Hi Funk. This guys is definitely not a Liberal Democrat,
Zo is young. He didn't experience white hatred. He was not there while many Democrats AND REPUBLICANS stood around and did nothing during the lynchings, rapes, and burnings. And most importantly he doesn't seem to grasp the un-godly and tragic DEPTH of Racial Hatred.
I wish he would have a one and one with John Lewis.
The reason "there ain't no going back" was voiced by John Lewis himself when he raised so much indignation for the recent rape of the Voting Rights Act. Unless the millennials, God Bless 'Em, who are techno savvy, game playing, sexting, texting, facebooking, non-cursive writing, and for good measure: SHALLOW humans lacking in Historical Knowledge come to realize who they are and how they got here you are asking for trouble.
But, if it's like you guys say regardless of my link above, that Racism is dead and gone bye-bye then I guess them Happy Days are here again.
Can we now say the N word then fellas?? It don't mean nothing, Right?
Jimmy, I don't think his age really matters; what matters is that he acknowledge being a liberal at first too until he discovered the truth about it all. He has said just as I have and even Herman Cain himself that progressive liberals hate black conservatives just as much as they do whites; additional we're sell outs and Uncle Toms because we don't fall in line with the 85-95 per centers. Another reason that his age doesn't matter is that Cain, Thomas Sowell and Walter E. Williams are black conservatives that saw and experienced the racism and have all put it behind and so have I. And let me correct you, institutional racism is dead in America; however we still have social racism that is promoted today by the likes of John Lewis, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama too.
Anybody can do whatever they want to do in America 2014,they just have to stop
expecting that they can behave anyway they want to ,stop making excuses and take personal responsibility for there actions to become self sufficient. It's not your fault or Chief's or TOT's fault that racism was rampant 50 odd years ago, most or all of those people are dead. Let's move forward talk about it and resolve it. Political correctness isn't going to help!
Just for the record, John Lewis remains a Democrat.
We needed Affirmative Action in Education and hiring because whites had a 400 head start on both.
So the N word AIN'T racist and is an ok word to use anytime, anywhere, by anybody?
Racial Utopia has not arrived here yet fellas. But we can all pretend can't we.
So Funk, my Conservative friend, it be kool now and ok if I say you're my main nigga! Is that alright? If it isn't please tell me why. I am using it as a term of endearment, NOT RACIAL HATRED. It's ok right???
Jimmy, personally I feel that you can call me your main nigga all you want to as a term of endearment; however your progressive liberal friends won't. That's why it's a fact that progressives keep the hatred going not conservatives. I have black friends that feel like we can do it but you can't. I tell them just like I'm telling you now that it's a double standard if we think we can go out in public or at any type of event and say it, an expect no else, especially whites not to.
John Lewis need to take a look in the mirror and move forward and affirmative action isn't needed anymore,
AS trite as this statement is: Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.
But Funk, don't you find the terms, nigga and cracker patronizing at least?
Their use obliterates the individuality to whom they are referring to?
It is a diminishing descriptive term.(s)
I think it is wrong.
Jimmy, generally I agree with you. I'm just saying if blacks gonna continue to call each other this as a " term of endearment" then I say you can too!
That's the only way to be fair to everyone.
Funkentelecky, I just watched the video. I think we all need to listen carefully to every word spoken.
I believe I understand the message and I agree entirely.
Much of any history is "ugly" and best if forgiven even if not forgotten.
Most dark times have some light if individuals will look for the light.
Thank you for posting this blog.
Well Funk, I am not going to be the first white boy to go to Harlem and ask where might I find me some niggers to hang with.
YOu are the exception, Funk, not the norm.
I think, from my white perspective, that what is lacking here is the full understanding that amounts to a perverted genetic code amongst whites to hate people of color. It is almost like it is in most of our DNA. I do not think Blacks grasp that fact.
So, I am dropping the term as you being my main nigga. I find it demeaning and patronizing to you.
