apt, You seem to prove my larger point with your, "I'm a White guy. Yet, I haven't been in business for 30 yrs, like some of the other businesses in my field. SWo I haven't seen the benefits of 30 yrs of networking, like older business owners have. It's more of a 'the rich get richer' circle ..." My point was/is, the blind eye White businesses turn to losing a majority of opportunities to White businesses for non-competitive reasons; while zeroing in on AA/Set-aside programs, that...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
seen the benefits of 30 yrs of networking, like older business owners have. It's more of a 'the rich get richer' circle ..." My point was/is, the blind eye White businesses turn to losing a majority of opportunities to White businesses for non-competitive reasons; while zeroing in on AA/Set-aside programs, that constitute a relatively small percentage of the opportunities, as the evil that is to be stamped out.[/QUOTE] I said nothing of the sort. I said that newly-established subcontractor...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Les Apt ·
I'm here, NMag. Get used to it. So, you're saying that State-sponsored racial discrimination is OK, even it if IS condoned by White politicians? I see. So, racial descrimination is OK when it favors blacks. Nice hypocrisy. Again, thanks for answering my questions to Kev; I'm sure he appreciates your attempt to run roughshod over his discussion. So, seeing as how you've decided to butt in, please enlighten me on how the issue of slavery (130+ years ago), and all the wrongs associated with it...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Nmaginate ·
Okay... Then where is your fervor to eliminate the EVIL of cronyism in White-FACE? You are motivated by your WHITE SELF-INTEREST. Admit it and move on... Otherwise, let's see you oppose as Kweli has offered, legacies and all manner of centuries old WHITE CRONYISM! (Your disproportionate silence is all too revealing....) NEEEXXXXXXXTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What Does An Endorsement Do?

Nmaginate ·
E.R. I wouldn't call myself SAVVY either but here goes... With Unions... the whole endorsement deal has a little more meaning and hope for influence or recognition for its members than perhaps the constituents of another endorsing Politician... Nevertheless, it's all about voters of a particular persuasion having influence with a Front Runner. Unions definitely want an administration that will favor policies to help increase and at least maintain the benefits its members have, if not push...
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Re: Hmmmmm....MARS or RACIAL EQUALITY.

00Negro ·
I'm gonna stray a little from the topic of this post, but I think more money should be spend on environmental studies. I think we should worry more about our own planet than "neighboring" planets. Money spent in environmental engineering research, public health, and other related areas will directly benefit a lot more people than the few politicians and NASA employees that benefit from this. My $.02 (BTW, I'm not a hippie ) Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -Napoleon ...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

ThaWatcher ·
I'll provide proof that non-voters are the biggest complainers- scroll up to the 1st post in this thread! The Seniors reap the benefits of their powerful voting block every year, why? Because politicians realize that they need the senior block to win. When the senior block elects an official, said official is indebted to them to advance their agenda. Blacks not voting is detrimental because it gives us no representation in gov't and no one to advance our agenda. Guess what Faheem, while...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Faheem ·
MBM, interesting points here are my answers. 1)I believe as Noah noted that our increased participation is always offset by increased participation from other communities. There is nothing harmful in our increased Participation but because we want different things and view things different than most the other demographics, there is a better chance that our increased participation will mean little or nothing. 2)The Jewish community is able to exert influence because of the unity they have in...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation

soul_doctor73 ·
The Case for Repatriation: Revisited And so begins the Declaration of Independance. The 'cry' used by the founding fathers of these United States to give cause for separation from their former rulers. Now, it has become incumbent upon us to exercise this same right handed down to us citizens from those who first established this country on the principles of Truth and Justice for All. Principles that no longer apply evenly in this country as injustice, inequality, and the premeditated...
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Re: Was Aristide Kidnapped.

MBM ·
It is rather unusual that Aristide appears to have spoken to the press in CAR but apparently did not mention the "kidnapping" at the hands of the Americans. March 1, 2004 Ousted Aristide Arrives in Africa, but Final Stop Is in Doubt By MICHAEL WINES OHANNESBURG, March 1 "” Newly arrived in the impoverished Central African Republic, Haiti's ex-president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, today assailed the rebels who ousted him from power on Sunday, saying that "in overthrowing me, they have chopped...
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Re: Mankind's Most Vicious Idea

DeltaJ ·
how the greed of capitalism corrupts Greed is greed. Greed is something that springs forth in human beings, not political systems or hot toaster ovens. It is in fact an issue of morality, even to an emotional state. There was greed before capitalism, there will be greed after it as well. There was greed in Rome, and there was greed in ancient Egypt. There was greed in the Catholic Church, and the Baptist as well, and there is greed in the islamic world, and dictatorships of every flavor.
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
State's black legislators do us proud Cynthia Tucker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 03/03/2004 I am frequently heartbroken by the casual bigotry displayed by some black Americans. But not today. Members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus have made me proud by resisting a knee-jerk antipathy toward gays and lesbians. I am often disappointed by the raging homophobia of some black Americans -- a prejudice that keeps black gays in the closet and contributes to the rise of...
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Re: The terrible toll of racism in the U.S.

