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Old 02-20-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Clarence Thomas
Condi Rice
General Colin Powell
Thomas Sowell
Shelby Steele
Michael Steele
JC Watts
Gen OC Davis
Ward Connerly
Lee Elder
Walter Williams
Lynn Swann
Sen. Edward Brookes
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: NC
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I check out the whole thread and and I find Walter Williams on the last page. He and The Coz are not afraid to tell ya where the Bear crapped in the woods
I also admire Condi, Colin, Denzel,MLK, and Clarence Thomas
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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Seriously ...... he's black ?

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Old 02-21-2007, 11:19 AM
 
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One thing I appreciate about this forum is the brazen honesty displayed.

Obviously, the fact that this is Black History Month probably inspired the thread. Personally, I think it would be great if Black History Month were not necessary. The problem is that the topics probably wouldn't be covered as well in a regular American history curriculum... especially if the school district decision-makers held attitudes similar to some on this thread. Short of that, I wouldn't mind seeing more promotion of months for Americans of Asian, Hispanic and Native descent.

If I had to pick just one, I would say that Martin Luther King is my favorite black person in history... although Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks also come to mind right away. In more "modern" times, I respect Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice for achieving their political positions if not necessary for their political views.

References to entertainers and athletes are flippant if not also dismissive of those who have achieved more intellectual accomplishments.

Carolinajack, I am half-joking when I say that I'm surprised to see that there are that many prominent black conservatives. But then again, judging from the many posts of yours I've read, you would be more knowledgeable about that topic than most.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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Oh... I also meant to say that, depending on how one interprets the Bible, some might say Jesus Christ.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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THURGOOD MARSHALL - Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court

On a purely whimsical note, Uncle Remus, from "Song Of The South", still occupies a warm place in my heart.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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Frederick Douglass and Cicely Tyson. Also James Earl Jones, Denzel (of course), Jackie Robinson and Maya Angelou.

It's nice that there is an MLK day, but I believe Frederick Douglass was more influential in black history than MLK and it would make more sense to have a day dedicated to him.

Our amorphous 'president's day' means nothing these days. Images of George Washington and Abraham Lincloln are used to sell sheets in 'white sales' at department stores. It should mean something or be eliminated.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: 78218
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Oh... I also meant to say that, depending on how one interprets the Bible, some might say Jesus Christ.
You can get killed in certain parts of this great nation for implying that. Don't you know that the lord Jesus Christ has european features.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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You can get killed in certain parts of this great nation for implying that. Don't you know that the lord Jesus Christ has european features.
Well, good thing I live where I do then. LOL Thanks for the "warning", PHM!
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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yes, Tone--that is such a small list of the many who are out there, especially in business.

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Robert Smalls
Booker T Washington
Randle Robinson
Armstrong Williams
Juan William's son(dont recall his name)
denzel washington
william t coleman
walter mosely
Project 21
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