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White and Wrong in Philly (Selwyn Duke)
American Thinker ^ | March 21, 2013 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 03/21/2013 1:40:04 AM PDT by neverdem

When your article inspires a big-city mayor to refer your case to a "human-relations commission," you know you've hit a nerve. And when that article is the recent "Being White in Philly" piece by liberal Robert Huber, you know it doesn't take much truth to hit that nerve.

That's the scary part. Huber's article contains mostly tepid examples of whites' negative experiences with blacks and primarily black neighborhoods, such as a Philadelphia resident whose grill was stolen from her backyard but "blames herself" for not fencing it in. Its tone is basically apologetic, absolving a drug dealer of responsibility because he was just "trying to get by" and describing the US' racial history as "horrible and daunting." Yet this wasn't good enough for Mayor Michael Nutter and his comrades. They still want Huber silenced.

Oh, they won't get what they want...at least not exactly and not yet. But, nonetheless, writes Philly.com, "In a scathing letter, Mayor Nutter last week requested that the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission consider whether the magazine and Huber deserved to be rebuked for the article." Why is this significant? Well, when we hear about Englishmen, Canadians, Australians, Swedes, or other Westerners being imprisoned or fined for criticizing Islam or homosexuality -- yes, this does happen -- guess what the instruments of their oppression are.

Human-relations commissions.

Of course, they're usually called "human-rights" commissions, and the entities that actually judge those charged with "hate speech" are called "tribunals." And they have proliferated in the West. You can bet your state has one, and your county may, too. But, no, you won't be silenced by them -- at least not exactly and not yet. We have that pesky thing called the First Amendment (for now).

But Huber certainly was rebuked. In a Monday panel discussion moderated by the...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: racism; reverseracism
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1 posted on 03/21/2013 1:40:04 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem


2 posted on 03/21/2013 1:43:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: neverdem

the left doesn’t like any of the amendments in the Bill of Rights


3 posted on 03/21/2013 1:51:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem

Philadelphia is a sh*t hole.

If you absolutely MUST be there for work, then, by all means, live in the Western suburbs and commute.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 2:15:41 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Born Conservative; airborne; smoothsailing; Dr. Scarpetta; martin_fierro; Coop; Tribune7; ...

Ping


5 posted on 03/21/2013 2:24:12 AM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

It’s a problem, this derision of whites by blacks


6 posted on 03/21/2013 2:39:00 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: neverdem

In the near future, Philly, unfortunately, will reach a point like Atlanta and Detroit where the cause of the epic failure of a truly great American city can only be attributed to contemporary black culture.
This is obvious, blatantly obvious. The sooner the remaining whites take their tax paying selves to suburban jurisdictions and leave the cities to rot,
the better.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 2:59:19 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Jack Hammer

You’re right; it is a dump. I imagine the mayor was angry about the article because it revealed what many cities are trying to cover up (because it may scare away new businesses and residents): that they have black people there. Remember the police bombing the MOVE headquarters there years ago? Even that was sanitized because the man who ordered the bombing was black.

Living next to Newark NJ, I can tell you that the article was the most inoffensive piece, obviously designed to obscure the worst parts of The Truth to be diplomatic.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 2:59:38 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Palio di Siena

“The sooner the remaining whites take their tax paying selves to suburban jurisdictions and leave the cities to rot, the better.”

Here in NJ they just place the burden on the county, so you may have to move a bit further (I don’t know much about the Philly area). Because the property taxes were capped at 2% here, a lot of city cops lost their jobs in our worst toilets (Newark, Paterson, Camden).


9 posted on 03/21/2013 3:02:13 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
About 68% of all property taxes in New Jersey go to the schools, and of that sum of substantial money (and that is a lot), approximately 35% goes to the "Abbot Districts."

