if anyone has a second to read just a few of the comments from this link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2559177/posts

i really would want to know your thoughts. to me the comments spoke more than the facts. i'm not one to dwell on stats because i know that they are elusive and whenever people use polls to defend their argument, i always ask myself: "who did they poll?" However, the reason why i researched the disparaging stats about the wealth gap between whites and blacks in america is because i've read numerous comments on this network alone that display that societal handicaps no longer target blacks but the poor. it's no longer a black or white issue but a green issue. although the white median household salary is TEN times that of blacks, i choose to highlight the derogatory comments left by thousands of americans who believe that blacks are lazy. i'm black and i'm not lazy so i can't help but to be slighted affected by the GENUINE feedback. These commentators will not lose their jobs for their freedom of speech. That leads me to my next point about Stephen's Smith comment on ESPN Zone about blacks being overly racially sensitive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe63zozEodE

He shared his view that too many anchors are losing their jobs over simple mistakes because of the influence of blacks among other groups to be racially sensitive. His public view was so awkward to watch, i felt like he threw the whole black community under the bus for what?: because a sports writer didn't know that the term "c****" was derogatory and lost his job. i don't know exactly how i'm feeling right now but i know i don't feel indifferently about these issues. so does that make me racially sensitive? and if so, am i justified for these feelings? lastly, i especially beckon the critics of obama to read these comments on the wealth gap because i want them to understand that even if obama catered to black people, the visible americans that i have seen on various social networks and blogs are not afraid to express their candid and negative view of blacks in america. i am asking for those who  have no apathy for this issue to understand that just because you see no evil and hear no evil, doesn't mean the evil isn't there. I see and hear it very clearly and i cannot give anyone any pass to believe that there is not a covert war waged upon blacks. if u made it this far, thanks for reading and if you decide to comment, i would honestly appreciate any answer to some of the questions i posed. god bless.

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for the record, smiley and west censored me so if this network knows thats not a nice word, why didn't the writer?

What you are feeling is not "racial sensitivity." You are feeling the same discrimination and racial hatred from those bigots that any person who is impartial would feel black white, brown red or whatever color, after reading those hurtful words. They are ignorant KKK hateful individuals and they are expressing just that These kind of bigots are like the ones whose ancestors stood around in a picnic and set blacks on fire just to breathe in the stench of flesh. These are the ones who lynched blacks from trees like clothes hanging from a clothing line. Please do not apologize for feeling offended by their racist statements. 

thanks Jacquelyn.

NO I didn’t think it made you racially sensitive at all but, rather, you came across as simply being honest and curious.  I cannot specifically comment on the first link b/c when I clicked on it, nothing happened so I never heard it.  However, I very clearly heard the second link - Steven Smith’s say’ over the Black community’s ‘oversensitivity to race’ issue AS HE PERCEIVES IT TO BE and I think where the disparity may occur in the perceptions of non-African Americans lies in the fact that most never hear comments like Steven’s but rather more often they hear the below racist comments/attitudes which someone tweeted to me today generalizing and stereotyping on the state of Blackness in America according to FOXNews - specifically entitled “Welfare dependency destroys black families.” PLEASE LISTEN:

http://youtu.be/eqtE-f0yZoA


Though I did find Steven’s comments somewhat insightful and NOT ALL false either, I just think he went too deep in his obvious attempt to be ACCOMMODATING & FAIR to his white colleagues within this publicly televised discussion on the taboo topic of Race Relations in America that usually makes any of us uncomfortable discussing.  I felt he himself may have believed about 80% of what he was saying/selling BUT thought maybe 20% was merely him trying to cater to the “assumed feelings” of viewers, his ESPN network bosses and in general White America by articulating a balanced and Centrist perspective so as not to be accused of being too bias toward’s the common BLACK viewpoint based, by the way, on Black life experiences.  It actually reminded me of the same type of stance President Obama has taken against his Black constituents during the past three years in choosing to ignore any ‘hint’ of focusing too much on their targeted needs or any policies that could be construed as specifically addressing such needs that may be specific only to Black communities so as not to be “accused” of being too accommodating to his own race (well sort of) that being African American.  See this Centrist view occurs when so-called Black Elitists fear losing favor from Whites whom may have power over them or may have helped ‘get them there’ and still have influence on their ability to ‘stay in such positions.‘  At least that’s the way I heard it.

