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State of the Black Union
cspan.org ^ | 2/28/09 | C=SPAN

Posted on 02/28/2009 12:01:57 PM PST by Califreak

PBS Talk Show Host Tavis Smiley and a variety of America's black leaders meet in Los Angeles, CA, for the 2009 "State of the Black Union." This day-long event is titled, "Making America As Good As Its Promise." This event will re-air on C-SPAN2, Friday, March 6 at 8pm (ET).


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhosotu; blacks; cspan; seperatism; stateoftheunion
I'm just curious.

Is Mr. "no self segregation" Eric Holder in attendance?

1 posted on 02/28/2009 12:01:58 PM PST by Califreak
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To: Califreak

When is the State of the Yellow Union up. Or Brown, or off grey or DARE I SAY WHITE? /s


2 posted on 02/28/2009 12:07:20 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC started 1.20.09)
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To: Califreak

>> “State of the Black Union.”

I thought we were all post racial and stuff now.

There ought not to BE any such thing as the “black union”.

There is only ONE union, and we’re all part of it. Right?

What am I missing here?

could it be that racism still exists — in the BLACKS attitudes?


3 posted on 02/28/2009 12:07:50 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Califreak

I wonder what they think America has promised them.


4 posted on 02/28/2009 12:07:53 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: Califreak

I forget...when is the State of The White Union again? I also was looking for the date of the State of the Hispanic Union, but couldn’t find it either.

I’m just sayin’


5 posted on 02/28/2009 12:08:31 PM PST by Let_It_Be_So
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To: Califreak

And we need this why? Are my black neighbors not part of my nation as well? How do black American expect to be part of America if they constantly insist of excluding people who do not look like they do?

Oh and where is our post racial President. Shouldn’t he be helping with the healing or was his promise of a different dialogue between the races simply one more campaign con?


6 posted on 02/28/2009 12:09:32 PM PST by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Califreak

When will we have “The State of the White Union”? Although, I guess we know what that state is: Abused, Unappreciated and Broke.


7 posted on 02/28/2009 12:10:23 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Let_It_Be_So

Living in L.A. , the only times I see blacks are when they try to threaten passengers on the Red line and Blue Line.
And yes, Im not racist. I have witnessed it multiple times. So flame me..


8 posted on 02/28/2009 12:11:15 PM PST by max americana
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To: Califreak
I watched some of it. Jesse called for squatters to stay in foreclosed homes and for many more govt grants for college, Maxine Waters went on a rant about the banks and loans. Morial wants blacks to make sure the stimulus money gets to “them”. A few others stated we are not “post racial” because Obama got elected, we still have to fight for our pie etc...bashing whitey...
9 posted on 02/28/2009 12:13:18 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Califreak

12% of the population now not only wants, but EXPECTS to have their lives bettered by this President.

And it will never, ever be enough.


10 posted on 02/28/2009 12:14:37 PM PST by digger48
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To: Califreak
State of the black union: Separatist and unequal.

State of the white union: Separatist and unequal.


11 posted on 02/28/2009 12:14:40 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Califreak
THAT'S RACIST!

THAT'S RACIST!

:-P

12 posted on 02/28/2009 12:18:16 PM PST by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Squatters: That’s exactly what they are aren’t they. Amen?


13 posted on 02/28/2009 12:22:21 PM PST by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: PureSolace

Let me expalain your rights. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you can not afford one, one will be appointed by the court. . . .


14 posted on 02/28/2009 12:26:42 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: digger48

Mortgage, Car payment and whatever else they need. Get out your checkbook.


15 posted on 02/28/2009 12:27:58 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: WakeUpAndVote
To think that there would be anyone who would have the guts to stand up and call this what it is-blatant racism.....someone not on a blog,or on FR,or on any other website,but in the PUBLIC SQUARE,is to wish for the unattainable. For once-just ONCE!- i'd LOVE to see someone on a huge national stage come out and say "I don't know about all of YOU, but I for one am SICK and TIRED of the racist card being played at every available venue in this country-and being played by the very people who claim to abhor such segregationist racism!"

C'mon....just one high-level public servant....

(crickets chirping loudly)
16 posted on 02/28/2009 12:28:41 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: Califreak

The fact that these folks can get away with this crap without being called the racists that they are really speaks to the cowardice of this country on race relations.
But somehow I don’t think that’s what Holder’s talking about.


17 posted on 02/28/2009 12:33:03 PM PST by burnitup
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To: The Worthless Miracle
I wonder what they think America has promised them

gas money...mortgage...free pie...

18 posted on 02/28/2009 12:35:43 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ichabod1

and Amen.


19 posted on 02/28/2009 12:46:25 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

That 12% will riot in the streets and destroy their neighborhoods when Obama is defeated in 2012. Pretty hard to move forward when you let the lawless rule your life.


20 posted on 02/28/2009 12:47:10 PM PST by mathurine
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To: gimme1ibertee; burnitup; All

>The fact that these folks can get away with this crap without being called the racists that they are really speaks to the cowardice of this country on race relations.
But somehow I don’t think that’s what Holder’s talking about.<

Sorry, this was a semi-vanity post.

I can’t help it.

The sheer hypocrisy of it all really irritates me.


21 posted on 02/28/2009 12:48:55 PM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: Califreak

I’m with you...it’s VERY irritating,and wearing very,VERY thin.


22 posted on 02/28/2009 1:02:55 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: mathurine
That 12% will riot in the streets and destroy their neighborhoods when Obama is defeated in 2012.

It's ok...we can take em.
23 posted on 02/28/2009 1:04:32 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: Califreak

Does this mean somewhere on the horizon, there’ll be a STATE OF THE WHITE UNION?


24 posted on 02/28/2009 1:06:04 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

I thought we’re supposed to have yellow be mellow, let brown stick around, let white do what is right, I forget the others.............

I can tell you what this conference will conclude without hearing any of it. They will say that much progress has been made with the status of black people, but that much work remains to be done. They will say that the election of Obama shows what is possible, but that the election of a black president alone does not represent the final equality of black America. They will say that the promise of Brown vs. Board of Education has not been fully realized, and that schools need more resources. They will say that everyone needs to be active in their communities to fight against the problems found there. But they will say that government has a big role to play, with education and health care, to solve the remaining problems.


25 posted on 02/28/2009 7:07:53 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“let white do what is right”

Let black stop the attack...

Enough already!


26 posted on 02/28/2009 7:20:07 PM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

Free houses, cars, welfare, and reparations for stuff that happened over a century ago...


27 posted on 02/28/2009 10:20:04 PM PST by piytar (Obama = Mugabe wannabe. Wake up America.)
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