Black People : Are You Too *Proud* To Admit You Were Wrong???

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  1. ShemsiEnTehuti

    ShemsiEnTehuti Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I want to know who here can admit when they were wrong after holding strong to whatever position you may of had...

    :idea:

    In particular for me, I never gratuitously used the N-word, however, I saw no reason to stop using terms like sambo or coon to describe our people when they acted like it. I am here stating that I was wrong then, and that none of these words should be used in reference to our people, no matter the logic used. It is hurtful to our ancestors regardless.

    Ok...so what about anyone else...

    Are You Too *Proud* To Admit You Were Wrong???
     
  2. Destee

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    Wow Brother ShemsiEnTehuti ... i love you and i'm so proud of you !!!! :love:

    Yesssss i can admit that i'm wrong, when someone takes the time to help me see.

    Hmmmm ... let me think of a time ... for i'm SURE it has happened right here in the community!

    I can't think of anything right off the top ... but i know it's happened and maybe someone else will help remind me of that time.


    SAVING SPACE HERE FOR MY CORRECTED WRONG.​


    This is the absolute key to growth, as none of us can be right all the time.

    It's the ability to be able to acknowledge that one was wrong, and correct the behavior ... or there will never be progress.

    This is GREAT! It's a sign of GREAT WISDOM to be able to do this ... especially in public!

    I'm Proud of YOU!

    Your WARRIOR points just flew through the roof ... as far as i'm concerned.

    Our collective future is bright, with you on our side!

    I bow to you Young Warrior ... :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  3. cursed heart

    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was very very noble of you.
    I admit that the n word does cross my lips.
    It's hard to reprogram when you've been conditioned.
    The change will not happen overnight.
    It takes a lifetime.
    I was just with my family talking about this.(elders)
    They mocked me and laughed and repeated the n word constantly in sync.
    I just looked at them and said nothing more.
    So much love to you.
     
  4. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nope! Never "too proud" to learn! Discovering a mistaken attitude about something offers me the opportunity to learn something new .. or to "relearn" something that I thought I "knew".

    Thanks for the thread!!
     
  5. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Don't worry or give any extra thought to the matter. 'Right' or 'wrong' we are still have a connection to COMMUNITY . I think if we recognize that then we all may benefit not only NOW but the FUTURE to COME.

    I dont sense anybody looking at you any less beforehand and now in this thread.

    Personally I dont think you did anything WRONG. You resolve this matter with YOURSELF first. That's how I see it.
     
  6. Chucky

    Chucky Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have no problem admitting I was wrong, as a matter a fact, my friends will attest to the fact that I have changed my position on topics through my growth. With that said, I was wrong about calling him a Sambo.....

    He is a no-good, worthless, white-man loving, shucking and jiving Coon.

    With true ancestral spirit.....I identify the enemy.
     
  7. oldiesman

    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    are you too proud...

    haaaaaa,i'm married so i'm ALWAYS wrong[smile]but the hardest two words for a person to say is[i'm sorry]because we all have egos but when you're wrong..SAY IT.
     
  8. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes i can

    when i'm wrong, i'm wrong
    and when i'm right i'm right
     
  9. spicybrown

    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm a headstrong, and sometimes stubborn person. Yes, internally, I can admit when I'm wrong... but, to admit it to some one else would depend whether or not I'm at odds with that individual. I usually come around and humble myself after a while.

    :read:


     
  10. kemetkind

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    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    Brother ShemsiEnTehuti I really needed to see this post as it has truly lifted my spirit.

    As for me I've been wrong on occassion...ok, several occassions, but after some reflection, I usually have no problems admitting it and correcting course.

    It requires courage and a healthy dose of self-confidence to do it, but this skill IMO is critical for continued growth.

    Medase Pa
     
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