Remember taking the Centrist view is always safer and less risky and considered the perfect political point of view in ANY situation for all whom may be INDECISIVE and often times dishonest OR scared OR unwilling to take a firm stance on TRUTH due to possible/probable consequences ending in their own ‘ousted’ status.

i agree with Stephen that blacks suffer the most among any other racial group in America. But there was something about removing the accountability of that sportswriter at the black community's expense that rubbed me the wrong way. i agree that most politicians take the centrist view (maybe just to get elected) but i wonder if a politician had an uber conservative or liberal agenda, if it could be executed by the branches of government. i mean whether obama or mccain was elected either would still be forced to focus on the war and job creation, which doesn't leave time for many other major advancements. if obama focused on black unemployment, black foreclosures, prison reform, etc... could he have garnered the same support he got for the healthcare bill and college loan repayment plan (for example)? just things i wonder because you're right i'm very curious. 

ok fair enough so it appears you, Steven and I all may disagree on the state of today’s Race Relations for Blacks in America based, no doubt, on our own individual Black life experiences or lack there of and well....I’M ABLE TO ACCEPT THAT.  


now moving on to YOUR PRESIDENT....To be clear, Obama has been a disaster for Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and in part the Economy.  He not only retained most of Bush’s REPUBLICAN policies but actually expanded and/or extended them hence the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, Drones, unauthorized Wars (Libya), NDAA....who knew he loved militancy so much?!  As a Democrat, I certainly did not which is why I voted for him back in 2008 bc I thought he was a DEMOCRAT with democratic values and hence a democratic agenda to include democratic policies for ALL and yes that includes minorities and specifically BLACK communities & THEIR concerns too.  Nonetheless, it appears I and so many other millions of democratic constituents were simply WRONG or shall I say “mislead” to believe that Obama would represent the Left view once in the WH, whereas he instead, shifted from Left to CENTRIST to now appearing to lean Right...certainly not what Democratic voters voted for in 2008....he should NOW be running on the Republican ticket along with the rest because truth be told Obama scares me just as much as those Republicans do! 

You claim you are and represented yourself in the above post to be a “curious” person. Well most curious people I know insists on feeding their curiosity by first researching inferences to prove or disprove what they already think they know.  However, you have not stated anything to lead me to believe you’ve conducted such due diligence regarding YOUR PRESIDENT’s policies and record to date.  Also, I never said that I thought MOST politicians take the centrist view (actually most lean either to the right or left) based on their historical and sometimes cultural party affiliation. I merely stated that I felt the centrist view to be the safest and less riskiest political stance to take for any politician who is indecisive OR dishonest OR scared of accepting responsibility and accountability or his or her own political decisions and outcomes such i.e., Obama’s repetitive indecisiveness and constant over-the-top compromising aka caving in.  Although Obama did initially take a centrist stance, based on his own administration’s Republican and Militant policies & actions, he now seems to me to have clearly leaned over to the Right from his initial centrist/safe position.  See I always believe who a person (any person) shows me his or herself to actually be based solely on their actions - not based merely on their PROMISES (esp political ones!).  Now I agree with you that most politicians whom choose the centrist view probably do so to get elected or re-elected which many believe to have been the case with Obama; this is why I feel everyone should do their own research BEFORE voting for anyone or before attempting to defend a “defenseless” presidential record.

You stated, “i wonder if a politician had an uber conservative or liberal agenda, if it could be executed by the branches of government.”  Well I submit to you the fact that YOUR PRESIDENT had just that...you will recall, when he entered the WH, he had the unique advantage of having BOTH a Democratic House and Senate MAJORITY to back up and favorably vote on any policy his assumed Democratic administration deemed conducive with assumed Democratic agenda.  And what did HE do with this non-challenging established advantage?  NOTHING or to be precise, he spent his first 2 1/2 yrs in WH working on a compromised healthcare plan while the rest of the country was in the worst economic recession since the 1930’s and while unemployment loomed at 11% and btw 14 and 23% respectively for Blacks and Hispanics.  Due to his lack of real priority over the real economic times of the country, The People then voted this Democratic Congressional MAJORITY power out in fall 2010....see he gambled with time and priority and lost MAJORITY power.  Then came his beloved Republicans whom he had also waisted 2 1/2 yrs trying to befriend....refusing to believe the reality that they will always hate him and NEVER support him on anything (I don’t know I just wonder why he didn’t spend all that same time maybe showing his loyalty to his own Democratic party....this was both confusing and embarrassing to watch).  So....to answer your initial question, Obama absolutely could have pushed at least SOME of the real Democratic agenda and POLICIES forward to an executed state had he desired to do so and prioritized them accordingly, i.e., making JOBS JOBS JOBS and hence the economy his first priority just as it was for ALL of the rest of America rather than waisting all of that critical time on his compromised healthcare plan that mostly won’t even become effective before 2014. 

