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  1. ProfD I’m afraid if we owned all the means of production and distribution of our entertainment, we would succumb to the same market forced White folks do and produce simulator or even worse material. “blackploitationfilms, 1970s sitcoms, gangster rap, black reality shows,…” are all are easy to create and make money. people who produce culturally important entertainment usually struggle. Are there any recent counter examples?
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  2. The entertainment industry dictates everything from Hattie McDaniel in "Gone with the Wind" to blackploitation films, 1970s sitcoms, gangster rap, black reality shows, etc. AfroAmericans have to own studios, distribution companies, movie theaters, TV channels, radio stations, etc., in order to control the art they produce and narrative. As long as AfroAmericans are signing contracts and taking out loans to produce art, they're at the mercy of the money folks.
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  3. @daniellegfny In defense, many black people don't like superfly or sweetback. I can comprehend why they didn't, they do not, and they will not. Danielle, I know you know that for a time our forebears were enslaved to whites. But, doesn't that mean black people have the freedom to interpret the usa as they want? MAny of our forebears didn't want to be part of this country. I am not saying all. But no one can deny many black people forced from their home an ocean away, didn't want the trip, and died not getting what they wanted. Freedom from white people/the colonies of britian or the usa that came after it. So, in modernity, I don't see why any of us have a problem with some black people having an extremely different opinion to the arts , let alone anything else, when it isn't like our forebears planned for us to be here.
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  4. @Mel Hopkins I miss you, too! @ChevdoveGlad you still show up occasionally to disperse the pollution @Troy i'm glad you haven't lost patience with me when it comes to my squaring off with my female antagonists. @Del and ProfD. i appreciate your two having the broad minds to keep things in perspective. 'Hope my reappearance annoys the right wing lackeys who slither around this forum.
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  5. Orthodox Jews live it up on Welfare Is Nels White? Because these wildly errant assertions have been proffered by White racists for decades. I've read them so many times in online forums. Well, Nels, I am sorry to inform you that Blacks do not commit more crimes than other ethnic groups. Blacks are simply arrested in greater numbers by law enforcement and often, false testimony and evidence has been employed to imprison them for long terms. The news media, especially, when it's local, will always highlight and exploit criminal acts supposedly committed by Blacks. I guess Nels never heard of the Innocence Project. The views that emanate from this poster's mind reminds me of the nonsense from White racists I contended with for years on countless online Conservative forums. They too, always made mention of Black Crime, which is kind of hilarious since more than 86% of murdered Whites are killed by other White people, according to the Justice Dept. But folks like Nels only want to grouse about killings in Black communities. it's all because for White conservatives and the Blacks who love them, Black people are the main problem. As long as Blacks who love Trump and hate Democrats can frame the debate in terms of Black crime, Black drug addiction, Black families and Black pathology it means they can ignore the spree killers, family massacres, drug addiction and criminal pathology among White people. These days, about half of Blacks suspects arrested for allegedly committing violent crimes are mentally ill, off their meds, delusional and should have be in institutions, not on the streets. Blacks support phony politicians, according to Nels? Has anybody been reading the latest news about Donald Trump? How this racist clown conspired to thwart the will of the people in the 2020 election? And some on here are forever beating up on the Democratic Party. I cannot believe I am reading such racist lies in the year 2022. And in a Black discussion forum. Yeah, White racists who were Democrats in the 19th Century birthed the Ku Klux Klan and did many horrible things. In fact, White racists were known as Dixiecrats right up until the time of LBJ. The major parties switched racial ideologies during the late 1960's and early 1970's. I thought most Black people knew this. If Nels is indeed Black, pray for this individual who appears full of self-hate. I had only one issue with Maxine Waters. Her urging to harass political opponents while they are out in public. I thought her view was criminal, illogical and dangerous and still believe so. Black people are outnumbered in the U.S. And many of our White detractors own guns and it's no secret that those who endorse the hatred of many Republicans hope and pray they get to use them against us. Nel's vituperative diatribe against Black people also includes this insulting lie: That Black people VOLUNTARILY rely on government assistance to survive. As if Orthodox and Russian Jews do not. As if Chinese immigrants in New York City do not. In Brooklyn, N.Y., the Chinese community offered year round classes for their people to teach them how to receive Social Service money. Russian Jews became wealthy by taking advantage of welfare payouts while running businesses behind the scenes. There are entire Orthodox Jewish towns in Orange County, N.Y., such as Kiryas Joel, where nearly 90% of the residents receive welfare. Go talk to Black residents of these areas and you will discover that I am telling the truth. Does Nels not understand there is no longer a lifetime reliance on social service assistance in many states? That many on welfare have to work? That many are forced to undergo drug testing? Not so for members of "favored" groups. They get to do what they want, including secretly owning companies, hiding outside income, using their homes and other properties and declaring these sites of religious teaching? This means they don't have to pay taxes. Yet, Nels wants to attack Black people? Is this person a plant? An undercover racial terrorist? It is individuals such as Nels and those who like their comments who are dooming Black people. Because they are not helping at all. But they are hurting us. Not all Blacks are criminals. Not all Blacks are uneducated. It is a sin that some Blacks advance a bit, then seek to slam the door on others desperately trying to better themselves. Such folks are cowards, totally afraid to face new competition and talent. Isn't that why Whites kept Blacks out of professional sports leagues for so long? They were terrified Blacks were better. And many of us were. https://forward.com/opinion/382944/lakewood-welfare-fraudsters-prove-jews-are-on-the-white-side-of-law/
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  6. I'm not into censorship, or steering per se, so I'll have to defer on what could be a very long list.
