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40-Year-Old Photo Still Makes Us Smile (A picture is worth a thousand words)
http://theblacksphere.net/ ^ | July 19,2013 | Tami Jackson

Posted on 07/20/2013 8:17:19 PM PDT by skoob2u

I thought this picture was a great reminder of the great opportunity Obama has squandered to unite our great country. I am so very tired of his divisive identity politics and contempt for America. It's hard to keep a positive attitude these days and I thought this picture provided a little inspiration for why we need to keep Obama from tearing our country apart.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childhood; identitypolitics; obama; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 07/20/2013 8:17:19 PM PDT by skoob2u
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To: skoob2u

I don’t see any picture.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 8:20:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: skoob2u
WHAT no SHARPTON nor JACKSON anywhere t be SEEN?




This Message Not Approved by the NSA

3 posted on 07/20/2013 8:22:19 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: skoob2u
In December of 2008 Axelrod promised that Osama Obama would never pass up an opportunity to exploit a crisis.He hasn't the slightest desire to do anything but inflame.Remember....community organizer...Saul Alinsky...Bill Ayers...Jeremiah Wright.
4 posted on 07/20/2013 8:22:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Neither do I.
5 posted on 07/20/2013 8:23:16 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: skoob2u

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Booker T. Washington

Wow. AMong the comments at the linked site is this quote attributed to Booker T. I thought race baiting professionals (like Obama) were a more recent creation.


6 posted on 07/20/2013 8:23:30 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Lancey Howard

ping


7 posted on 07/20/2013 8:26:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: sarasmom; Lancey Howard

it is an old black and white photo from way back when people lived in detroit


8 posted on 07/20/2013 8:32:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (IBTZ)
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To: ransomnote

How the heck did they exploit their grievances way back then?


9 posted on 07/20/2013 8:43:43 PM PDT by MNDude (The system worked!)
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To: bigheadfred

Our family photograph would be about the same. Biological and adopted - each one wonderfully made by their creator and loved unconditionally.


10 posted on 07/20/2013 8:48:55 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: bigheadfred
it is an old black and white photo from way back when people lived in detroit

Not too far back. Notice the shopping cart? Looks like a photo from the seventies to me.

11 posted on 07/20/2013 9:18:35 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Smart kids. Stealing a shopping cart, preparing for homelessness.


12 posted on 07/20/2013 9:19:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bigheadfred
That must have been before government forced racial integration.

Having endured the painfull physical consequences of forced racial integration personally, I can tell you that picture is a snapshot of children who had no idea they were supposed to hate each other.
They learned that later.

When I was that age, growing up in a city near Detroit, I didn't know I was supposed to be the evil white oppressor of anyone.
On my first school field trip, we visited another elementary school in town, we students had pen-palled with all year, and I tasted Hawaiian Punch for the first time in my life!
I thought all black kids were rich people, because we didn't ever have anything like Hawaiian Punch at my school...

13 posted on 07/20/2013 9:22:34 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: skoob2u

democrats want as many people as possible on welfare / govt assistance

they have no interest in people obtains success.

similarly, they want to keep racism alive for political advantage


14 posted on 07/20/2013 9:54:20 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You got it .. community organizers only know how to bribe and intimidate.


15 posted on 07/20/2013 10:42:38 PM PDT by CyberAnt (AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away")
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To: CyberAnt
“Our family photograph would be about the same. Biological and adopted - each one wonderfully made by their creator and loved unconditionally.”.

We have just such a family in the small town where I live. The parents are truly great christian people who have adopted four black children, one crippled hispanic child, one crippled white child, not to mention having three of their own natural born children. These children are loved unconditionally. There is NO anomosity towards these children or their parents. All of them are good, well respected citizens. Now tell me what is wrong with the Trayvon Martin worshipers?

16 posted on 07/21/2013 3:13:40 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: volunbeer
Before poisoned adults injected thier insecurities and doubts
17 posted on 07/21/2013 3:21:43 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Revolting cat!

18 posted on 07/21/2013 3:41:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Prior to the race riots of the '60s, that was my neighborhood - started going heavily Black in the mid '50s, but they still had family structure and moral compass - all friends and neighbors. Even went through the "outrage" when a Black neighbor married a White Blonde woman. Most of the tsking was from women who wondered if it was for the big dong... No loud protests, or attacks and even some of the Blacks wondered about it but had no strong reaction.

We were on a healthier track to become an integrated, color-blind society in the '50s than we are today - I wonder what changed.....

19 posted on 07/21/2013 4:09:39 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Here is the 2013 version:


20 posted on 07/21/2013 4:35:37 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: skoob2u

“Our Gang”


21 posted on 07/21/2013 4:38:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: trebb
"what changed?"

LBJ's Great Society programs wrecked innumerable black families, and things were compounded by radical feminism which help promote the idea that single women raising families by themselves was a good idea.

22 posted on 07/21/2013 4:41:52 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: MeshugeMikey

That was pre-obama, now it is different, now it is on the verge of war.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 4:52:10 AM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: ransomnote

Looks like it might be a real quote.

http://www.btwsociety.org/library/misc/quotes.php

(in the left side column)


24 posted on 07/21/2013 5:12:59 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: trebb
I wonder what changed.....

The Communists of the New Left started agitating the population is what changed. They pushed the riots of the 60s, the Hippie movement, and the destruction of the family wholesale while stupid liberals lapped it up. The whole idea was to weaken Western Culture as much as possible, to destabilize it.

It has worked swimmingly (for the Communists), along with the use of the environmental movement to hobble western industry.

Communism has never been so healthy as since it was declared 'dead'.

25 posted on 07/21/2013 5:22:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: MeshugeMikey
That racist White kid is strangling that poor Black child, and the other is clearly
holding those other two against their will with her arms around their necks!
And you can clearly see that poor Black child willing to give up her purse for her freedom.


Jackson Bros. Inc

26 posted on 07/21/2013 5:32:08 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: skoob2u
Kevin Jackson Responds to Obama's Racial Comments
27 posted on 07/21/2013 5:39:17 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Windflier

I can remember when our upper east Tennessee high school was desegregated - 1966. Not sure of why it took that long. I think there was a plan to begin integration in the elementary schools and do it by increments.

Whatever. I recall seeing the new black kids, all neatly dressed (some carried brief cases, which we white guys thought odd.) But, what I noticed was the fear I saw in some of their eyes.

So, I introduced myself to Clarence. Now, we did not become best friends, but we had at least a level of human interaction and just maybe, he was a little less afraid.

Clarence was killed in Viet Nam a few years later, as was a white acquaintance - Joe Mead.


28 posted on 07/21/2013 5:54:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Oh man when I was a kid that age I would take my mom’s grocery cart while she was looking at stuff on the shelf and ride it like crazy. She’d turn around and I would be down the aisle or another aisle over using it like a scooter *push push then stand up on the back and let it fly*


29 posted on 07/21/2013 5:58:27 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: don-o
Clarence was killed in Viet Nam a few years later...

Growing up 40+ years ago, I can say without equivocation that life was better, people were kinder, family and neighborhood bonds were stronger. For all of the turmoil of the '60s, with its civil rights movement, political assassinations and the Vietnam War, America was stronger and more united than it is today.

To find a way forward toward a better future, I believe we need to connect more with our past.

As a small step, you might consider visiting Washington, DC: go to the Vietnam Memorial wall, and find Clarence's name there. You can look it up online at the memorial website and discover what panel it is on.

I did the same with people I knew in high school who never made it back to the World, and it was a profoundly moving experience for me.

30 posted on 07/21/2013 6:06:06 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: don-o

I was born into an Army family in 1953. It was the Eisenhower years and the military was ahead of the civilian culture with desegregation. By the time I was old enough to walk and talk, that sub-culture was fairly well color blind.

Until the age of ten, I hardly noticed that I was ‘different’. When I did, it was nothing more than a passing curiosity. It was only later in my adolescence that others forced my attention onto my skin color. The world has been doing it ever since, but I couldn’t fixate my identity on race if I tried. I’m just me, and refuse to be a mere hunk of meat.


31 posted on 07/21/2013 10:18:10 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
The message on your profile page is just beautiful.

It was such a pleasure for me to read it.