I agree either party needed to deal with the job creation and the wars but I do not buy your excuse that that leaves them no time for anything else.  He’s the president of the free world....try and keep that reality in mind so limitations that might apply to your job and my job, does NOT apply to the position of the POTUS.  Besides, he didn’t address the most pressing jobs creation issue that you correctly alluded to as being important until 2 1/2 yrs AFTER taking office.....imagine that!  And might I remind you that today his American Jobs Creation Act has still not yet passed due to his delayed initial proposal that came AFTER he lost his former Democratic majority house/senate advantage (blown opportunity that every president dreams of having as a legislative advantage) and I think we both know he’s NOW not going to get any cooperation/votes from his beloved Republican Congressional majority so who knows how that Jobs Act will evolve or not.  And please tell me why he chose the CEO of GE (a fortune 500 company who paid NO TAXES during 2010 and moved its Michigan plant to China along with thousands of American jobs) as the actual person to lead his so-called Jobs Creation Committee which was also NOT formed until two years after he’d already been in office.  

Lastly, as an fyi, today his healthcare plan is completely COMPROMISED and UNSUPPORTED by most Americans of all socio-economic backgrounds.  So to ALL who say FOUR MORE YEARS, my response is “ok but this time tell me EXACTLY how will such a vote benefit ME and MY COMMUNITY and OUR concerns?”


@Bennetta, i first want to appreciate your passion in this dialogue, i really do. more black people need to wake up to what is going on in america. ok, so my president is running a republican agenda. if that's what u want to believe, i won't argue that but i will say that the president before obama did major damage to the US economy so i wasn't expecting major improvement under obama's first term. it would be logical to look at what precedes a circumstance before dictating how the circumstance should transpire. with that said, i voted for obama to stabilize things, a pendulum has to move through the center before it goes from the right to the left.

i will claim obama as my president because i voted for him after i said i would never vote again. u have to understand that in my late teens, i befriended older adults who were very active in the Blank Panther Party during an era where that organization was feeding more black children than the US government. An era where black literacy rates were higher and blacks had more of a knowledge of self. to learn that the US government had a hand in the dismantlement of black empowerement in america, as i know it, makes me (til this day) very skeptical of the US government concerning black upliftment despite its leadership.

when i first voted ever, i saw on the tv screen how the declared winner of the presidential elections was actually declared in "error".  after subsequent elections, i vowed never to vote again. not because i'm ignorant but because i look at the foundation of this country and i realize it can not thrive as the powerhouse that it is with blacks doing better for themselves. so i'll claim obama because when i voted for him i did not see him as the lesser of two evils. his grace and poise was refreshing for an american leader. since his term, a healthcare bill was passed that was decades in the works, troops were withdrawn from Iraq, incentives have been placed to encourage borrowing for college, he took a chance on american cars when no one else did, to name a few. i'm not here to convince u why to vote for obama. i just want u to know that i do my research. in fact i am "curious" to see the devastation from where america came, if obama is not re-elected.

we both can agree that black america is not doing well. when i ask myself, "who/what can benefit the concerns of my community?", i know better not to look to US politics for the answer (the sooner more folks realize this, the more productive their avenues for advancement may be). i am not here to initiate any catty dialogue, just defending myself from your assumption that i don't do research. and while we're on the topic of research, when u find time, compare the percentage of blacks gainfully or self employed from jim crow to now. compare the percentage of black literacy from jim crow to now. if u want to discuss the irony of that, i'm game. 



