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Old 03-29-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Yes, it's always someone else. Maybe it was the other 'brothers' who kill other 'brothers' are responsible. Blame the government! Blame the TV!!!
Sigh. I think he was referring to civil rights leaders of the past who have been shot i.e, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

 
Old 03-29-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Sigh. I think he was referring to civil rights leaders of the past who have been shot i.e, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
So just 2 'brothers'? That's not excatly a lot.What does he want then? Have the govt. pay the King family and Malcolm's family for their deaths? Then all will be solved right?
 
Old 03-29-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Montgomery Village
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Well, I read all the posts and agree with Jokes. Big surprise huh? Once again, why someone always labeled racist by just pointing out facts? Nothing he said is untrue or vulgar. Yes, he REALIZES that not all black people are the same. He (and I) have stated that many, many times. If you don't like that facts, too bad. The truth ain't pretty. And it's the attitude of many of ya'll on here, who keep ignoring it or pulling out the racist card everytime someone brings out FACTS that doesn't solve anything. How do you want things to be solved? Give everyone who may or may not have been wronged in the past hundreds of years ago money? Gimme a break.
Where are you getting this reparations stuff? Only two people have explicitly stated that and it was you and Jokestars.

Also as for facts, you guys are only stating half of the story.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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What facts did that fool bring to the discussion? What are you bringing to this discussion?

I don't know about reparations but I think we should look at adding more teeth to anti-discrimination laws at the state and federal level. Too many employers and universities are getting away with bias against persons of color. Too many advertisers are ridiculing blacks, Latinos and Asians on TV ads. Too many white cops are pulling over drivers with brown skin.

But somebody has to stick up for White Supremacy in America. Thanks for watching my back, my whitey brah. White Privilege is good for you and me!

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Well, I read all the posts and agree with Jokes. Big surprise huh? Once again, why someone always labeled racist by just pointing out facts? Nothing he said is untrue or vulgar. Yes, he REALIZES that not all black people are the same. He (and I) have stated that many, many times. If you don't like that facts, too bad. The truth ain't pretty. And it's the attitude of many of ya'll on here, who keep ignoring it or pulling out the racist card everytime someone brings out FACTS that doesn't solve anything. How do you want things to be solved? Give everyone who may or may not have been wronged in the past hundreds of years ago money? Gimme a break.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Good. It means more diversity in this town.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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what a pile of clichés plucked from freshman sociology.

I used to be like that in my leftist college days. Whining about white males all the time and obsessed with identity politics. You'll learn soon enough socialism is a fool's errand that sinks all ships except for those in power.



What's your "resolution", Mr. West? I bet it involves my money.
LOL. I used to be like that as well. Used to religiously read the Final Call, listen to Farrakhan etc. Then I went to college and waited tables part time. The rest is as they say is history.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I was always under the impression that they moved to PG county.

To a MUCH lesser extent my neck of the woods in south Arlington saw a drop in black population. From my understanding many of my former neighbors moved to more affordable Woodbridge. There are some parts of Prince William county that saw a 1000% increase in black population. Of course the black population in Northern Virginia is a WAY smaller than DC or Maryland, but I imagine that's what happened on the otherside of the Potomac as well. They had an article focusing on Bloomingdale last week that was pretty interesting.

In D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, population changes welcomed and resented - The Washington Post

In the article renters moving to cheaper digs east of the Anacostia river seemed to be a theme. Also people not taking too kindly to change was another theme.

I went to TC Williams in the 90s and it seems like most of my black classmates who remained in the area moved to PWC, a few to PG. The few remaining Black areas in No. Va are either gentrifying or becoming more Hispanic.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Well, I read all the posts and agree with Jokes. Big surprise huh? Once again, why someone always labeled racist by just pointing out facts? Nothing he said is untrue or vulgar. Yes, he REALIZES that not all black people are the same. He (and I) have stated that many, many times. If you don't like that facts, too bad. The truth ain't pretty. And it's the attitude of many of ya'll on here, who keep ignoring it or pulling out the racist card everytime someone brings out FACTS that doesn't solve anything. How do you want things to be solved? Give everyone who may or may not have been wronged in the past hundreds of years ago money? Gimme a break.
I agree with him as well. I couldn't find anything that was nonfactual.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Good. It means more diversity in this town.
Exactly. DC should have more white, Asian and Latino residents, along with African Americans.
 
Old 03-29-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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Exactly. DC should have more white, Asian and Latino residents, along with African Americans.
Which is fine. I want that too. But you can't deny that by and large it's the DC BLACK population who resents these changes. And don't compare this to the illegal situation in PW County. The people moving into DC are American citizens, not illegal. Totally different set of circumstances....
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