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  • <--That guy 2007/10/11 20:52:03
    Yes
    <--That guy
    +3
    I can see how they would be in America. They and the Native Americans have been more oppressed than anyone else. Since it's part of their history, I can understand why racial issues hit more close to home with them than they would with the white majority.

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  • AMARANTH 2009/08/18 15:38:52
    Yes
    AMARANTH
    yes,because i'm a mixed color of,african-amarican,white,
    jamacan,and a little bit indian.people find it so funny abuot how even though i'm black'i'm so light.so yes i think blacks are more sentitive to racial issues. indian people funny abuot blackim light blacks sentitive racial issues
  • G19G22AR15 2009/08/02 05:01:40
    Undecided
    G19G22AR15
    What I like to know is about these other African countries. There is oppression in alot of those countries. Does anyone cry racism? NO! because it is from their own friggin race! Black people over there enslave other black people. I think it is just convenient for black people in the usa to blame whites because we are white..Good job, people. Keep up the racism calling(sarcasm)
  • airiq 2009/03/31 03:42:41
    Yes
    airiq
    BLACKS STILL HAVE TO FLYYYY TO GET TO PLACES A WHITEMAN CAN JUST WALK TO
  • JJKING720 2008/05/15 07:11:59
    Yes
    JJKING720
    Who's racism directed at ?... The minority . Which race is the minority here in America ?...The Black race. Even though we gained the right to vote when Emancipated in 1863 . We were not allowed to vote until 1965..102 yrs later.... Who's the last hired , yet the first fired....need I go further ?
  • Yes
    MIZ®  ₱д₸Ɽ¡Ö₸ ₩дⱤⱤ¡ÖⱤ   †
    It's obvious they are, anyone with eyes and ears would know, and they have good right, in most cases. Though I do believe racism is becoming more and more unacceptable even though many seem to choose to ignore that fact.
  • Jwalden --- Constitution Party 2008/02/20 20:23:45
    Yes
    Jwalden --- Constitution Party
    [at the risk of being offensive]
    Links to black history.
    http://www.law.nyu.edu/davisp...
    http://www.law.nyu.edu/davisp...
    http://www.law.nyu.edu/davisp...


    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/a...
    http://www.justiceatthegate.org/


    Many of the black parents insist that their children remain with a victim mentality. And certain 'black leaders' continually bring up the slave issue as if blacks were still in chains.
    Frederick Douglas, George Washington Carver and others did not let the past enslave them.
  • airiq Jwalden... 2009/03/31 03:24:41
    airiq
    +1
    at the risk of sounding offended these were mullatto's living in a time when they could pass as white amongst whites
  • Jwalden... airiq 2009/03/31 06:43:48
    Jwalden --- Constitution Party
    yes, i understand and agree that that matter occurred. From the pics I have seen, Some of these men could not have passed for white too easily.

    ---copy and paste on the word ----
    http://www.urbandictionary.co...
    mullatto halfrican american mutt biracial black
    mullatto isn't defined yet, but these are close:

    http://dictionary.reference.c...
    –noun 1. the offspring of one white parent and one black parent: not in technical use.
    2. a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.
    –adjective 3. of a light-brown color.
    -----------------------------...

    Checking some of the backgrounds of the reconstruction era, you will find some who fit the mulatto definition, we have that today as well, Some also were in office who did not meet the definition of mulatto.

    Regardless, they right to run and to vote was given to all of the people. and then stolen from the race in question. check these and tell me what you think.



    i have a couple of research polls on the era.

    http://www.sodahead.com/quest...
    United States Congress during the Reconstruction

    http://www.sodahead.com/quest...
    issues of RACIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS?

    Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875
    http://www.sodahead.com/blog/...
    Speeches of African-American Representatives
    http://www.sodahead...







    yes, i understand and agree that that matter occurred. From the pics I have seen, Some of these men could not have passed for white too easily.