Abbott districts are school districts in New Jersey that are provided remedies to ensure that their students receive public education in accordance with New Jersey’s state constitution. They were created in 1985 as a result of the first ruling of Abbott v. Burke, a case filed by the Education Law Center. The ruling asserted that public primary and secondary education in poor communities throughout the state was unconstitutionally substandard.[1] There are 31 "Abbott districts" in the state, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[2] Prior to 2011, the State of NJ did not release the total amount spent per pupil on schooling. Since the Abbott original ruling in 1985, New Jersey increased spending such that Abbott district students received 22% more per pupil (at $20,859) vs. non-Abbott districts (at $17,051) in 2011. [3] Although key proponents of the measures express optimism that continued spending will eventually help advance students performance, middle and high school students have not improved. For them, the program has been characterized as "a huge failure".[4]

So here is the translation:

- people in the hard working NJ suburbs who struggle to keep their jobs, their homes, and their communities from falling into disrepair pay the highest property taxes in the nation so that primarily minority districts in the state can get Billions of dollars doled out to them in a scam.

You can drive by schools in "Abbott Districts" and see NFL stadium lights and AstroTurf playing fields for their Junior Varsity football teams. Meanwhile, the primarily white districts in other parts of the school have had their funds stolen from them and the very homes that have paid the property taxes.

The NJ Courts have upheld this Stalinesque decision time, and time again.

This is nothing but a racial scam, and gutter racial politics at its worst.

10 posted on 03/21/2013 3:37:46 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: neverdem
If Huber's weak, insipid article provokes this degree of denunciation, one wonders what a real hard hitting truthful report of the mean streets would bring?
11 posted on 03/21/2013 3:51:57 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Palio di Siena

no way Palio,
I’m going to sell off my countryside home and move my family to Philly so we can take advantage of high crime, and a populace that looks upon me and mine as “white devils”.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 3:59:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: kearnyirish2
You’re right; it is a dump.

It's much cheaper to house people that can't swing owing an automobile in nuclear target zones.

13 posted on 03/21/2013 4:07:42 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: SkyPilot

I live just north of one of the Hudson County Abbott districts (Harrison); there are few blacks there, but it has a huge Hispanic population (30 years ago it was mostly white). I know a white couple that stayed there because they have a special-needs child, and the Abbott districts have money to burn to accommodate them. Other districts there have some white residents who simply avoid the public schools like the plague.

While there are some racial indicators on the map, I believe this is a lot more about class than race. It is simply widespread wealth re-distribution, and it has cost us a lot of taxpayers (we lost an electoral vote after the last census) and businesses (which are a boon to Pennsylvania). Obama has to nationalize his communism because Red/Dem states are reeling under the exodus of productive people coupled with the influx of unproductive (or at least untaxed) illegal aliens and the run-of-the-mill mutli-generational welfare parasites.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 4:08:49 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Reeses

“It’s much cheaper to house people that can’t swing owing an automobile in nuclear target zones.”

That’s a good way to put it; welfare reform was to cut into their numbers, though (because they still have to be fed, warehoused in schools, and “policed” to protect the productive people they might molest).


15 posted on 03/21/2013 4:12:00 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: JoeProBono

Blacks need to wake up and get a clue. Whatever their leadership is doing, it ain’t working.

Try rejecting divisional politics and the “keepin’ it real” black dogma.

Either embrace traditional, conservative American culture or just blame whitey and let the downward spiral continue and intensify.

The black problem... what a drag on society, both fiscally and emotionally.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 4:16:33 AM PDT by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: GeronL
That's the major divide in this nation. The “post-modernists” who consider the Constitution and the BOR to be an impediment to the creation of their progressive socialist utopia,

And the rest of us. Many of whom will go to guns before we surrender and get on the FEMA bus to a reeducation camp.

17 posted on 03/21/2013 4:24:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: JoeProBono
No; it isn't.

You must yell, BINGO!!! (at the wrong time) for that to happen.

18 posted on 03/21/2013 4:39:05 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: SkyPilot

The old NJ joke is “Which exit?” (Off I-95).

The better question is why any producer wouldn’t get on 95 and drive south at least to the Carolinas, and never return.

