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Old 03-04-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Doesn't bother me. Wear what you want. Not my business. Not my style either, but Mr. T didnt do too bad. LMAO

I see this whole thing much more as a class issue than a race issue.

Because "white trash" people are pretty embarrassing.

In fact, white trash are worse, because they can't even point to a history of racial oppression to "justify' their lack of class.

At least poor Mexicans HAVE a culture, and it seems to make a positive difference in their communities.

Of course it really IS whitey's fault that African-Americans had their original culture taken from them, but sheesh, one would think they would want something better than bling as a culture.

I don't mean to generalize of course, I'm really just talking about the current popular AA youth culture in some of its aspects, not AA culture in general.

 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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I see this whole thing much more as a class issue than a race issue.

Because "white trash" people are pretty embarrassing.

In fact, white trash are worse, because they can't even point to a history of racial oppression to "justify' their lack of class.

At least poor Mexicans HAVE a culture, and it seems to make a positive difference in their communities.

Of course it really IS whitey's fault that African-Americans had their original culture taken from them, but sheesh, one would think they would want something better than bling as a culture.

I don't mean to generalize of course, I'm really just talking about the current popular AA youth culture in some of its aspects, not AA culture in general.
racial oppression doesn't justify lack of class. Nothing justifies that. People should have pride in themselves, if they do they won't be lacking so bad in the class department.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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Stand down, bubba. There are no sacred cows here. Me thinks you protest too much - what are you hiding.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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Originally Posted by Strel View Post
I see this whole thing much more as a class issue than a race issue.

Because "white trash" people are pretty embarrassing.

In fact, white trash are worse, because they can't even point to a history of racial oppression to "justify' their lack of class.

At least poor Mexicans HAVE a culture, and it seems to make a positive difference in their communities.

Of course it really IS whitey's fault that African-Americans had their original culture taken from them, but sheesh, one would think they would want something better than bling as a culture.

I don't mean to generalize of course, I'm really just talking about the current popular AA youth culture in some of its aspects, not AA culture in general.
Which makes it all the more interesting to me when other races adopt this style of expression. At this point, it's not popular AA youth culture, but rather a certain segment of hip-hop culture...this style is embraced by many different races including whites, blacks and Asians.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Riverside County / Maricopa County
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The biggest threat to the black male,is the black male?

And here we are always being told it's whitey.
Actually, it's heart disease.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Actually, it's heart disease.
and diabetes
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Yet another negative thread about blacks. What is the purpose? Are you offering solutions or just looking for ways to justify whatever you feel about "blacks in America"?
I don't see bringing it up for discussion as being negative. I'm sorry if you automatically assume that. It's your call, after all.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Which makes it all the more interesting to me when other races adopt this style of expression. At this point, it's not popular AA youth culture, but rather a certain segment of hip-hop culture...this style is embraced by many different races including whites, blacks and Asians.
Well whatever the hell it is, I don't like it. Damn teenagers on my lawn.

/old man grumpus
 
Old 03-04-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Who said that "the man" is trying to keep black people down? Which person in particular uttered those words?
They did....you know....them.
 
Old 03-04-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Mexifornia
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Chris Rock said it best. There are two kinds of black people. Whenever one type wants to have fun the other type comes in and ruins it..
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