    ---copy and paste on the word ----
    http://www.urbandictionary.co...
    mullatto halfrican american mutt biracial black
    mullatto isn't defined yet, but these are close:

    http://dictionary.reference.c...
    –noun 1. the offspring of one white parent and one black parent: not in technical use.
    2. a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.
    –adjective 3. of a light-brown color.
    -----------------------------...

    Checking some of the backgrounds of the reconstruction era, you will find some who fit the mulatto definition, we have that today as well, Some also were in office who did not meet the definition of mulatto.

    Regardless, they right to run and to vote was given to all of the people. and then stolen from the race in question. check these and tell me what you think.



    i have a couple of research polls on the era.

    http://www.sodahead.com/quest...
    United States Congress during the Reconstruction

    http://www.sodahead.com/quest...
    issues of RACIAL JUSTICE & CIVIL RIGHTS?

    Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875
    http://www.sodahead.com/blog/...
    Speeches of African-American Representatives
    http://www.sodahead.com/blog/...

    please dig through these links and give me your thoughts

    http://www1.law.nyu.edu/davis...
    http://www1.law.nyu.edu/davis...
    http://www1.law.nyu.edu/davis...

    nyu edudavis httpwww1 law nyu edudavis httpwww1 law nyu edudavis
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  • Kanaka Rican - Now's the ti... 2007/10/15 19:04:39
    No
    Kanaka Rican - Now's the time for ACTION
    I think if you get offended easily, no matter what race you are...you are just going to get offended. I'm Puerto Rican and if I got sensitive every time I heard a joke about PR's....well, what ever. I believe in love, laughter and joy....I won't even waste my energy on even trying to get offended by some dumb statement.
  • Smokey Kanaka ... 2007/10/15 19:06:46
    Smokey
    I would never say anything against Puerto Ricans. I don't want to get stabed. :)

    I'm just joking, besides, Puerto Ricans are "Brothers & Sisters" too. The slave ships stopped there as well.

    Eric
  • Ginnypoo 2007/10/12 20:34:38
    Yes
    Ginnypoo
    Some black people see race issues where there aren't any..........because they have been 'trained' to expect to be treated badly they see it in the tiniest thing, real or percieved.
    It's like when you think someone doesn't like you, you read things into all they say, when they probably don't feel that way at all. You see what you want to see.
    True, there is real predjudice and evil intent out there, just not as often as some think.
  • Smokey Ginnypoo 2007/10/12 20:39:06
    Smokey
    Ginnypoo,

    I remember this one time I went out to eat and the waitress was treating me so badly. She never came by my table and checked on me to see if I wanted water, my food was cold, and she didn't smile. I swore up and down, because I was the only Black there, that she did it because of my race.

    Before I paid my bill, I informed her that I was disappointed in my service. She immediately apologized and began to cry. Guess what? She had to finish up serving tables so that she could go home and fly to see her family out West. She got news that her father died.

    Do you see how I jumped the gun thinking it was one thing?

    I gave her a $20 tip.

    Eric
  • windinyourhair 2007/10/12 06:56:40
    Yes
    windinyourhair
    people are usually very prideful about their heritage, and wouldn't you be more touchy about racist comments if your relatives went through slavery? I know I would.
  • Wicked (Holla Back Boy) 2007/10/12 04:01:57
    Undecided
    Wicked (Holla Back Boy)
    I'm not trying to be mean, but I think a lot of it is over reacted. Yes their are racial issues out there, but seems to me that a lot of them are just over exaggerated. Which takes away a lot of time to take care of the important issues, and the real ones. I think the same way about stupid law suits too. O.o suing for a cop of "Hot" coffee style ones.
  • Wicked ... Wicked ... 2007/10/12 04:02:27
    Wicked (Holla Back Boy)
    *waits for all the negative reply's being this is a race topic.
  • Smokey Wicked ... 2007/10/12 14:22:18
    Smokey
    Wicked,

    You're not going to get a negative reply... that's your opinion. :) I appreciate you sharing it. I'm not one of those people that will scream racism without thoroughly checking things out.

