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More whites believe in ghosts than racism
MSNBC ^ | 05-05-2014 | Adam Serwer

Posted on 05/06/2014 5:35:11 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sunday that white Americans so disregard the ongoing existence of racism that they’re more likely to believe in ghosts.

“More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism,” Abdul-Jabbar, a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. ”That’s why we have shows like Ghostbusters and don’t have shows like Racistbuster. You know, it’s something that’s still part of our culture and people hold on to some of these ideas and practices just out of habit and saying that, well, that’s the way it always was. But things have to change.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoints; goebbeslwouldbeproud; msdnc; msnbc; playtheracecard; racebaiting; racism; thebiglie; whites
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1 posted on 05/06/2014 5:35:11 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Getting real, real tired of the constant race-baiting. Real tired.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 5:36:03 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PaulCruz2016

I wonder if Kareem also believes in blacks being racist..because I see FAR more blacks being racist against whites than the other way around, that is something you never hear about in the media


3 posted on 05/06/2014 5:36:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PaulCruz2016

If you believe in Jesus, you believe in the Holy Ghost.

How many black people believe in ghosts?

How many hispanics?

How many muslims?

This article is racist.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 5:36:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: PaulCruz2016

I believe in racist ghosts


5 posted on 05/06/2014 5:36:42 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The old talking point is that blacks cannot be racist because they don’t have the power structure to do anything with their prejudicial views.

Tell that to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder...


6 posted on 05/06/2014 5:38:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: PaulCruz2016

"No human being would stack books like this"


7 posted on 05/06/2014 5:38:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: PaulCruz2016

Racistbuster.

Given that the name used as point of origin for the bad pun was Ghostbusters...ome would think that RacistBusters...plural would be more “appropriate”.

RacistBusters..starring Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson perhaps!??

that ought to be a BLOCKBUSTER!!!


8 posted on 05/06/2014 5:38:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr is now going to educate everyone on racism you all.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 5:38:38 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Lol

And more blacks believe in ghosts than whites do

Guarantee


10 posted on 05/06/2014 5:40:25 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: SamAdams76

Ramis RIP


11 posted on 05/06/2014 5:41:11 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Billthedrill

I gave up. You win. I’m a racist. What now?


12 posted on 05/06/2014 5:42:47 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: PaulCruz2016

Funny how all of the old has beens who made a killing living in America are oozing out of the woodwork to shoot off their big mouth. KMA Jabber. I always thought you were a bum.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 5:44:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

His definition of racism is racist itself because he is only considering anti black racism.

Lots of whites believe in racism. Anti white racism. They see it all the time. In racist affirmative action laws, black on white racially motivated violence in the schools, on the streets on public transportation, in the workplace and even in their own homes. And that is just the short list.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 5:44:37 PM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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15 posted on 05/06/2014 5:45:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Some people are relentlessly determined to play the victim.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 5:46:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Blacks are the victims, that is what they are told over and over again, that is why they can get away with knockout games and other crimes..that is why a few days ago some woman went to some convenience store and demanded something for free because of “Slavery” when the idiot probably has no clue what the word even means..all they know is gimme gimme gimme..If that’s the case, since I’m Jewish, can I go into a German store and demand free stuff because of the Holocaust?


17 posted on 05/06/2014 5:47:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PaulCruz2016

No KAJ,it’s part of YOUR culture.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 5:51:25 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Ghost, isn’t that a racist term for a white person?


19 posted on 05/06/2014 5:51:48 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bingo!! That’s it, the belief in Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost!


20 posted on 05/06/2014 5:52:38 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I believe in the Holy Ghost, and I don’t believe in racism, so I guess he’s right. Stereotyping is a natural part of our survival instinct, we are designed to make rapid assessments based on the facts at hand. If those assessments are sometimes inaccurate, too generalized, or hurt someones feelings it does not mean they are not based on facts and real experiences.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 5:52:58 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: PaulCruz2016

We have a racist half black President who has done more harm to racial equality than the last 50 years of race baiters.

My wife was followed and taunted by two grown !@#$%^& the other day while taking a walk around our mostly white middle class neighborhood.

Racism is alive and well. So long as !@#$%^& keep up their thug-life-BS and I keep having to carry in case some F!@#$ng bonehead starts some !@#$, they’re never going to get anywhere.

I agree. Tired of their woe-is-me wrongheaded fakery and thug-life !@#$.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 5:53:56 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Billthedrill
Getting real, real tired of the constant race-baiting. Real tired.

Me too. It's all just become white noise.

23 posted on 05/06/2014 5:53:57 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

So how many blacks believe in ghosts vs racism?


24 posted on 05/06/2014 5:54:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Wonder if Lew knows the Democrat party is the party of racism.

Wonder how much he knows....

25 posted on 05/06/2014 5:54:26 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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26 posted on 05/06/2014 5:56:58 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Totally agree with that.........

I could give a few anecdotal situations/experiences.

But I agree.

