Why is it always one sided?

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  1. Phillipians121

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    I took this quote from the Martin Luther thread. I have always wonder and maybe so have others...why are only whites labled racist and not blacks or other "minorities"? Any time a black is assulted by a white either verbally or physically they are called racsit, but when a black does the same exact thing it is never labled as such. I mean how many times do they call each other the "N" word, I knew a black kid growing up who named his dog that.

    We just watched the movie BLOOD DIAMONDS yesterday (very disturbing indeed, flinched many times) and knowing what goes on over in Africa due to other resourses...there are more blacks killing and offending blacks in Africa and in America than whites ever have or will. And talk about slavery...do they not and have always had their own? Did they not surrender their own to outsiders for goods and profit?

    Not to sound racsist, I AM NOT far from it! Just dealing with facts and reality that's all. Or did I just break an unspoken rule?
     
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    I have a lot of friends both black and white that will tell you that blacks can be indeed racists...

    A lot of the younger blacks regret that their fathers were racist towards whites. Same with us whites...

    We are all one race...
    Let's start acting like it.
     
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    I just read this after my OP...I see someone else agrees. Although I believe the other races do not have a VICTIM mindset and do work hard and together to better themselves. I know alot of blacks and what I keep hearing from most, not all. Is a VICTIM mindset, until they can get rid of that victim mindet and that everyone is out to get them and get past slavery, they will always have problems.

    Great book to read by a black man is KEN HAMBLINS

    Pick A Better Country and Plain Talk and Common Sense http://www.amazon.com/dp/0684843188/?tag=baptis04-20

    I have both these books in my library
     
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    Tinytim I am not talking personal examples which I personally have never heard, nor my husband who grew up in San Fransico and worked in Oakland Ca.

    You will never hear from the media that a black is racist...EVER!
     
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    Amen, when we're in glory our color, our nationality, all will mean nothing.
     
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    Yes basically what Ken Hamblin says we are ALL Americans so lets stop blaming and act like it! Amen
     
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    Wow, by looking at your posts, and certain others, it seems as if black people don't take responsibility for anything. That there are really no programs set up in black communities to better said communities. Know what I say- HOGWASH! Has anyone else noticed that it is not so much a "black" problem as a socioeconomic problem? Get real folks. Black people are working to better their communities. All this "all black people cry about vicitimization" is ridiculous. Yes, some do, MANY others don't. I mean c'mon how much do you really know about the black community? Aren't you on the outside looking in? I dare say so.

    Know what I find comical? Black people acknowledge that some black people are just as racist as some white people. However, the black people that i know who actually racist towards whites readily admit it. The white people, some of which I know others I don't, have to continually boldly proclaim, "I AM NOT RACIST". Guess what, if you have to keep trying to convince yourselves and others you are not racist you probably are.

    As for MLK only bringing on abortion and other nonsense as a result of the Civil Rights Movement that is pure fantasy. First of all the Civil Rights movement was about equality and enforcing CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS that had BEEN ON THE BOOKS since the end of the CIVIL WAR. Abortion is a completely different matter of law dealing with the definition of liberty.
     
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    What other posts I have ever written about blacks? I think you made that up

    No one really has answered an honest question why is it ok for blacks to do certain things that whites could never get away with?

    Filmproducer you really need to get your facts straight...when black leaders, teachers or celeberties like Bill Cosby, John McWhorter, Ken Hamblin and others are saying what I am saying and so much more, just show you do not have your facts straight
     
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    First of all you originally placed this post in the MLK thread. Secondly by "others" I meant other people's posts, not yours. Lastly, I don't see anyone saying it is all right for anyone to be racist. Please elaborate on who said this and then maybe we can discuss it. Personally I believe in equality for everyone at all times. I don't think it is right for anyone to be racist.
     
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    I am just bringing up a fact that is protrayed by the media all the time.

    I never said anyone on this board.

    No one is racisit if they present FACTS/STATISTICS about ones race and culture. One is racist when one thinks they are BETTER than another race or when a person HARMS another based solely on their race.

