Forum suggestions for civil debate

Forum suggestions for civil debate

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#1 Jan 17, 2010
Feel free to post your suggestions of guidelines we should voluntarily follow to promote open, honest and civil debate.

1. Don't label people unless they label themselves.
Don't call them stupid, racist, or any number of vulgar or antagonistic names.

You can say someones comment is stupid, or racist or something similar... but never call a person any of those things.

It's insensitive and inflammatory and creates no good will... nothing positive will become of it.

It nothing positive comes from something you are doing... quit doing it.

I might also add... saying someone is ignorant... is not necessarily a bad thing... we are ALL ignorant of something.

You should also enlighten the person you are calling ignorant... it's your civic duty.

LOL
concerned citizen

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 17, 2010
I just need to ask you about the 62 year old black rapper on American Idol the other night whose song was "His pants on the groung, his teeth all gold, and his cap turned to the side and his pant on the ground". Would you call that racist? This was a very honest and open 62 year old black man trying to have a reaction from the younger blacks in the way they dress and talk. I call this a very brave man.

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#3 Jan 17, 2010
concerned citizen wrote:
I just need to ask you about the 62 year old black rapper on American Idol the other night whose song was "His pants on the groung, his teeth all gold, and his cap turned to the side and his pant on the ground". Would you call that racist? This was a very honest and open 62 year old black man trying to have a reaction from the younger blacks in the way they dress and talk. I call this a very brave man.
I'm sorry that I missed that.
LPresident

Montgomery, TX

#4 Jan 18, 2010
concerned citizen wrote:
I just need to ask you about the 62 year old black rapper on American Idol the other night whose song was "His pants on the groung, his teeth all gold, and his cap turned to the side and his pant on the ground". Would you call that racist? This was a very honest and open 62 year old black man trying to have a reaction from the younger blacks in the way they dress and talk. I call this a very brave man.
i loved it!! wish he wasn't past the age limit!! i bet we hear more from him!! probably at the final show!!
OneDay

Pasadena, TX

#5 Jan 18, 2010
LOL, then you missed a great performance!! Watch The View today....I hear he is suppose to be on there with another performance.

I saw an interview where he said he wrote the song because he's saddened that the young black boys/men of today are disgracing all that the older generation did & was able to accomplish, i.e. marches with MLK, etc.

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#6 Jan 18, 2010
I found it here--->XXYOUTUBE-KT1wdjlby FcXX

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#7 Jan 18, 2010
concerned citizen wrote:
I just need to ask you about the 62 year old black rapper on American Idol the other night whose song was "His pants on the groung, his teeth all gold, and his cap turned to the side and his pant on the ground". Would you call that racist? This was a very honest and open 62 year old black man trying to have a reaction from the younger blacks in the way they dress and talk. I call this a very brave man.
I would not call it racist... but he IS pretty brave.

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#8 Jan 18, 2010
Please...be kind and support your local Paramedics. They are plenty busy enough these days.
OneDay

Pasadena, TX

#9 Jan 18, 2010
Heavy Fed wrote:
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I would not call it racist... but he IS pretty brave.
In my opinion, it's not a brave move. I would say more a right since he, as others, have worked very hard to get the US to acknowledge the black race with respect. To have the younger generation come along and deteriate all that they have worked for is, I suppose, a slap in the face. I am not of the black race, therefore, that is the way I see it.

I say...hats off to you General for speaking to your race in one of the ways they understand, music.

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#10 Jan 18, 2010
OneDay wrote:
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In my opinion, it's not a brave move. I would say more a right since he, as others, have worked very hard to get the US to acknowledge the black race with respect. To have the younger generation come along and deteriate all that they have worked for is, I suppose, a slap in the face. I am not of the black race, therefore, that is the way I see it.
I say...hats off to you General for speaking to your race in one of the ways they understand, music.
LOL

Careful there OneDay, race is a touchy subject.

There are plenty of other people that are not black that dress the same way.
OneDay

Pasadena, TX

#11 Jan 19, 2010
Heavy Fed wrote:
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LOL
Careful there OneDay, race is a touchy subject.
There are plenty of other people that are not black that dress the same way.
LOL, point taken Heavy however those that you refer to are nothing but looser WANNABEs. They didn't start the pants trend because they are nothing more than "followers".

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#12 Jan 19, 2010
OneDay wrote:
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LOL, point taken Heavy however those that you refer to are nothing but looser WANNABEs. They didn't start the pants trend because they are nothing more than "followers".
Are you SURE you know WHO started that "trend"?

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/Heav...

Little Rascals "Our Gang" photo!
OneDay

Pasadena, TX

#13 Jan 19, 2010
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Are you SURE you know WHO started that "trend"?
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb176/Heav...
Little Rascals "Our Gang" photo!
The real question is are YOU sure. Because the "trend" was started in the Pens/prisons by rappers aka the blacks in the 90's. Better dbl chk your facts first Heavy.

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#14 Jan 19, 2010
OneDay wrote:
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The real question is are YOU sure. Because the "trend" was started in the Pens/prisons by rappers aka the blacks in the 90's. Better dbl chk your facts first Heavy.
Did you check out that photo?

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