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  1. greg consistently does this one thing and it confirmed my suspicion early on that he's a white nationalist in a digital blackface. greg writes white with an uppercase "W" and Black with a lowercase "b." Black people wrote Black in uppercase long before it appeared in the AP style guide. So, if this were a game of poker, that would be his tell.
    7 points
  2. Men and women will typically disagree along the lines we see here. I tended to agree with Prof and Pioneer for most of my adult life, but we were reared in America and are from the same generation. As a kid, if I cried while getting whipped my mother would whip me longer and tell me that she'd give me something to cry about. My mother also told me if someone hit you you better hit them back, harder -- I don't care how much bigger they are than you. She was old school, and she raised me in a way people raised boys back then -- Don't let anyone one punk you, and you better not let me see you cry. Buy today's standards that might be considered child abuse . But it is how men were raised. My own children (girls) have never been in a fight. I don't think anyone my age (especially men) escaped childhood without being in several fights or even catching a real beatdown. This is why Will Smith's slapping of Chris Rock actually angered me -- and I usually could care less about the shit celebrities do. What Will did to Chris was a profoundly offensive -- bitching slapping a man in public. My gut instinct would have been kick Will's ass or die trying. Today I the best reaction was exactly what Chris did. I imagine if Chris started weeping that would have been acceptable, by today's standards, too. Chris is from my generation so I know his reaction and composure took a lot of heart. I know some men considered Chris weak, but I disagree. Today we live in a different world; we have little need for "real" men. Todays "warriors" drop bombs from drones they control with a joy stick from some trailer out west. What few real gladiators we have now can play football or box, but these sports are being frowned upon because too many men are getting hurt. Men are indeed different from women. I do feel that the culture is trying make men and women that same. I think this is wrong. We should use our resources to understand those differences rather than making believe none exist. One simple and easily observable difference is that men are stronger than women. Of course there are some women who are stronger than some men, but on average men are physically stronger. This fact makes a difference in how men and women behave and the roles they might place in a culture. In 2022 technology has rendered the need for physical strength obsolete, but this change is brand new compared to he 100's of thousands or years humans have been on earth. Our genetics and attitudes will not change over night. Maybe it is technology that has "pussified" men. Maybe some men see women exerting equal rights as a treat. Maybe some men do not like effeminate, gay, or any aspect of manhood that does not conform to the traditional standard of manhood elevated in any way. Men are different than women and those difference should be explored and understood in the context of a modern society rather trying to make men the same a women. Men will always reject that -- even if they can not articulate, or understand, exactly why. Women, on the other hand, don't seem to mind making men the same as women. This may be another manifestation of our differences. More likely women see these changes as getting the same benefits, rights, opportunities men get, something they deserve.
    4 points
  3. @GregSMH You are so dense and dumb - the total captive of your one-track mind. The "superior race" headline is a play-on-words pun referring to a sporting event (race) which because the members of one team ran faster than its opponents, their team proved to be the best (superior) one by coming in first. Your stupidity apparently extends to your eyesight, making you unable to see that 2 of the runners on the team that won the race were "white". Once again your lack of critical thinkin skills makes you mentally inferior and just plain stupid.
    4 points
  4. I claim it all, with neither shame nor judgement.
    4 points
  5. I think "Greg" is a troll tag team made up of a 1 white racist and 1 black fool. These 2 alternate with their scripted comments which sometimes overlap, and one is a little dumber than the other.
    4 points
  6. Again, I'm thankful that you continue to support and provide this space for discussion. I haven't been around here as long as everyone else but I do enjoy reading you all and I'd hate to see this discussion forum shrivel up completely and/or go away.
    3 points
  7. They are single-handedly dismantling the notion of White Supremacy.
    3 points
  8. It's okay I often neither read what he posts and rarely respond to his comments.
    3 points
  9. Trump stays in the new because he is news. He is still the de facto leader of the Republican party. No poitical pundits have written him off as a 2024 presidential candidate. Office seekers still seek his endorsement. The right wing lunatic fringe is alive and well, and they are who perpetuate his relevancy. His appearance at rallies still draw crowds also. He is a figure to be reckoned with and has yet to be dethroned. Hate him, but don't write him off.
    3 points
  10. Well people can legitimately argue that i let Greg go on too long. When i first considered dropping him most were indifferent or wanted to use him for target practice. So i did not drop him. i suggested that i would “miss” him but that was because i enjoyed y’all’s reactions at times. When the posts he started began dominating the forum that was the end for me. Still sought the opinion of the other group members.
    3 points
  11. Two important figures in black American history. Bill Russell was a pioneer in American professional sports and Nichelle Nichols was a trail blazer for blacks in television. Both faced blatant racism and hostility for their chosen paths. Much respect for both stalwart individuals. RIP...
