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View Poll Results: Are Black men as capable as White men?
Yes, but changes must be made 23 53.49%
No, they simply aren't 17 39.53%
I don't know 3 6.98%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2016, 03:21 AM
 
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There is something just oh so very Freudian about the obsession with Black men and Blackness....especially by "certain types" of men on this forum.

The real question is why do Black men STAY on your mind? Why so many "Why/Can/How/Where/What/When do Black people..." threads?
They really are obsessed.

I've read that when white supremacist groups get raided and the cops seize their computers, they're CHOCK FULL of interracial pornography. Why am I not surprised?

 
Old 06-10-2016, 03:38 AM
 
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I picked the first choice. And it's because the changes that should be made are those African Americans trapped in the poverty cycle realizing that they need to realize that their urban ghetto rap culture is a loser culture. Stop dressing like a thug, and stop talking in ebonics. Pronounce "ask" as "ask" not "axe"... etc.

By the same token, white hillbilly trailer trash culture is also a loser culture too. It's not about race, it's about the lifestyle and morals.
And pull your pants up
 
Old 06-10-2016, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Well, I stand by my view that the primary issue is not rooted in race but in poverty.
While this is undoubtably true, I do think the almost religious following of hip hop culture plays a role too. It embraces the thug lifestyle heavily, and a great many subscribe to it, hook, line, and sinker. Most young Whites that I've encountered that were hop hop orientated weren't exactly what I'd call model citizens. When I lived in South Florida there were many black folks from the islands in the Caribbean that weren't as influenced by American HH culture and they just seemed to have their heads on a lot straighter than their American counterparts did, so I don't believe race has anything to do with it. This is, of course, anecdotal evidence, but it's what I saw with my own two eyes over the years.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:24 AM
 
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While this is undoubtably true, I do think the almost religious following of hip hop culture plays a role too. It embraces the thug lifestyle heavily, and a great many subscribe to it, hook, line, and sinker. Most young Whites that I've encountered that were hop hop orientated weren't exactly what I'd call model citizens. When I lived in South Florida there were many black folks from the islands in the Caribbean that weren't as influenced by American HH culture and they just seemed to have their heads on a lot straighter than their American counterparts did, so I don't believe race has anything to do with it. This is, of course, anecdotal evidence, but it's what I saw with my own two eyes over the years.
FYI, most hip hop followers are young white people - not black.

Black people predominantly listen to R&B music.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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FYI, most hip hop followers are young white people - not black.

Black people predominantly listen to R&B music.
Many are White, no doubt, and I stand by my comment in regards to those individuals.To suggest that African Americans aged 18-35 don't listen/subscribe to hip hop very often though, that differs greatly from what I've seen personally, but hey things may be different where you've lived.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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They really are obsessed.

I've read that when white supremacist groups get raided and the cops seize their computers, they're CHOCK FULL of interracial pornography. Why am I not surprised?
I always heard it was kiddie porn with those types.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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FYI, most hip hop followers are young white people - not black.

Black people predominantly listen to R&B music.
The most important thing is - how concentrated are negative messages in areas of poor education/high crime/broken families, etc. Does it really matter if kids in white suburbia are listening to hip hop just as much as those in a high crime area of Chicago?
 
Old 06-10-2016, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Japan
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There is something just oh so very Freudian about the obsession with Black men and Blackness....especially by "certain types" of men on this forum.

The real question is why do Black men STAY on your mind? Why so many "Why/Can/How/Where/What/When do Black people..." threads?
The OP isn't himself a black man?
 
Old 06-10-2016, 08:33 AM
 
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Well there is one thing that the average black man cannot do that the average white man can...




He cant get the acceptance of his family if he tells them he is a republican.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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While this is undoubtably true, I do think the almost religious following of hip hop culture plays a role too. It embraces the thug lifestyle heavily, and a great many subscribe to it, hook, line, and sinker. Most young Whites that I've encountered that were hop hop orientated weren't exactly what I'd call model citizens. When I lived in South Florida there were many black folks from the islands in the Caribbean that weren't as influenced by American HH culture and they just seemed to have their heads on a lot straighter than their American counterparts did, so I don't believe race has anything to do with it. This is, of course, anecdotal evidence, but it's what I saw with my own two eyes over the years.
Music is a cultural experience. I'm not so sure people are drawn to a certain style of music, then start acting on it. I tend to think it's the other way around. Poor people who maybe feel that life is unfair and the world is against them in some way would be more attracted to music that appeals to that. It connects with them. I don't think the music actually makes people act a certain way, rather the music they listen to reflects the way they act (in a cultural sense).
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