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  7. @richardmurray, thanks for posting this thread. If I can emphasize a salient point here... white American private schools, colleges and universities are the epicenter of networking to maintain white supremacy. There is a reason that piece of paper from an Ivy League school carries so much weight. It has little or nothing to do with brain power and everything to do with connections. H8ll, George Bush went to Yale. Black folks should be using their institutions of higher learning in a similar manner. Network and make strategic alliances. Not just to get a piece of paper and have to beg a dumb white supremacist for a job.
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  8. Cynique, Some of the comments I come across on here are really pitiful. So much anti-Black sentiment from people who claim to be Black. Unsubstantiated charges, repeats of decades old anti-Black tropes and a whole lot of ignorance of recent history. I am beginning to become convinced that some of these Trump supporters look at this lying, racist and clown as their god. They need to worship Massa Trump so they can be told whom to hate, whom to insult and how to grovel if they are ever going to be acceptable to him. I am not sure this is the case with all of them. But I bet a few have a secret desire to be pointed to the fields so they can live out their true dream as a subservient toady to a man they deem superior.
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  9. Richard Murray, the images are portraits, not photos. I have taken and shot hundreds and hundreds of photos. As well as at least 20 weddings and countless parties, baby showers and other events. But a photographic portrait is quite different. This type of photography entails conception, discussion and finally, cooperation between a shooter and a model.
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  10. I taught myself Portrait Photography and collaborated with many a Black photographer as well as models of all stripes. I did not limit myself to only Black because beauty as well as art, can be everywhere. News Writing and Editor was my profession. Teaching my passion. Photography was a hobby that over a decade and half eventually morphed into a part time business. However, I really preferred charity, volunteering and aiding the homeless.
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  11. Daniellegfny, I am a retired Senior News Editor who ran his financial news magazine's newsroom. I gave guest lectures at Baruch College while still a reporter. I abhor racist individuals and ignorance. Sidney Poitier was the first Black to win a Best Actor Oscar.
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  12. You're 100% correct. The prison industrial complex has also become a mental health institution. Mentally ill folks are free to roam certain communities until they commit a crime. Then, they're locked up and released back into the community once time is served. Rinse and repeat. I saw this coming down the pike back in the 1990s.
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  13. Who cares? Ignore the race crutch. "Teaching your children about racism, how its practiced will ensure they wont marry white people". This statement reeks of pure lunacy.
    2 points
  14. I've seen that movie and it was very well done.
    1 point
  15. Stefan don't discount or overlook the purveyors of this garbage -- the platforms that encourage this are the true benefices and are apparently at little risk. Cardi B, win is purely symbolic, as I doubt the woman posting lies about Cardi has the money to pay and the platform pushing this stuff has plenty of others willing to do that same thing. Your reaction and @Mzuri illustrates why this sort of thing is so profitable. It creates controversy, and controversy drives engagement, and engagement drives revenue. Nothing will change, for the better, until we start engaging on more important things than a Cardi B and her trolls.
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  16. Hi Richard I like the spirit of the idea, but it is not exactly clear to me. I'm inclined to say lets have a quick phone conversation, but perhaps the clarification would be best posted here, in case other have the same question. I see the retailer you chose is Kobo, but you did not share what you created there. Once one shares their retailer what is the next step? How does this work to help promote AALBC or the creator's product?
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  17. Why is black America always complaining about how it feels it’s being treated by other groups, when what it really needs to do first, is get its own house in order? Let’s take a step back and a brief look at black America’s self-inflicted damage. From the top, black Americans: -- Chronically blame their problems on others. -- Don’t practice good study habits, score low on basics tests, and discount the value of getting a good education. -- Are physically unfit, eat poorly, and smoke and consume alcohol heavily, which contributes to a disproportionate suffering from obesity, high blood pressure, emphysema, and kidney, heart and liver disease. -- Exponentially commit more crime and are incarcerated, accordingly. -- Often, refer to each other as the N-word daily, without even flinching. -- Refer to their women as b!tches, hos and c-words in condescension within their own households, business venues, and in film, TV, stage and other productions. -- Abandon their children and leave them fatherless and in poverty. -- Consume and share fentanyl, cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy and other regulated drugs at a phenomenal rate. -- Hate their own self-image and resort to plastic surgery, skin lightening and so forth to escape their blackness. -- Deceive each other by pretending to be a race or racial composition, that they’re not. -- Religiously follow the (yes) Ku Klux Klan-founding Democrat party, which is using and abusing them to its own advantage, leading them right off the proverbial cliff. -- Willfully remain ignorant of finance, economics, geopolitics, pharmaceutical, and other very critical areas. -- Laugh and chuckle at the buffoonery of how they are grossly depicted and portrayed in television, movie, advertising, radio, and other mediums. -- Fail to gain a solid command of their native language (English) and as a result, resort to Ebonics and poor grammar and diction to showcase their non-conformity, which impedes their ability to effectively communicate. -- Frequently give their children distinctly black names, which only compound the child’s ability to succeed in the business world they generally, need to be part of. -- Criticize blacks who to them, don’t seem to be black enough. -- Support phony, manipulative and bellicose black leaders and race hustlers who are wholly incompetent (e.g., Al Sharpton, Bennie Thompson, Maxine Waters, Jim Clyburn, Lori Lightfoot, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Letitia James). -- Are more interesting in bling, than brains; got to have those Nike shoes, etc. -- Voluntarily rely on government assistance to sustain their standard of living, instead of getting a job, working hard, becoming entrepreneurial, and setting a positive example. -- Continue to blindly succumb to the trappings of the professional gaming, entertainment, media and sports (GEMS) industries, which are explicitly designed to separate people from their hard-earned money, while adding (absolutely) NO value whatsoever, to the lives of the average everyday person. Obviously, anyone anywhere could go on and on and on about black America and its parity with the rest of society and the world. For the (black) everybody haters out there, don’t trip over your lips while you’re losing your mind over the black condition. Instead, figure out a way to wash your dirty laundry so you don’t smell when you walk across the threshold of reason, dominance, success and self-fulfillment.
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  18. The sound of a small mind. Truth Triggers The Left | Common Sense Triggers Mental Midgets | Harmony Triggers Trolls Now we all know what triggers you, and you'll never be able to insult your way out of that deep hole that you're still digging. With springtime approaching, Home Depot has got a great sale on new shovels. You might want to check it out.
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  19. I don't know, each black individual or community has a different financial or cultural connection to any war. Black people who live in ukraine , if war starts, will have some serious choices to make. In all earnest, black people ... or nonblacks who live in ukraine if they can take a small holiday away, need to for a little while. Black people throughout humanity vary in financial potency/cultural definition/labor... all of these things are factors.
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  20. Just dropped in to get a whiff of what's going on here since I made my last departure, an exit that deferred to my aversion for being around those I can't stomach. And what a good decision that was. OMG! I can only gasp at how the vibe here has become even more irritating. 'Felt like I had stumbled into a FOX "News" echo chamber, reeking with the gospel of right wing half truths, and rampant with hysterical conspiracy theories involving the ubiquitous "they". But - before I provide further material for possible rebukes from Mzuri in her self-appointed role as the Sergeant-at-Arms of this forum, ever ready to lecture those who don't conform to the protocols she has taken the liberty to put in place, - let me assure that i am aware no one really gives a damn what I think. (And I don't give a damn that nobody doesn't give a damn.) Now, as I was saying... mulling over what's going on here, i've reached the conclusion that this mind boggling phenomenon called CIVILIZATION, in its infinite journey, lurches forward doing what it has always done in an environment teeming with natural and manufactured marvels; visible and invisible dangers. And because it is the nature of the bi-ped beast evolution has spawned, humanity engages in an eternal conflict that pits the "have's" against the "have-not's", and the "already-are's" against the "wanna-be's", dumping them into a horde of "never will-be's", leaving everyone to expect freedom and justice for all. Foolish dreamers - idiots upon whom the abused Earth will eventually take its revenge. Welcome to the real world. Ah, but every poster here clings to their own version of the truth about the "real" world where the ongoing clash between the bad "them" and the good "us" wages on. And each opinionated contributor is eager to advance political narratives or embrace deep state conspiracy theories. As if a government controlled by an evil cabal has to plot something that Mankind naturally does on its own, as if what is happening now is not just another rehearsal for the highly anticipated Armageddon extravaganza, as if there was never a bubonic plague, no unrest nor revolts among the masses, no power hungry despots nor upheavals of the status quo. As if there has never been the fall of Great Empires, as if societies and cultures don't recycle and go through eras and periods wherein the more things change the more they become the same, all under the direction of a Universe with a wicked sense of humor! Ha-Ha. The joke's on us as Fate mocks our hopes and Father Time yawns, bored by the repetition of the proverbial phoenix rising from its ashes. And Life goes on as Civilization survives. But all is not yet lost on this site, and in spite of it having become a haven for Democrat bashers, and a coop full of paranoid "Chicken Littles" beaned by acorns and panicked into thinking "the sky is falling, there is a calm voice of reason in this cyber wilderness, a someone exhibiting logic, and balance. Thank "goodness" for my boy, Troy, who neutralizes the histrionics and relegates others to wallow in the factoids of their misinformation. Happy New Year, ol buddy. Hang in there. And, oh yeah. Fuck Retrumpican obstructionists!
