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AAs are ashamed of their blk side b/c of AFRICANS!

Brits have committed genocide and rape. America bombs the Middle East killing thousands of people. Both of these nations have a history of killing. Brits do not feel ashamed of themselves for what Americans do and Americans don't worry about what Brits do. Ghana and Senegal are very peaceful nations that hardly have any tribal warfare. Nigeria is an emerging nation with one of the biggest economies in Africa. Do they have problems that need to be fixed ? Of course they do. That doesn't mean that I should be ashamed of my ancestry or heritage. What that does mean is that I should want and expect better from these nations because we are linked just as I would from my own community.  (Jun 25, 2013 | post #44)

African-American

AAs are ashamed of their blk side b/c of AFRICANS!

immigrating somewhat into = integrating somewhat into  (Jun 24, 2013 | post #42)

African-American

AAs are ashamed of their blk side b/c of AFRICANS!

As far as your issues with Africans, I don't buy it. While Japan is doing well, several Asian nations like Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam are definitely not doing so well. Japanese don't feel they should be ashamed of their Asian heritage. British people are not ashamed of their whiteness because of problems in Eastern Europe. Indians are not ashamed of their heritage because of problems in Bangladesh, Pakistan or Sri Lanka. Yet, you claim to be part of a group of black people whose achievements far exceed everyone else's (a very stereotypical American statement)but issues in Africa make you ashamed of your heritage ? Sorry, doesn't make sense to me. What happens in Nigeria doesn't influence the way I see my Caribbean heritage or my appreciation for my blackness.  (Jun 24, 2013 | post #41)

African-American

AAs are ashamed of their blk side b/c of AFRICANS!

This thread and this post above are the reasons why people think that Americans live in a bubble whether they are black or white. Something you may not realize is that in almost every society, immigrants who do not leave end up immigrating somewhat into the mainstream culture, or at least, their children do. Black immigrants in the U.K. adopt parts of the U.K. culture. Black immigrants in Canada do the same thing. The fact that black immigrants integrate into the AA community in America is very normal and should be almost expected. The reason educated AAs (not all) are accepting of other blacks is because some of them travel and realize things that people such as yourself do not. For example, in Toronto, the majority of blacks here are Caribbean and African. When I met some AAs in university in Canada, some blacks such as myself accepted them as part of our community. These AAs are not going to be like you because they have met blacks from other parts of the world who are willing to accept them. Take note of these pictures below: http://2.bp.blogsp ot.com/-DiXVa0zjV- E/UHW8soPkaJI/AAAA AAAAE6U/WgnkfDQaHl g/s640/kwame-nkrum ah-and-martin-luth er.jpg http://www.blogcdn .com/www.luxist.co m/media/2008/12/32 45479.jpg There is a reason MLK had no problem associating with African and Caribbean men who he realized were just as accepting of him as he was of them.  (Jun 24, 2013 | post #40)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

But black businesses are growing at a faster rate than Hispanic ones. Point I'm making is, you can look at it from either side but it really comes down to how you define "doing better."  (May 12, 2013 | post #79)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

This is interesting because in certain states, AAs are doing better than Hispanics and in other, they aren't. I wonder if anyone ever looked into why blacks are performing better than Hispanics in Georgia and New York but are performing worse in places like Arkansas and Minnesota ?  (May 12, 2013 | post #74)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

This article deals with the City of Rochester alone. Not the entire U.S.  (May 12, 2013 | post #73)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

Just on this article alone, I see a problem. Black business are growing at TRIPLE the rate. Hispanics are growing at DOUBLE the rate. So how are Hispanics doing better ?  (May 12, 2013 | post #72)

African-American

Is it self hate if black men like Somali/Ethiopian/Eritre...