Bennetta said:

ok fair enough so it appears you, Steven and I all may disagree on the state of today’s Race Relations for Blacks in America based, no doubt, on our own individual Black life experiences or lack there of and well....I’M ABLE TO ACCEPT THAT.  


now moving on to YOUR PRESIDENT....To be clear, Obama has been a disaster for Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and in part the Economy.  He not only retained most of Bush’s REPUBLICAN policies but actually expanded and/or extended them hence the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, Drones, unauthorized Wars (Libya), NDAA....who knew he loved militancy so much?!  As a Democrat, I certainly did not which is why I voted for him back in 2008 bc I thought he was a DEMOCRAT with democratic values and hence a democratic agenda to include democratic policies for ALL and yes that includes minorities and specifically BLACK communities & THEIR concerns too.  Nonetheless, it appears I and so many other millions of democratic constituents were simply WRONG or shall I say “mislead” to believe that Obama would represent the Left view once in the WH, whereas he instead, shifted from Left to CENTRIST to now appearing to lean Right...certainly not what Democratic voters voted for in 2008....he should NOW be running on the Republican ticket along with the rest because truth be told Obama scares me just as much as those Republicans do! 

You claim you are and represented yourself in the above post to be a “curious” person. Well most curious people I know insists on feeding their curiosity by first researching inferences to prove or disprove what they already think they know.  However, you have not stated anything to lead me to believe you’ve conducted such due diligence regarding YOUR PRESIDENT’s policies and record to date.  Also, I never said that I thought MOST politicians take the centrist view (actually most lean either to the right or left) based on their historical and sometimes cultural party affiliation. I merely stated that I felt the centrist view to be the safest and less riskiest political stance to take for any politician who is indecisive OR dishonest OR scared of accepting responsibility and accountability or his or her own political decisions and outcomes such i.e., Obama’s repetitive indecisiveness and constant over-the-top compromising aka caving in.  Although Obama did initially take a centrist stance, based on his own administration’s Republican and Militant policies & actions, he now seems to me to have clearly leaned over to the Right from his initial centrist/safe position.  See I always believe who a person (any person) shows me his or herself to actually be based solely on their actions - not based merely on their PROMISES (esp political ones!).  Now I agree with you that most politicians whom choose the centrist view probably do so to get elected or re-elected which many believe to have been the case with Obama; this is why I feel everyone should do their own research BEFORE voting for anyone or before attempting to defend a “defenseless” presidential record.

You stated, “i wonder if a politician had an uber conservative or liberal agenda, if it could be executed by the branches of government.”  Well I submit to you the fact that YOUR PRESIDENT had just that...you will recall, when he entered the WH, he had the unique advantage of having BOTH a Democratic House and Senate MAJORITY to back up and favorably vote on any policy his assumed Democratic administration deemed conducive with assumed Democratic agenda.  And what did HE do with this non-challenging established advantage?  NOTHING or to be precise, he spent his first 2 1/2 yrs in WH working on a compromised healthcare plan while the rest of the country was in the worst economic recession since the 1930’s and while unemployment loomed at 11% and btw 14 and 23% respectively for Blacks and Hispanics.  Due to his lack of real priority over the real economic times of the country, The People then voted this Democratic Congressional MAJORITY power out in fall 2010....see he gambled with time and priority and lost MAJORITY power.  Then came his beloved Republicans whom he had also waisted 2 1/2 yrs trying to befriend....refusing to believe the reality that they will always hate him and NEVER support him on anything (I don’t know I just wonder why he didn’t spend all that same time maybe showing his loyalty to his own Democratic party....this was both confusing and embarrassing to watch).  So....to answer your initial question, Obama absolutely could have pushed at least SOME of the real Democratic agenda and POLICIES forward to an executed state had he desired to do so and prioritized them accordingly, i.e., making JOBS JOBS JOBS and hence the economy his first priority just as it was for ALL of the rest of America rather than waisting all of that critical time on his compromised healthcare plan that mostly won’t even become effective before 2014. 

I agree either party needed to deal with the job creation and the wars but I do not buy your excuse that that leaves them no time for anything else.  He’s the president of the free world....try and keep that reality in mind so limitations that might apply to your job and my job, does NOT apply to the position of the POTUS.  Besides, he didn’t address the most pressing jobs creation issue that you correctly alluded to as being important until 2 1/2 yrs AFTER taking office.....imagine that!  And might I remind you that today his American Jobs Creation Act has still not yet passed due to his delayed initial proposal that came AFTER he lost his former Democratic majority house/senate advantage (blown opportunity that every president dreams of having as a legislative advantage) and I think we both know he’s NOW not going to get any cooperation/votes from his beloved Republican Congressional majority so who knows how that Jobs Act will evolve or not.  And please tell me why he chose the CEO of GE (a fortune 500 company who paid NO TAXES during 2010 and moved its Michigan plant to China along with thousands of American jobs) as the actual person to lead his so-called Jobs Creation Committee which was also NOT formed until two years after he’d already been in office.  