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  21. One thing is clear, Black people need to create more with other black people, I doubt anyone can speak against that point. @ProfD any links? do you have a band or you only do solo work? solo work isn't collaborative. @Stefan I know many artists disagree, but I am certain a photo is a collaborative work between photographer side model. thank you. At the moment, you are the only one who has presented collaborative work. one question @daniellegfny i looked at your webtoon, you don't cite others. You made these works all by yourself? you don't cite anyone else but you? Intro Part 1 Auntie I Don't Want You To Get Married - 1 | Danielle The Girl From New York: Childhood (webtoons.com) I went to this page, i see you have an author pseudonym, but I don't see anyone else's name for coverartists or writer so, you did this all yourself? 6 Magic Cans of Happiness 2: Danielle the Girl From NY (Danielle The Girl From New York Book 3) - Kindle edition by COGGINS, CLARENCE. Children Kindle eBooks @ am*zon.com. If you did these works yourself, I am happy for you, I wish the works well, but I asked for collaborative work side other black people.
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  22. @daniellegfny As a black artist I Will take 100 superfly's or sweetback's over 100 gone with the winds. cause even if a black thespian gets an oscar for 100 films in a row, I rather the black producers/black directors/ black writers/higher quantity of black thespians opportunity for 100 films in a row @Chevdove @ProfD no problem at all, I asked a simple straightforward question, it shouldn't require that much debate , please go on
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  23. IMO, a Russian invasion of Ukraine will not adversely affect blacks in that region or anywhere else. Russian President Vlady Putin is gangster. He doesn't want the US building strategic alliances in that region. Too close for comfort. That’s why he invaded Crimea in 2014. Putin sees the US as weak. Troop build up around Ukraine is his way of saber rattling. He's hedging bets that Russia might face sanctions if it invades Ukraine but the US nor its allies wants any real smoke.
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  24. Wrong movie. Melvin van Peebles ran out of money for "Sweet Sweetback's Baaadassss Song." The was a 1971 film. I refuse to label it a Blackploitation movie because that is the term Whites employ. My favorite movie from that era is 1973's "The Spook Who Sat By The Door."
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  25. And the world wishes you well. And for good measure... Hey there Stefan, Angry Black Man (or whatever you are), yeah – you - slow down, partna. Take a chill pill. This is only a discussion board. Whoa! Hold on, Silver! You’re stumblin’ - ‘bout to go down hard and break a front leg. Ouch! Dude, you’re passed out on da tarmac, while a fully loaded 910,000 pound 7-4-7 is rollin’ down the runway headed right for ya, and it ain’t gonna’ rotate ‘til it’s 50 yards past where you’re lyin’. You’re gettin’ torched by a flame thrower, while ya sittin’ in an outhouse tokin’ Snoop’s leftover blunt. As a matter of fact and as I see it, given your apparent erratic, illogical and emotionally charged judgmental outbursts, your baseless arguments, responses and suppositions come across as if they were produced by a special needs individual, whose cerebral density is about an 11 on Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, which maxes out at 10 (Diamond). I’ll digress and self-deprecate, a bit… Being a rather humble person of minimal (amoeba-level) intelligence myself, I am quite confident that there are many fellow members on this board who are ‘much’ smarter than me, but – YOU ain’t one of ‘em. On a more practical note and from my perspective, you are ‘never’ going to prevail on this argument. Someday, you might, but only after you climb out of the (mental) hole (ahem, rut) you seem to be stuck in. When you eventually do come out of that coma, feel free to message me directly with an anonymous or encrypted email address through which I can reply. If you do, I’ll send you some clarifying info (i.e., from your perspective - propaganda), that will (definitely) suck the wind right out of your lungs.
