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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is where you and I went off the rails:

    You have never gotten over the trouncing you took in this thread. I've had a target on my back from that day to this.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/educat...post1059362766
    Did you seriously just pull up a thread from over a year ago that I honestly didn't even remember? Dude, I've had many contentious "debates" with people on here where it's probably gotten more personal or as personal as our conflicts.

    But anyway, it's clear that you think I deceptively distorted your post in the OP. It's also clear that I think you're backtracking. Neither one of us is going to change our minds and I'm starting to feel like a child for carrying on with this pissing contest. The fact is, you made a post that as I said, MANY other people have made and I made a thread. The thread actually became a discussion of the idea you expressed among others. Now, it's back to a pissing contest. I'm over it....

    ...and I still can't believe you pulled up a thread from over a year ago. LOL.
    Last edited by ThePlayDrive; 04-09-12 at 12:21 PM. Reason: oop, i started this before Zyphlin - I still want it here, but if you feel it break the warning, I'll delete or you can

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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
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    Are all black men brainwashed? (Read Warning: post #540)Alright folks, I suggest everyone listen up because this thing is on the cusp.

    While the OP referenced a posters words, it did it in such a way to jump off into a larger political question in general and not directed at the individual or talking about the individual. Nothing wrong with that, it's been done numerous times on this forum.

    However, the past page or so HAS basically been focused on a singular individual, their singular statement on the issue, and arguing about that individual. That's not the purpose of the upstairs and every one of you (whose engaging in doing it on one side, and whose continuing the derail by engaging them back on the other) know it.

    So here's the deal.

    Either get this thread back onto the generalized topic regarding Black Men in America whether they are manipulated into substantial group think or not, or it's going away. If it continues to focus on an individual and it's caused to be flushed and/or closed then those, each and every one, causing it will get action taken against them prior to that closure.

    Now, finally, due to the contentious nature of the past few pages and how much on the edge this thread is, let me be clear about something that's typically borderline with regards to the rules. Going forward in this thread, while you are absolutely free to attack an individuals arguments, accusations of a person being racist, or focusing posts too much on the person themselves (even in relation to their argument), is going to get you a quick exit out of the thread.
    Thank you for the bold part. If I purely wanted anything less than a wider discussion of the topic, I wouldn't have put the thread where it is.

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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I am not a racist, Nonpareil. TPD posted this thread to put a target on my back. To subject me to ridicule and sanction. I can't even remember the thread to go back and pull my comments in context and, frankly, I don't care to. So every once in a while I stop in this one and defend myself from the consequences of a poster whose mission appears to be a little gnat on my ass.

    If posters on this board think I'm a racist, so be it. Ya'll want to make me the subject of a bashing thread? Ya'll want to club me over the head for my opinions? Take my comments out of context? Pile on? Okay. Have fun.
    Don't be melodramatic, I have done none of those things, so stop setting yourself up to be the victim. Those comments of yours were all within this thread, and you have not repudiated them. If you now claim that they are not what you believe, then fine, but don't call it "strange" when people use what you wrote to point out the offensiveness in them. I don't think you are a racist, just insensitive. You seem to think just because you don't experience racism yourself or care to notice it, then it must not exist for those who claim to have experienced it, in your own words: "If I've given you the impression that I gloss over obvious race issues as if racism doesn't exist, it's probably because, in my world, it doesn't".
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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I am not a racist, Nonpareil. TPD posted this thread to put a target on my back. To subject me to ridicule and sanction. I can't even remember the thread to go back and pull my comments in context and, frankly, I don't care to. So every once in a while I stop in this one and defend myself from the consequences of a poster whose mission appears to be a little gnat on my ass.

    If posters on this board think I'm a racist, so be it. Ya'll want to make me the subject of a bashing thread? Ya'll want to club me over the head for my opinions? Take my comments out of context? Pile on? Okay. Have fun.
    If somebody said "All women are stupid" - you'd be among the people who think it's sexist wouldn't you? Show some ****ing consistency.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 04-09-12 at 09:27 PM.
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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Don't be melodramatic, I have done none of those things, so stop setting yourself up to be the victim. Those comments of yours were all within this thread, and you have not repudiated them. If you now claim that they are not what you believe, then fine, but don't call it "strange" when people use what you wrote to point out the offensiveness in them. I don't think you are a racist, just insensitive. You seem to think just because you don't experience racism yourself or care to notice it, then it must not exist for those who claim to have experienced it, in your own words: "If I've given you the impression that I gloss over obvious race issues as if racism doesn't exist, it's probably because, in my world, it doesn't".
    Agreed........
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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Don't be melodramatic, I have done none of those things, so stop setting yourself up to be the victim. Those comments of yours were all within this thread, and you have not repudiated them. If you now claim that they are not what you believe, then fine, but don't call it "strange" when people use what you wrote to point out the offensiveness in them. I don't think you are a racist, just insensitive. You seem to think just because you don't experience racism yourself or care to notice it, then it must not exist for those who claim to have experienced it, in your own words: "If I've given you the impression that I gloss over obvious race issues as if racism doesn't exist, it's probably because, in my world, it doesn't".
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Not sure in what context "all black men are brainwashed" is not racist in. Own up to it, you made a racist statement. Don't play victim and cry for a pity party. If somebody said "All women are stupid" - you'd be among the people who think it's sexist wouldn't you? Show some ****ing consistency.
    I'll just heed Zyphlin's warning and not address your posts about me personally. But if you all want to continue, feel free.

    Now, finally, due to the contentious nature of the past few pages and how much on the edge this thread is, let me be clear about something that's typically borderline with regards to the rules. Going forward in this thread, while you are absolutely free to attack an individuals arguments, accusations of a person being racist, or focusing posts too much on the person themselves (even in relation to their argument), is going to get you a quick exit out of the thread.
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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If somebody said "All women are stupid" - you'd be among the people who think it's sexist wouldn't you? Show some ****ing consistency.
    Agreed.......
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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If somebody said "All women are stupid" - you'd be among the people who think it's sexist wouldn't you? Show some ****ing consistency.
    Nice edit, Hat. Smart.
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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    When 92% of any group does the exact same thing it is something to wonder about.
    A lare majority of Americans eat red meat once a day... must be brainwashing

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    Re: Are all black men brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Nice edit, Hat. Smart.
    I read nonpareil's comment. It felt like a repetition of what he'd said. Now - do you believe the statement "all women are stupid" is sexist? Using your logic I could claim that it isn't because I've never really experienced sexism.
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