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548 days ago.
by absolem
Kendall78
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Racial Group Guilt

This is just to gauge how you feel about racial group guilt when it comes to politics and cultural topics. Has the media or any organization ever made you feel that you couldn't debate about the topic of race because of the specific race you belong to?

 
 

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Kunectdots

PS Let me take you out to Cutler or Barnett Ridge and introduce you.

Posted 1007 days ago.

Kunectdots

Maybe you're just unfortunate and have a bunch of Whiners for friends, oneill!

I've had Black friends my whole life and I don't hear squat from them about what your pushing.

Posted 1007 days ago.

Kunectdots

I grew up with them, went to school with them, worked with them and reside with them now. In my over half a century experience, local Blacks don't seem to be oppressed to me.

Here's a little ditty, of which many locals are unaware. During the Carter era, a local chemical plant sent recruiters from Parkersburg, WV to Canton, Ohio to encourage Blacks there to seek employment here and several did. Meanwhile, there were many qualified White applicants that were walked around by that company in order to meet the federally mandated hiring quotas.

YES SIREEEE! That right there exemplifies classic oppression at it's finest!

Posted 1008 days ago.

Kunectdots

Just for all you "Race Baiters" out there. You're about as helpful and effective as any Master-Baiter.

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Posted 1008 days ago.

moderation

How 'bout the people in the u s congress,greek, are they getting along? They represent the people of all the states

Posted 1008 days ago.

Kendall78

Well, it couldn't be any ol white person...it would have to be a celebrity like Oprah. Everyday stupidty by an unknown person doesn't matter to the media.

Posted 1008 days ago.

Kendall78

Oprah said, "There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die".

Is she right? In essence yes but could she have said it better...oh yes. Most beliefs and prejudices that are obsolete in a society will creep about as long as the previous generation does. Obviously she doesn't mean that one should hope old people will die or anything like that.

Posted 1008 days ago.

Kendall78

Yes it's nice to see the free advertising that an award-winning music and film producer, columnist and author can get out of you R1KRA8 but what are your personal thoughts about the topic?

Posted 1010 days ago.

Kendall78

@R1KRA8- is there a point you would like to make?

Posted 1010 days ago.

Kendall78

Not exactly "racial group guilt" but this quote from a letter to the editor at N&S is the kind of crap I'm talking about, "Not one Muslim has spoken out against 9-11 and many other attacks, and now they are planning a 1 million man march on Washington to show our abuse of them."

I've known many Muslims that were horrified by what happened. What does these people want? All Muslim-Americans to go on tv and give some kind of proclamation that they don't agree with what happened on 9/11?

I guess after that we can have all Americans of German heritage to publically denounce Nazism afterwards.

Posted 1100 days ago.

luvthesouth

wash my wife-beaters and bring a fresh Pabst Blue Ribbon to me while i relax in the lazy-boy on the front porch while waitin' for my disability check to roll in. ain't life grand!

Posted 1124 days ago.

luvthesouth

fred it is nice to know that you think of me. i had hoped it would not have been attached to those particular traits. nonetheless, your class-disparity reason has a slight flaw in that even in "high-class" you can have zero class. to me it is more of a character issue. one does not need money to have manners and an amicable demeanor. the problem people have with stereotypes, such as the one you espoused, would be more legitimate if they were not perpetuated and continued by people. the lines between prejudices and preferences get blurred by those that feel they are above the act but are oblivious to their own "prejudices". i have them and you have tehm...it seems to depend on what is socially acceptable at the time as to who is the bad guy (or girl or whatever surgery has made you). btw, have a chat with charlie rangel....i find the term "Cracker" offensive unless it is offered with a bowl of soup, chili, or chowder. well i gotta go get my baby-mama to wa

Posted 1124 days ago.

Kendall78

@Fred- I can tell you that this thread wasn't started as ,"a handy outlet for racists who want to say racist stuff but don't want anyone calling them "racists"". Rural folk like you and I know better.

Posted 1126 days ago.

Kunectdots

oneill - Why don't you invite your buddy, The REVEREND Jesse Jackson, over so you two can work on the problem (you'll have to make sure he's not strategizing about how to remain looking pious while explaining a extra-marital child AGAIN).

I would suggest you include The REVEREND Al Sharpton, but I figure by know his antics could even embarrass you.

If they haven't yet, wait till enough people make the connection between Sharpton, the promotion of L'il Wayne by a company that Sharpton has a financial stake in, L'il Wayne's promotion of a 'buzz' concoction (know as "syrup" or "Lean") and that Trayvon Martin had two-thirds of the ingredients to make on his person at the time of his death.

If I were Al Sharpton, I'd prefer that information went unnoticed too.

Posted 1126 days ago.

BeRight

Raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs. Nobody forces them to do that, again, it is a personal decision. A Black Commentator on CNN, Don Lemon, over the weekend said that young Black men could do a couple of things to start with to start to change things: 5. Pull up your pants; 4. Stop using the “N word”; 3. Respect where you live (this includes not littering. Don said while living in white communities, he rarely saw it but living in Harlem now, he sees it all the time); 2. Finish high school and; 1. Stop having children out of wedlock.

Posted 1129 days ago.

luvthesouth

thank you Beright.

Posted 1131 days ago.

BeRight

I am pleased that you are pleased, mod.

Posted 1131 days ago.

moderation

thanks for expanding on your post beright. you identified "urban blacks", primarily,followed by latinos and Muslims, as example of "certain groups" who fuel racial discontent by way of your collective view of their societal expectations on this American society. am I in the ballpark?

Posted 1131 days ago.

BeRight

Good points, LTS

Posted 1133 days ago.

luvthesouth

beright...for some equality is not only not enough but also not what they expected. the same can be said for many things one may desire or think they deserve if nothing for the sake of mere existence.

Posted 1133 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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