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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Personally, I would agree with you, but many people do think so. It's a vigorously debated issue.
    Well whether or not Jews are a race, racism and anti-Semitism are all forms of irrational bigotry and should be called out and stamped out no matter what we choose to call it.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    But he is laughing all the way to the bank on the backs of the black race............
    Navy, are you ashamed of investing in gold even though most of the world's gold and diamonds are mined by underpaid, overworked black workers in Africa? No? I didn't think so.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Navy, are you ashamed of investing in gold even though most of the world's gold and diamonds are mined by underpaid, overworked black workers in Africa? No? I didn't think so.
    Maybe they shouldn't have turned down that secure and high-paying civil service job.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    go Australia goooooooooooooooooo' oops am I going to be warned again in this nice Forum?

    racist??????? omg???? me?????? OMGGGGGGGGGGG

    Why am I warned by the mods because I posted this? why?

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Since you are somebody's pet and protected, don't bother citing my posts as I'm not allowed to respond. Talk to yourself.
    I don't even know what that means.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    I don't think he's a racist. That said, I don't think as many people ar racist as many people suggest. I think he's absolutely a race baiter, and one who uses race to his absolute political advantage. I believe his motivations however are fueled by a desire for power in general than by any true malice, hatred, or degradation of another race or any belief of true superiority, higher nature, or better standing of his race over another.

    This doesn't make him any less of a scummy human being.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You mean other than trying to use Obama's middle name to insunuate he is Muslim?

    How about this time:



    Or this time:



    Or this time:



    Hell NP< that is page one still of a search that returns 146 posts, and I could easily come up with different parameters.
    I feel compelled to ask how any of these examples fit the definition of racist you quoted earlier.

    1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.

    3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
    Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. In the modern English language, the term "racism" is used predominantly as a pejorative epithet. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e., which harms particular groups of people), and which is often justified by recourse to racial stereotyping or pseudo-science. Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred, xenophobia, (malignant or forced) exploitation, separatism, racial supremacy, mass murder (for the purpose of genocide), genocide denial, vigilantism (hate crimes, terrorism), etc.
    Not that I'm agreeing with his statements, but I'm not fully sure what you're defining racism as.
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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Why am I warned by the mods because I posted this? why?
    I don't even know who it is, so I passed right over it.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    The concept of race is archaic, unscientific bilge. Inevitably those who are bullied join together to defend themselves, using, often, the codwalloppy labels of the bullies. I do wish America would drop this silly idea altogether and find something sensible to think about.

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    Re: Is the Rev. Al Sharpton a racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Exactly. And, the myth that minorities 'can't be racist' needs to be buried as well.
    Of course they can be !
    They are humans, with all the weaknesses.
    And how about hundreds of years of disrespect,hatred,bigotry,oppression vs the now tens of years ????
    Of course, again, neither is right....but its high time that "they" admit to having started this mess centuries ago....
    And, as I say, we are working with humans, not perfect creatures by any means...
    So, learn to tolerate !

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