Lastly, as an fyi, today his healthcare plan is completely COMPROMISED and UNSUPPORTED by most Americans of all socio-economic backgrounds.  So to ALL who say FOUR MORE YEARS, my response is “ok but this time tell me EXACTLY how will such a vote benefit ME and MY COMMUNITY and OUR concerns?”


Safirah - To be clear, I’m not hear to neither persuade nor dissuade you on your opinion of YOUR PRESIDENT nor your insistance on continuing your cheerleading for the president because he’s Black (since that mere assumed qualification is not nearly sufficient nor adequate enough for me but if that’s all you require then hay its certainly not my place to stand in your way) and please know on your best day you could NEVER influence me see because I confine my analysis and interpretations of YOUR PRESIDENT based solely on his actual record & policies ONLY. 

However, since you felt the need to share with me that you’ve befriended former Black Panther associates and today feel at least some level of skepticism of your government’s true intentions toward the Black progressiveness movement and since I actually grew up very near where Black Panthers actually ran such facilities & programs to feed and tutor many of those Black children you referenced, then I would be remiss to NOT inquire of you the following:

  1. What do you think Fred Hampton would think of YOUR PRESIDENT and why?  
  2. If any, what do you think the relationship is between Hampton’s assassination, Cointelpro and today’s Patriot Act which was initially signed into law by Republican BUSH and further extended by YOUR PRESIDENT (even after Obama promised his Democratic constituents he’d NEVER extend it and actually criticized Bush for signing it)?
  3. Since you also stated it to be important to you that I understand you to be both capable and willing to do actual research, then I have to further assume you’ve in fact actually conducted enough research on the revolutionary and civil rights movement to adequately understand exactly what may or may not have lead to the dismantlement or otherwise neutralization of the Black Panther movement?  
  4. So perhaps when you have some free time you might in fact educate yourself on all the provisions of the Patriot Act as well as its relationship to former and present government intelligence and military programs including Cointelpro of the past and present as well as its piggy-back relationship to YOUR PRESIDENT’s most recently signed militant and fascist law NDAA.  You see I do NOT prescribe to any type of POLICE STATE laws and policies that may evidence Human Rights assaults or abuses on ANY innocent fellow citizen - especially minorities, activists, whistleblowers and others whom continue to be victimized under such REPUBLICAN anti-patriot enforcement that discredits, blacklists and tortures the very existence of these law-abiding, non-criminalist citizens because their names have either mistakenly or intentionally been placed on a list that defines them as “suspicious targets”....please WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE!  Today unspeakable organized stalking and electronic harassment assaults are carried out on a daily basis to innocent U.S. citizens by hired Hate Groups for absolutely no legal reason and that resemble very closely to one of our country’s most shameful historical and illegal attacks on Black Revolutionary and Civil Rights pioneers such as MLK, Malcolm X, FRED HAMPTON and Marcus Garvey whom all put their everyday lives on the line just because they had the insight, desire and courageous wills to bring about progressive socio-economic and educational awareness to their fellow Black World citizens within their own communities and were subsequently neutralized in the most unspeakable manner for doing so......well the Patriot Act which YOUR BLACK PRESIDENT chose to extend allows for many of the same hateful, invasive and illegal surveillance assaults as did Cointelpro (except today they are more enhanced with military and electronic advancements) and these Republican militant policies and laws like Patriot Act, NDAA, Drones programs, warrantless wiretapping, etc ALL are very unpatriotic in nature and in fact and shamefully portray our country as a Non-Democratic fascist Police State and does absolutely NOTHING to enhance national nor international security of its citizens and the like and by the way, normally harm more minorities than anyone else.

Now regarding your suggestion of engaging in discussions regarding Jim Crowe, well for obvious reasons of lack of relevance to our current discussional topic of YOUR PRESIDENT in 2012 and his defenseless record, I’ll pass on that offer since I see absolutely no logical relationship nor point of your even mentioning it. However, if you have any additional comments related to actual policies and laws that have been implemented under YOUR PRESIDENT that you care to share, well I may continue to listen to THAT.


