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Hey y'all!!!! Nmaginate provided a link that was entitled Personal Responsibility is a Two Way Street . Very informative....as usual. So, I decided to pay a visit to my "unusual" haunt....a website called http://www.gavsv.com. This is normally a Georgia high school athletics website, but the site administrator decided to create a "politics" forum. This particular forum is frequented by the usual hick horde who have very questionable ideologies pertaining to race. I copied and pasted the article and the responses were typical. Out of about 70 or 80 responses to me, not ONE white person believed that personal responsibility is a two way street. Don't believe me?? Check it out......

http://mb9.scout.com/fgavsvfrm49.showMessage?topicID=10800.topic

Notice how they respond when confronted with their obligation to take on personal responsibility for the things that come from their community. Very interesting.

Peace.

Oh well.......
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They don't even understand the concept of members of their community having any problems. It is just as many of us here have tried to explain to the pig pilers who agree w/big mouth, stupid azz Bill Cosby - we do not own social dysfunction. Ergo, there is no way humanly possibe to eliminate crime, out-of-wedlock births, etc. from our community. Social ills are found in every ethnic and racial group, but for some reason, plantation psychosis still affects too many of us and we dutifully pull out the flog and begin yet another round of enthusiastic self-flagellation whenever someone says to do so.

I'm certain your experiment can be repeated over and over again with the same results, because as far as white folks are concerned the only problem they have is us.
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They don't even understand the concept of members of their community having any problems


How could they? Their obsession with Individualism requires that they view every act as the act of an individual. Except when viewing or comparing themselves to other groups, e.g., non-white folks; then every positive act of a white individual is representative of the whole of the white population, while writing off negative acts to aberrations of the individual.

Conversly, they ascribe the negative acts of a Black individual to the whole of the Black population; while writing off the positive acts wholely to the individual.
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Originally posted by Kweli4Real:

How could they? Their obsession with Individualism requires that they view every act as the act of an individual. Except when viewing or comparing themselves to other groups, e.g., non-white folks; then every positive act of a white individual is representative of the whole of the white population, while writing off negative acts to aberrations of the individual.



Too true... too true! Rugged individualism all the way, until it's inconvenient for themselves or they need to properly categorize another group.
IMO, the most important paragraph of Tim Wise's piece is --

"Thus, not only do Cosby's words not let whites off the hook, the spirit of his comments actually require us to be even more deliberate about taking responsibility for that which we have some control over: namely, white racism, and the discrimination that takes place in institutions that we control, every day."

The solution/stategy is group power + institutional power + voting power + economic power = power.

Organize one effective think tank that effectively addresses our needs:

1. Education
2. Shelter
3. Food
4. Clothing

And Power Will Come!!!

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"Black Labor, White Wealth" -- Claud Anderson, Ed.D. -- yep its 11 years old and how many have truly read, absorbed its pertinent facts...

©Fine1952/2005
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