    Eric
  • Wicked ... Smokey 2007/10/12 15:25:12
    Wicked (Holla Back Boy)
    Oh I wasn't talking about you. There was a few other polls on here that involved race type stuff. Oh man was that ever a mistake. too many immature people got on and it was nothing but an insult fest. Glade to see your poll seems to be making it for now.
  • Modena Bobena's Mommy 2007/10/11 22:31:38
    Yes
    Modena Bobena's Mommy
    Yes, I think so. I have led a life that has really lacked in diversity. The diversity I have had the opportunity to experience is largely latino.

    I have had a few African American friends. They seem to have very bad experiences here that I honestly have a hard time processing. I think there is a lot more racism here than we "white folk" are able to see.

    I don't think it's like (we picutre )it is down south, people running around in pointy-hatted togas, with pitchforks, torches and crosses. I think it's very subliminal for many people.

    I also think that subliminal deal is blameless. It's not our fault (God i hope I am not one of them) it's because in the 80's, growing up here, there were litterally three AA families that went to my school. I was very close to the girls my age in two of them (the girl in the other family kicked my ever loving ass in 7th grade ha ha ha).

    Our primary experience with AA's was either the cosby show, or violent movies that portrayed blacks as thugs, murderers, rapists and drug addicts.

    Is it racist to cross the street cuz you see a group of young, black men coming at you in the dark? Probably is, but do we/they really have the ability, the experience to know any different?

    I had a very rude awakening about my community recently in the tre...
    Yes, I think so. I have led a life that has really lacked in diversity. The diversity I have had the opportunity to experience is largely latino.

    I have had a few African American friends. They seem to have very bad experiences here that I honestly have a hard time processing. I think there is a lot more racism here than we "white folk" are able to see.

    I don't think it's like (we picutre )it is down south, people running around in pointy-hatted togas, with pitchforks, torches and crosses. I think it's very subliminal for many people.

    I also think that subliminal deal is blameless. It's not our fault (God i hope I am not one of them) it's because in the 80's, growing up here, there were litterally three AA families that went to my school. I was very close to the girls my age in two of them (the girl in the other family kicked my ever loving ass in 7th grade ha ha ha).

    Our primary experience with AA's was either the cosby show, or violent movies that portrayed blacks as thugs, murderers, rapists and drug addicts.

    Is it racist to cross the street cuz you see a group of young, black men coming at you in the dark? Probably is, but do we/they really have the ability, the experience to know any different?

    I had a very rude awakening about my community recently in the treatment of my African American friend. I am honestly embarassed that she feels the way she does. She has since moved back to California. It's our loss really, she's a wonderful, strong, black woman.
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  • Smokey Modena ... 2007/10/12 14:29:22
    Smokey
    RU4reele,

    People get the word prejudice and racism confussed. Everyone is prejudice. We pre-judge people sometimes by the way they act or look. No matter what color you are, even black, and you see a group of Black men walking towards you in the dark, you pre-judge them for being "thugs" or "murderers." Funny thing is, 9 times out of 10, they aren't doing anything wrong. :) They could be business owners, professional men that are hanging out with their boys. But because how the media and our society depicts us, a group of black men hanging out is not good.

    Racism is an ACTION word. If you saw a group of black guys hanging out and you shot at them, prevented them access to stores, or promotions, now you're a racist.

    Understand?

    Eric
  • Modena ... Smokey 2007/10/12 14:48:13
    Modena Bobena's Mommy
    VERY well explained, thanks!
  • Teedee 2007/10/11 21:18:28
    Undecided
    Teedee
    +1
    I've always been around a mix of people..seems everyone has issues .. blacks,whites,muslims,jews..and the list goes on. Why cant everyone just get along?
  • Smokey Teedee 2007/10/11 21:20:49
    Smokey
    +2
    Okay Miss Rodney King. :) Unfortunately this ain't "Never, Never Land," and we won't be singing "We are the World," no time soon. :)

    Eric
  • Teedee Smokey 2007/10/12 02:18:00
    Teedee
    Aint it a damn shame..
  • sluggostalker 2007/10/11 21:09:39
    No
    sluggostalker
    +2
    i personally think everyone is getting too sensitive!yes there are nasty people out there who think nasty things,but instead of marching and going on tv giving this a**hole his 15 minutes of fame we should all just socially exile them!cast them out! they dont belong with upright walking beings!dont let the rest of the world hear thier opinion!
  • Smokey sluggos... 2007/10/11 21:13:01
    Smokey
    Interesting comment.
  • Roadscholar 2007/10/11 21:02:28
    Undecided
    Roadscholar
    Smokey,

    I'm honestly not trying to be obtuse here - but I'm not sure what you mean by "racial issues".