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  26. Read. The. New. Mayor. Choosing. A. Black. Woman To Be. The,,New,New. York. City. Police. Commissioner...Mayor. Choosing,Black. Woman. Who. Is. Head Of. Police. Detectives ,,Keechant Sewell. To. Be. Police. Commissioner. ..That. Will. Be. A,,Tough Job. Surrounded. By. Racist. White. Police. ........
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  27. ************************************************************************************ I don't like to tell other grown people what to do about their offsprings, but obviously all your "talks" didn't have an impact on him. When I first started reading your post I was thinking that they were doing that the whole time, sagging. I didn't even know there was a word for that. I just call it pants hanging down. Anyway, I have a son, my only child. He is in his forties now. I been through it with that boy so I have some first-hand experience. I won't even go into what all happened with him because I would be here all day telling that story. If he disrespected me the way yours did to you, when he got out of the car to pump the gas, I would have drove off and left his Black sagging pants hanging down sorry ass standing there trying to figure out how to get back home. And then I would have cancelled all my funding for his education since that seems to have been a waste, then I would have put his ass out of my house. That way he could see how far he gets in life sagging his pants and all the other juvenile delinquent things they do. Because they don't understand talking to. Sometimes you have to demonstrate through actions, even if it hurts and breaks your own heart. Years ago I drove my Husband to the Veteran's hospital for a doctor's appointment, and he was arguing with me about something or the other, I don't even remember what it was. We hadn't been married that long at the time, probably less than a year. We had known each other for a long time, over twenty years before we got married. But just as friends. After he got out of the car I drove back home without him. He made his way home and I promise you, he didn't argue or talk back to me nearly as much after that because he got the point that I don't allow people to disrespect me. We were all young once and didn't know better. That is part of life and maturing. And it is different from grown women who have the means to do better, to be out here dressed like common trash. I was fortunate, from an early age my Mother dressed me well. I got to order things from the catalogs as well as shopping in person at nice clothing stores. Not upscale dress shops, but regular shops at the mall like Lerner's. If you remember that. I also learned to sew from my Aunt, who was a master seamstress, I can make my own clothes from patterns and finished clothes, as well as tailoring store bought items. Sewing is an important skill that more women should practice. Most women don't own a sewing machine these days and that's too bad. Early in my adulthood, someone gave me several silk dresses, and that began my collection of silk outfits that I'm still working on today. Silk pieces will last a lifetime if cared for properly and if you maintain your size. Once I was on my own and started my career working for the federal government, at the age of 22, I began curating my professional wardrobe. I typically wore dresses and skirt suits to the office. Sometimes I wore pant suits, but not that much. I bought some things that were "trendy" when I first started buying my own clothes, but I quickly caught on that trends change and read a couple of book on how to select and purchase quality clothes in classic styles. You choose natural fabrics like silk, cotton, wool, cashmere, linen, and blends. Some manmade and natural blends are acceptable if it makes the item easier to care for, wrinkle resistant, etc. You should ensure that the seams are straight, fabric patterns line up, buttons and button holes are good quality, and obviously you want the clothes to fit correct and hang properly. And of course you want your clothes to be comfortable and suit your style. The other thing that I have learned over the years is that you don't have to spend a ton of money to have a nice wardrobe. You can find things on clearance, on sale, you can find nice things at consignment shops, eBay, etc. Most of my clothes I bought brand new, but I did get some designer outfits from consignment shops and I got some really good deals. In case you are not familiar with consignment shops, that is where rich people take their gently worn clothes, some things they never even wore at all still has the tags, and that way they can get a few dollars from it as opposed to just throwing it in the trash. I would take that stuff to the dry cleaners and it would be good as brand new. Once you decide how you want to present yourself, it's not that hard to find quality clothes that you can be proud to wear, and that attract attention and admiration for the right reasons. ************************************************************************************
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  28. White supremacy cannot be ignored. It is a constant threat to peace, prosperity and the existence of non-white people.
