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Obama's America: why black grievance will never end
Renew America ^ | 4-13-12 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 04/15/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by ReformationFan

When I was 12 years old, I played tennis at a certain public park in the Bronx. One day it got back to me that a black fellow at the courts, whose name I forget, said "Selwyn doesn't like black people." This raised my eyebrows. You see, I had never really thought about the man one way or the other. And what occupied my mind were forehands, backhands, topspin and volleys, not race. So the only thing I could figure was that I was probably in a funk one day and didn't hear and acknowledge a greeting he might have extended.

Whatever the perceived slight, race was a factor. After all, imagine the reaction if he had been white. At worst he might have thought, "Selwyn is a self-absorbed brat," which would have been closer to the truth. Or he might just have concluded that I was having a bad day (I was an aspiring player at the time, but, lamentably, had a lot of bad days). Instead, he saw bad intentions where none existed.

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1 posted on 04/15/2012 3:15:21 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Name a country that has a black minority that harbored racial grievances, but later relinquished them.

YEP!


2 posted on 04/15/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ReformationFan

‘cause smashing windows and looting is easier than going out and getting a job.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 3:18:07 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: ReformationFan

Stupid is as stupid does.

There are certain people in this world who exemplify stupidity.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 3:19:04 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Pay back's a BITCH)
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To: ReformationFan

I work at a very small business. For about a year our office manager was a black lady. One day she came in just infuriated. She’d had a run-in with the city about an issue to do with her yard’s boundary line, and she just automatically assumed they were being difficult because she was black.

That many other people, white, brown and green had similar problems with bureaucracies didn’t matter. The only possible reason, to her mind, for the problem was racism.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 3:33:32 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ReformationFan
For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine whites are murdered by blacks.

But they are the injured party.

6 posted on 04/15/2012 3:36:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I was told by a black man who worked on our ranch that he and all the other kids were taught “the (white) man ain’t gonna let you be anything or do anything, so you might as well just not try”. Sad.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 3:38:51 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Sirius Lee; ReformationFan

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8 posted on 04/15/2012 3:41:26 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Sherman Logan

I knew a white woman who was similar. Whenever a bus driver was rude or a salesclerk was funky, if they were black, she’d tell me about it huffily and say it was because she was white.

I tried to tell her, hey, maybe they were just rude, or incompetent. She never wanted to hear it.

It is so difficult to get a chip off of a shoulder. You couldn’t convince her it was anything but racial.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 3:46:32 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: ReformationFan

As I posted on another thread... we are finally seeing in the full light of day the ugly truth of black racism.

Like I also said on that thread, it is irony to the point of despair that many in the black community have embraced lynch mob tactics. God have mercy on their souls.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 3:47:03 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: ReformationFan
I have over the years that many blacks have chips on their houlders and perceive any slight, tone of voice, unintended ommission of any kind, etc. would consider themselves a victim of racism.

I have known many more, some I consider friend, of whom none of the above exists.

11 posted on 04/15/2012 3:47:19 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: gaijin
Name a country that has a black minority that harbored racial grievances, but later relinquished them.

The tragedy is that that country might have been the United States.

During the sixties, the MLK approach was gaining major ground, and as racial animosity dissipated in the glow of the general prosperity, the Left went ballistic.

Racial divide was to be the primary tool of the Left in crippling America, and here this damn King was making black people and white people become friends... which is why the left, not the right, hired a flunkie to assassinate Martin Luther King and blame it on "White America."

It was only after that the Black separatists and other antagonists gained the upper hand and set the black community back about fifty years.

12 posted on 04/15/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ReformationFan

“I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” - Booker T Washington


13 posted on 04/15/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ReformationFan
It would help out a lot when Jesse, Al, and Louie finally pass from the scene. There is no younger generation of their level to replace them, and relations may considerably improve by not having someone constantly trying to keep us apart.

The big secret that will never be discussed by the media or the grievance industry is that the vast majority of every ethnic group just wants to wake up, go to work/school, come home, and live their lives. Far from being close to a race war as many people believe, ordinary people of every ethnic group have too much to lose turning back the clock.

14 posted on 04/15/2012 3:52:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ReformationFan

It will end, if there is a white grievance to replace it. But you’ll need a 60’s style race riot to convince them that’s the case.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 3:53:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Ditter

Depending on how long ago he was a kid, this may not have been all that far from the truth. There was a long period in America when a successful black man was viewed, at best, with suspicion and was often watched for an opportunity to “put him in his place.”

I firmly believe most black people are stuck in the past with regard to how white people view them. I for one would be delighted if we were seeing steady progress towards economic equality for black people.

But the single greatest factor in keeping them from making this progress is this being stuck in the past. It leads to the attitude you mentioned and the corollary that working hard and being polite and dependable is “acting white.” Hard to think of more destructive attitudes to embed in people.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 3:57:13 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: hinckley buzzard

You’ve got it exactly right and I’ve pointed the same thing out many times. It was the New Left red diaper babies who stirred up racial hatred in the 60s and 70s to make sure their Marxist divide-and conquer strategy wasn’t derailed by racial healing. Blacks have been systematically radicalized by the Left with the single aim of politically destabilizing American culture. Every time things show signs of improving the usual bunch of (mostly) white radicals shows up to pick the scabs off old wounds.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 4:08:14 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Sirius Lee

..................‘cause smashing windows and looting is easier than going out and getting a job..................

