> > ...it wouldn't be publicized in this manner. this is about making people think
> > the real problems facing the black community are some bullshit comments by a
> > random asshole.
> This does bring up a GREAT issue. Here's my basic point of view, and even
> though I've agreed and agreed to disagree with you before, I think some white
> boy opinions on racial tension is always welcome ;-)
> The way I see it, the reason that "black" people "are" in general is because of
> white people. Being "black" today for a majority of black people means being
> rough, tough, ignorant, and anything viewed as anti-white. I've seen many a
> melanin laden folk say that well educated, well spoken people of colored skin
> are not "real" black men/women.
> Hell, if you emigrate from an African nation (1st gen), come to the USA and get
> a quality education only to be told by what I've seen described as the "cream in
> the coffee" (yah yah, i know I probably shouldn't say that) black folk that you
> are not a real black man, what does that say about being "black" in the US?
> But back to this all being white folks fault. The slavery/oppression of the
> past combined with the free gov't handouts made to make white people feel not so
> bad about doing it have created a black-subculture that, as Chris Rock would
> say, that are "low-expectation having mother fuckers." Why be part of the
> "system" when you can live off the system.
> And I won't say that MOST black folks are like that, but there is a vocal
> minority that believe that it is there right to mooch off the gov't even though
> they are plenty capable and plenty smart to help society, they feel that society
> owes them becuase of the unfortunate events of the past.
> The first realization that you have to make is that every one is racist to some
> degree. It is impossibly hard to not think in terms of stereotypes because they
> are so embedded in our culture. However, even though we have reached
> legislative equality, there are still many double standards that are impeading
> progress on race relations and there are many powerful black "spokesmen" if you
> will (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton) who see it in their best interest to keep the
> black population as stupid/controlled as possible to keep themselves in
> positions of power. I don't have all the answers, but it sucks, like you say,
> that the real issues are over shadowed by words when we need to talk about
> _ _ - - = = Pr3tty F1y = = - - _ _
That's the best and most eloquent statement about this issue that I've seen so far, mind if I borrow that? (i'll give credit where credit is due).