    3 points
  12. Bill at age 88, and Nichelle at age 89, were my contemporaries and trail blazers in their fields. We were young, middle-aged and old together. I'm lucky to still be here, and I don't take tomorrow for granted. RIP, my TV friends.
    3 points
  13. 3 points
  14. Well when people stop reacting to Greg's nonsense, he will stop serving his purpose and I will have to ban him. I can't have the forum dominated, unchecked, by the white racist rhetoric.
    3 points
  15. Yeah they'll give that to native peoples. Being raised in a white racist culture I too fell prey to the notion that Black people are inferior, save on the athletic field. The reasons are complex and I no longer feel that way, because I learned more that what our society shoves into our face 24/7. Now if I were a white person, born in a culture that reinforces white supremacy, and the marginalizes Black people, I imagine it would be even harder, for a white person, to dispense with the notion of white superiority. Besides, what would be the incentive? As I learned, travelled, and understood more I know white people are not intellectually superior to Black people. The science tells us this as well. The presence of a "Greg," regardless of their motivation or phenotypical characteristics, is a direct result of a white racist society. Indeed that is who Greg is: the manifestation of a white racist society.
    3 points
  16. IMO, measuring IQ is an exercise in futility. It doesn't take a whole lot to figure out who's most intelligent and vice versa. The real work lies in getting intelligent folks to solve problems and come up with ideas to make our lives better. There's no shortage of human labor. It just needs to be harnessed and used to produce constructive results. The benefit is that folks would feel better about themselves and have less time to indulge in destructive behaviors. Unfortunately, this would lead to a better society. The current system thrives on a certain amount of chaos and confusion. The *smart* people are playing every aspect of human dysfunction like a fiddle.
    3 points
  17. @Delano, great thread bro. Dr. Gladys West helped to develop GPS technology. Ralph Gilles was the lead designer of the award-winning Chrysler 300C which only became one of their best selling cars. Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is one of the key scientists in development of the COVID-19 vaccine. AfroAmerican billionaire Robert Smith donated $34 million to pay off student loan debt for Morehouse College graduates. There's no shortage of black excellence and genius if one is willing to acknowledge it. No problem. Keep pulling those clay targets. I can shoot all day.
    3 points
  18. IMO, the chances are zero but I'll call it very slim to none that the former POTUS goes to prison. Time and again, he's proven to be Teflon in court.
    2 points
  19. And now it's Republicans screaming "Defund the Police!" This is beyond hilarious and hypocritical. Eric Trump actually admitted, after accusing Joe Biden of personally ordering the raid: "That's how it worked in our White House." https://www.yahoo.com/news/eric-trumps-accidental-confession-father-085759577.html Ignoring a subpoena for national security documents that the government knows are in your possession does not seem like a good move. And doing something like this is certainly something that could result in the FBI paying a visit. Which happened. The corruption is on Trump.
    2 points
  20. Welli have not yet read the trolls post, but i God I’ll get to them shortly. I’ll ban them immediately and remove their posts — thanks for the heads up, but next time let me know name too Ok i get it pee air funny
    2 points
  21. Once upon the time, the elders within the Black community would have pulled her to the side and had a talk with Sha'Carri. Those days are long gone. Black matriarchs and patriarchs have gone silent as they are afraid of these weed smoking n8gglets and then there's the drug dealers and killers. It's hard to talk to these n8gglets when they're higher than giraffe snatch and hair, eyelashes and nails are too long and pants are hanging off their azz. This child can run faster than the old man in the movie Get Out. Yeah...no. Ain't nobody gonna tell Sha'Carri to go sat down somewhere.
    2 points
  22. @Chevdove@ProfDAll Sha'carri has to do is run faster than anyone else in a race. Everybody loves a winner. Especially an agent who secures them endorsements.
    2 points
  23. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has arrested and charged former police officers who were responsible for the raid and firing shots that led to Breonna Taylor's death. It took almost 2. 5 years to bring these killers to justice but better later than never. I hope AG Merrick Garland brings a solid case against them. Breonna Taylor's family has already won a civil suit. Putting these murderers behind bars would bring justice full circle.
    2 points
  24. The former POTUS took a few boxes of government documents to Florida when he left the White House. That's against the law: https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-government-and-politics-9e8d683afe87389407950af7ccfdbdd6 It took a while for the government to retrieve the boxes. No telling what documents were pulled from the boxes before turning them back over to the feds. I would be surprised if the FBI find any documents in that house. If they do find anything, someone was very stupid, cocky or sloppy. For many years, they haven't been able to make anything stick to Teflon Don. Let's see if the FBI comes up with the smoking gun to keep him from running for office again.
