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Blacks want a "place at the table".

Discussion in 'General Political Discussion' started by OldWiseGuy, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    What would they talk about that would be different from what they're talking about now? And would they accuse others of racism if anyone questioned or disagreed with what they would be demanding?
     
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    Autistics don't even have a place at the "table." Where is this "table," anyway?
     
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  3. OldWiseGuy

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    They have advocates at the table.

    Actually the only 'entity' that doesn't really have a place at the table is the environment.
     
  4. Blade

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    You know to be sacred.. that really needs to be looked into. But COPS are not the problem. Its the schooling those being killed in the cities. THEY need a voice but look any channel no one is talking about that. ONE is..

    Seeing things right now on tv happening in cities. I heard a prophecy a while go about how people will be leaving the cities to go out to those small towns. I can see why some right now want to leave the cities.
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  5. Aussie Pete

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    I suspect that the average black just want to get on with their lives without interference. The zealots want the whole table.
     
  6. disciple Clint

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    I have never regretted giving someone an opportunity to explain what they see from their perspective, I have often found it not only educational but also helpful to all in the discussion.
     
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  7. timewerx

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    For that to happen needs an overhaul of the system. Because without interference means they can be who they are without facing prejudice.

    Being who they are doesn't necessarily mean breaking the law. Blacks have a distinct culture which should be encouraged, cultivated, instead of being discriminated if they don't act and dress like whites.
     
  8. Aussie Pete

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    A white person can't win. Everyone from Afghanistan to Zambia demands that their culture be respected. Except, of course, white culture, which is the enemy. Blacks are a different matter, they came under duress. However, Black people can rise to the highest office in the USA. I'm reasonably sure that a white could not be the president of Zambia. Statistics can be misleading, but I've seen real figures that cast doubt on the overall "them against us" picture painted by BLM and other lefty groups. For example, the leading cause of poverty in the US is being a single mother. That applies equally across the racial divide. If you want to stay out of jail, don't commit a crime.

    For sure, weed out the thugs in the police forces. For sure prosecute those thugs. Jail their bosses as accessories. But don't just tar every white with the racist brush. It's just not so.
     
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  9. Richard T

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    If you consider the table as where the biggest decisions are made, then most are indeed left out. That table sets the agenda which is more about consolidating power and going global than anything else. It is indeed very exclusive, but certainly not all white. Most are shut out of this table because you either have to be rich, have power (elite entertainers or media) or be willing and charismatic enough to be one of their puppets. Sadly, those at this table sometimes want the rest of us to fight among ourselves. They do not do it for justice, they do it for power.
     
  10. OldWiseGuy

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    Many did that back in the 1970's. I did and had a ball. Sadly I couldn't make enough money to support my family, so I moved back to the city. However, when retire I will not stay in the city as it is now too expensive., especially housing.
     
  11. OldWiseGuy

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    I can't disagree with that.
     
  12. OldWiseGuy

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    Acting and dressing like whites ("When in Rome...) is a key to their success. Elements of their culture involve mocking white people. How is this productive.

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  13. Redwingfan9

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    The last President was black, it strikes me they have a place at the table.
     
  14. Albion

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    Sound great, but what does that mean in real terms?

    It shouldn't, I agree. However, the developments since the Floyd killing have taken the exact opposite course from what you are advocating for.
     
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    Who are these people you are talking about?
     
  16. Ken-1122

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    How do white people act and dress? And how is this different than how black people act and dress?
     
  17. iluvatar5150

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    Reasonably sure, eh?
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    Odd choice there, Zambia. They didn't gain independence from Britain until 1964. Prior to then, when it was named Rhodesia, it was led by white Brits.

    Additionally, black Africans make up 99.2% of the population, which means that whites make up no more than 0.8% of the population, whereas in the US, blacks make up about 16% of the population. As a share of the population, blacks in the US are 20x larger than whites in Zambia. So yeah, one would expect blacks to dominate Zambian politics.
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  18. IceJad

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    Black culture? What is that exactly? Are you referring to African culture or Caribbean culture? There is no black nor white culture as far as I know of. What you're referring to is lifestyle and it's only practise by American blacks. No where from the continent of Africa nor the Caribbean Isles talk, dress, or observe cultural holidays of the American blacks. Even in Africa there are many different cultural practises that are distinct from one another. And that is not yet mentioning the Caribbeans.

    Culture encompasses a wide range of practises of a group of similar ethnic people. It is a mixture of religion, geographical residency, architecture style, linguistics, societal structure, dressing, naming, shared history, and etc.

    If you have a clear defined black culture please post it here. I would like to really understand the practises and history of its development.
     
  19. Aldebaran

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    Black culture could be defined in many ways. As for music, rap is one of their genres. Then there are the hairstyles such as dreadlocks that seem to be related to their culture. Their language, while english in general, tends to be distinct, and has even been given the name, "ebonics".
    I'm sure I'll now be labeled as being racist for even writing any of this.
     
  20. Aussie Pete

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    Smith was not British. He was Rhodesian. And it is now Zimbabwe, not Zambia. I worked with a white Zimbabwean for a while. He'd left because life had become impossible. Mugabe was sending his thugs to murder white farmers. This "paragon of black virtue" sent the nation into a hell hole. Africa should be one of the richest nations on the planet. It has all the natural resources anyone could want. But the noble black leaders are far more interested in filling up their bank accounts than enabling their people to prosper. Ooooooh... am I being prejudiced? Only if you reject the facts.
     
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