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Quite contrary - Mary J. Blige: ...white America dominates and rules. And it's racist
Guardian Unlimited ^ | December 17, 2005 | Zoe Williams

Posted on 12/19/2005 5:24:25 PM PST by EveningStar

...but she doesn't think America's changed at all when it comes to race relations. "The blacker you are, the worse it is for you...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lightskinrules; maryjblige; paranoia; racism
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Maybe she should be renamed Mary J. BILGE.
1 posted on 12/19/2005 5:24:26 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

May I be the first to say "Shut Up And Sing"?


2 posted on 12/19/2005 5:25:30 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Defeatism may have its partisan uses but it is not justified by the facts.")
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To: EveningStar

Free boat to Africa for her.


3 posted on 12/19/2005 5:25:49 PM PST by x5452
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Just shut-up, no singing please.


4 posted on 12/19/2005 5:27:00 PM PST by SouthTexas (A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.)
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To: SouthTexas

Come to think of it, I might just like your idea better.


6 posted on 12/19/2005 5:27:49 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Defeatism may have its partisan uses but it is not justified by the facts.")
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To: EveningStar

First of all, it ain't true and get over yourself, Mary J. Blige. You are the racist; not America.


7 posted on 12/19/2005 5:28:59 PM PST by freekitty
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To: EveningStar
"The blacker you are, the worse it is for you. If you're mixed, you've got a shot.

Jealous of Mariah and Beyonce, that's all it's about. Never mind that she's hundreds of times richer than this white girl.

8 posted on 12/19/2005 5:29:38 PM PST by La Enchiladita (What Child is this, who laid to rest in Mary's arms, is sleeping ....?)
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To: EveningStar

She'd probably be on welfare if it wasn't for all the white people dishing out millions of their bucks for her garbage.


9 posted on 12/19/2005 5:30:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: EveningStar
"She was very active in the Hurricane Katrina benefits; the tragedy struck a particular chord, since it happened not that far from where her grandmother used to have her to stay, in Savannah, Georgia."

Geography is apparently not her strong suit.

10 posted on 12/19/2005 5:31:12 PM PST by Restorer (Islamists want to die. We want to kill them.)
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To: EveningStar

"Mary J. Blige: ...white America dominates and rules. And it's racist."

...

But it's okay or unspoken, the horrors occuring daily in Africa where grown men with aids are sodomizing INFANT girls because they were tricked into believing doing so will cure them of their HIV aids. Or how about how young females genitals are being snipped and cut off by the men as some weird form of control. Or how about how black on black slavery STILL exists in Africa. Better not discuss that dirty OPEN secret, huh.


11 posted on 12/19/2005 5:31:35 PM PST by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Baynative

Just looking at the corporate world around me I would say that success has less to do with the darkness of skin. It seems to have more to do with the proficiency in reading and writing English. No one will hire an employee to a high profile, high paying job if he can't communicate with the rest of the company.


13 posted on 12/19/2005 5:33:12 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: EveningStar

Mary who?

I'm so glad I don't do popular culture!


14 posted on 12/19/2005 5:34:07 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: La Enchiladita
When one mentions Beyonce, one must post photos. Her mom aint too bad either:


15 posted on 12/19/2005 5:34:15 PM PST by Clemenza (Smartest words ever written by a Communist: "Show me the way to the next Whiskey Bar")
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To: Baynative
"The blacker you are, the worse it is for you..." , she said as she climbed into her limo!

Yup, just like billionaire Ohpra

16 posted on 12/19/2005 5:34:33 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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To: EveningStar
as per Mary J. Blige:

And that's the reason why I've been considered an angry, mad, ignorant black woman in the music business."

and only in this so-called "racist" country can someone fitting the above description break away from her past and become a wealthy "whatever it is" she wants to be... there's no caste system here... where else can people break out of the social class in which they were born?

17 posted on 12/19/2005 5:35:17 PM PST by latina4dubya
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To: EveningStar
She seems to be doing okay . . . There's nothing keeping her off the "red carpet" . . . . . . other than the fact that her career has tanked.
18 posted on 12/19/2005 5:38:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Clemenza

And did I mention she's also jealous of Halle Berry? Hehe.


19 posted on 12/19/2005 5:39:31 PM PST by La Enchiladita (What Child is this, who laid to rest in Mary's arms, is sleeping ....?)
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To: Clemenza

Ah yes.

Rules are rules!


20 posted on 12/19/2005 5:39:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: EveningStar

Somebody should tell that ignorant ----- that blacks have more opportunity and success in the United States than in any other country. Just a damn shame so few of them even make the slightest effort to take the opportunity.


21 posted on 12/19/2005 5:41:06 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: EveningStar

Fame, fortune, and celebrity aren't enough for her. She's still whining.


22 posted on 12/19/2005 5:43:11 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Taxman
"I'm so glad I don't do popular culture!"

Me, too. First time I ever heard of her. How nice to know there's another ignorant twit in the world that I wasn't aware of until now.

:(

23 posted on 12/19/2005 5:43:53 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: BenLurkin

I see she like to look "white".


24 posted on 12/19/2005 5:44:32 PM PST by angcat
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To: EveningStar

Her opinions on anything are important because...