I left SoCal for North Florida that way.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 4:40:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Third Person
You don't want to be anywhere in NJ on this day.

Or anywhere near a city.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Elsie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998887/posts


21 posted on 03/21/2013 4:41:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Travis McGee
Many of whom will go to guns before we surrender and get on the FEMA bus to a reeducation camp.

Could I have your address?

You've won a wonderful vacation and I need to mail your cruise tickets to you immediately.













22 posted on 03/21/2013 4:49:51 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
It won't be as easy as this, next time around.

It's 1932 in Berlin and our name is Goldstein, but this time Goldstein is armed to the hilt and there is no other place to escape to.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 4:53:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Contrary to popular belief you can shout fire in a crowded theater, but you must suffer the consequences if there isn’t one.

In this case there is a fire, but the consequence is an HRC Gestapo action.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 4:55:12 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Travis McGee
The old NJ joke is “Which exit?” (Off I-95).

It actually means which exit off the Garden State Parkway, not I-95. I-95 in New Nersey is also the New Jersey Turnpike, which has only 18 exits in the entire state. The Garden State Parkway has many more exits, and much of the northern NJ population lives very close to the parkway. Hence the "what exit" joke.

As to why more people don't leave (and many have), there are still many jobs, opportunity, and money in and around NYC, though the Marxists are taking more and more of it all the time...

25 posted on 03/21/2013 5:08:58 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Reeses

ping... The Chinese, N. Koreans, Iranians, Paki’s, Indian’s, Brit’s, French, S. Korean’s, Israeli’s, Taiwanese, and possibly others DO NOT TARGET FARMERS FIELDS.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 5:09:52 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: neverdem

This is a fine example of Communist “Show Trials” in China.

I remember Mao’s Red Guard cadre doing the same thing during the 60’s to people who innocuously stated uncomfortable truths.

They were humiliated and made to apologize.

~Before they were shot.

We haven’t reached the point of killing those who disagree, but I’m sure the left has already voiced that idea as one to ponder.


27 posted on 03/21/2013 5:12:26 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Third Person
Blacks need to wake up and get a clue. Whatever their leadership is doing, it ain’t working.

Actually, it's working perfectly, for all the reasons you cited.

28 posted on 03/21/2013 5:15:48 AM PDT by randita
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To: JoeProBono

Filth-a-delphia:
In a 2002 address at a convention of the NAACP, Street said that "the brothers and sisters are running the city. Oh, yes. The brothers and sisters are running this city. Running it! Don’t you let nobody fool you, we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love. We are in charge! We are in charge!" This observation attracted some criticism and charges of racial divisiveness.[13] emphasis mine   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Street

Well, they can have it!!
29 posted on 03/21/2013 5:22:55 AM PDT by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: neverdem
After being rebuked by the "Human Relations Commission" as being racist, then come the demands to have your editorial board and staff be "more diverse".

If you don't cave, then you are racist, and a campaign will start to discourage retail outlets from carrying your publication.

30 posted on 03/21/2013 5:28:36 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Sicon

Right, sorry, I knew that.

I’d still leave, job or no job.

Jews were still working at lots of top jobs in Berlin in 1932.


31 posted on 03/21/2013 5:33:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
That's the major divide in this nation. The “post-modernists” who consider the Constitution and the BOR to be an impediment to the creation of their progressive socialist utopia

It's the Makers vs. the Takers. And that socialist utopia hokum is a load of BS used to by the Takers at the top, the Globalist Banksters, to sell their tyranny to their minions and to the welfare moocher Takers at the bottom. The Takers then squeeze the Middle-class Makers from above and below.

32 posted on 03/21/2013 5:37:14 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: Palio di Siena

Ultimately of course, the whole US will come to resemble Detroit; the burbs will be wrecked by Section 8; then the rural communities in proximity to the crap cities; then the rural communities in between the crap cities.

But..........there’s always Canada, or Costa Rica.


