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A Ruling on Racial Progress

Wallac Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 2:24 PM
How do you think progress was made against racism, and whether you know it or not racism has always been big business, e.g., plantations, slavery, auctioning human flesh, "just follow the money". Progress was made because of the courage of those who dared to speak out against the atrocities, and inhuman treatment bestowed upon them by WHITE men/women; and as long as racism exist, you will have those who will speak against it. To deny it, is to support it. Why don't you try speaking out against it, rather making excuses indirectly supporting it.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:20 AM
Wallac-You're correct--Just today I read a lengthy article regarding the MASSIVE exodus back to Africa! Imagine that? ME NEITHER!
Kepha Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 6:26 PM
Progress was made because a lot of white people knew that racism was wrong and because Martin Luther King played the Evangelical heartstrings of his Southern white opponents like a master. It also happened because a lot of black and white people knew they were in the same boat together, whether they liked it or not.
3204 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:59 PM
Flagged for regessive stupidity.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:57 PM
Plantations were big money because they have a year-round growing season. Slavery is big money because it's the most efficient labor-system (what are they gonna do, STRIKE?). Most slave-systems in history have enslaved members not only of the slave-owners own races, but of their own TOWNS.

Also? My ancestors lived in Ireland, Nova Scotia, and a small town outside Prague during the era of slavery in this country. The only two of them who were in the US in the 1860s both fought to free the slaves. If you ask me to take the blame for something done by people I'm not even related to, just because I happen to be VERY BROADLY the same "race", then can I make black people pay for the things their fellow Protestants did to my Irish ancestors?
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:04 PM
'Progress was made'.....Now we need to speak out against today's atrocities...like voter fraud. Is not 'one man one vote' important anymore?

I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or "preclearance," on any changes to their election laws.

Stewartstown has just over a thousand souls in it and is 99 percent white. In 1970, when it was put under the authority of Section 5, the census listed two blacks out of its 1,008 residents. Pinkham's Grant boasts nine residents, and it must also beg Washington for permission...