    If you mean "Do I think that black people tend to get more upset over injustices that are committed against other black people compared to how white people react to injustices committed against other white people?" then the answer is probably yes and with very good reason considering the way that they've been .

    If you mean "Do I think that black people are more likely than white people to see the racial implications of certain situations" then I would say probably not.
  • Smokey Roadsch... 2007/10/11 21:07:32
    Smokey
    Interesting,

    I'm a military brat and a veteran myself, so I've had the opportunity to see different people and enjoy the diversity America has to offer. Saying that, I found that some of my White friends seem not to understand some of the struggles I may encounter. For example, I've driven through my parents "hood" which is an upscale maily ALL white community. When I used to visit with my out of state tags, the cops would pull me over (DWB driving while black) until my father went down to the Police Chief and told them who I was and not to harrass me.

    Or, I went into a store and the owner followed me every where. My Hispanic friend who is a Lawyer told me last night that when he walks around on the weekends unshaven and wearing jeans, people treat him differently.

    Understand?
  • Roadsch... Smokey 2007/10/11 21:30:12
    Roadscholar
    Yes, I understand perfectly. I've never been where you are, though, so these events probably don't have the same emotional impact for me.

    I will tell you though that as a teen in a small southern town I had an extremely turbulent life, and I was pulled over several times when I'd been doing absolutely nothing wrong except for spitting in that cop's son's face at school (and he deserved it!) I have also been followed around in stores (I thought it was probably because of the teased hair, wild make-up and metal gear - but it was still based on appearance). These events made me feel bitter and mistrustful of our society, but I didn't associate them immediately with race (duh - probably because I'm white!)

    I guess my point is that almost everyone probably experiences this sort of discrimination at some time or another, and it's not always based on race. But I also see your point (and am proving it right now) that maybe white people aren't as sensitive to certain racial issues as black people are.

    I want to add that I've just discovered that we have a bit in common as far as our basic life experiences. How neat is that? Military life is actually a pretty good "melting pot" as far as that goes.
  • Roxi Roadsch... 2007/10/11 21:29:28
    Roxi
    Inner city black people will see anything the NOI wants them to see!
  • <--That guy 2007/10/11 20:52:03
    Yes
    <--That guy
    +3
    I can see how they would be in America. They and the Native Americans have been more oppressed than anyone else. Since it's part of their history, I can understand why racial issues hit more close to home with them than they would with the white majority.
  • chilton~T~ 2007/10/11 20:44:01
    Yes
    chilton~T~
    +1
    I think African Americans are more sensitive to racial issues pertaining to their race. The African Americans I hang around with make comments about people of other races, too. In fact, a few (not all) make comments about women in Muslim clothing that we see around town. We got in a semi-argument about it because someone defended the Muslim women.
  • Smokey chilton~T~ 2007/10/11 20:45:18
    Smokey
    chilton,

