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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yeah, many of us were born into less than favorable situations, however those of us who were born white didn't suffer the years of discrimination as the black people did.

    When were white people lynched other than those who were because the helped the black folks?
    That was 42+ years ago. I'm curious when you think all African Americans should be expected to move on with their lives? I think a majority of them have, but those who continue to claim discrimination is rampant need to get their heads checked. AA has offered these "whistleblowers" more opportunities than they can imagine.

    You know how I paid for college? Loans and a job. I'm not rich. My family is barely middle class. I got good grades in high school and was able to go on to get a college degree. And most high schools in the country offer the same curiculum as my HS did... some might have worse social situations, but that isn't much reason to not study your ass off to make something of yourself.

    And even if you don't want to go to college, it is still possible to be middle or upper class. You have to have goals and ambition to reach those goals to not be stuck working at a crap, minimum wage paying job your entire life.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yeah, many of us were born into less than favorable situations, however those of us who were born white didn't suffer the years of discrimination as the black people did.

    When were white people lynched other than those who were because the helped the black folks?
    Pete...lets be real and honest...OK? The climate for success has existed in most parts of this country since the 20's and in all of the country for at least 50 years. problem areas? Sure...but no more so than the Appalachean states and other areas for whites. The simple fact is people come to this country from Mexico with nothing and in the matter of a few generations they are business owners and their children are college graduates. People come here from Haiti, and virtually every other country in the world and bust their ass and succeed. The racism bull**** is nothing but a tired excuse. There are plenty that exploit those people...Like Jessie Jackson said when he put away the suits and got into the community..."it aint about Bull Connor no more...its about US and we are killing each other...its called genocide"

    EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD has dealt with slavery and racism. oh...I know...thats an ugly fact, but a fact nonetheless. Blacks held slaves. Africans HOLD slaves. Europeans held slaves. Indians held slaves. MOST have progressed. We DONT and the reason we dont is because people still use history as a tool of oppression. Time for that **** to END and for people to stand up and be accountable for THEMSELVES.

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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    That was 42+ years ago. I'm curious when you think all African Americans should be expected to move on with their lives? I think a majority of them have, but those who continue to claim discrimination is rampant need to get their heads checked. AA has offered these "whistleblowers" more opportunities than they can imagine.

    You know how I paid for college? Loans and a job. I'm not rich. My family is barely middle class. I got good grades in high school and was able to go on to get a college degree. And most high schools in the country offer the same curiculum as my HS did... some might have worse social situations, but that isn't much reason to not study your ass off to make something of yourself.

    And even if you don't want to go to college, it is still possible to be middle or upper class. You have to have goals and ambition to reach those goals to not be stuck working at a crap, minimum wage paying job your entire life.
    Some of us have worked 2 and 3 jobs to provide for a family while we went to school. Shockingly...while we are enduring night and weekend classes in non-trad university settings we are sitting next to every race imaginable busting their asses too.

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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Both of the parties largely succeed in this regard.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    those are talking points, not facts. how does a kid from harlem with a crack whore mother get an equal playing field with a senator's son?
    They don't. That sucks but its life.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    The Republicans want to be supportive to keep the have and the status quo in power and, as a result, continue to keep those who are struggling down.

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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by snbl11225 View Post
    The Republicans want to be supportive to keep the have and the status quo in power and, as a result, continue to keep those who are struggling down.
    That's an extremely uninformed opinion.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    That's an extremely uninformed opinion.
    and very bad sentence structure to boot...Im confused...does she think republicans are trying to keep the wealthy John Kerry type democrats in power by oppressing the poor?

    Really...those democrat welfare programs have been SO helpful ever since WW2...

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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by snbl11225 View Post
    The Republicans want to be supportive to keep the have and the status quo in power and, as a result, continue to keep those who are struggling down.
    in reality its the dems who want to keep people poor and dependent on government. A nation where there are more rich people and less poor is one that is more hospitable to GOP election hopes. I have never met a rich GOPer who wanted more poor. Dem policies are clearly designed to addict people to the opiate of welfare socialism



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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    I don't know how anyone voted for the party that consistently blocks Gay Marriage and other LGBT legislature as "pro-Civil Rights".

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