Leni

32 posted on 07/21/2013 10:22:06 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Barack Hussein Obama....the 44th white African president of the United States)
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To: MinuteGal

Why thank you, Leni. I appreciate the compliment :-)


33 posted on 07/21/2013 10:40:24 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is the reality in most neighborhoods. It’s only the media, race hustlers and underachievers that play up the small percentage of implied or actual race problems and they make it seem as though it’s all nationwide.


34 posted on 07/21/2013 10:43:49 AM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: savedbygrace

Thank you for the link. I see there was a little more to the quote than the portion I found. Here’s the last part of it:

“There is a certain class
of race-problem solvers
who don’t want the patient
to get well”


35 posted on 07/21/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: MaxMax

Not to mention the tall white girl forcing the little black girl to push that heavy cars.


36 posted on 07/21/2013 11:27:23 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44; 101stAirborneVet; Right Wing Assault; cripplecreek; LibsRJerks; Tammy8

Thought you might want to see this beautiful, joyful pic. For me, it represents the shining promise briefly within our grasp before the commies snatched it away. I won’t go so far as to say we can never get it back, and I know there are glimpses of what this pic represents still around, but I don’t believe I’ll see it fully developed in my lifetime. And that’s part of what just infuriates me!

[my other tagline: Note to Je$$e, Al, et al: KMA!!]


37 posted on 07/21/2013 12:57:50 PM PDT by viaveritasvita ("The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine, the G-d of angel armies, is always by my side.")
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To: SkyPilot

SO very much has changed !


38 posted on 07/21/2013 2:01:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: driftless2

radical feminism has done far more damage to this nation that normally allowed in polite discussion,

from the ghettos to the suburbs, its distorted the structure of the family intact and otherwise.

“womens liberation” “black liberation” “gay liberation”

none of these terms get used much in 2013 do they!

those terms now replaced by “feminisn” “black PRIDE” and “gay PRIDE” all have something in common

They were all formulated do socialists!

The seeds of the martin Marital ISSUES probably had thier roots in feminism

the trayvon zombies would never guess


39 posted on 07/21/2013 2:07:32 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Windflier
Not too far back. Notice the shopping cart? Looks like a photo from the seventies to me.

July, 1973. Just a wild guess. ;-)

40 posted on 07/21/2013 6:33:50 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: savedbygrace

A couple favorites from that site:

“What we should do in all our schools is to turn out fewer job seekers and more job-makers.
Any one can seek a job, but it requires a person of rare ability to create a job.”

“A whining crying race may be pitied but seldom respected”

-Booker T. Washington

I wonder what the man would think about the USA in the year 2013.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 6:43:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: viaveritasvita

Thanks for the ping. It is a lovely picture and I honestly don’t see where or how this ends. It is spinning out of control. It’s the 2 steps forward, 10 giant steps back now that we have an out and out hater running this nation.

If the white people ever truly decided to band together as blacks do, things would come to a stop pretty quick. I for one am tired of having my back up against the wall, being told I’m racist, and told I have to apologize for being white! I’m so done with this, and so furious at the powers that be who let it get to this point.

It’s up to our Lord at this point, I honestly do not know how else to navigate this time in my life. It’s been wall to wall for a week and it’s just exhausting!


42 posted on 07/21/2013 8:23:30 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Right Wing Assault
July, 1973. Just a wild guess. ;-)

Hey, no fair. You know us Freepers don't actually read the dang articles! ;-)

43 posted on 07/21/2013 9:06:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I couldn’t fixate my identity on race if I tried. I’m just me, and refuse to be a mere hunk of meat.


Standing ovation.

My good friend who was born in W. Africa to an African father and white American mother feels exactly the way you do, and so do I.


44 posted on 07/21/2013 9:14:48 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MeshugeMikey

radical feminism has done far more damage to this nation that normally allowed in polite discussion,


Absolutely the truth. No need to add “radical”, feminism is all evil and all radical, from its very beginnings in the 19th century its proponents were into sexual perversion, “open” marriage, hated children and were also into proto-communism.

EVIL!


45 posted on 07/21/2013 9:16:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I tend to express myself somewhat facetiously

whether its obvious I dunno

evil is as evil does

AMEN!

feminism has distorted society in so many ways that entire books have been written about it’s pernicious effects!


46 posted on 07/22/2013 10:29:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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