It's like me saying that SEBE is my favorite YANKEE.
Jimmy, well said. We have an obligation to not continue to perpetuate racial and "purism" This goes for all races though. Last time I checked whitey is no worse than other ethnicities. Change will only occur if it is a collective effort. Funk, I have a lot of respect for you because you identify yourself by who you are; not what color you are. That in it self is the first step. Good conversation all.
Jimmy, I respect your freedom to choose what you do in your life according to the facts at hand. Just some more info for your understanding that the term of endearment is pronounced nig-gah written down on paper as nigga. The hateful racial epithet is pronounced as you already know as nig-ger written down on paper as nigger. I know that I could have a personal and open discussion with you without any tension whatsoever because of what you have explained to me about yourself. I've already done so with friends of mine who are white and I have some good friends too. In 2014 and beyond we must remember to judge people individually and by the content of their character and not by our past history that they had nothing to do with.
TOT, you're welcome and I agree with you that we must look/search for the light to move forward.
HMJC, I appreciate your kind comments about me and that most of us on this site do so as we'll.
Prejudice runs deep...
Well, the Time piece was not written in Ph.D thesis format. Anyway, what do you want for a buck fifty? You are mixing Academia benchmarks incorrectly with media benchmarks.
Those are Two entirely different standards.
It's shoddy journalism Sebe fraught with instances of Academic variability.
I never called the piece FACT!!!
A Doctoral Thesis it is not. Be nice if it was but then we would have fairly long lapses of time for articles appearing in Time and other magazines and media due to the length of research required. (Think of PEOPLE the magazine here which comes out weekly) Time points out the issues, it is up to the dedicated few of us to ascertain the actual veracity of what has been pointed out. Investigative Journalism when done extensively can reveal much. But, again it ain't no PHD thesis. Investigative Journalism though, can and does shine a light on issues worthy of further pursuit. i.e. Washington Post writers Woodward and Bernstein and their reporting of the Watergate break in. That piece of journalism led to a President of the United States resigning from office.
And...prejudice DOES indeed run deep and requires not a Doctoral Thesis to lend it validation. Instances are reported frequently i.e. Emit Till lynched for whistling at a white woman, Susan Smith's ID of who took her car and two babies later found drowned and dead in a SC lake,(said it was a hooded black man), OJ verdict (reverse prejudice via jury nullification??),Stop and Search Law in N.Y. stats showing cops stop and search black males more than any other group and profiling Hispanics driving up I-95 as 'suspected' drug couriers...etc
So, yep, I will put my dime to your nickel that your JUST PERHAPS is 'just perhaps' not correct when placed under an Academic microscope. Whites have been abusing and taking advantage of blacks, women, Asians, Hispanics, the poor and other groups throughout the history of America.
If that was not true we would have a National Association for the Advancement of White People.(We do but they are known as Skin Heads, White Aryan Nation, White Aryan Resistance and of course those brave white boys hiding behind them sheets over their faces and clothes) This is because White American Males are the ones doin the oppressing. Like summoning children of color to the Principal's office and later suspending them.
And it is still going on. MLK got shot for shining a light on this prejudicial cancer. And as he prophesized he "might not get there with us..." but one day his dream will be realized, regardless of the unjustified wall of defense put up by self-marginalized white men and women in our educational system.
Good debate, I would like to add that when you accuse or insinuate a position; examples of it brings clarity to it.
"since we must assume that blacks cannot be racist toward fellow blacks."
Sebe, buddy, I do not know if its from living in the South all my life or what. And I just may need Funk's input here. But there ARE variations of Ebony. Variations from ones pigmentation being so black it lends itself to the color purple. It ranges all the way to people of 'color' who could pass as whites.
To assume that there is NO racism amongst Blacks gauged by my life's experience is erroneous. I've observed it. Or just maybe from my privileged white perspective have it completely wrong.
I just don't think I'm wrong.