Who says I am a man? Xenophobia and sexism in one post? I would never defend Britain's history. It's extremly ugly in parts. But I think they call your comments irony coming from a US citizen (if indeed you are). Your own history, past and present, is as bad or worse. But whose history is worst is not really the point is it?

 

And my whiteness is indeed irrelevant but I was asked several times to tell who I was. So I did and expected the petty response I got. If I did it the other way round I would be called a racist (correctly). But hey ho.

 

No of course I am not prejudiced. Hence my interest in the Panthers. The British and American versions. And have studied both. That's why it's upsetting to listen to distorted 'truths' about them. Without romantising them either which would be just as daft.

 

Kocolicious your honesty stings, I never heard that perspective regarding the Black Panthers. But I am going to hold on to those strong images I have of the Panthers while respecting your experience too. Thanks that was very interesting.

 

Homie asked where do they stack with other black advocates of that time? And I would say they scared the hell out of white people because white people knew that blacks should be indignant and fed up with racism and treated like second class citizens and violently handled by the police and other government authorities. I think the Panthers caused white people to show more humanity because the sight of the Panthers was a symbol of taking that anger to the next level, a level this country has never seen. 

 

It's hard to put them 1 to 10 because to be honest what did they accomplish in a meaningful way? 

 

 

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Brotha Momentum wrote:  Kocolicious your honesty stings, I never heard that perspective regarding the Black Panthers. But I am going to hold on to those strong images I have of the Panthers while respecting your experience too. Thanks that was very interesting.

 

  My pleasure my brotha.  Cuz I'm all about the truth.  And sometimes?  It ain't pretty. But!

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