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NAACP Leader Says “Kenneth Gladney Not Black Enough” To Protect—He’s An “Uncle Tom”
Posted: 09 July 2010 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay, so a black guy gets his ass kicked and boot stomped by a couple guys (one of which was white), appeals to the NAACP for help, and is instead mocked and called an “Uncle Tom” and “not black enough” by an NAACP leader?  What the….?  I…um…ur….?  The…huh?  W.E.B. Du Bois is spinning in his grave.

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Posted: 09 July 2010 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Have you ever seen a picture of W.E.B. DuBois? He was a well spoken very fair-skinned black man….

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Posted: 10 July 2010 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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OK, I’m a bit lost here.  I read the article, DM, but I’m not sure what you are talking about.  What you are saying doesn’t quite make sense to me. The NAACP is, IMO, hardly racist, not locally at least.  My family have been members off and on most of my sons’ lives.  I’m more concerned about the New Black Panthers, who seemed to have forgotten the Old Black Panthers started the Free Lunch Program and alike.  The Old Black Panthers provided breakfast and lunch for any child, both Black and White, who could not afford it, yet the New Black Panthers spout stupid stuff, forgetting that they may have a White ancestor in their family tree that led to them being in the world today.  They have said they want to kill all “Crackers”, even babies, and it makes me wonder how safe my sons, who are 1/2 Black would be in such a neighbourhood that had New Black Panthers.  The NAACP frightens me less than they do and IF my family had a problem that dealt with racism, I would not be afraid to go to the NAACP for help and I live in MO.  Trust me, when my older son was able to vote for the first time almost two years ago and I heard the rumours about preventing Blacks from voting, I watched like a hawk to make sure he got his vote in the ballot box.  He did and there were no issues.  Trust me, I would have been highly upset if he wasn’t allowed to vote when he had all he needed to vote and I would have called on the NAACP to see if they could help among other things.  Whether or not they could help in such a situation is another matter, but I seriously doubt they would have turned him away because he is light complected.

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Posted: 10 July 2010 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m not talking about the NAACP.  I’m talking about the guy from it who dismissed and mocked Gladney.  He’s the asshole.  The NAACP itself is still all good so far as I know.

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Posted: 13 July 2010 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Dead Monky - 10 July 2010 11:27 AM

I’m not talking about the NAACP.  I’m talking about the guy from it who dismissed and mocked Gladney.  He’s the asshole.  The NAACP itself is still all good so far as I know.

I just saw a pic of the head of the NAACP (given their recent racist remarks about “Tea Partiers”).  Wow.  What cracks me up is when the term “light skinned” gets floated around, instead of “largely part white” (I know, I know, the standard response is, “hey, actually a lot of us are native American” etc etc”).  The one drop rule is seriously out of date.  Especially with all of us mixing.  Some of my children look white, others very hispanic, but they all have the same mix. 

The whole race industry will be nearly dead in 20 years.  It’s on it’s last legs.

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Posted: 14 July 2010 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The whole race industry will be nearly dead in 20 years.  It’s on it’s last legs.

We can only hope you’re right.

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Posted: 14 July 2010 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Dead Monky - 14 July 2010 10:54 AM

The whole race industry will be nearly dead in 20 years.  It’s on it’s last legs.

We can only hope you’re right.

He is not.

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Posted: 14 July 2010 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yeah I know.  Lousy human stupidity.

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Posted: 14 July 2010 04:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Mriana - 10 July 2010 08:34 AM

OK, I’m a bit lost here.  I read the article, DM, but I’m not sure what you are talking about.  What you are saying doesn’t quite make sense to me. The NAACP is, IMO, hardly racist, not locally at least.  My family have been members off and on most of my sons’ lives.  I’m more concerned about the New Black Panthers, who seemed to have forgotten the Old Black Panthers started the Free Lunch Program and alike.  The Old Black Panthers provided breakfast and lunch for any child, both Black and White, who could not afford it, yet the New Black Panthers spout stupid stuff, forgetting that they may have a White ancestor in their family tree that led to them being in the world today.  They have said they want to kill all “Crackers”, even babies, and it makes me wonder how safe my sons, who are 1/2 Black would be in such a neighbourhood that had New Black Panthers.  The NAACP frightens me less than they do and IF my family had a problem that dealt with racism, I would not be afraid to go to the NAACP for help and I live in MO.  Trust me, when my older son was able to vote for the first time almost two years ago and I heard the rumours about preventing Blacks from voting, I watched like a hawk to make sure he got his vote in the ballot box.  He did and there were no issues.  Trust me, I would have been highly upset if he wasn’t allowed to vote when he had all he needed to vote and I would have called on the NAACP to see if they could help among other things.  Whether or not they could help in such a situation is another matter, but I seriously doubt they would have turned him away because he is light complected.

