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Old 06-27-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Sin City
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Within the workplace, and the public sector, we've been working hard at eliminating the factor of race from the power sdtructure and decision-making process ever since the close of World War II set the stage by using our military as the first real rung on a long ladder

I don't think too many of us would deny that some degree of "reversed" or "correctional" prejudice / preference (take your pick) was invoked as part of the process on many ccasions. But it's only fair to point out that this balances the effect of the Jim Crow laws imposed a century before, and it also needs to be acknowledged by the more simplistic self-proclaimed ultra-egalitarian "Liberals" that those measures were designed as a consolation to Southern whites who could otherwise launched a persistent campaign of insurgency and resistance that might have prolonged Reconstruction.

Anyone who says that racial issues which began within afew years of colonization, and which lie at or close to the centers of conflicrs whichshaped our national caracter, is fooling him/herself. But tokenism and race-baiting art essentially cut from the same false cloth. True color-blindness is something you have to be born with, but I have no doubt that a lot more people are growing up with, or at least far closer to that attitude today.

The process will go on, hopefully at a diminishing rate because thre s less to correct,long after all of us are gone, But I think that what hapened in the formative year of those currently past the age of about forty qualifies as a quantum leap.

"old and stupid" ???? -- Only to those so young and simplistic as to never question the dogma that someone has probably been spoon-feeding them.
All of that sounds nice but doesn't change the fact that the thread is stupid.

Favorite black person in history? If we're singling someone out for admiration then why would their skin color be a factor? Why distinguish between a good person and a good black person?

Am I to believe that the OP thinks of the entire black race as some large sports organization where certain blacks can be "drafted" to make up his "all history team" similar to playing fantasy football?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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In addition to Clubber Lang:


Cyclone Negro - NWA Wrestler 1970's

Jim Kelly - Martial Artist 1970's (e.g. Enter the Dragon)

Junkyard Dog - WWF Wrestler 1980's

Dr. J - NBA/ABA Phili 76ers & Virgina Squires 1970's/80's
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:37 AM
 
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Gotta add Phil Lynott the lead singer of the 70's rock band Thin Lizzy.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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James Brown!
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:08 AM
 
Location: california
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Bill Cosby is by far my favorite
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