    2 points
  25. Critics of the Democratic party implicitly admire the Republican party for its devious tactics, and its toxic susceptibility to lies, greed, and discrimination against "the other". Democrats try to play by the rules, adhere to the principles of democracy, support inclusion for all, improved health care, veterans benefits, climate control, always advocating for the underdog. But their critics persist, never coming up with any viable alternatives, trapped in the mire of their eternal optimism, personifying the obstacles that impede the black unity they crave. How they yearn for the day when they can replace white supremacy with the black supremacy they imagine they are examples of. Their frustration with unfulfilled expectations breeds frustration with how they contribute to these disappointments.
    2 points
  26. Genius is having exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, imagination and originality to the extent of being able to achieve new discoveries or advance knowledge. A part of genius is having the ability to recognize or envision patterns, shapes and concepts in order to produce tangible results.
    2 points
  27. I feel the following: Genius is recognising patterns that others have not seen. Genius is visionary.
    2 points
  28. Hey Greg...we want Cynique back immediately. I'm curious to know what the cautionary tale is and how her behavior was reckless. None of this happens under difference circumstances i.e. no dust up between Russia and Ukraine and the US providing support. Otherwise, sista Brittney has no issues traveling back and forth to Russia with her cannabis oil weighing less than a stick of gum and hooping to make extra bread in order to feed her family. Besides, it's not like she was smuggling nuclear material into their country and/or stealing secrets from them. In the grand scheme of things, the crime is totally ridiculous. The punishment based on man-made *laws* and in this case political pressure, is a complete miscarriage of justice. If I were to consider this a cautionary tale especially for athletes and entertainers...petition American employers to pay enough money for your talent that there is no incentive to leave the country in order to make money elsewhere. The WNBA should be paying its players enough money so that they don't have play overseas to make ends meet. That's the fight sista Griner should take up when she gets back home.
    2 points
  29. @TroyI've forgotten Claude Brown and what an admirer I became of him after reading "Manchild in the Promised Land". This book was required reading for all of us budding activists back in the early 1960s and really had an impact. Especially for those of us who knew nothing about the lifestyle he described growing up on the drug-drenched, crime-infested streets of Harlem. The cigarette-smoking, the reference to black people as "negroes", and the government as "the power structure", the white interviewer's condescending attitude really dated the video. But Brown's message remains current and relative. My book review of "Man Child" won first place in a contest sponsored by the Sunday literary section of the Chicago Sun-Times. My prize was another best-seller back then, entitled "Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask". I don't remember anything about the contents of that book. I do remember feeling sad upon hearing of Claude's death in 2002.
    2 points
  30. Lions are instinctual, humans are rational. So the roles that males and females have should be decided by the individual. Societal and cultural norms dictate the bounds of those roles. However the individual can choose a role that is different from those assigned roles. A healthy couple can navigate those differences so that neither party feels diminished. My belief is an individual should be free to define their role however they choose. Even if that role goes against the morals of their group as long as those choices are fair and equitable. A person should be free to define themselves. It is difficult to be the other. Homosexual, Bisexual, transgender, an artist, a thinker, a women who wants to be more than the caretaker,a man who wants to be more than the bread winner. And while some members of society may disapprove or feel uncomfortable, the don't have to the right nor responsibility to negate the individual's choice. Since all of the growth in a society comes from those who deviate from the prescribed path. Those deviants are our visionaries. They see the world differently because their internal world is different.
    2 points
  31. I'm so grateful for @Delano starting this thread! Whew! That guy is stressful. Like you @Troy, I was loving how @Cyniquewould get at him! LOL.
    2 points
  32. @ChevdoveHi. Did you watch the World Track and Field Finals on NBC tonight? Weren't the relays thrilling! Our girls really did their thing, taking first place. The first person I thought about was you, wondering if you were checking this out.
    2 points
  33. For some reason feminism and homosexuality is problematic for some Black folks.
    2 points
  34. Surviving is relatively easy to quantify. Thriving is a slippery slope because it means different things to individuals. I know folks who are more broke than a bag of glass but they're happy clams in their existence. OTOH, I know folks who are well off and miserable as h8ll for one reason or three. Then, there's the mix in the middle. Folks surviving and thriving to varying degrees and they're good with it. None are suicidal as far as I know. I'll keep uplifting everyone for good measure.
