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let's flip it...and see who has the courage to answer? Updated

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 What can the African American community DO to help themselves?

 Update: If anyone actually ANSWERED this question, pls post and tell me the page number. Thanks!

by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:38 PM
6 moms liked this
*giggle*

Quoting Radarma:

 Now is your chance, take it. Forget about ME, can you answer the question? Or are you too afraid you might be called a "racists!"?


Quoting LauraKW:

Shit, I'll check the op before I open a post next time. No, I don't have anything to say about the topic.

 

krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM
20 moms liked this

Cowards? Or just people who've done this stupid dance with you one too many times to want to get into it again? 

I think I'll 'like' my comment, too...

Quoting Radarma:

 Oh how I love the "like" feature. Cowards unite!


ihave1
by Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:39 PM
2 moms liked this

Who gives a shit if she is new or not! 

Quoting Radarma:

 Wow.

70% are being raised without fathers; they hold the highest ratio of abortions for ANY race...(and I am PRO abortion)....the kids are testing at four grade levels below Hispanics, whites and Asians.

Not to mention the FACT that some 100 black people have died in the last month alone, at the hands of other blacks.

Are you new?

 

Quoting malibucj:

What do they need help from?

 


LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM
6 moms liked this
I'll bump ya for a like!

Quoting krysstizzle:

Cowards? Or just people who've done this stupid dance with you one too many times to want to get into it again? 

I think I'll 'like' my comment, too...

Quoting Radarma:

 Oh how I love the "like" feature. Cowards unite!


RandRMomma
by Maya on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM
16 moms liked this
How would a non black person know what blacks need to do to help themselves? Those persons cannot speak from experience. They can only give opinions based on things they've surmised from the media. Even as someone with a white mother, my experiences more closely align with blacks because of the color of my skin. I have actually had people tell me that I'm not mixed because I don't "look" mixed. Funny thing is, I had a friend growing up who was mixed and was a lot darker than I am.

Anyhow, the point is that someone that doesn't share certain experiences with someone cannot tell them what they need to do to help themselves. Sure, they may have ideas, and their ideas may even be helpful. However, ignoring the crucial part that racism plays in the oppression of racial minorities, particularly blacks, only makes the problem worse.

Sorry about the tangent. I didn't mean to offend anyone. But, I'm just sick and tired of people telling me what we should do to help ourselves, when they don't share our experiences.
ihave1
by Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:40 PM

you just love to start some shit dont you.  


ihave1
by Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM
3 moms liked this

I agree. As a non black person how the hell can I give a answer to the OP question.  

Quoting RandRMomma:

How would a non black person know what blacks need to do to help themselves? Those persons cannot speak from experience. They can only give opinions based on things they've surmised from the media. Even as someone with a white mother, my experiences more closely align with blacks because of the color of my skin. I have actually had people tell me that I'm not mixed because I don't "look" mixed. Funny thing is, I had a friend growing up who was mixed and was a lot darker than I am.

Anyhow, the point is that someone that doesn't share certain experiences with someone cannot tell them what they need to do to help themselves. Sure, they may have ideas, and their ideas may even be helpful. However, ignoring the crucial part that racism plays in the oppression of racial minorities, particularly blacks, only makes the problem worse.

Sorry about the tangent. I didn't mean to offend anyone. But, I'm just sick and tired of people telling me what we should do to help ourselves, when they don't share our experiences.


malibucj
by Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:43 PM

No. I'm not new. But I do try to avoid posts like that.  


Quoting Radarma:

 Wow.

70% are being raised without fathers; they hold the highest ratio of abortions for ANY race...(and I am PRO abortion)....the kids are testing at four grade levels below Hispanics, whites and Asians.

Not to mention the FACT that some 100 black people have died in the last month alone, at the hands of other blacks.

Are you new?

 

Quoting malibucj:

What do they need help from?

 


 

JustCJ
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:43 PM
12 moms liked this
Personal responsibility. Stop the blame. And what a prior poster said do what everyone else does.
Ever notice the blacks in history who fought racism and bigotry, never boo-hoo'd...why me? They were strong and didn't let that be an excuse to give up or be less.
LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Jul. 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM
1 mom liked this
We have a player!

Quoting JustCJ:

Personal responsibility. Stop the blame. And what a prior poster said do what everyone else does.

Ever notice the blacks in history who fought racism and bigotry, never boo-hoo'd...why me? They were strong and didn't let that be an excuse to give up or be less.
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