Well, it is sad.  The reality (and good news is), that the “future” belongs to our children, not to the bigots of the “New Black Panthers” or any other similar hate group.  More and more people, like our children, are mixed, two or even three or four races/ethnicities. 

I think the toughest part is explaining to our children why there even are racists.  My oldest is just getting old enough to be inquisitive about politics and when he saw the video of the bigots violating people’s civil rights at the polling location in PA, and then saw that the President was going to do nothing about it (by virtue of passing on prosecution) he was asking me why someone would hate another group so much that they stand around with nightsticks.  We raise our multiracial children to understand there are good and bad in every group, and that we should reject those who hate people, whether it be the very unpopular KKK (almost completely dead) or the hate-filled bigotry of Obama’s former church.  I cringe every time I hear either Obama or his wife for that matter, address “race”, as it’s an embarrassment to those of us working against bigotry and racism.  But, roughly 2. 5 years and counting, until this clown’s gone. 

The Millennial Generation (or Gen-Y) are almost half “non-white” and the old ideas of race and hatred will soon be completely nonsensical to those growing up and into adulthood.  All we can do is instill good (and hopefully secular) values in our children, expose them to the realities of life and hope they make the best decisions.  My children are bilingual which helps, because they can move within two cultures and races with ease.  We are happy they are proud of who they are and want them to be proud of both their ancestries, because there is much to respect from each culture !

Hope you are doing the same !

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Posted: 14 July 2010 04:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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UlsterScots432 - 14 July 2010 04:46 PM

I cringe every time I hear either Obama or his wife for that matter, address “race”, as it’s an embarrassment to those of us working against bigotry and racism.

Why would that be an embarrassment? Why should the Obamas deny the existence of races?

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Posted: 05 October 2010 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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George - 14 July 2010 04:54 PM
UlsterScots432 - 14 July 2010 04:46 PM

I cringe every time I hear either Obama or his wife for that matter, address “race”, as it’s an embarrassment to those of us working against bigotry and racism.

Why would that be an embarrassment? Why should the Obamas deny the existence of races?

Because there is only one race: The Human Race.  President Obama and former President Bush are the exact same race.  Skin is nothing but an organ.  The eyes are nothing but organs.  The pancreas is nothing but an organ.  Organs can vary in color from individual to individual.  You wouldn’t say a blue-eyed person is a different race from a green-eyed person.  You wouldn’t say a person with a brown pancreas is a different race from a person with a reddish pancreas. 

The artificial and political designation of “race” based on nothing but the reflection of a certain spectrum of light from an organ is silly, divisive and flies in the face of Martin Luther King’s dream of not being judged by skin color but by character.  But it makes some people feel superior, assuages other people’s guilt, makes others feel entitled to one thing or another and buys votes.  So unfortunately, I’m afraid the concept of “race” will be around for quite some time.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Rocinante - 05 October 2010 09:25 AM

You wouldn’t say a blue-eyed person is a different race from a green-eyed person.

No, but I would say that the Siberian Husky and Paul Newman are the same race, since they both have blue eyes.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thank you Rocinante!

I’m so tired of hearing about race. I actually use air quotes a lot of the time when I say the words “black” or “white” etc.

This whole concept is just insane and is frankly counter-productive to people who truly seek equality. There is no scientific basis for race as we use it.

Is this baby “black” or “white?”

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Both her parents are “black…” You can see how stupid this kind of thing is. My favorite is the term “mixed.” It’s like saying “Oh I have absolutely no understanding of what DNA is and how meiosis works! But don’t worry, I’m perfectly capable of making an accurate labeling of billions of genetic traits.” 

Unfortunately I feel race has become much like an organized religion. People have the swagger and the charisma down and if a person wants to raise scientific issues about race, it is easy to be labeled a racist. I’ve even been called a holocaust denier.

Fortunately for me none of those labels bother me. I’d rather be called a racist erroneously than be an actual “racialist.”

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Posted: 05 October 2010 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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UlsterScots432 - 13 July 2010 05:45 PM

The whole race industry will be nearly dead in 20 years.  It’s on it’s last legs.

That is what I believed 30 years ago. I am no longer so naive.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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If we humans like to do one thing, it’s cling to pointless prejudices and petty differences.

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Posted: 05 October 2010 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Dead Monky - 05 October 2010 11:30 AM

If we humans like to do one thing, it’s cling to pointless prejudices and petty differences.

Regrettably, as a whole we are very good at that.

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