Let's Review The Facts Since The Race Wars On Here Won't Go Away

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Henry Attah

United States

#3 Jan 10, 2013
Rhonda isn't black. You're playing right into his trolling.

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#4 Jan 10, 2013
Henry Attah wrote:
Rhonda isn't black. You're playing right into his trolling.
Bingo!!! They fall into the trap everytime. That's how stupid they are !

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#6 Jan 10, 2013
Independent Thinker wrote:
Ok since Rhonda wants to keep the race thing going lets get to the facts on blacks in this country plain and simple.
It is proven fact Blacks commit more violent crime ie: Murder, Rape, Assault, and Robbery per capita at over 4 times as their white counter parts, exception being murder where is blacks commit at 8 times higher rate than whites. These stats can be found anywhere on the web or FBI crime stats.
As for wealth according to prospect.org a non profit study group the average household net worth for whites is 90,000$ and for blacks a sad 6,000$ yeah that's right an 84,000$ gap in net worth's. Now Since whites on average earn only double what blacks do how come whites net worth is over 14 times that of blacks?
Now lets cover some Family stats. 56% of black kids are raised in a single mother household as opposed to 16% for whites. Also Blacks that do marry are 40% more likely to divorce than whites.
Finally Education, only 50% of blacks graduate high school in this country as opposed to 80% for whites.
Now that we have the comparison of the races out of the way no matter what stories or news articles one can find about the other race maybe just maybe this forum can be used for more constructive things.
There's a whole lotta history left out in terms of WHY and HOW things may be this way.

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#7 Jan 10, 2013
There are "2805 [documented] victims of lynch mobs killed between 1882 and 1930 in ten southern states. Although mobs murdered almost 300 white men and women, the vast majorityóalmost 2,500óof lynch victims were African-American. Of these black victims, 94 percent died in the hands of white lynch mobs. The scale of this carnage means that, on the average, a black man, woman, or child was murdered nearly once a week, every week, between 1882 and 1930 by a hate-driven white mob" (ix).

Post-Civil War / Reconstruction Era

Thirteenth Amendment:: Ended legal slavery in the United States.

"Black Codes: Laws passed by southern states that attempted to regain control of the southern black labor force.

Civil Rights Act of 1866: African Americans became citizens of the U.S, under this statute; following this civil rights act, riots erupted in many southern states.

"In every southern state there was an assault on any activity that contested the privileges of whites or threatened to hinder white domination of the black population, including wresting the reins of political power from blacks, northern carpetbaggers, and sympathetic white southerners, known as 'scalawags'" (8).

A Portrait of the Lynching Era, 1880-1930

"The lynching era encompasses roughly the five decades between the end of Reconstruction and the beginning of the Great Depression. During these years we may estimate that there were 2,018 separate incidents of lynching in which at least 2,462 African-American men, women and children met their deaths in the grasp of southern mobs, comprised mostly of whites. Although lynchings and mob killings occurred before 1880, notably during early Reconstruction when blacks were enfranchised, radical racism and mob violence peaked during the 1890s in a surge of terrorism that did not dissipate until well into the twentieth century" (17).

"In addition to the punishment of specific criminal offenders, lynching in the American South had three entwined functions:

first, to maintain social order over the black population through terrorism;

second, to suppress of eliminate black competitors for economic, political, or social rewardsí

third, to stabilize the white class structure and preserve the privileged status of the white aristocracy" (18-19).

"Lethal mob violence for seemingly minor infractions of the caste codes of behavior was more fundamental for maintaining terroristic social control than punishment for what would seem to be more serious violations of the criminal codes" (19).

Questions:

What determined a "criminal offense"? What constituted proof? How many men were lynched based on false allegations? What about due process?

"Between 1882 and the late 1980s, the annual number of black victims grew alarmingly: exceeding ninety in 1892 and 1893. From the zenith reached during the "bloody '90s," the number of blacks killed by lynch mobs began a protracted decline over the next three decades, reaching a nadir of fewer than ten victims annually in 1928 and 1929" (29).

"Lynchings were concentrated in a swath running through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana: the region often referred to as the 'Black Belt'" (36).

"Mob violence against African-Americans served four functions within southern society during the lynching era:

to eradicate specific persons accused of crimes against the white community;
as a mechanism of state-sanctioned terrorism designed to maintain a degree of leverage over the African-American population;

to eliminate or neutralize competitors for social, economic, or political rewards; and
as a symbolic manifestation of the unity of white supremacy" (50).

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#8 Jan 10, 2013
America has had a long history of racism. Racism has infiltrated every aspect of American society and shows no sign of decreasing. This fact is more easily understood if racism is viewed for what it really is at its core: an institutional ideology. It is a misunderstanding to equate racism with the evil-minded treatment of one individual to another. Racism is more than just personal hatred. No, racism is allowed to subsist because it is fostered and maintained by institutions and government, however unwittingly. Even if individuals within groups or members of a corporate hierarchy determine that the practices of a particular institution are racist, those individuals would be hard pressed to bring about change.

When seeking to understand the state of race relations in 21st Century America, one must gain a clear picture of the nature of racism; it is the belief that one group of people with a particular biological make up is superior to other groups with a differing biological make up. Thus, these groups deemed superior are allowed to gain economic power and social dominance over the other groups considered inferior. This condition is all the more exasperating in America because of the many strides that have been made over the past decades to combat the situation. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in December 1955, and the student sit-ins in the sixties, to the Selma March in 1965 headed by Martin Luther King and the Voting Rights Act signed by President Johnson in the same year, it had been assumed that relations were moving towards improvement. With every visible stride forward, the country has still lagged behind in genuine racial reconciliation.