25 posted on 12/19/2005 5:46:58 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: EveningStar
I have to admit, most black folks seem to be on the other side of the political fence. I just started a new job where the vast majority of employees are black. They are wonderful and friendly and technically sharp. They are fun to be around. They are professional and hip and savvy. And then the subject of President Bush came up.

I couldn't believe it. I was drowned in a flurry of bitter invectives about the hated Bush, that Bush only went to Iraq to enrich his Enron buddies, that Bush is personally keeping bin Laden in a lavish apartment somewhere in the US, that bin Laden really wasn't to blame for 9/11 but rather the evil imperialist Bushistas, we had it coming, that Bush has bankrupted America and lied and deceived and perpetrated all sorts of evil, and yes, of course Bush doesn't care about black people. I even got an earful about the NSA eavesdropping story, "I guess now you know how we felt all along", as if the NSA has been secretly eavesdropping on black folks forever. I was stunned at the total belief in all the moonbat happy horsesh*t.

26 posted on 12/19/2005 5:49:25 PM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Sender

Sad, isn't it?


27 posted on 12/19/2005 5:52:03 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I think she should go to some other country and live (not as a wealthy person) for awhile and then come back and report. And, if she still thinks somewhere else is better, she can stay there. I don't care!
susie


28 posted on 12/19/2005 5:52:45 PM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: EveningStar

After going out to happy hours a few times with mixed company I was suprised at the blacks who shun 'nubians'.
As I recall, it was common for the house-slave parents to forbid their kids from playing with the field-hand slaves.
I'm sure its only blacks buying her music anyway.


29 posted on 12/19/2005 5:53:09 PM PST by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors, don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: freekitty

Note that she is crying to the foreign press.


30 posted on 12/19/2005 5:53:40 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Come to think of it, don't the Mexicans strive to have children with lighter skin? I heard not too long ago that they abhor darker skin.


31 posted on 12/19/2005 5:54:15 PM PST by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors, don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: EveningStar

Another candidate for French citizenship.


32 posted on 12/19/2005 5:54:36 PM PST by caisson71
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To: latina4dubya

It does make one wonder what her definition of racism is.
susie


33 posted on 12/19/2005 5:54:59 PM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: EveningStar

White America rules.


34 posted on 12/19/2005 5:55:59 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw
I'm sure its only blacks buying her music anyway.

You forgot the sarcasm tags. Seriously, there are folks here who will call you racist.

35 posted on 12/19/2005 5:56:16 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: bboop

See post 35.


36 posted on 12/19/2005 5:59:10 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: brytlea

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.' -- Lewis Carroll ..


37 posted on 12/19/2005 5:59:21 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw

we are never without hope... its just how you frame it

maybe she needs to save a horse by riding a cowboy

change those jeans girl!


38 posted on 12/19/2005 5:59:58 PM PST by jackson29
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To: EveningStar

forgot the sarcasm tags

OOPS! You're right! My Bad!


39 posted on 12/19/2005 6:03:59 PM PST by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors, don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: EveningStar

Well a lot of black women are racist in that they dont like the lighter skinned girls. Jealous?? I dunno , the black men seem to like them ok. Maybe she should have a talk with
Morgan Freeman?


40 posted on 12/19/2005 6:23:03 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The alphabet channels --spying for the enemy.)
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To: EveningStar
I don't hear her bitchin' about the bling bling she earns in the US. I wish I was as "black" as she is.
41 posted on 12/19/2005 6:27:23 PM PST by manwiththehands ("Merry Christmas .... and Happy New Year ... you can take your seat now ...")
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To: manwiththehands

I can't deny that racism doesn't still exist because it does. I just doubt that Ms Bilge has to sit in the back of the bus, that she has to go to a separate restroom, that she is denied the right to vote, etc...


42 posted on 12/19/2005 6:36:48 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: popdonnelly

"Fame, fortune, and celebrity aren't enough for her. She's still whining."

...

laughing... hey I'm a white American. I would be grateful to get one third of the money Blige blows on her lavish wardrobe. My fancy bedspread with five decor pillows can't even hold a candle to her glitzy glad rags.



43 posted on 12/19/2005 7:02:40 PM PST by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw

"As I recall, it was common for the house-slave parents to forbid their kids from playing with the field-hand slaves."

....

The reason couldn't have been because the field workers refused to rub their hands with aloe hand moisturizing cream at the end of the day sold at Bath Bed and Beyond? Nah, couldn't have been that reason.

(sarc)


44 posted on 12/19/2005 7:06:28 PM PST by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Mary who?


45 posted on 12/19/2005 7:35:21 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: EveningStar

I say boycott the so called acting and singing world, I have been doing it for years.


46 posted on 12/19/2005 7:51:43 PM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

LOL
susie


47 posted on 12/19/2005 9:12:57 PM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: EveningStar

As long as humans are human all sorts of isms will exist. In the US motivated people don't sit around and worry about it. They make something of themselves. And if they are kind as well they try to help others pull themselves up as well.
susie


48 posted on 12/19/2005 9:14:50 PM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw

Yes, Mexico is very color-coded, light (being considered better) to dark. I bet this is common worldwide. I know it is in the black community.


49 posted on 12/20/2005 6:03:11 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: brytlea

WEll said!


50 posted on 12/20/2005 2:57:44 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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