    O man, please don't leave me hanging.... what did you guys talk about? What was the argument about Muslim women?
  • chilton~T~ Smokey 2007/10/11 20:54:36
    chilton~T~
    +1
    Okay....comments were made that I don't want to repeat but the term used was 'sand-*****' (and others) Sorry, hate that word. Some of us feel it's their business how they dress based on religious views. This was women walking on our local college campus, single and living here out of country, away from family.
    The other comments made were about African nuns in traditional garb......it got kind of ugly.
  • Smokey chilton~T~ 2007/10/11 20:59:18
    Smokey
    Oh, you must live in Michagan? Am I right? Well, I understand why some people look at other people the way they do. It's not right, but I understand. Listen, in order for the military to make me a fighting man, they motivated me to call my enemy bad names. If you de-humanize someone, you don't have feelings for them.
  • chilton~T~ Smokey 2007/10/11 21:02:02
    chilton~T~
    +1
    No....deep South....lol! I know the military does that; I understand doing that in wartime. You have to let go of those prejudices, though. How about the African nuns? No wars there.
  • sensitivea chilton~T~ 2007/10/12 02:14:56
    sensitivea
    I think that white people tend to stick together better than most blacks.I see it everyday at the work place ,on the street .Meaning they look out for each otherso much most of them don't have to travel down the same roads as a black person.Some might be poor and have had bad times ,but never true hardship(.sensitivea)
  • Roxi 2007/10/11 20:27:02 (edited)
    No
    Roxi
    +3
    No! Are you kidding me! Just google the hate crimes and you'll know just how violent black people have become. This is the result of the "cult of victimization" instilled in black people of today by the likes of Al Sharpton and the NOI! The NOI is nothing but a black supremist, islamofacist, terrorist group and Al Sharpton is its puppet! Louis Farrakan counts as his associates some of the top leaders of the KKK, The White Aryan Resistance, the Order, among others! These people get along because there basically is no difference in their philosophy. The only difference between Farrakan and Hitler is his skin color and the fact that there aren't as many blacks in America as there were Germans in Germany! Sharpton is his puppet! This vermin crawls out from under his rock to cause chaos and instill rage and fear in whites and blacks alike. His involvement in lies, hoaxs, race-baiting and flame-fanning and manipulation of the liberal media is deplorable and disgusting. I don't see this man marching down no ghetto streets burning down crack houses and throwing gangs out of our neighborhoods, I don't see him encouraging people to have a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility or encouraging young people to take responsibility for their own actions? No! Because that is not his jo...
    No! Are you kidding me! Just google the hate crimes and you'll know just how violent black people have become. This is the result of the "cult of victimization" instilled in black people of today by the likes of Al Sharpton and the NOI! The NOI is nothing but a black supremist, islamofacist, terrorist group and Al Sharpton is its puppet! Louis Farrakan counts as his associates some of the top leaders of the KKK, The White Aryan Resistance, the Order, among others! These people get along because there basically is no difference in their philosophy. The only difference between Farrakan and Hitler is his skin color and the fact that there aren't as many blacks in America as there were Germans in Germany! Sharpton is his puppet! This vermin crawls out from under his rock to cause chaos and instill rage and fear in whites and blacks alike. His involvement in lies, hoaxs, race-baiting and flame-fanning and manipulation of the liberal media is deplorable and disgusting. I don't see this man marching down no ghetto streets burning down crack houses and throwing gangs out of our neighborhoods, I don't see him encouraging people to have a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility or encouraging young people to take responsibility for their own actions? No! Because that is not his job. His job is to help create a weak, ignorant, violent culture that Farrakan can rule over and dominate. This man thinks nothing of blacks who kill whites randomly and with impunity! Since the NOI does not believe that white people are human but "blue-eyed devils" created by "Dr. Yacub in a laboratory their lives mean nothing to him. But neither do black lives. Him and his ilk are DESTROYING black people! and we need to wake up and realize this! He works in cahoots with White surpremists to sit down and plan how to divide up this country. Hello! no one is going anywhere! I believe this man is trying to start a race war in this country! This man is stark raving mad!! This is a man who calls Hitler "wickedly-great". Hitler is a man he can admire! This man is a dangerous meglomanic who has proclaimed himself "Allah", and the Messiah! He's crazy and those who follow him will only end up crazy too or dead! These people have their own agenda that don't include what's best for the black community only what's best for the kingdom they are trying to create! I hate these people! I hate them with every fiber of my being. These people need to die! As for blacks being sensative to racial issues, don't make me laugh, blacks today don't seem to be sensative to anything but the wims of Sharpton and the Demon Farrakhan. Blacks have become their little tin soldiers that will "riot on command". Between Sharpton, Farrakhan and the Democratics black people don't stand a chance. I thank God every day that I don't live in a large urban area around a whole lot of blacks. I hate to say it but I no longer trust or feel safe around my own people, I do not no what it is like to have a "victim" mentality. I was just not raised that way and I have no tolerance for people who are like that. I have no patience for the "cult of victimization" and the "blame game" . I also don't speak PC! The NOI would kill me! That's why I live in Tucson, AZ around whites and hispanics, and vote Republican!
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  • Smokey Roxi 2007/10/11 20:33:26
    Smokey
    +1
    Roxi,