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#9 Jan 10, 2013
CapriceClassic wrote:
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Bingo!!! They fall into the trap everytime. That's how stupid they are !
Really, Classless? Boy oh boy. Then how stupid does that make you, Huh? You agree with "it" EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! On every single thread/post...Wow. I actually thought for a second that you weren't as stupid as you are now making yourself out to be. smh.

Make up your damn mind, Classless. Is Morality/Crotchety/(insert 40 different other names here) black or white, pretending to be black? Huh? Since you seem to know sooooooo much today...LOL!!!!

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#13 Jan 10, 2013
White race riots caused over 375,000 Blacks to leave the South and Southern border states, and flood the Northern States. Even in states as far north as Minnesota were still unsafe as riots became more of a characteristic in northern cities, than in the South. Many as refugees with only the shirts on their backs. This period in history is called "The Great Migration" In the summer of 1919 the riots. White Race Riots occurred mainly in the northern states, while individual lynching's were more common in rural areas in the South.

Blacks involved in other riots between 1917 and 1923, recalled the horrors of the East St. Louis race riot, in which 250 to 700 Blacks (or more) were massacred in the most gruesome fashion, dared to fight back. They decided it was better to fight a good losing battle, than to die like rats in a barrel. Blacks armed themselves in mass in order to defend themselves. Not to initiate attacks on whites. Blacks across the nation refused to disarm themselves when requested to do so by law enforcement and conveyed to whites, that they are ready to maintain and use arms, whether the whites liked it or not, if threatened. If such an event occurred today, Blacks would be sufficiently unarmed because of past and current gun control laws, that were enacted specifically to disarm them. We would be virtually caught like deer in the head lights.

The most recognized massacre of Blacks in mass in our time, came to light in the movie “Rosewood” in which the small Black township in Florida was destroyed and an estimated 150 Blacks were killed as the township was literally wiped from the face of the earth in 1923, and more recently revealed Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, where an estimated 300 to 3000 Blacks were killed in just 12 hours. Over 7800 were left homeless and over 17,000 fled for their lives by foot, train, automobile and horseback or any other means of transportation. Whites used crop duster airplanes nitroglycerin and dynamite to bomb and destroy over 600 Black businesses in a 35 square block area. This was the real "Oklahoma City Bombing"

Survivors of the Tulsa so called riot, that was really a massacres, have successfully gained reparations for the murderous and destructive acts of white Americans upon their ancestors. As bad as each of these events were, none before or since then equal the level of barbarity, butchery and savagery committed by white Christian men women and children, at 11:oclock am, on July 2nd 1917.“The East St. Louis Massacre of 1917”.

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#14 Jan 10, 2013
Hidden Agenda wrote:
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I kind of have to believe there are no black posters in topix. As ridiculous as the posts from the supposed black posters are it would lead me to believe its a white person trying to make black people look stupid.
OR has succeeded in showing that White people ARE stupid!!!!

“The QUEEN BEE has spoken”

Since: Aug 09

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#16 Jan 10, 2013
The history of this country is tragic on so many levels. It is heartbreaking.
roc

Rochester, NY

#17 Jan 11, 2013
CapriceClassic wrote:
White race riots caused over 375,000 Blacks to leave the South and Southern border states, and flood the Northern States. Even in states as far north as Minnesota were still unsafe as riots became more of a characteristic in northern cities, than in the South. Many as refugees with only the shirts on their backs. This period in history is called "The Great Migration" In the summer of 1919 the riots. White Race Riots occurred mainly in the northern states, while individual lynching's were more common in rural areas in the South.
Blacks involved in other riots between 1917 and 1923, recalled the horrors of the East St. Louis race riot, in which 250 to 700 Blacks (or more) were massacred in the most gruesome fashion, dared to fight back. They decided it was better to fight a good losing battle, than to die like rats in a barrel. Blacks armed themselves in mass in order to defend themselves. Not to initiate attacks on whites. Blacks across the nation refused to disarm themselves when requested to do so by law enforcement and conveyed to whites, that they are ready to maintain and use arms, whether the whites liked it or not, if threatened. If such an event occurred today, Blacks would be sufficiently unarmed because of past and current gun control laws, that were enacted specifically to disarm them. We would be virtually caught like deer in the head lights.
The most recognized massacre of Blacks in mass in our time, came to light in the movie “Rosewood” in which the small Black township in Florida was destroyed and an estimated 150 Blacks were killed as the township was literally wiped from the face of the earth in 1923, and more recently revealed Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, where an estimated 300 to 3000 Blacks were killed in just 12 hours. Over 7800 were left homeless and over 17,000 fled for their lives by foot, train, automobile and horseback or any other means of transportation. Whites used crop duster airplanes nitroglycerin and dynamite to bomb and destroy over 600 Black businesses in a 35 square block area. This was the real "Oklahoma City Bombing"
Survivors of the Tulsa so called riot, that was really a massacres, have successfully gained reparations for the murderous and destructive acts of white Americans upon their ancestors. As bad as each of these events were, none before or since then equal the level of barbarity, butchery and savagery committed by white Christian men women and children, at 11:oclock am, on July 2nd 1917.“The East St. Louis Massacre of 1917”.
The history of this country was a long hard struggle to get where we are today. You should be proud of what has been accomplished. I never thought to dwell on the past every minute of the day to purposely make myself depressed and angry. The past is what it is, there is no magic to change it. So when people say get over it, I agree. If you are letting history affect your life and personality, get therapy. That's definitely a mental issue.

There will be single individuals that always look down on others. THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE. This country is as equal as it can get and sometimes it crosses the line just to prove it is. Which is bad too, but can be managed.

If you are not getting something you want, things aren't going your way, welcome to our world. It's called life, not racism. If your actions on here are really who you are, you need to fix yourself.

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