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Intellectual Free Post Posted on 05-07-2004

RevolutionarySistah
Los Angeles, CA
....aiight, so I see people starting free posts all the time, I figure I can do it too. Only twist is, if you gon' post something......let it be intellectual (i.e nothing about a party, grad nite, or shout-outs) something tells me this post is gon' die quickly....... :roll: oh well, i gave it a shot!
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replied on 06-08-2004 03:37PM [Reply]
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naturalqt Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:25 am Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seeing as how there is barely even an alliance between blacks in America now I find it hard to imagine how we can come together with Africans anytime during our generation...sadly enough How come we have yet to really grasp the phenomenon unity that has helped Jews, Hispanics and other minority groups progress? There was a time when we had it, but somewhere along the line...
Good point...I think when we come together as a unit we will eventually realize that we are the same as our brethen in Africa. A prime example we should follow: the Asians. They are about their business while still enjoying life. They stick together and that is why their communities are not impoverished like blacks and latinos... Africans vs. African Americans Mexicans vs. Hispanics or puerto ricans White man says: TO DIVIDE IS TO CONQUER
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replied on 06-08-2004 06:35PM [Reply]
True true. It's just that they (white people) have given us a mentality as to what to think about Africans (whether black people would choose to realize that they are being controlled, I don't know). They see them as being primitive people so we should see them the same way. In actuality though they are some of the smartest people in the world. I know at my school they are certainly some of the hardest working folks. It's almost like the education that we would take for granted is the same education that they are willing to bend over backwards for. Like natuaralqt said we can't even get along within out own race, so how are we going to get along with another group.
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 06-08-2004 11:22PM [Reply]

as far as I am concerned, Africans are really going it big. Like abstract stated before, they are usually the brightest of the bunch. I think as African Americans, we could learn alot from our African brothers and sisters. don't hate! congratulate!
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LadyJag7 replied on 06-09-2004 02:12AM [Reply]
The fact that American blacks and Africans have yet to come together in unity is really a sad one. But I think both sides have to be blamed for this. Just like you may here black people making fun of Africans, I've seen how many Africans tend to look down on blacks. Before Africans come to this country all they really know of blacks is what they see on tv and hear in the news and we all know that's nothing positive in most cases. This causes them to think that all blacks are what they see on the tv screen. This works the same way in how many blacks form their opinions of Africans. I think in order for both groups to join together we all have to throw the stereotypes out of the window.
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replied on 06-09-2004 02:08PM [Reply]
exactly.... he controls the media that both sides see? hmmmmm white man says: show the divided sides the negatives of each other....and watch them turn into brother vs. brother
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replied on 06-09-2004 05:33PM [Reply]
im still waiting to hear some of the ideas as to how we plan to reverse the present system of behavior in the african american community. how do we tend to change all of these sad stories into stories of worth being proud of? some of my suggestions >> Get rid of all forms of projected-racism found in commercial hip hop >> Black developed/supported education systems that stem beyond HBCUs; we need black elementary schools and high schools. >> decrease/elimante the epidemic of teenage parenting. Bold yes. Impossible, no!
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MikeCheck replied on 06-09-2004 07:29PM [Reply]
de Bohème wrote:
im still waiting to hear some of the ideas as to how we plan to reverse the present system of behavior in the african american community. how do we tend to change all of these sad stories into stories of worth being proud of? some of my suggestions >> Get rid of all forms of projected-racism found in commercial hip hop >> Black developed/supported education systems that stem beyond HBCUs; we need black elementary schools and high schools. >> decrease/elimante the epidemic of teenage parenting. Bold yes. Impossible, no!
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replied on 06-09-2004 10:34PM [Reply]
Reinstate the value and foundation of a COMPLETE family unit... Father Mother boy girl white man says: take the black male out of the family structure...and watch the race decline.
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replied on 06-10-2004 09:49AM [Reply]
sowthwestplaya03 wrote:
Reinstate the value and foundation of a COMPLETE family unit... Father Mother boy girl white man says: take the black male out of the family structure...and watch the race decline.
If we really look at it in depth, single parent homes are a large reason that we are in the situation that we are in. On one hand, it psychologically alters the mindset. Children in that situation may harbor a lot of resentment toward the missing parent. They are also more likely to have low self-esteem (not saying that it is the case for all people in that situation). Low self-esteem contributes to the ****, drug use, the pregnancy rate and everything else. When you have low self esteem then everything that looks cool (the videos where people are flossin like crazy) you're automatically going to look at it like it is the greatest thing ever.
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replied on 06-10-2004 12:57PM [Reply]
If black people were to change their behavior....WE COULD AND WOULD EXCEL BEYOND THE WHITE MAN'S WILDEST DREAMS. white man says: tell the slaves they are nothing...and watch their behavior produce nothing
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