Page 25 of 44 FirstFirst ... 15232425262735 ... LastLast
Results 241 to 250 of 436

Thread: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

  1. #241
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,394

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    No one said ALL of the Founders were racist. If memory serves, I think John Adams was quite outspoken about his opposition to slavery (though that doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't a racist). Plenty of qualifications were given, including recorded quotes and actions.
    All I've heard, is that The Founders were racists. No one has made any exceptions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  2. #242
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:01 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    63,880

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You really didn't know that the term, "racism", wasn't coined until the 1920's, huh?
    Irrelevant to racism actually existing in the world... next?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  3. #243
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,394

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Irrelevant to racism actually existing in the world... next?
    As has been pointed out numerous times, social standards were different 230 years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  4. #244
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:01 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    63,880

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    As has been pointed out numerous times, social standards were different 230 years ago.
    That does not negate that most races were racist. It is simple. Thinking or treating others poorly due to the colour of their skin is racist. This is an age old truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  5. #245
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,394

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That does not negate that most races were racist. It is simple. Thinking or treating others poorly due to the colour of their skin is racist. This is an age old truth.
    But...the standard you use to define racism isn't that old.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  6. #246
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Seen
    05-09-15 @ 08:15 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,023

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    All of the present day descendents of the slaves should get down on their knees and thank the good Lord that their ancestors were two dumb or too slow to outrun their cousins who were rounding them up to sell to the Jewish slave traders. The descendents of their cousins are living in Ebola infested mud huts.........their cousins here in America are driving leased Escalades, drinking Hennessy with a coke back and making absurd salaries in government while playing 'grab-ass' in the hallways......

  7. #247
    Sage
    mike2810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    arizona
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:17 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    15,012

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    and that somehow makes slavery OK? It was an evil then just as much as it is an evil now. For men supposedly brilliant and far-thinking and possessed of all sorts of noble ideas, their believe that black people belonged to them is more than just ironical. It's shameful.
    Moving the goal post. Never stated slavery was OK. What you fail to accept is one should judge people during the time they lived not on today's valuses.

    So should Washington be removed from rushmore?

    It is noted you really didn't answer the question I asked.

  8. #248
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Of course they were. They owned slaves and thought blacks were not human. If that's not racist, then what the **** is??
    In fact history demonstrates that people from the same race often used slaves. Indentureship was often just a step above slavery.

    Without perspective, history won't tell us all that much. We have no reason to be smug or self righteous about our own times given that sins such as slavery are still happening now, and are being deliberately ignored.



    That's YOUR problem and not others'. I hear about non-white-owned slavery all the time. Perhaps you should stop ignoring the subject.[/QUOTE]

  9. #249
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Last Seen
    01-28-15 @ 06:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    5,587
    Blog Entries
    1

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    There is nothing wrong with being taught the truth. This pamphlet, however, lies about the truth... to teach the truth.
    What?

  10. #250
    Sage



    Jack Fabulous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    midwest
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    10,705
    Blog Entries
    1

    re: School's Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists [W:293]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    What?
    Read the question at the top of the pamphlet.

Page 25 of 44 FirstFirst ... 15232425262735 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •