Black and mad

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I'm mad. Let me qualify that - I'm black and mad. The mad I'm talking about I inherited from generations of black people before me.
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Tom H

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White voters, let's remember that Obama supports slave reparations. We are not responsible for slavery, and yet, Obama plans to use taxpayers' money to satisfy black resentment. Let's be very careful for whom we vote!!!

“The enemy is in our camp.”

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Tom H wrote:
White voters, let's remember that Obama supports slave reparations. We are not responsible for slavery, and yet, Obama plans to use taxpayers' money to satisfy black resentment. Let's be very careful for whom we vote!!!
Did you read somewhere that he plans on doing this, or that he agreeded with it only? To do that would take an Act of Congress, which BTW will not happen.
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I never understood all of the "black anger". But I am white, so I would not be expected to since being white automatically makes me rich, and hence everything has always been handed to me on a silver platter without even asking. I never lost a job because I was the wrong color (or gender), I was never the target of violence in school just because I was white.(Please note the sarcasm) Unlike all blacks, I have not gone through life with hound dogs snapping at my rear end that all of us white people release each and every day.
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Kid Shaleen wrote:
I hate to have to keep bringing this up, but as a "whiteAmerican" I would say please fit in or please get out. O
As another white-American, I just politely request that you shut up. "Fit in?" What is this, high school?

People, who think that criticizing the U.S. is some strange mortal sin in which the person criticizing should leave the country, need to open their minds a bit. Blind patriotism is the stuff dictatorships are made of. The ability to protest, be angry, criticize and fight to change is what makes this country great. The fact that we don't have to match up to the status quo and that we can challenge those in power is a critical part of who we are as a nation. So the Pastor said dumb things, so do many evangelical pastors (Falwell and Dobson, for example). I am white and I am mad at the close-minded mob mentality of so many critics of Obama in the U.S., and I'm not even an Obama supporter!
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My god and white folks truly do believe they are the "intelligent" race. Yep, the post to this commentary surely does prove how smart white folks really are. You should all be proud.
Tom H

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Dienne wrote:
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Source, please?
Please do your own research as I've done mine. I'll be surprised to find out what he very quietly supports.
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BDD wrote:
I never understood all of the "black anger". But I am white, so I would not be expected to since being white automatically makes me rich, and hence everything has always been handed to me on a silver platter without even asking. I never lost a job because I was the wrong color (or gender), I was never the target of violence in school just because I was white.(Please note the sarcasm) Unlike all blacks, I have not gone through life with hound dogs snapping at my rear end that all of us white people release each and every day.
Obviously you did not hear the speech: "n fact, a similar anger exists within segments of the white community. Most working- and middle-class white Americans don’t feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race. Their experience is the immigrant experience – as far as they’re concerned, no one’s handed them anything, they’ve built it from scratch. They’ve worked hard all their lives, many times only to see their jobs shipped overseas or their pension dumped after a lifetime of labor. They are anxious about their futures, and feel their dreams slipping away; in an era of stagnant wages and global competition, opportunity comes to be seen as a zero sum game, in which your dreams come at my expense. So when they are told to bus their children to a school across town; when they hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed; when they’re told that their fears about crime in urban neighborhoods are somehow prejudiced, resentment builds over time."
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Tom H wrote:
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Please do your own research as I've done mine. I'll be surprised to find out what he very quietly supports.
In other words, you can't prove it. You're scared s***less that, OMG, we might have a BLACK!!! president, that you're willing to repeat any and all garbage you hear about him. I bet you believe he's Muslim too, right?
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Tom H wrote:
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Please do your own research as I've done mine. I'll be surprised to find out what he very quietly supports.
you'll be
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You know why I get angry?

Becaue it is completely unacceptable to be white and angry. And when I read things like this - that is what I get (and white is what I am).

The double-standards are unbelievable and (in a world where equality is the goal - so they so) UNACCEPTABLE!!!

I'm sick and tired and reading articles about how I just don't understand. Well you know what - neither do you! You weren'ta slave and your parents weren't slaves.