    I'm a registered Republican but I wouldn't equate Al Sharpton to Adolf Hitler. That's crazy!Louis Farrakan has said some things I've disagreed with, but back in the 60s when the White Police were running wild beating up innocent Black people, I was proud of the saying, "By any means necessary!" If you hit me, I'm going to hit you back!

    There's not many Blacks that kill Whites. Unfortunately, many of our crimes are against each other.

    Roxi, and if you'd tone down and bit and slow down, you'd realize that NOT ALL Blacks are bad.

    You sir, give a BAD name to good WHITE Republicans. I need to stop because we all belong to the HUMAN RACE. If the party had more people like yourself, I would tear up my Republican card and be an Independant.

    Your attitude is actually why Blacks in numbers aren't Republican!
  • Roxi Smokey 2007/10/11 20:54:19 (edited)
    Roxi
    +1
    I am not saying all blacks are bad. But two in particular are very bad. You need to do a little googling and a little research into what kind of organization the NOI really is and under stand what their goals are. Then you may understand what ,particularly since the Tawana Brawley hoax, and other orchestrated disasters, these people are trying to do to this country and to blacks in particular. Do not buy into what they say. These people are false prophets they are out for their own agenda to the detriment of black people. Look up some of the incidents Al Sharpton has been involved in. Google some of the people Louis Farrakan associates himself with. Google the Zebra murders in California in 1973-74 and the "Death Angels". Farrakan had Malcolm X assassinated because Malcolm called Elijah Mohammad on his devient sexual behavior and drunkeness, when Malcolm went to the Middle East he discovered that what the NOI was teaching was not the truth. He also was going to expose the connection between the NOI and the KKK. The KKK helped the NOI acquire hundreds of acres in GA in the name of "preserving racial segregation"! One of his long time associates has been Tom Metzger, leader of the White Aryan Resistence! This is a man who believes he is a God he wants his own kingdom! If we allo...
    I am not saying all blacks are bad. But two in particular are very bad. You need to do a little googling and a little research into what kind of organization the NOI really is and under stand what their goals are. Then you may understand what ,particularly since the Tawana Brawley hoax, and other orchestrated disasters, these people are trying to do to this country and to blacks in particular. Do not buy into what they say. These people are false prophets they are out for their own agenda to the detriment of black people. Look up some of the incidents Al Sharpton has been involved in. Google some of the people Louis Farrakan associates himself with. Google the Zebra murders in California in 1973-74 and the "Death Angels". Farrakan had Malcolm X assassinated because Malcolm called Elijah Mohammad on his devient sexual behavior and drunkeness, when Malcolm went to the Middle East he discovered that what the NOI was teaching was not the truth. He also was going to expose the connection between the NOI and the KKK. The KKK helped the NOI acquire hundreds of acres in GA in the name of "preserving racial segregation"! One of his long time associates has been Tom Metzger, leader of the White Aryan Resistence! This is a man who believes he is a God he wants his own kingdom! If we allow them these people will surely lead us down a highway to hell that'll make slavery seem like a cool day under a magnolia tree! Oh, BTW, that statement "by any means necessary"--this was a statement Malcolm X made before he was thrown out of the NOI. He did change his philosophy after he discovered what the NOI was all about. Then he ended up dead!
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  • airiq Roxi 2009/03/31 09:30:47
    airiq
    again look at the vids i posted its not just that we want to feel victimized its that we are

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