Want to take up where we left off? I'd like your opinion on posts 261/262 on the thread "Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in this country".
I answered your post but unfortunately I think you missed my reply. I think it was an excellent discussion we were having.
Oh, and BTW, Lincoln wasn't a racist. He deplored slavery having been a victim of forced labor himself. However, he didn't believe that the Negro would ever ascend to the same levels of social acceptance or economic prosperity as Whites given the social conditions and cultural beliefs and/or behaviors of the time. That didn't make him a racist. It simply meant that he was keenly aware that the Black man would struggle to thrive in America in his view. So, he sought to have a colony developed in Africa - where most American slaves came from - considering that many prominate Negros were voicing a call to "have a place of their own" (initial calls were for Western territory in America). But such efforts never gained tractions. Why? Because most free slaves called America home and knew nothing about Africa other than the stories they here passed down through the generations or from other African slaves.
Lincoln was a Separatist. And for his time, I can certainly understand why he held such views. One more thing: Lincoln really didn't free the slaves. Negros fought and won their freedom. The Emancipation Proclimation only adhered to that grand bargain from Lincoln that said, (paraphrasing) "If you fight for freedom on my side and we win, you would have earned your right to be free."
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
lincoln didn't free any slaves anyway. He couldn't have cared less about the slaves. He said so himself.
He had no authority in the south to do any such thing.The south was a sovereign country and had seceded...nor could he do it (legally) in the north, actually.
Slavery was a legal practice and the executive branch doesn't supersede the judicial and legislative branches just to bypass laws they "don't like".
That's why we have 3 branches;so megalomaniacs can't take unilateral control.
Your posts show such hatred. That is sad....As I have said before, nobody has said Dr. King was perfect... Many people were accused of being communist and just because he knew some means nothing.. Even communists were for civil rights.. Using the outdated and repugnant term of Negro has not escaped my attention either... What is important and what matters is the legacy that he left behind--nonviolent civil disobedience--which resulted in the Laws that we have today..
That was all from wiki...go tell them they are "hateful". The truth exists irregardless of your belief or what you wish for.
To some, I suppose, anyone who tells the truth is "racist", "sexist", "biased", or "unfair", because truth can be very brutal and doesn't play favorites.
'They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk...
Why you ain't
Where you is
What he drive
Where he stay
Where he work
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact, you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.
The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what??
And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2??
Where were you when he was 12??
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol??
And where is the father?? Or, who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward, isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?
People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something?
Or, are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from??
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans. They don't know a thing about Africa .
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed. Today, a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs.
We, as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal- Mart with seven kids... you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.
We cannot blame the white people any longer.
I guess you think he's "hateful", too.... for telling the truth....