    2 points
  35. Don't stop preaching unity. Somebody will get the message. Lose the divisiveness and condescension.
    2 points
  36. Sure. Many of us do present good images and serve as positive role models to those around us. However, the media is counter-productive and extremely powerful in its far reaching effect in negatively programming how the world sees black men. Those same people make a ton of money exploiting its black minority. We should be turning the tables using their weapons i.e. media. Since I'm not a miserable person, in gambling parlance, I'm playing with house money. I know my testimony, personal success and positive attitude uplifts and motivates the brothas and sistas around me to do better. My family is extremely religious. I'm not. My folks are holding on to a belief that I'm running away from a calling. Nope. I believe my *ministry* is all about encouraging black folks to come together and do better. My ministry doesn't cost them any tithes and offerings either. I have more faith in my vision/dreams of seeing black folks win now instead of them waiting on a sky fairy. The Supreme Being didn't gift me with knowledge and talent for no reason. Surely, I'm supposed to use it for something. I'll go with uplifting black folks.
    2 points
  37. Well, could be because "art is imitating life". All black men are not heroic brilliant paragons of masculinity and noble character - nor are all white men. Why look to the media to do what black men can do for themselves: present good images and exemplify admirable role models. America is run by white people who apparently don't feel the need to cater to the demands of its black minority. That's life, fellas. We've established the African Americans are not monolithic. And all of the hair-tearing and breast-beating for black unity will never amount to anything but misery loving company. So black men should just be the best they can be and try to set good examples for the kids they father. Each one, teach one. Stop expecting reality to conform to your dreams.
    2 points
  38. Ignoring the generalization about African women, men traditionally paid all the bills giving women the time to play their “traditional” role like minding the kids and maintain the household. Those days are over, as in many households everybody has to work including the kids. Kinda hard to be “mild and meek” when you are providing, often most, of the family’s financial support.
    2 points
  39. Herscel Walker as a US senator? Ha! Too ridiculous to discuss or take seriously.....
    2 points
  40. The mind tries to rationalize irrational and emotion motives. The uncomfortable unvarnished truth
    2 points
  41. Thank you for the tag @Delano i tend not to think about such things unless I’m writing. When I write, all the cosmic “truths” reveal themselves. I think this is probably why I tend to procrastinate instead of write. In short, we know everything - we’ve simply convinced ourselves we “know nothing.”. I likened this denial to a line from The Matrix To paraphrase quote “You’re not here to make a choice. You already have. You’re here to understand why you’ve made the choice.” I believe when we try to analyze the tangible with intangible”. - It’s a mind f-ck we perform to keep us in the state of plausible deniability. Probably why we created “God” to scapegoat. also: @Cynique you remind me of the Oracle.
    2 points
  42. @Pioneer1 A loser like you would know this; what woman wouldn't want to change you into something other than what you are. Um, - a loser.
    2 points
  43. The downside is that folks shouldn't go hungry or starve because they can't afford food especially concerning how much we throw away.
    2 points
  44. White supremacy has created a situation or rather a complex in many White people that I have met. In that they believe they are superior to people of colour. They can't fathom that a Black person can be more intelligent or insightful than themselves. If it is undeniable that the Black person is more intelligent than themselves then that Black person is special and not indicative of their race. I take a certain pleasure in shining a light on that cognitive dissonance. Although I have to say I see a lot less of that in Sydney. Even though there are some of the same race dynamics between Whites and Aboriginals there is some level of acknowledgement of Aboriginal wisdom and customs.
    2 points
  45. I'm going with a white racist fool for $200.
    2 points
  46. Dr Marin Luther King not only got a Nobel Peace prize he also won a Grammy for his I have a Dream speech.
    2 points
  47. @Greg And black people call planation negroes like you, "foot-shufflin' mouth pieces for "Mr. Charlie". "Yassuh, Boss, I runs down my folks so y'all don't look so evil. And my Miz Becky, she let me in da front door when I acts proper. I jes wish our chillun didn't have nappy hair."
    2 points
  48. Along similar lines, the GOP is using ignorant azz, mumble mouthed Herschel as an opponent to a seemingly more intelligent black man. It just goes to show what *they* of us when it comes to intellect. There's no shortage of Herschel Walker, Vernon Jones and Larry Elders willing to play the fool or tool.
    2 points
  49. Greg This is yet another wonderful illustration of your GROSS ignorance! 1. The United States NEEDS crime and criminals to operate because they need to constantly fill the private prisons and jails that are increasing being used as sources for cheap labor this society thrives off of. 2. The United State IS ALREADY bringing in your beloved Central and South Americans by the millions. What you don't understand and probably don't even realize is that the HIGHER UP racists who are giving you your marching orders actually SUPPORT mass illegal immigration in the United States because it not only supplies the rich White business owners with a constant source of cheap labor but because they aren't legal citizens....THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS. So they are far less likely to complain about their working conditions or demand benefits like regular American workers.
    2 points
  50. Disagree. It would be asinine to re-elect a narcissistic clown who instigated a whole riot. Personally, I have no desire to live in an autocracy or worse being run by a bat sh8t crazy old man. Economically, the ship that is America can get back on track if/when it stops catering to special interests which only enriches a handful of people.
    2 points
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