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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I rode on the buses and waved to the black kids being bused from downtown Jacksonville to Cedar Hills schools like Nathaniel Bedford Forrest and Ed White. Great times. Send 100 kids into a school of a few thousand to promote racial integration. How could that not succeed???
    I lived on Phoneix Avenue. I was bussed to Arrlington heights. I was white and fit neither place at that time. I can't remember a day I didn't have a fight.

    Those were the days. Memories.

    BTW, just as an aside, it led to me never going to the 8th grade. I convinced the school I was moving, and simply stopped going. My mother worked too much and there was no dad. So, I missed the entire year. The next year we moved to Georgia, and somehow my mother got me in 9th grade. It all became a family legend.

    Anyway,just remembering. . . .

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Mormons calling out mormons...what part did you miss?
    Didn't know Reid was a morman.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    they integrated the schools when I was in 4th or 5th grade. that was 40 years ago. 40 years is a pretty long time.
    No, in the scheme of things, it's not very long at all. As I said earlier, these things more slowly.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I lived on Phoneix Avenue. I was bussed to Arrlington heights. I was white and fit neither place at that time. I can't remember a day I didn't have a fight.

    Those were the days. Memories.

    BTW, just as an aside, it led to me never going to the 8th grade. I convinced the school I was moving, and simply stopped going. My mother worked too much and there was no dad. So, I missed the entire year. The next year we moved to Georgia, and somehow my mother got me in 9th grade. It all became a family legend.

    Anyway,just remembering. . . .
    I still remember the drills when the coaches would run from room to room snatching up the white kids and chaining the doors into the gym and watching us shoot baskets for hours on end. Lined up at gunpoint in the common areas by kids from Wolfson....teachers getting thrown from windows...Yep...good times. Quality education. And since the KKK actually was actively recruiting in JH and HS back in those days, I kinda wonder if the 100 or so black kids were equally appreciative of THEIR scholastic experiences...

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Didn't know Reid was a morman.
    thats cuz religion/faith/spirituality is only an issue for conservative politicians...

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I rode on the buses and waved to the black kids being bused from downtown Jacksonville to Cedar Hills schools like Nathaniel Bedford Forrest and Ed White. Great times. Send 100 kids into a school of a few thousand to promote racial integration. How could that not succeed???
    you make a great point
    if things were truly made equal they would have bused your white ass to what had been a black only school

    others in this thread want to pretend that after the equal rights legislation was signed into law that blacks sustained no adverse effects after years of disproportionate treatment

    hell, even today, school district lines are intentionally carved to ensure prominent white kids still attend predominantly white schools

    but a singular example that our nation has not yet fully embraced equal rights for all
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    hell, even today, school district lines are intentionally carved to ensure prominent white kids still attend predominantly white schools

    but a singular example that our nation has not yet fully embraced equal rights for all
    since the vast majority of the country is white...logic dictates that most white kids, prominent or not will attend predominantly white schools. your point is bogus.
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

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    Wrong.... Women actually exist as a separate entity as a man (but equal).

    While race doesn't scientifically exist... just random ancestry that is often just determined by looks. Its been made up in our culture, which i think our government should be separate from... including such groups.
    In general, race in America was created by the economic elites before the American Revolution so that they could advance their own interests (Drawing the Color Line).
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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    since the vast majority of the country is white...logic dictates that most white kids, prominent or not will attend predominantly white schools. your point is bogus.
    are you denying that city-planners and real estate companies deliberetly segregated blacks through the use of red-lining and other discriminatory practises?

    hell, the realtor I went to when I was first looking for my apartment was investigated for telling all black applicants that my neighborhood had no vacancies, while whites and asians were told the opposite.

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    Re: Black caucus: Tired of making excuses for Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    thats cuz religion/faith/spirituality is only an issue for conservative politicians...
    Didn't say that. Don't make such wild leaps.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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