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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman
    Hysterical race baiters swaddled in their own dishonesty will often fail to grasp the fact that it was democrats who stood against desegregation and the whole civil rights movement. Funny how they forget the true injustices when offered a "gimme" or a handout by the same people later.
    Why do you continually ignore the changes that occurred, mainly in the sixties where the Southern Democrats became unhappy with the party leading to a switch in the party dynamics that culminated in Nixon embracing the Southern strategy. Really it has more to do with region and culture than political parties.

    Quote Originally Posted by thabigred
    I would watch your tongue, MLK was a registered republican and no conservatives would not label him a socialist, if anything republicans would back Martin. Blacks were not being affored there rights promised to them under the constitution, anybody who believes in upholding the constitution would side with Martin.
    I wouldn't be so sure about this, it might be true for the historical republican party, but I don't know about the current one. They certainly seem fine with denying people rights that by all accounts they should be given according to the Constitution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
    Well, let's see...

    We got a black guy as President, if the rumors about his birth in Hawaii are proven true.

    We got a black guy as Attorney General.

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    Really, one can't name a niche in the public fabric of America that doesn't have it's share of successful black people in it.
    What does this have to do with racism not existing in America anymore?

    The only place racism is known to still exist is the NAACP, the KKK, and the Democrat party.
    So you're contradicting yourself here, you say racism doesn't exist in American and then list groups you consider racist that exist in America. So maybe I was wrong and your problem isn't so much being moronic as having dissociative identity disorder.

    Even ignoring the possibilities of racism existing in places like the justice system racism is still certainly around in individuals and groups that hold racist views like the KKK and WAR.
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Hysterical race baiters swaddled in their own dishonesty will often fail to grasp the fact that it was democrats who stood against desegregation and the whole civil rights movement. Funny how they forget the true injustices when offered a "gimme" or a handout by the same people later.
    In all fairness both political parties were against the civil rights being awarded to African Americans, the majority of the country apposed it.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    My wife and kids, the dad,

    "I-- have a dream--- that colors and whites can be washed together at the same time!"

    Best laundry joke ever. (Please don't tell me how you could rinse your clothes too -_-).
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Without the most basic human rights (which Black American people have technically enjoyed for nearly 45 years now) crime is not much of an issue. So only after blacks achieved emancipation from slavery and legally sanctioned oppresion did the "decline" begin? And when technical, legal (though obviously not substantive or institutional) equality was achieved, all of the inequalities and problems inflicted on Black culture from the outside are presumed to have vanished instantly? And no violence or crime committed by people within the Black community should have been expected? I suggest not. I suggest that the economic inequality fueled by slavery, seggregation, Jim Crow and so forth is still largely in place. As is the notion enforced over the centuries (yes, even now in the Obama era) that Black people are not really allowed or expected to have much of a viable place in the system. The poverty inflicted on the Black community perpetuates the violence you speak of.
    When a system fails to provide adequate representation to a given group the result is the formation of organized crime and gangs. When a system fails to provide adequate economic opportunity to a group, the result is the pursuit of illegal trade such as the drug trade. This is not unique to Black people or Black culture.
    The echoes of a history of violence and oppression against Black people have their effects today. And besides that, the American capitalist system continues to offer inadequate representation and inadequate economic opportunity to the Black community. The negative aspects of Black culture that you blame for all these problems are a symptom of the negative aspects of capitalism.

    If a Black leader with the character of MLK jr. stepped out from the huddle today, consevatives would denounce him or her as an Un-American socialst, and he or she would probably be assassinated very quickly.
    I'm unsure how you can square this type of vitriol with your tolerant views.

    If a Black leader with the character of MLK stepped out today he would have the same message as before...because it's timeless and true. Like it or not conservatives want the black person to succeed, and to be able to say that it was a personal success, not one that came from a special arrangement but from personal determination and sacrifice. MLK did not teach to demand special treatment to make up for the past. His view was simple equality, the rest was up to the individual.

    Read Clarence Thomas' book if you haven't, it spells out very clearly what happens when a black man shrugs off the affirmative action strings and achieves outside the designated channels. When a black person succeeds on his own he still is treated as though he's an AA case. It diminishes his success because others just assume he couldn't have risen to the top without it. The real racists despise him for having done so, and set about destroying him personally. Because if he can do it, the whole race machine becomes obsolete.

    Capitalism, socialism, fascism, the form of government has nothing to do with the fact that the black community are being lied to and manipulated by the very political group that purports to represent them. The Democrats have been "fighting" for the black community for decades, what do they have to show for it? The statistics I posted earlier.
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tagged N. View Post
    MLK did not teach to demand special treatment to make up for the past. His view was simple equality, the rest was up to the individual.
    People have to stop misusing King.

    "Whenever the issue of compensatory treatment for the Negro is raised, some of our friends recoil in horror. The Negro should be granted equality, they agree; but he should ask nothing more. On the surface, this appears reasonable, but it is not realistic."

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Talk View Post
    Yeah, I think that history has made MLK seem much more moderate in the public memory. I suppose it helps that he is usually viewed in contrast to Malcolm X.
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Malcolm X did not support Affirmative Action. He was a religious conservative. He called it a 'trick' of the white power structure used to dissuade the masses via the employment of upper middle class Negroes who would convince the masses to 'slow down'. He categorically dismissed integration as an avenue towards freedom. He saw irreconcilable differences and characterized the black masses as on the verge of explosion, something he said would 'break the furniture' in the house of the white power structure.

    He actually openly stood against supreme court justice Hugo Black, who was made a justice by FDR and was member of KKK.

    In 1964, Democrat Senators organized the landmark filibuster of the Civil Rights Act. Those involved included Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Sen. J. William Fulbright (Bill Clinton's mentor), Albert Gore Sr., Sen. Sam Ervin, and Senator Richard Russell.

    Malcolm X really hated democrats, and said MLK was doing deals with the devil when he came to Kennedy for ammending africans rights.

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    King was a radical, a socialist, a pacifist and a lot of other things that the establishment found and would still find repugnant. This gets glossed over by those who would like to pretend that A)the dream is realized or B)King was a conservative. In either case the result of this pretense is the same: an attempt to limit, censor and ignore the inconvenient parts of King’s message.
    To consider whether there is any validity to the claims recently arising in the thread that conservatives today would follow King, let’s consider what King was involved in and planning before he was assassinated. First of all, King had come to reject capitalism, recognizing that we needed to move towards a more socialistic form of government and economics, recognizing that capitalism was harmful to the black community and intertwined with racism and militarism. King had become a radical demanding fundamental change from the root:
    “And one day we must ask the question, Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy… We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life's marketplace. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” (August 1967)
    Let’s not forget the aim of the poor people’s campaign that King was working on when he was assassinated: “In 1968, King and the SCLC organized the "Poor People's Campaign" to address issues of economic justice. The campaign culminated in a march on Washington, D.C. demanding economic aid to the poorest communities of the United States. King traveled the country to assemble "a multiracial army of the poor" that would march on Washington to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience at the Capitol until Congress created a bill of rights for poor Americans.”
    So that’s the message. Capitalism is tied to the racism, poverty and militarism and these are the great evils of our time. Are we ready to challenge capitalism? To view poverty as unacceptable and to march on Washington to demand its abolition? To demand massive economic aid for all disadvantaged groups? I’m down for that. But is this really the sort of message American conservatives can stomach?
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Is this racist or not racist?

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    Maybe I missed it, but has anyone spoke up for the poor primate who is outrageously slandered by being compared to a politician?

    Where's PETA on this?

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