You are dead wrong on the comment you made about the people who suffered being dead. My mom grew up in Weirton, WV and has real stories about injustice and suffering, and there are millions alive just like her.
Last edited by TerryBadway; 11-04-2008 at 11:06 AM.
Industry #2 to bite the bullet will be feminism. Any "women's rights" leader who attempts to address the country with a straight face after the shameless sexist virtual raping of Sarah Palin, all done gleefully by the liberal, tolerant, progressive left, will be a transparent joke.
i raped someone. me and some quebeckers, we did it.
let me counter with these thoughts my friend, there is a debt in this country the debt is due to every man woman and child of every creed that is a US citizen to treat them equally and fairly and not judged by 'the color of their skin but by the content of their character' that is the debt that this society created when they drafted the constitution
therfore this debt is applied to all members of this great nation, not just to blacks but to other groups as well, certainly the debt will be greater to some groups than others and it is up to this UNITED NATION to solve the debt in an equitable and fair manner that doesn't take away from any other group
I think that in theory that is freakin awesome, tell me how to do it though cuz I aint smart enough to figure it out. I don't think there is a government program that can be created to ease the racial issues per se, but hard work and revitalization of certain parts of the country will certainly help as will time. However I still think that it starts in education, poor white trash and poor black trash certainly don't get equal education as those in wealthier areas of the nation, in reality I think this country has shifted from being divided racially to being divided financially, that is our problem moving forward.
As for the idiot who referred to him as "that black boy," his name was Jimmy Carter.
those that vote for Obama only because he's black have the right to do that but its ignorant based on that one criteria, however most blacks that vote would have voted for any democrat and not just BO as I think the vast majority of black voters are democrats anyway
I appreciate that Racism and descrimination was and is real. What I do not agree on is that it warrants policy in law to hurt the race that did it, and reward the race who suffered under it. Slavery perhaps, but not racism. To me, all that does is perpetuate the bitterness, anger and other bad feelings between races by simply flipping policies, and hurting those today who did nothing wrong.
My point, as it has always been, is that equallity will never be achived through racism or racial preference policies. And while I know I get mocked by plenty here at JI as the "reverse-racism whiner", I refuse to lie. My life was hurt by affirmative action, and I will never forgive those who did it. And THAT is exactly the kind of issue I'm referring to.
African Americans make up ~12% of the population. But it seems being 12% isn;t good enough, that they need more as "payback". Not equallity, but advantage. Not fairness, but betterment of them at the disadvantage of others, disadvantage those others face and suiffer from only because their skin tone is similar to that of people 40-200 years had.
Kid today don't see things as even I did a mere decade ago. Race isn't the issue it was, and racism isn't the issue it was. as time passes, that becomes more so.
But when you have policies in place the remind everyone that the races ARE different, and must be treated differently, you defeat your own puposes of equallity. You remind (force) blacks to believe they are victims of oppression, even if they're not. and you victimize whites for crimes they never committed, hurting their lives, and making them angry and bitter and cynical about so-called equallity.
The AA issue with regards to higher education, I'm happy to say has been refined since your days of applying. I know with regards to the University of Wisconsin and with regards to the Company I currently work for, diversity candidates (Black, Latino, and in some cases Women) are placed in a different pool. This can be a good or bad thing for them, but in turn, diversity candidates have less of a potential effect on gen. pop. candidates. (I responded and went further into this in a thread you started a few weeks back).
The saddest thing about this War, though, is that the bulk of the minority populace that have taken advantage of some these programs are not the ones in the greatest need of help. Between the bureaucratic red tape of urban school boards, and the host of other distractions and fears that these inner-city school kids have to face, some of the best opportunities to advance are not put in front of them. The status-quo is not working.
Sarah Palin wasn't abused for being a woman, she was abused for being grossly underqualified for the position. If a man winked during a debate and spouted off the way she did, he would have been abused even worse. She had no command of the issues, no concept of what was important, and mady ridiculous comments from day one. Republican party truly regrets not picking Bobby Jindal or if they felt the need to go female, someone like Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
Also, the idea that racism is dead because Obama may win is silly. That's not how it works.
Just because the president is black doesn't make racist people, not racist. I would argue there hasn't been a racist president in a long time (despite what Kanye may think).
Hopefully it will give people pause before blaming racism and sexism for everything that happens, and hopefully it's not used a crutch by media sycophants like Sharpton. But don't pretend racism doesn't exist anymore.