Yet, even a young puppy quickly learns that you don’t shit where you eat.

While blacks continue to bust up their own neighborhoods.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 4:17:06 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: ReformationFan

They will never end because they’re far to lucrative.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 4:19:32 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: ReformationFan
Yes but its not just black..

the left trys to teach everybody to have an ongoing grievance about every thing

Their like the ambulance chasing lawyers ad you see on tv..

Aways trying to convince you someone somewhere screw you over .... you must come to them to represent you to get even...

It's how the left gets it power

20 posted on 04/15/2012 4:28:31 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: ReformationFan

Great piece. Selwyn Duke is one of my favorites.


21 posted on 04/15/2012 4:37:00 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: tophat9000

Never had a racist bone in my body my whole life. Roomed with blacks at college. Hired blacks. Fired blacks. But I tell you the last 20 years have been a bitch. All these fatherless kids are now grown up and all they know is anger. Scary.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 4:51:05 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: ReformationFan
why black grievance will never end

Because they need somebody to blame besides themselves.

23 posted on 04/15/2012 4:53:01 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Sherman Logan
You are correct he was born in 1930. He was smart and could have gone on to be anything he wanted to be had he had a little encouragement. A very fine Christian man, he died several years ago.
24 posted on 04/15/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: ReformationFan
A true Conservative that believe the principle of the individual can not be a racist... a race is a group...if you do not judge based on group you can not judge based on race

I'm not saying Conservative can not be racist...I'm saying a Conservative being racist is falling short of their principle

Conversely liberal judge all based on group/race not individual...liberal believe patronizing "love" for one group/race over and another is not racist...yet being judge based on your group/race is racist

25 posted on 04/15/2012 5:17:32 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: dewawi; All

Try not being angry after listening all day and all night to angry rap music.

Rap music is designed to make people get angry and want to fight. Why do you think fights start up in nightclubs and any place that blacks and rap music are? It’s a music designed to create violence.


26 posted on 04/15/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ReformationFan

It’s a moot point - the Mexicans are coming.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT by donna (3rd largest workforce in the world: UK National Health Service (Chinese Army is #1)
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To: redpoll

Why are we ALL forced to allow a small fraction of the 13.9% of the population that are black keep the rest of us on edge and in turmoil? It is not right for anyone to be allowed to do that.

This small fraction can’t let their black racism go because without it they would have no cause and no excuse for failure. 150 years ago over 700,000 Americans died over a period of less than 5 years for the freedom of the blacks in this country. For the last 50 years every possible advantage has been given them. Money, privilege, education opportunities, preference in education and hiring and still it is not enough. Isn’t it time they were just plain equal and nothing more?


28 posted on 04/15/2012 5:39:55 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ReformationFan

Once their blackness of Africa is out of them then their grievances might be over. A person has to remember the African has been living tribally for millions of years. Thievery and racism are common to most of them. They have traditions in corruption and death.... one of them called genocide by the white man..... who they are is genetic for millions of years of living their way.
Truly, we the white do not understand racism, however, a little trip to Africa will show that we are fools in our understanding of it.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 5:42:11 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: ReformationFan

... what theys needs to do is get off their can of being Afro-Americans, and jump on the American treadmill. Get educated, get a job, get married( in the Christain way, one woman one man (for life)), make the social contract and be a person.


30 posted on 04/15/2012 5:57:31 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: ReformationFan

... what theys needs to do is get off their can of being Afro-Americans, and jump on the American treadmill. Get educated, get a job, get married( in the Christain way, one woman one man (for life)), make the social contract and be a person.


31 posted on 04/15/2012 5:57:59 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: ReformationFan

At least people are starting to talk about it, if only after apologizing and explaining not being “racist”. Drop the “racist” crap, and face the reality of the pathologies of the black ghetto. Some of my best friends are not black, OK?


32 posted on 04/15/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Why are we ALL forced to allow a small fraction of the 13.9% of the population that are black keep the rest of us on edge and in turmoil? It is not right for anyone to be allowed to do that.”

Here’s a quote for you:
“Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate, than that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion have drawn indelible lines of distinction between them.”
- Thomas Jefferson


33 posted on 04/15/2012 8:01:53 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: ReformationFan
Obama's America: why black grievance will never end...what, and give up all the self-pity and emotional extortion that's won so many special considerations so far???.....
34 posted on 04/15/2012 9:25:54 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ReformationFan
I've had many Black friends, some of whom I even call family and dated a few Black girls and as such, spent some time in Black neighborhoods.

Let me tell you, Blacks are hypocrites when is comes to racism and profiling.

Try walking through black neighborhood during the day, much less at night.

Just do it once and you'll have a whole new perspective on the whole race issue.

35 posted on 04/16/2012 5:12:16 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: ReformationFan

Listening to the civil rights complainers I realize that their theatre over race is purely metaphysical in nature. How it ends I do not know, but I do know that trying to counter with facts is nearly useless.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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