33 posted on 03/21/2013 5:39:08 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: neverdem

Yo, Nutter! How many white-boys been arrested for playing “Knockout”?


34 posted on 03/21/2013 5:41:04 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: neverdem

If Mayor Nutter doesn’t want to hear their complaints, maybe whites should move out of Philadelphia.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 6:26:50 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Truth29

Eggs-zactly.

That article was milk-toast. It was true, but it held back on the raw realities of black racism.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 6:29:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: neverdem
I met a black man at the local shooting range the other day. He self identified himself as a “Republican who escaped from Chicago.” We share many life experiences including black powder shooting.
In another world, we could probably become close friends but in a world where I have to walk on eggshells and be very careful in what I say or do, I am not sure.
Really a quandary.
37 posted on 03/21/2013 6:41:25 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: neverdem
I´m suprised this thread doesn´t have about 150 comments by now.

For my part: I can state in all honesty that I have thought no harm, spoken no harm, and done no harm to anyone in my whole life on account race, color or national origin.

I am verbally slapped as a racist by a lady in my own church --- a fellow parishioner --- whenever we have even the slightest disgreement about anything, whether it be choir robes, Latin Mass, or Eric Holder.

Do I still talk to her? Not willingly, not any more. So I suppose that makes me a segregationist, too.

I pray for her well-being and redemption.

When I was in line for the Sacrament of Reonciliation last Saturday, I did see her coming out of the confessional, and her face looked serious. So maybe there´s hope --- for all us sinners.

38 posted on 03/21/2013 6:49:27 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'. " - Yogi Berra)
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To: neverdem

It is intimidation. It is what despots and criminals do.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 6:54:28 AM PDT by tiki
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To: neverdem
Here's a picture that clearly shows the reaction of the racist whites in the room who failed to celebrate the acquittal of OJ Simpson:


40 posted on 03/21/2013 9:12:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem
Huber's article contains mostly tepid examples of whites' negative experiences with blacks

That was my opinion of the article. Tepid. The most scathing comment in there is a woman from Moscow who is exasperated that we pay black people not to work and to have more and more children. He then explains it away as her lack of knowledge of our racial history in this country.

It was pretty lame.

41 posted on 03/21/2013 9:17:29 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: GeronL
the left doesn’t like any of the amendments in the Bill of Rights
. . . or much of anything else in the actual Constitution.

You would think that “the press” would favor the First Amendment, but you would be wrong. In reality the telegraph, as employed by the wire services (really by the AP, but it is the inevitable effect of any and all wire services), has politically homogenized the nation’s journalists against the Constitution. Adam Smith predicts the effect perfectly:  

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Wealth of Nations, Book I, Ch 10
The AP newswire is nothing other than a continuous virtual meeting of journalists which has been going on since the middle of the Nineteenth Century. Nothing else could have been expected to come of it, than that the members of the AP should, at least, tacitly, enter into "a conspiracy against the public.”
The AP has always been monopolistic in its practices, and was found to be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act back in 1945. It systematically suppressed competitors. But beyond that, it created a “pecking order" in journalism with itself and go-along-to-get-along journalists at the top, and truly independent journalists at the bottom.

It thereby made questioning the objectivity of its members into a taboo subject. Well, under the Constitution, Hillary had a point:

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, "We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!
Just so, we are Americans and we should question the objectivity of journalists, whether it is the Associated Press or Edward R. Murrow or any journalist! And don’t let anyone claim that journalists know so much more than the rest of us do - they know little smatterings of things that the rest of will find out soon enough, if we care about them! And if we really care about them, we are likely to find out about them faster over the Internet than we will from a member of the AP!

And we can test their historical track record - and frankly, it stinks! Whether it was the reality of Soviet penetration of the US government under the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, or whether it was the basis of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - or the malicious Nifong persecution of the Duke Lacrosse Three or the malicious persecution of white Republicans under the aegis of the baseless prosecution of “white” George Zimmerman, journalism systematically oversells itself and devalues the people who get things done.


