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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I certainly understand his frustrations.
    I am just a human being from a different country and what I see on that screen is a man who is frustrated, and logical. A black man who has made it in a white world. A black man who would if asked assist anyone who wanted assistance.

    I have seen this guy before speak on several other issues, always with the right kind of guidance...he wants what is best and he knows how to get it. I also think his agenda is pure.

    We have not seen the last of him and his opinions (I hope)

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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~SAL View Post
    I am just a human being from a different country and what I see on that screen is a man who is frustrated, and logical. A black man who has made it in a white world. A black man who would if asked assist anyone who wanted assistance.

    I have seen this guy before speak on several other issues, always with the right kind of guidance...he wants what is best and he knows how to get it. I also think his agenda is pure.

    We have not seen the last of him and his opinions (I hope)
    I like his fire. I like that his heart is in the right place, and that he wants to solve grave and serious issues in his community. The world is full of people who just want to talk bull****, but talking doesn't resolve anything. This guy encourages people to THINK and DO something about the problems plaguing their lives.
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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I like his fire. I like that his heart is in the right place, and that he wants to solve grave and serious issues in his community. The world is full of people who just want to talk bull****, but talking doesn't resolve anything. This guy encourages people to THINK and DO something about the problems plaguing their lives.
    I agree...fire people up and point them in the right direction...sales motivators do this all the time...big corporations pay lots of money to bring people in to fire up their sales department...why?....because it works....this works...

    I don't know who he is but he is persuasive...he just has to be heard.

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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    This guy encourages people to THINK and DO something about the problems plaguing their lives.
    At one time this was common knowledge. Thats been replaced with Dancing with the stars and politicians who want to tell people they are already beat, and to not even try.

    He seems to recognize that marches, riots, and poverty pimps, and even a black president aren't working out so well. He is not being courageous, hes just stating the common sense some have lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    .. being fed up, which those people in ferguson may be, doesn't give you the right to riot. It gives you the right to protest.



    //I'm not talking about political leaders, like Obama, though Obama would be a good role model for black people. He's calm, he's healthy, he's intelligent and educated... he's a role model as a person.
    They have no right to protest in sympathy for a wannabe cop-killer. They pretend to act as if the cops saw a little old lady walking to church and gunned her down just for target practice. Those media-hounds are just abetting criminality in this well-publicized spectacle.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    At one time this was common knowledge. Thats been replaced with Dancing with the stars.
    Omg. You are (unfortunately) probably hitting on the truth of the matter.

    On a more serious note, though, I believe that a good number of blacks in our culture don't yet feel like they can empower themselves. If you don't feel like you can personally rise above the crowd, or stand out from the crowd and be okay with the result, then you are more likely to participate in the more destructive group mentality, and what it often leads to. Imo, the biggest problem we have is that many people cannot get past the past. Eventually, when you want to move forward, you have to leave old ways of thinking behind.
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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Omg. You are (unfortunately) probably hitting on the truth of the matter.

    On a more serious note, though, I believe that a good number of blacks in our culture don't yet feel like they can empower themselves. If you don't feel like you can personally rise above the crowd, or stand out from the crowd and be okay with the result, then you are more likely to participate in the more destructive group mentality, and what it often leads to. Imo, the biggest problem we have is that many people cannot get past the past. Eventually, when you want to move forward, you have to leave old ways of thinking behind.
    Exactly. When the strategy doesn't work, consider new tactics.

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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Omg. You are (unfortunately) probably hitting on the truth of the matter.

    On a more serious note, though, I believe that a good number of blacks in our culture don't yet feel like they can empower themselves. If you don't feel like you can personally rise above the crowd, or stand out from the crowd and be okay with the result, then you are more likely to participate in the more destructive group mentality, and what it often leads to. Imo, the biggest problem we have is that many people cannot get past the past. Eventually, when you want to move forward, you have to leave old ways of thinking behind.
    and there has to be an opportunity and someone to point out the opportunity like -> mentors...that's why we need more people in our communities just like him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodly View Post
    It is nonsense. It speaks to an incredibly unsophisticated way of viewing the world. Structure exists. Only the blind deny this, yet unsophisticated thinkers cannot process the ways in which structure constricts peoples ability to act. The de jure racism, segregation, and marginalization has largely been done away with. The structures and discourses in society which create de facto racism, segregation, and marginalization still exist. Those structures reproduce poverty, political marginalization, undereducation, etc. Ignoring the fact that 400 years of slavery and segregation left black people in an untenable economic situation, is simply stupid. Expecting black people to overcome their lack of privilege the moment legal obstacles were removed, despite their still existent lack of structural, economic, and political privilege is simply stupid. The lack of legal obstacles is why extraordinary black people like Neil Degrasse Tyson can succeed as they do. The existence of all the other obstacles still in existence, is why average black people do not have the same access to opportunity that average white people do. That is what is important. There are also people from all backgrounds likely to not be successful. It is for the rest of people where the hundreds of years of structural and economic limitations are most clearly viewable. However, it takes a small amount of sophistication of thought to realize this reality.
    White weaklings have been provided with a way to compensate for their deficiency in character by convincing themselves that they are morally superior. They can take revenge on the manly and mature by promoting legislation and secular preaching that leaves the society that rejected them defenseless against natural-born killers. Hiding behind the touchy-feely facade of moral outrage, they secretly gloat and cackle when criminal animals are treated by the equally weakling media as innocent teenagers. The power-and-wealth motivated opposition media play along by neglecting to investigate deeply into the motives or they would find the bloodthirsty hatred that is behind the weaklings' bleeding hearts.

    But taking over the law and the media is not enough for these vicious snakes. They have to seduce and weaken our children with their warm and fuzzy mind candy. The classroom becomes their holier-than-thou Halloween.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
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    Re: Do you agree with this Preachers comments on the Ferguson situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I certainly understand his frustrations.
    Bogus poll.

    Many here are independents, libertarians, centrists and issue voters. I find it odd that you are unable to comprehend that.










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