toussaint ·
This is the legacy of overregulation and minimum wage laws that discriminate against the lowest income workers. The writer is right- this does need to be addressed. Some of the regulations were indeed put in place to exclude blacks. They need to be stricken from the books. What were you expecting? Actually our ancestors lives and rights were devalued back in Africa where they were sold by other Africans into slavery. This is well before the founding fathers. Their lives were continually...
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Re: Good News

sunnubian ·
Ten Things That Are Right ... Education - There are 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. Family - Of the 8.8 million black families in the United States 48% of them are married couples. Home Ownership - 48% of black households own their homes. Careers - There are about 41,000 employed black physicians, 91,000 engineers, and 43,000 lawyers. Traditions - It is estimated that some 18 million African Americans take part in Kwanzaa. Black History Month -...
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

MBM ·
The Case Against Reparations Sometimes a bad idea is so pregnant with mischief that it compels our attention. One such idea is now propelling a movement to secure reparations for American slavery. The seeming simplicity of this plea is truly seductive. In skeletal form the argument looks like this: Once upon a time some white people enslaved some black people; the institution of American slavery robbed "the black community" of its inheritance; the long years of servitude produced enduring...
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Re: Why Should We Just "Get Over It"?

MBM ·
I just read the entire article and am struck by the degree to which the author must be in extraordinary pain about his identity as a white man living in a white supremacist nation. What other rationale could there be to explain the pathologically flawed reasoning that he presents. It's really quite a funny piece of work. Slavery is everyone else's fault but white America's. White folks are the saviors of the world. White folks actually freed the Africans by bringing them here to America...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

Faheem ·
The questions now becomes what are the qualifications one need to head up the NAACP? If Russell is qualified than so is Sean Combs being that he has done damn near everything Russell has done and been more successful at it in many ways plus he has helped Russell in all of his activism. After all it was P-Diddy that started the Vote or Die. He ran the marathon to get school supplies. I nominate P-Diddy! I do not think Russell Simmons is the least bit qualified to headup an organization like...
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Re: Support the troops....

MBM ·
People often say that those who join the military do so of free will and understand the potential for warfare etc. I can understand that argument. On the other hand, I know that the military recruits heavily in economically depressed areas. Why? Because they know that the people there have very few (if any) opportunities. I would venture to guess that a large majority of people join the military because it is one of the few opportunities to make a little something for themselves and their...
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Re: Condoleezza Rice is "anti-black" and an apologist for "white sins"

EbonyRose ·
Govt. Crackdown Sows Fear in Zimbabwe Thu Jan 20, 2:16 AM ET By ANGUS SHAW, Associated Press Writer HARARE, Zimbabwe - A government crackdown on dissent is deepening Zimbabwe's climate of fear ahead of parliamentary elections due in March. Security forces shut down bars and businesses perceived as hotbeds of opposition. Police punish a careless remark about the nation's autocratic leader with a stint in jail. Undercover cops eavesdrop on conversations in cafes and buses. "What we are seeing...
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Re: The Voting Rights Act

kresge ·
Paid for by the Republican National Convention
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Re: The Voting Rights Act

AudioGuy ·
Now all they have to do is disenfranchise those who are eligible. Wallace changed his tune because he had an attack of guilt. He knew he was going to die, and had to clear his conscience. IMHO. ALL democrats. I don't think that I need to say anything about C.T., and C.R. does not advise the prez, she does his bidding. What alliances are they looking to make? Who would want to ally with them? They are political has beens who hold no power what so ever. Armweak is once again shown himself to...
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

Momentum ·
Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez LOL What a dayum shame, wow, has the NAACP sunk that low? Frankly I have little respect for Russell Simmons he is a fraud if I ever saw one, he is not married to a black woman. He certainly have made millions PROMOTING the distorted views of rap, gangsta rap songs and videos that is presented to our young people and have done damaged to the community. I for one will not respect anyone who have profited off the black community that way, just my personal...
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Re: Your views on capital punishment

EbonyRose ·
Yes. George W. Bush, who as Governor of Texas proclaimed that there were no innocent prisoners on death row. And all the other like-minded "tough on crime" politicians who, despite the fact that record numbers of innocent folk are being released from prison at this time, refuse to acknowlege that the system is flawed and should be overhauled ... just to name a few more.
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Re: The Reality of Poverty in 2005