42 posted on 03/21/2013 11:38:27 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Tupelo

I hear you Tupelo. Everything a white republican says today is racist.

I am copying what I wrote on a previous post but it is applicable here too.

“Honey, I’d rather have hot dogs tonight instead of Mexican” RACIST

“Not a fan of that Rap Song” RACIST

“They should bench (Black QB), he’s playing lousy” RACIST.

The above is all the masses here 24/7 from the MSM and the Left Side and its all they will ever hear.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 11:43:19 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: Tupelo
I met a black man at the local shooting range the other day. He self identified himself as a “Republican who escaped from Chicago.” We share many life experiences including black powder shooting.
In another world, we could probably become close friends but in a world where I have to walk on eggshells and be very careful in what I say or do, I am not sure.
Really a quandary.

It's a shame that we cannot talk about these problems realistically. Your friend showed that not all Blacks think the same although it is disturbing that he is in the minority when we see that 90% plus still think the same and generally have a "hate Whitey/America" (or whatever you want to call it). I think it would be wise for him to open up and address these issues because if something should blow, the only thing worse than being White and/or a person who is a producer to the 90% plus as a Black person who "gets it" because he is doing the "White Man thing" and seen as a sellout.

It's really bad that we have these race pimps out there shilling the same stuff for generations thinking it is still 1955. Yes, back then, the Blacks did have legitimate gripes, but we have made great progress since then. It isn't perfect but nothing really is, but to keep their influence, the race pimps act like it is 1955. We have a Black President, at least one that passes for one and that he identifies himself as that way. You would think that would clam things, bring people together and show that a Black man can be elected (well, selected, whatever) and make it to the top. I know things have been brewing for a long time but I think with the election of Bronco Bama, race relations have been kicked back to 1965 or even 1935 in many instances so I do understand your hesitation. Still your friend should realize who his true friends are because the 90% Plussers will see him as a traitor unfortunately.

I may add that the welfare state has done a lot of more harm to the Black family than even the Klan ever did.
44 posted on 03/21/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: roofgoat
“Not a fan of that Rap Song” RACIST

It almost depressed me to tears that in one generation, we have gone from the beautiful music of do-wop, 60's/70's soul and 70's funk to rap music. It's like things have gone backwards. I'd take the Four Tops and the Temptations (and many others) over what we have now and in the last 20+ years.
45 posted on 03/21/2013 12:38:28 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Nowhere Man

I was telling a friend the same thing recently. Blacks were cutting edge/pioneers for a lot of music. Jazz, Blues, Early Rock and funk/r&b. Even Rap was cutting edge in the beginning.

How the creativity became such a laughable cliche is amazing. Same videos, beats, lyrics, stupid dances for the last 15 years.

Same thing for female pop singers with the stupid, played out dancers doing the same crap behind them.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 1:36:50 PM PDT by roofgoat
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To: Tupelo
I met a black man at the local shooting range the other day. He self identified himself as a “Republican who escaped from Chicago.” We share many life experiences including black powder shooting. In another world, we could probably become close friends but in a world where I have to walk on eggshells and be very careful in what I say or do, I am not sure. Really a quandary.

Pursue the friendship and walk the eggshells as long as you have to. Your reward will be a hundredfold.

47 posted on 03/21/2013 1:48:49 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: neverdem

The original article: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2997638/posts


48 posted on 03/21/2013 1:52:23 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
For my part: I can state in all honesty that I have thought no harm, spoken no harm, and done no harm to anyone in my whole life on account race, color or national origin.

I can't claim that. In fact I have yelled out an open window to my illegal neighbors: "Go back to Mexico" and various colorful expressions when they were making too much noise. We have also helped them out, on numerous occasions, so I don't know if it all cancels out. Cordial most of the time. Yes, we live in a trailer park.

49 posted on 03/21/2013 2:16:16 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

“Ego te absolvo...”


50 posted on 03/21/2013 3:44:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Takes one to know one, and vice vera.)
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