    It is never racisit to see the world for the way it really is!
     
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    So please, enlighten us, give some facts and statistics pertaining to black culture and race. As far as I can tell no one has given any statistics at all, just pure conjecture.

    Oh, and as far as the media is concerned I am sure black people wpuld rather be labeled as racist than "theives, thugs, gang bangers, lazy, etc.". :rolleyes:
     
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    All one has to do is watch the news or talk shows and others to see the bias when it comes to black and whites. Now that you have been made aware of this fact you will now notice.

    There is too much to reveal when it comes to racial issues...a quick google search should help anyone who wants to know more. Here is just one example of black on black crime in America

    http://www.cincypost.com/2001/may/12/crime051201.html

    And since your name is Filmproducer, a review of the movie BLOOD DIAMONDS should be a realization and eye opener for you..along with Oprah's updates on what is happening in Africa with the men raping babies and killing women and children daily. I won't go into graphic detail of what is done over there because of aids and greed.
     
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    What does alleged infant rape in Africa have to do with any of this?
     
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    NOT ALLEGED...it is a fact. They are told that in order to get rid of aids one must lie with a virgin, so in their sick "PAGAN" mind the younger the virgin the better they will get. I saw a whole documentry on this fact!

    Sorry maybe I am still a bit emotional after seeing the movie. But you do walk away with a sense that something is wrong with the way blacks treat their own fellow race...in Africa and America. Their cry today in America is "the white man has enslaved us and taken away our rights...we are still victims of the white man" how many years has it been now since they have been free???

    And what about the fact that when South Africa was under white government they were more civil and free...less crime and better off economically, yet since the blacks took over about 15 years ago under Mandella. there has been nothing but bloodshed and repressing of women and children.
     
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    Either you don't have much exposure to African-Americans, or you have a white hood and robe in that closet. Sheesh!

    Again I ask, how do events in Africa have anything to do with racism in America?
     
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    No need to name call or attack the messenger.

    I have my facts straight on what is happening here and in Africa and the sad truth is there isn't much difference! Read one of John Whorter and Ken Hamblins books and get ready to be ENLIGHTENED!
     
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    Your own statements speak volumes about you.

    Again I ask, how do events in Africa have anything to do with racism in America?
     
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    That is my point there isn't really racisim in America when it is one sided.

    It's is called victimization...blacks can't claim being victimized anymore since affirmitive action.

    Here is an article of what is happening now in South Africa since they took back control.



    http://www.natvan.com/free-speech/fs9811d.html

    See any similarities...I will no longer agrue with someone who isn't up on the facts of this subject .
    Goodbye
     
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    Quite a broad brush you use there. Like I said, your own words condemn you.

    So tell me, when is the next cross burning? I want to be far away.


    Again I ask, how do events in Africa have anything to do with racism in America?
     
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    Sure you will. Louis Farrakhan has been taken to task several times. Jesse Jackson was caught in the "Hymietown" controversy.

    Now, as to your particular complaint: Racism can properly be applied when one prefers one "race" over another for no objective reason. This is widespread and pretty much a common malady of fallen humanity. It applies to nationalities, ethnic groups, residents of cities and towns.

    In the American setting, racism has often been accompanied by an imbalance in the relationships of power, which turns human likes and dislikes sometimes into a matter of life and death, or of oppression in terms of economics and politics.

    It is quite likely that racism - or some variant - is present in a vast swath of society. However, the fact that a black plumber in Birmingham in 1963 may have disliked white people made little difference to society (unless he sabotaged the plumbing of folks he didn't like, which probably would lose him business.) However, if you are Bull Connor and feel inclined to turn dogs and fire hoses on peaceful protestors because you dislike them, racism has societal consequences.

    I think this has become a bit blurred in modern society. What may be irrational emotions with no root in fact - and few societal consequences - are sometimes treated as if they are as serious as prejudices with severe consequences. An unfortunate reflex, because then biases that really do affect the public are defended as no more important than those that don't.
     
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