This must be an American thing if it is true (which I doubt). In Toronto, we black guys see Somali and Ethiopian women every day but I don't see us chasing them. Maybe African guys do but Caribbean and Canadian black guys ? Not really.  (May 11, 2013 | post #19)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

True but back when poor black communities had regular stable families, gangs started as a reaction to what kids were facing in the ghettoes from police and their exclusion from wider society. I've watched several documentaries and read up on how the Crips and Bloods got started. Turns out back in the day, society would exclude young black men from joining groups such as Boy Scouts or any of these associations that help push young boys in a positive direction. As a result, they created their own little groups an would compete with each other. That's the origin of black gangs in L.A. Then of course, after civil rights, the destruction of the panther party by the government, drugs and irresponsible leadership from the founders of the Crips, you have the mess that the Crips are today. Also, now, the cycle of jail and gangs is so deep in these poor communities, kids are growing up without fathers because their fathers are in jail, dead, strung out or just runaways. They will never have a strong family structure and chances are, will not learn how a stable family structure is supposed to be by looking at their own house. I don't think any of this is an accident either. With all the research people have done on human psychology, I think the powers that be know EXACTLY what kind of situation is out there in these communities, why it exists and why they don't want to change it. That's why it doesn't surprise me to see cases of underachieving blacks nor does it surprise me to see some immigrants (even other black immigrants) who appear to take education more seriously than some AAs. In order for social control to work, you need to have someone at the bottom to blame all of society's problems on (crime, welfare, failing schools, etc..)and AAs in poor neighbourhoods are those people at the bottom who society continues to leave there. That means that these communities have to come up with their own solutions and not rely on the government to help them.  (May 11, 2013 | post #57)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

See discussions like this I like. Rather than the black vs white vs hispanic thing which I find does not deal with the real problems because race is not a determinant for how one will behave. There are other factors. While I don't know if I agree that whites commit their crimes solo given the fact that there are many gangs which have predominately white members (Hells Angels, Aryan Brotherhood, etc...), I do agree that gang culture and the whole mentality of "I'm rolling with my crew, putting in work and never snitching" is sending a lot of black men to jail. And since prisons are money making establishments and cheap labour, the wider society is not going to put any real resources behind ending gangs. I don't care what anyone says, if the U.S. can go overseas and find terrorists hiding in caves, it can definitely eliminate gangs on its' own soil. The powers that be do not want to end gangs as the existence of these gangs benefits them. Men involved in these gangs have to decide for themselves to get out of this life and often that means leaving their comfort zone.  (May 11, 2013 | post #53)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

In the U.S., incarceration rates mean "I didn't have enough money to afford a good lawyer." It is known that black men go to jail for things others don't. That being said, in knowing this, a lot more black men should be doing what they can to avoid crime and ever having to associate with police. I know that's what I do.  (May 11, 2013 | post #49)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

Interesting. So when whites were complaining about Hispanics committing crimes and raised the "white crime rate", there was no guy from Arizona talking about how much better they are doing than blacks I'm guessing right ? It is interesting how blacks and Hispanics are played against each other in the U.S.  (May 11, 2013 | post #44)

African-American

HISPANICS doing better than BLACKS

A person from Detroit would have said "blacks are doing worse than hispanics. I've even seen this trend when I lived in Detroit...." You didn't I don't have to prove you wrong. Right now, logic is on my side as you have no links. If I told you that martians want to attack earth, would you sit there researching to prove me wrong or would you say "until you have proof, I'm not going to take you seriously" ? I said that as today is a slow day, I MAY decide to look it up but the burden is not on me to prove or disprove what you said. You are the ones claiming to have researched these "facts." And yes, that is my opinion until I have reason to believe otherwise.  (May 11, 2013 | post #34)

African-American

Charles Ramsey is a liar and a Crackhead

Okay, so after reading the Angel Cordero and Charles Ramsey story, I don't know what the OP is complaining about. 1) Angel Cordero is clearly Afro-Dominican. Look at his features. In the U.S., he is black. 2) Charles Ramsey called the police and helped the woman. He just wasn't the only person involved. Angel also helped. If anything, both these men should be respected. No offense to decent Americans but what is it about your country that makes people behave this way ? Charles helped, Angel helped, a woman is safe. This is supposed to be a good thing and recognized as such.  (May 11, 2013 | post #36)

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