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  29. Responding example taken from 1 occurrence of 7 major occurrences out of more than 32 significant occurrences personally witnessed and observed over 45+ years. Condensed & Truncated… | This is only a brief summarization. Case 1 of Many: (U.S.) A black male supervisor at a major financial institution overtly demonstrated hostility toward U.S. blacks ((i.e., not actual) non-mixed black sub-Saharan Africans and their direct descendants, as defined), and others. The supervisor repeatedly disparaged, denigrated, mistreated and more, both U.S. blacks, whites and those of eastern / oriental Asian descent over a period of ~3.5 years. This supervisor explicitly stated on multiple occasions that his targets did not possess the fundamental intelligence, cognitive, analytical and judgmental capabilities (at a minimum,) that were required to execute extremely complex business initiatives, purely and expressly because of his (i.e., the supervisor’s) target’s race. Considering this supervisor’s own (minority-classified) race, in many respects - this seemed to be a rather contradictory position for this supervisor to take. This supervisor’s actions caused great emotional, psychological, physical and economic distress among numerous individuals that were subject to the supervisor’s actions. Said supervisor repeatedly stole, plagiarized and altered proprietary work product(s) that were created by his targets, per the management directives that they acted on. Eventually, the supervisor was exposed, and his actions ended up costing his employer somewhere north of $55 million in an undisclosed confidential arrangement. = = = To the participating community, feel free to draw your own conclusions. IMO, keep in mind that discussion boards are simply for interaction and reflection, and nothing more. - - - Oxford: rac·ism /ˈrāˌsizəm/ prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized. "a program to combat racism" racial discrimination racialism racial prejudice/bigotry xenophobia chauvinism bigotry bias intolerance anti-Semitism apartheid the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another. "theories of racism" Oxford: “typically one that is a minority or marginalized” | Note: assumed or through empirical assessment and confirmation as “typically”, but not stated ‘solely’. Thus, can and is applied to ‘other’ non-minority racial and / or ethnic groups. - - - Webster: “: the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another” = = = Black people can most definitely be racist, particularly in countries and societies where they are the (dominant) majority. Racism applies to people of color and non-people of color as well. It is one of many highly complex and manipulative drivers of discrimination across nearly all segments of both modern and historically classified societies. "The idea that “black people can't be racist” is just a meme, not a coherent argument." https://www.nas.org/blogs/article/where_did_we_get_the_idea_that_only_white_people_can_be_racist "Yes, Black People Can Be Racist" https://humanparts.medium.com/yes-black-people-can-be-racist-b74dfb1ba6f2 https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/22/us/kendi-book-anti-racist-blake/index.html https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/33208 https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/black-on-black-racism-the-hazards-of-implicit-bias/384028/ https://cornellpress.manifoldapp.org/read/i-m-not-a-racist-but/section/351f960b-17b8-4454-9bcb-0bc4cd1de42f https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/26/black-america-blames-white-america/?utm_source=GOOGLE&utm_medium=cpc&utm_id=chacka&utm_campaign=TWT+-+DSA&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_YCPhYPJ9QIVmR-tBh3vqwEwEAMYASAAEgI29fD_BwE = = = The (believe it or not) left-leaning narrative-driven anti-Semitic ADL conveniently defines racism as: “The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.” https://www.adl.org/racism Through documented practice, the ADL’s stress on “people of color”, appears to be nothing more than a well-obfuscated conspiratorial attempt to further invade and manipulate black minds and behaviors in order to control what blacks hear, see, say, think, do and believe. In turn, this could and can potentially lead to a level of unbridled subjugation of the black body politic, to a point where the detrimental effects and impacts that are directly attributable to the ADL’s agenda, either are or may become irreversible. Progressive Groups Call to Cut Ties with ‘Racist’ ADL https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/14/progressive-groups-call-to-cut-ties-with-racist-adl/ Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Left-Center Bias https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/anti-defamation-league/ "The ADL move to jam “hate crimes laws” down our throats must be repelled by all thinking Black people. None of this benefits Blacks, who are shot down in the streets by “law enforcement” agencies that have been weaponized and trained by the ADL!" https://noirg.org/articles/the-adl-hates-our-freedoms/ One could easily surmise that only a very extensive and exhaustive deep dive into the role of the liberal Jew in (i.e., as it apples to) the success, failure and misery of black America, can expose the inherent risks of looking at only one side of the racism argument – this, as one approaches the fork in the road and the ‘likely’ undesirable choices that lie along each path. - - - How Jews Rule https://www.realjewnews.com/?p=1298 Jewry's Creation of White Guilt https://www.realjewnews.com/?p=468 Interviews, Kevin MacDonald PhD Interviews, Jewification Of America Articles https://www.realjewnews.com/?cat=28
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  30. I miss you too! And in typical “me” fashion - I’m still putting together the files and links from the research I promised to send to you. The main reason I got side track is because I found a PhD Kenyan woman who hosts a blog that is adding primary source data! I will do my best to send what I have -including the link to her blog!
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  31. That bill failed because it was based on the lie of racial obstacles. What they were really attempting to do is get $6 additional from the federal government for each $1 fund raised. Most people in America who vote realize they are no barriers. If there were how did Raphael Warnock get elected? Why are more Blacks running for Congress? Bingo that sums up how most productive Black Americans feel. We aren’t in the 90’s. The adjustments needed in our society are not as large as before and we need to focus on building on our progress.