27 posted on 05/06/2014 5:57:13 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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“More whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism,” Abdul-Jabbar, a former center for the Los Angeles Lakers, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. ”That’s why we have shows like Ghostbusters and don’t have shows like Racistbuster. You know, it’s something that’s still part of our culture and people hold on to some of these ideas and practices just out of habit and saying that, well, that’s the way it always was. But things have to change.”


"Since I joined these men, I've seen **** that'll turn you white."

28 posted on 05/06/2014 5:58:17 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: PaulCruz2016
If whites don't THINK about racism, then HOW are they supposed to be racists?

Can anyone answer this for me? Just WHAT are racists supposed to do be doing with their racism anyway? Okay, so someone's a racist. What follows? I've never quite gotten how what someone thinks about another race is supposed to play out.

29 posted on 05/06/2014 5:59:11 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: PaulCruz2016

My parents, teachers, neighbors and my church raised me to believe that Jesus came for all people.

My Constitution reinforces the concept that all men are created equal in the eyes of God, Roe v Wade and cultural acceptance and eventual rejection of slavery enlighten us to the fact that the supreme court can and does get it wrong even on big issues

Years working in hospitals, in upper Manhattan and in the military bring to light the fact that there is racism.
It is hateful, ignorant, vengeful, insidious, sabotaging and jealous. it is born of ignorance.

It is out there. The SEIU incubates it, as did the ‘social justice dept in the military


30 posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:34 PM PDT by stanne
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To: re_nortex

good one thanks!


31 posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: PaulCruz2016

Slavery was not ended by Africans...it was ended by Christians.


32 posted on 05/06/2014 6:02:32 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: wardaddy

You got that right! And those I’ve known from Mexico are scared to death of ghosts.

And here I thought Kareem was attempting to make sense last week, guess old habits die hard, right Kareem?


33 posted on 05/06/2014 6:02:59 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Blue Highway

“I aims to please, sir, and I’m pleased to aim!” — Malcolm Little


34 posted on 05/06/2014 6:05:15 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Seems to me that being preoccupied with what other people may think of one's race, as Mr. Abdul-Jabbar apparently is, in and of itself, a symptom of his own racism.

Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will do well to leave his prejudices behind. These serve no one in any way, not even Mr. Abdul-Jabbar himself.
35 posted on 05/06/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: PaulCruz2016

If America blacks believe racism by whites is a bigger drag on their progress than their own failures, then they’re more delusional than people who believe in spirits. The truth is white racism accounts for less than one percent of black problems.


36 posted on 05/06/2014 6:14:10 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I had a civilized discussion with someone of another race about politics and when she brought up racism and Republicans, I asked her to give me an example of racism she had personally experienced in her lifetime or of someone she knew who had experienced racism.

She couldn’t give me an example of either.


37 posted on 05/06/2014 6:14:49 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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since I’m Jewish, can I go into a German store and demand free stuff because of the Holocaust?

Why not go to an Egyptian eatery in Hollywood, Pasadena or West LA and demand some free halawa as reparations for being held in bondage by Pharaoh?

38 posted on 05/06/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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Of course not, but they use it as an excuse to get whatever they want..slavery was a horrible thing, but for people who didn’t even experience it in their lifetime to use it as a means of getting free stuff and getting victim hood is disgusting to those who actually endured slavery. I did not experience the Holocaust, my grandmother lost a few family members but I never knew them..our neighbor across the street lost her entire family, she still has the stamp on her hand with the numbers, she said she never will forget what happened to her and her family..but I doubt, even with all that she has been through, she would expect the Germans to give her “Free stuff” to make up for it


39 posted on 05/06/2014 6:21:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Fiji Hill

You know what, I can give that a try and see what happens


40 posted on 05/06/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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41 posted on 05/06/2014 6:33:22 PM PDT by lowbridge
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...And more people have seen ghosts than have seen MSNBC.

CC


42 posted on 05/06/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sunday ...

Oh, some more whining from a severely oppressed millionaire?

43 posted on 05/06/2014 6:46:24 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Vision



44 posted on 05/06/2014 6:47:11 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Puppage
I believe in racist ghosts


45 posted on 05/06/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: PaulCruz2016

Sorry to break this to you, but your money makes you one of “them,” Kareem.

Skin color ain’t nothing compared to having the bucks - and you damn well know it.


46 posted on 05/06/2014 6:55:08 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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Lew Alcindor is so...clueless.


47 posted on 05/06/2014 6:57:14 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

As a mostly white American, I’ve never seen a ghost but I have seen a myriad of racist comments like the one made in this article.


48 posted on 05/06/2014 7:11:50 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Everybody’s got to believe in something - I believe I’ll have another beer...


49 posted on 05/06/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: RoosterRedux

However, slavery was started by Africans: Anthony Johnson enslaved John Casor. That’s right. The first black slave was enslaved by another black man duringa tiem when slavery wasn’t legal. Anthony had to sue in court to get Casor to be his slave.


50 posted on 05/06/2014 7:22:03 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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