Bennetta - when did i say that i voted for obama because he's black? is someone racially sensitive? the only reason why i mentioned obama was to make his critics see that just because he was elected doesn't mean that democrats will vote for his pro-black legislation. those comments and fox news story reflect how americans truly feel about blacks.

to be honest, i don't know what hampton would think of obama. you should be asking what he would think of the state of blacks in america today? before integration, there were more black owned business than there are now. more black kids graduated from high school than they do now. so which american president is responsible for that descent? BPP didn't rely on the government to deliver them, all they wanted to do was have the liberty to do their OWN thing. hampton was assassinated because he galvanized blacks to see that they can succeed on their own.

the black panthers that i know don't vote, they do independent projects outside of the rat race, and they own property in west africa. they are not ever looking to america to be some glorified cultural utopia. obama can't have the power of hampton in the white house. i can assure you that america will always be a police state so if u want to cry about the patriotic act u can but, trust me, the government only worries about folks who DO things not SAY things. the follks that don't have time to bicker on social networks and are in town meetings, classrooms, prisons, etc. to awaken the masses probably know and don't care that they're being watched because they still gotta do what they gotta do.

i enjoyed this chat with you (besides the false assumptions). i think we found some common ground in some places and i will have to agree to disagree on others. thanks for answering my initial question and i will look forward to what your OWN discussion thread can bring to the table. take care and god bless. 

who ever said obama should have the power of Hampton in WH? now that would just be delusional. nor did I ever suggest what Panthers may or may not be doing TODAY. so indeed we will agree to disagree since point being Patriot Act, which YOUR PRESIDENT extended, does a lot more than merely “watches” folks and in fact many of its provisions tragically enable the illegal reinstatement of Cointelpro which most Americans are keenly aware have historical destructive ties and relationships to many early Black Civil Rights movements and leaders including that of Panthers along with their forced dismantlements (which was the historical reference I actually made).  so perhaps you’ve been fortunate enough not to personally know any such victims of Patriot Act and/or Cointelpro nor any of their unspeakable and inhumane endeavors which w/b good for you. No you didn’t initially refer to YOUR PRESIDENT as black, but rather instead, you chose to make excuses for him based on false and personal assumptions and references to the BLACK community as YOU assumed such BLACK communities’ needs, expectations & concerns to be (i believe you specifically referenced these BLACK assumed non-major concerns as “black employment, black foreclosures, prison reform, etc”- all of which I happen to actually consider to be pretty major to not just “black” America but all of America given their holistic socio-economic ramifications towards progress or lack there of for a certain group of the country’s population which surely could have a snowball effect on all of America (was someone perhaps being a bit racially sensitive here?).  Also anyone choosing to post ANY topic or belief on an open social media forum I think should anticipate not only receiving “agreeing” responses/comments but also challenging and probing ones as well esp if the social media poster decides to further engage with comments referencing the POTUS’ abilities without bothering to validate them with actual POLICIES of the administration or its record to date. and you too take care-:)

We are sensitive to the point of self destruction. First, why are we trying to keep up with White people when they are behind the Asian? Secondly racism is the biggest hoax in America. In America, racism sells, just look at all the rich civil rights leaders. Then look at this video. All though tens of thousands of Black people have been raped by the EEOC and are complaining, try to get anyone to stand up. But they can find Stephen comment to be wrong. We live in a Democracy; you get the government you deserve. Black people voted into office all the people  We  wanted in, then ask for nothing. The world see Black peope as a joke. We have the political strength to change our destiny overnight and do nothing but answer when called a slur.

 

 

 

@Mr. Pratt,

I've always looked at black self destruction`as a result of the broken black family structure and lack of knowledge of self (heritage). In what ways do you mean keeping up with white people (lifestyle, image)? I'm not sure racism sells as much as it incites. If you were to ask any civil rights leader if we could put an end to what they do how they'd feel, he/she would be obligated to say that they wish they didn't have to do what they do but particularly in US, racial discrimination is too deep rooted to disapper in its entirety.

As far as EEOC, i imagine access to influential attorneys has something to do with the case's resolution and civil rights leaders are not attorneys. i disagree with Stephen because he tried to remove blame from a sportswriter, who made racially insensitive remarks, at the expense of blacks. That's like Geraldo reducing blame from Zimmerman's suspicion, that killed an unarmed boy, because the victim wore a hoodie. I don't believe in American democracy per se   or black political strength, however, i do believe that black communities can strengthen and support themselves if there was some sense of black solidarity present. Older generations may think blacks are a joke, but the younger generations world wide are heavily influenced by hip hop, which is a black thing. i understand your frustration, are u a member of any community groups?, would u start one?

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