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Intellectuals and Race

Sutter Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 12:59 PM
Oh Walt, no matter how much you try, White America will never, ever love you. They will never respect your cultural heritage that you so readily ignore; they will never give credence to the fact that racism is deeply ingrained in the practices and ideologies of the West; nor will they ever admit the legacies of Jim Crow and segregationist policies that kept Blacks OUT of the political, economic, and educational facets of American life. Racism is not about who hates who, but is about systemic realities that people of color face. Sure there many people who have escaped, but at what cost? From personal experience, when one enters into the dominant mainstreamed American culture, it comes with great costs; personal, political and cultural.
America is Over Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:36 PM
"Oh Walt, no matter how much you try, White America will never, ever love you. "

A man doesn't care if "White America" loves him.

A man doesn't care what other people think about him.

A man cares what he thinks about himself.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:11 PM
This is an absolute out and out brain dead liberal left winger troll spewing from it head full of pig excrement.
Texas12 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 2:09 PM
Please list some of the personal, political and cultural costs you have experienced because you entered the dominant mainstream culture of America. Were there any benefits?
Sutter Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 2:41 PM
1. Cultural alienation
2. Historical omission
3. Political disenfranchisement
4. Lack of full educational opportunities because of the history of segregation where I was raised
5. Harassment by police when I have done nothing wrong. Happens consistently
6. Stereotyping by teachers thinking I was a "thug" or "bad student"
7. Monolingualism when we live in a multilingual world

Benefits? Ability to tell others that the reality of the end of the rainbow isn't what's being sold to us....

Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:14 PM
Troll spew; It stinks so much, its hard to tell which end of this liberal leftist troll is up. Both ends smell the same and spews the same material.
Texas12 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 4:26 PM
Thank you for providing the list. Do you have a problem with requiring standard English to be used at work or school?
S.17 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 2:05 PM
The real problem has been identified for years.
But nobody, NOBODY, discusses it.
1. Asians, 2. Whites, 3. Hispanics, 4. Blacks.
Note that order.
It's PERVASIVE in everything, good and bad, that happens in America.
Asians are most likely to pay back home loans, Blacks least.
Asians are most likely to score 800 on the SAT. Blacks least.
Asians are least likely to end up in prison. Blacks most.
With whites and hispanics in between.
All of it can easily be understood in light of the average intelligence quotient distribution in America.
Stop whining about Jim Crow and ponder this:
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:12 PM
NOPE, Troll NOT "Eugenics" its a cultural truth about them bred into them by the government handing them everything with no effort on their part.
Kevin 354 Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 1:42 PM
AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 1:11 PM
"The West"? Really? Racism against black people is deeply ingrained in the practices and "ideologies" of...Hungary? Poland? Norway? For that matter, ETHIOPIA?

Plainly you don't actually know what "The West" is.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 1:18 PM
So...Western European culture is racist...compared to whom, pray? China? India? Sudan?

Provincial little juvenile, do you think you are impressing me?
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 3:11 PM
See the idiot troll spews more pig excrement.

After reading Dr. Thomas Sowell's latest book, "Intellectuals and Race," one cannot emerge with much respect for the reasoning powers of intellectuals, particularly academics, on matters of race. There's so much faulty logic and downright dishonesty.

Many intellectuals attribute the behavior patterns of blacks to "a legacy of slavery" or contemporary racial discrimination. But when one observes similar behavior patterns among Britain's lower-class whites, which can't be attributed to "a legacy of slavery" or discrimination, it calls into question the explanations for black behavior.

It's lamented that blacks are "the last hired" and, during an economic downturn, "the first fired," because...