Sandye ·
American politicians are far too concerned with stealing the natural resources of other countries to be worried about some people of color living in horrific conditions. They don't care about the poverty in this country. The federal minimum wage is so low that none of us could survive on it. There are people right here in this country working two-three jobs to keep a sub-standard roof over the heads of their children. I feel you, MBM, about the global plight of the world, and it breaks my...
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Re: Tulsa race riot survivors petition for reparations

MBM ·
Time to fix riot's wrongs Sunday, March 13th, 2005 To white folks back in the day, it was Niggertown. To black folks during that same time, it was The Black Wall Street. It was the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Okla. And the gap in perception is the frame of the issue that might be decided ultimately by the U.S. Supreme Court: reparations. Reparations make sense when one can demonstrate that one has suffered a loss. That is not the case for most black folk who, when they hear politicians and...
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Re: Your views on capital punishment

ricardomath ·
Foes of Death Penalty Making Gradual Gains in Africa By MARC LACEY Published: October 20, 2004 The New York Times Vanessa Vick for The New York Times Edmary Mpagi served 18 years on death row in Uganda for the murder of a man who in fact was alive. AMPALA, Uganda - The worst thing about death row at the notorious Luzira Maximum Prison outside Kampala is not the grim physical conditions, although Edmary Mpagi, who knows the place well, says they are grim indeed. Nor is it the bad food or the...
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Re: Any Thoughts About The Schiavo Case?

Vox ·
I'm kind of the same way. But my main reason for not being sure how I feel is simply that it shouldn't be any of my business. Now, Congress has made it my business, and I think these people are as hypocritical as can be. They're involved now because they want to "defend life," but where are they in the Sudan/Darfur situation? Where are they in the Congo? The only aspect of this case I have an opinion on is that the federal politicians who have gotten involved in this nonsense should be...
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

HeruStar ·
If we can't be perfect, we could at least be better. We expect more from ourselves because we KNOW better. I'm all for hip-hop and the gangster lifestyle. It needs to be slightly modified as far as direction, but the hip-hop and gangster system has done more to unite our people as well as other races, than any other system that our intellectuals, politicians, and spiritual leaders could create. What the system needs is to be slightly diluted with "edutainment", so that our mothers and...
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Michael ·
Well Kweli4Real, ....go for it. With all your proficiency in law, I'm willing to bet, that neither you, nor any followers of any reparations for slavery movement will collect anything substantial, be it tomorrow or one thousand years from now. Either way the reparations for slavery movement is dead! The Leonard Deadwyler case being one vivid example, to which no one, including the government is going to volunteer incriminating evidence to hang themselves. During the 60s, Ambulance chasing...
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Re: Jesus = God .... Huh?

HeruStar ·
Why did you ignore the quotations around lost? I put them there for a reason. I thought that quotations weren't always taken so literally, my mistake. Even still I reserve my right to think metaphorically. Nimrod campaigned and Christ campaigned. What do politicians do? They win the hearts of the people. (notice no quotations this time) Why would Christ have to win our hearts if he is Sovereign? When did He lose our hearts? How did He lose our hearts? Maybe you should ask these questions...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
ER I welcome your constructive criticism and curiosity, in my free moments I have spent this day formulating a response to your questions. Forgive me as I have a few things to say before I get to your request. In essence, the points I am about to present characterize both the economics and politics of the hip-hop generation, which I might add includes all of today's young people, not just hip-hop artists. My initial interest in replying to your response has heightened after reading Kresge's...
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Re: No Child Left Behind Underfunding Spurs NEA Suit Against Bush Administration

Kevin41 ·
* To think they were serious when they voted for bush in the first place...it is sad when your OWN thinking causes YOU problems........ Inside the Revolt Over Bush's School Rules The reddest of all states is leading the charge against No Child Left Behind By AMANDA RIPLEY/ SALT LAKE CITY, SONJA STEPTOE/ SALT LAKE CITY Most Americans don't know about the Utah War of 1857-58. President James Buchanan sent thousands of federal troops into the desert to install his own, non-Mormon Governor. The...
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Re: Mexican leader criticized for comment on blacks

Kevin41 ·
*Business as usual in terms of the perception of blacks others try to gain their sense of self-adequacy with. As long at immigrants (Illegal and Legal) can help the white power structure (W, Big Business and Special Interests) make money, it will be allowed. People do not come to a country where there is not work...hell, half of the politicians had illegals as nannies and gardeners and all types of jobs.....what would make us think their business cronies do not have the same thing in mind?
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

IRONHORSE ·
Nmaginate, the only bullshit I see in this forum is the dump truck full of it in your obnoxious, snobbish, conceited, big-headed, obtuse responses. Who the hell are you and who died and left you lectern of the universe? YOU AIN'T NOBODY! You want proof of the fact that a black man was one of the first endentured slave owners, that not only owned blacks, but owned white endentured slaves--as a means to pay for their passage from England to America--I would have taken the time to copy and...
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