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Old 01-27-2004, 01:13 PM   #16
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The cousin has racist feelings for a reason. The Department of Justice numbers don't lie, coloreds from that continent are abundant in prison, 3,437 sentenced black male prisoners per 100,000 black males living in America. Only 450 white male inmates per 100,000 white males living in the United States are in prison.

Also from the Department of Justice, blacks were disproportionately represented among homicide victims. In 1998, 4 whites, 23 blacks, and 3 persons of other races were murdered per 100,000 persons in each racial group.

If this cousin uses racism to refrain from certain groups of people, it will increase his/her odds of staying safe and staying alive. Even U2 engages in this practice, when they're on tour there are certain parts of America and certain parts of the world that they skip. In the last 20 years, U2 has done less than 5 concerts in Africa, and they've done over 120 concerts in America, and Africa is closer to Ireland than America is. There are just some places and people you have to avoid to keep safe in the world.

Are you aware that most black homicides are commited by other blacks? How are "we" protecting ourselves by avoiding "them?" Besides being blatantly racist, your theory makes absolutely no sense.



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If this cousin uses racism to refrain from certain groups of people, it will increase his/her odds of staying safe and staying alive. Even U2 engages in this practice, when they're on tour there are certain parts of America and certain parts of the world that they skip. In the last 20 years, U2 has done less than 5 concerts in Africa, and they've done over 120 concerts in America, and Africa is closer to Ireland than America is. There are just some places and people you have to avoid to keep safe in the world.


This has nothing to do with race. These are based on where their audience is, feasibilty, and money.

If you have any evidence it's based on race I'd like to see it.
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Bono's American Wife, you are 100% correct. Most black homicides are commited against other blacks, the reason being because most blacks are in urban areas, and the whites have left all the urban areas. You don't see too many whites living in the ghetto or in the slums of Detroit, they've all used common sense and have left. So now when a black wants to kill someone, they are forced to kill another black, because all the whites are in the rural areas and better parts. Even when Bono got property in New York City, he didn't get property in the Bronx or Harlem, he got midtown Manhattan property, he knew where to stay away from.
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If the thread has racial slurs or other derogatory comments it is subject to closing.

Mods, where are you?

LipstickBoy, I just don't understand why you have to come into every thread and make such hateful comments. Why did you even join this forum if that was your only intention? The rest of us have pretty diverse political opinions (Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives, socialists, libertarians, etc) but we usually manage to at least be civil and avoid resorting to racism to make our arguments.
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I just want to get off my chest that although I proudly flaunt my southern heritage (my family were some of the first colonists to land in Virginia), I can only shake my head in shame and sadness at all the racism around me. I live in the capital of the Confederacy, so unfortunatly I see/hear racism virtually every day....both ways. Not only that, but my cousin is becoming a racist, taking to throwing the n-word around in such horrible contexts. I truly love the south and being a southerner, but there's still so much darkness to overcome.
I am originally from Va and I can relate. I have family in Richmond and I have told them that if they continue to use the 'n' word in my presence, or to make rascist and homophobic comments using polite language for that matter, that I will stop visiting them. And I meant it. And it worked. I also have the habit of bringing any number of gay, black, Jewish, Hispanic friends home with me to dine at their table because I believe that rascism and homophobia is rooted in fear and when you put names and faces on it, people can change their minds. My mother has come a long way, baby!
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If the thread has racial slurs or other derogatory comments it is subject to closing.

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Inquiring minds want to know.
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U2Lipstickboy you have already been warned via email by the board owner for your racist comments and chose to ignore it.

I suggest if you wish to continue posting here you refrain from making any more racist comments.

I suggest you read the faqs.

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Chill.. the mods cant be everywhere all the time.
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a) those figures are influenced by racial profiling (if you don't think a number of cops are racist you're on crack)

b) look at the demographics, due to historical factors, racism, systemic and otherwise a huge number of Blacks live in poor urban ghettos. Ghettos have the highest crime rates of any geographic locale no matter the race. Abject poverty breeds crime and Blacks are poor due to centuries of racism, yeah they can get out but you try growing up there and not get pulled into problem, son. It's easy to be law abiding when you grow up in suburbia.

Oh and yes I'm sure racism back in 1800 was perfectly logical or back in 150 when Blacks were shipped over in the thousands to die in Carribean sugar plantations. Toronto has a huge problem with Jamaican gangs... well Jamaica is the huge mess that it is because of plantation slavery, racism and extreme poverty due to colonial exploitation. Hint there were no Black people in Jamaica in 1500, they all got put there because of the slsve trade. We created this propble. White people made this problem, and it was based on Eurocentric racist ideology which made it ethical to use Black slaves.

Pull your nose out of your stats and engage your brain son. Racismis never justified. Only people to dumb to understand reality become racist or they are brainwahed by those idiots.
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You don't see too many whites living in the ghetto or in the slums of Detroit, they've all used common sense and have left.
Right, because ALL it takes is common sense to get out of poverty.
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I also have the habit of bringing any number of gay, black, Jewish, Hispanic friends home with me to dine at their table because I believe that rascism and homophobia is rooted in fear and when you put names and faces on it, people can change their minds. My mother has come a long way, baby!



Fear and ignorance are the heart of the problem.

My younger brother did the same thing with my parents...eventually their views changed to the point where he could bring friends of any race into their house, something that did NOT happen when I was growing up in their home.
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