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  32. That's inconsistent with current voting rights legislation in the senate. There's a reason Stacey Abrams has to crisscross the state of Georgia insuring that AfroAmericans have access to the ballot box. The state of Texas wasted no time after the last election introducing legislation making it harder for minorities to vote. Race based obstacles are the reason for voting rights legislation.
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  33. You are too old for the new reality Blacks are facing. Trump has sounded the return beacon to the Republican Party. This is because of his good sense, business approach to life. Once again Black people are asserting they don’t want handouts. They want people to get out of their way. The biggest challenge is overcoming the rising tide of criminality in our communities. People do as people see and hear. We have to speak live, not dependency into our communities.
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  34. No, nels is black and is definitely an equal opportunity commender and offender. | "errant assertions" ? It's what I've aggregated over the the many decades of my life. If you don't agree with it, that's your right, and your problem. Time and time again, disconnected and unplugged black people try to obfuscate through BS responses when they don't like their dirty laundry aired. | "Nel's vituperative diatribe against Black people" ? Black people are their own worst enemy and I don't give flying 'F' if they can't see past the gaslighting they are enduring from the Democrats and the Left. However, they will increase their future success on an exponential scale if they jettison race and simply, pay attention to their own behaviors and what's happening around them. As for 'vituperative', stop trying to use BIG words to sound intelligent and instead, just say 'harsh, critical, scolding, etc.' IMO, your entire reply is emotional nonsense. Mzuri, and also as usual, you're spot on and definitely do understand what I am trying to convey. As a black American, I know all to well that you can't holler at others when you're digging a hole that you cannot climb out of. For some (both known and unknown) reasons, black America as a whole, is (nearly) unwilling to admit that it is not perfect, and it continues to look for an escape that does not force it to face its own deficits.
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  35. I’m so glad @Del tagged me or I would have missed this deliciousness! Blessed Be for your wit @Cynique! It is beautiful! Happy New Year!!! I miss you all too and yes @Pioneer1 You all challenge me and broaden my perspective! Thank You! Happy New Year!
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  36. @Cynique @Mel Hopkins and @Troy I miss you, and the exchanges. The dialogues made me change my mind or examine my position. Thank you, Del Neither for me, nor with me.
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  37. Trump is a racist, a liar and an unaccomplished bully. He was guiding the U.S. into a hellhole.
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  38. No pontification or distorted image here. I know a whole lot of AfroAmericans who are living well in, out and around the hood too. Still, I'm not blind to the ills that plague AfroAmerican communities nor the obstacles imposed by white supremacy. There's no reason for AfroAmericans to believe we've arrived and/or accept the status quo.
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  39. As I may have mentioned before, it's not about living my life. I'm not selfish. From where I sit, I'm better than good. I'm that n8gga who has done very well for himself in making it out of the hood. Still, I'm aware of the challenges my fellow AfroAmericans face from conditions imposed by the system of white supremacy.
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  40. I hope so. Trump is what this country needs most. Maybe he will act more aggressively. Clean house and implement policy that protect Americans and their Advancement. Getting rid of Mitch will be a good indication of his determination.
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  41. @nels and @Stefan, I wrote that white supremacy controls the entire planet based on the fact that post WWII, the axis of world power was the United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union. However, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, for 30 years and counting, the United States has been recognized as the sole superpower in the world. The United States still recognizes the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada as primary allies in maintaining its power over the planet. All of those countries have one thing in common.
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  42. @Chevdove One point, about the support for said law in nyc. you have to comprehend, nyc has a larger percentage of recent immigres than any other city in the usa by a wide margin. So you have to comprehend, most city councils in the usa don't have any interest for a law like this, but nyc is a unique city, not just in size, but its makeup. For example, washington d.c. itself has a large black population, who are in the descendent of enslaved mold, but the virginia counties outside washington d.c. are filled with immigrants, but many of these immigrants are financially above the immigrants who are in nyc , who are usually from more financially poorer means. then you look at a los angeles. los angeles is the second largest city in the usa, but the mexican populace in los angeles is a majority of the latin american community and they tend to be very wary of recent immigrants, while nyc's latin american populace is the most multigeographic of a latin american communit in the usa, you have colombians/nicaraguant/s paraguayans/peruvians/ et cetera, the mix means less a singular focus as in los angeles and the asian community in nyc is also not led by the chinese american community in the way los angeles has a huge chinese american community that dictates more and is less prone to this law. so.. the uniqueness of nyc's makeup has a role to play in this.