The Jews have risen above the Holocaust. The Japanese have risen above Hiroshima. I, as a Catholic, have risen about the Romans feeding my anscestors to the lions. But for some reason, African Americans can't seem to rise above ANYTHING!!!

You vilify people like Bill Cosby; call him an Uncle Tom and call him a sellout - all because he tells the truth. And you glorify people like Rev. Wright - because he 'tells if like you wish it was'.

And yes, Obama summed it up.'It cannot be washed away." But you know what, it can be "moved beyond". But it has to start in the black community.
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By the way - my issue with Barack Obama is not his color. It's the company he keeps. We teach our children this very important lesson when they are going up - and damnit, we should lead by example.

For some insane reason - I believe the people that are in charge of this country should love this country.

And there is nothing I have heard from Barack that says he loves this country. Unless you consider sitting down with the leader of Iran a gesture of that love.
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Dienne wrote:
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In other words, you can't prove it. You're scared s***less that, OMG, we might have a BLACK!!! president, that you're willing to repeat any and all garbage you hear about him. I bet you believe he's Muslim too, right?
I could, but I won't. If you, in the past, haven't taken the time to read articles on his background and aspirations, I'm not going to dig them up for you. And no, I'm not scared of his color, but I'm scared of his agenda, and any reasonable white person should and many are now. Thank you Rev. Wright!!
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True story wrote:
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LOL...your god ain't gonna be there for you forever, cause wealth is your god anyway...idiot.
Get the f*ck away from us already.
Who's your "god"? Farrakhan? Jackson? Sharpton?
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MDJ wrote:
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You are a fool and you're ignorant! Mentally, you will never grow and be able to move forward. If you have to resort to calling black people negroes. You are suppose to be against black ignorance and you suggest in your threads. But your dumbazz, don't even get it.... that you are on the same level.
You DO know that the NAACP says "colored people",
in it's name...
and you are aware that UNCF is UNited NEGRO college fund?
Talk about ignorant, damn, pay attention in those
FREE college classes.....
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Frank wrote:
You know why I get angry?
Becaue it is completely unacceptable to be white and angry. And when I read things like this - that is what I get (and white is what I am).
The double-standards are unbelievable and (in a world where equality is the goal - so they so) UNACCEPTABLE!!!
I'm sick and tired and reading articles about how I just don't understand. Well you know what - neither do you! You weren'ta slave and your parents weren't slaves.
The Jews have risen above the Holocaust. The Japanese have risen above Hiroshima. I, as a Catholic, have risen about the Romans feeding my anscestors to the lions. But for some reason, African Americans can't seem to rise above ANYTHING!!!
You vilify people like Bill Cosby; call him an Uncle Tom and call him a sellout - all because he tells the truth. And you glorify people like Rev. Wright - because he 'tells if like you wish it was'.
And yes, Obama summed it up.'It cannot be washed away." But you know what, it can be "moved beyond". But it has to start in the black community.
If it's "completely unacceptable" to be white and angry, how do Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, Savage, O'Reilly, Imus, etc., etc., all make such fine livings being white and angry?
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BREAKING NEWS:

Racism in the United States is the new Al Qaeda.

Osama Bin Laden is so proud of us!!!
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People of color, colored, black. Is black the absence of color??
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Frank wrote:
By the way - my issue with Barack Obama is not his color. It's the company he keeps. We teach our children this very important lesson when they are going up - and damnit, we should lead by example.
For some insane reason - I believe the people that are in charge of this country should love this country.
And there is nothing I have heard from Barack that says he loves this country. Unless you consider sitting down with the leader of Iran a gesture of that love.
For me, it's not even the company he keeps (well...it is to some degree) it's his lack of experience. Why are'nt people getting that. And if you don't like him, you're racist. I would vote for Colin Powell in a heartbeat. STOP THE INSANITY PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
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wow what a long way to go. wish the founding fathers had done away with this problem when we had the chance. instead south carolina wanted to keep the fields plowed and hijacked thr vote. slavery continued another 100 years and we americans killed each other during the civil war. look at the post above we still hate and distrust one another. i am an american if you cut me i will bleed.
QMR

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I think the only time that all races in this country was equal was on 9/11.

Maybe another event like that has to happen for us to realize that we are all Americans.

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