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  43. @nels rough and beautiful, the trick to nyc,is it depends on who you are in the city, if you are living in the sky the air is beautiful , the sun is lovely, if you are living underneath the sewers, times can be quite difficult, but nyc has always been a microcosm of the usa, sequentially, the haves and the have nots in one city. with every possible zone in between. I have told people before, my clan has been in nyc for a long time, it never was hell, and many times was nice, as well as many times sour. ... maybe the lesson nyc needs to teach the usa is to stop trying to be iddylic, cause neither warrant that. @Chevdove the whole in a city of an unknown number of people. Comprehend one of the chinese mafias, i think the tong, had put so many illegal immigrants in a tenement in chinatown that they got caught by health officials, not the nypd, who were probably paid off anyway. They had in one tenement on average thirty people in a room. You used the term, the whole.. I have no idea the number of people in nyc. I know it is far more than the listed ceiling of 9 million. What is my point? if you want a law to reflect the whole in nyc, that will require people in government nyc does not have. Community leaders that nyc does not have. business owners that nyc does not have. @Stefan stefan!! what do you think being in government is for? the entire elected class of the usa is about giving jobs to your kin. Why do you think so many rockefellers and kennedys are spread throughout the government of the usa? PRivate sector jobs or opportunities of ownership come and go but governments are forever, most job security in the world, when you have the most powerful military in humanity at the moment. All elected officials, help their kin get in, that is the whole point. Adams clearly is an amateur at doing it with pananche, but he was president of a borough and a state senator and didn't show much pananche then so why now as mayor. remember, he didn't compaign on being the leader of all leaders or some guiding light. his selling point wasn't effective government. he had one campaign motto, make the streets safer. Which can be rephrased to, nypd growth. Everything else is a candy store for him. He will not say that, but that is the reality.
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  44. An opinion with a modicum of humor is what I try to bring to the topics on this forum. NFL football is my guilty pleasure on TV.
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  45. I am not sure if the problem is Criminals Being Released. I believe the real issue is the shutdown of all the mental hospitals years ago these folks should be in. Now, granted, these institutions were poorly run, replete with horrors of abuse and behaviors we would not wish on people who stole from us. But I remember the regional debates about closing them and I think I was in favor of this move - under the belief of giving all folks a chance. However, the mental health crime surge is now a serious and on-going problem and too many innocents are being losing their lives. I feel these institutions need to be reopened.
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  46. Are we running out of fingers to count on? As fake president Joe Biden frequently says. 'c'mon' ya'll, let's lighten things up a bit! In all honesty, nobody gives a crap about what people say; but, they really care about what people actually do. In the end, comments are just social noise; it's the real bullets that you have to watch out for.
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  47. Actually I was born in NJ and I work in NY. The statue didn’t offend. It actually captured the essence that Roosevelt just wasn’t a white figure. It’s because out society has advanced so much that people are easy to be offended and not realize how bad conditions were at the time Roosevelt lived. The questions could be. “Why was the Black man and Red man included?” “What message was the sculptor trying to portray?” I concur. Which makes people parrot Sidney Poiter was the first Black America to win an Oscar, when it was Hattie McDaniels for her role in Gone With The Wind.
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  48. ************************************************************************************ Whatever @Cynique. Times are difficult because Biden made them that way. But he has flunkies like you making lame excuses and trying to blame his disasters on others. Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline, laying off thousands of workers, causing us to become energy dependent, and that began a domino effect of one crisis after the next. There are supply chain shortages, because Biden's transportation secretary went on gay maternity leave at a critical time, instead of taking care of the citizens and government business, and now there are food shortages at the grocery stores, among other needed supplies that we don't have. But you dummycrats point out Biden's diversity. Biden's open borders policy has allowed hundreds of thousands of border jumpers to enter our nation, in violation of our Constitution. We have a legal process for immigrants to enter our nation, but instead there are criminals and undesirables here that nobody is tracking the whereabouts of. The Republicans will find them and deport them Violent crime has increased because of Biden's soft on crime and defund the police stance. Also due to Harris's bail-violent-criminals-out-of-jail fund. Republicans will restore law and order. The COVID pandemic that Biden promised to eliminate has only gotten worse. On top of that, he is violating people's rights by mandating they take an emergency use COVID vaccine. Republicans respect American citizen's Constitutional rights. Harris said that she would not take the Trump vaccine, and now nobody wants it. Biden needs to choose better people, actual professionals and not people who slept their way up the career ladder. Harris should moderate the crap that comes out of her mouth. Then we have Biden's failed Afghanistan exit, which caused several of our soldiers deaths, as well as multiple injuries, and leaving AMERICAN CITIZENS behind. We also left billions of dollars of military equipment behind. This wouldn't have happened under Republican's watch. These are just a few of Biden's crises. None of this would be happening if someone competent were in charge of government. But you keep on defending him. Flunky. ************************************************************************************
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