Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by KWABENA, Jun 28, 2004.
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I am not surprised by the percentages. There is rarely a moment where white people feel exactly the same way that we do, particularly regarding slavery and what may be "due" us.
I think it is further proof that we live in a white-racist country.
Well, do tell
My thoughts about the survey results are....Bump it!
Do I really CARE what white folk think about reparations? No.
Come on now, do you really think that we've come so far in our human development that white folk would overtly and willfully acknowledge any wrong doing or feel any remorse for what they and/or their ancestors did to Black people? If you thought that then shame on ya!
What was the whole purpose of the survey anyway, to prove what--something that we know all too well and better than anybody --that racism is as healthy as ever and the polarization of the white and black races is perpetuated by it? *smh*
So now what? I guess since white folk don't think we deserve reparations, then we should all just shuffle on home and try to get along and sing kumbaya around a camp fire, huh? Awww shucks massa, we's don't need no reper-ra-shuns cuz u's a gud boss! Hehehe....*shuffle, shuffle*
Cedric, I mean no disrespect, nor am I trying to rain on your party but:
No one is surprised by those stats, as brother Pan and the other poster pointed out, this is pretty old news. Well Old news with new Stats if you will.
However, I think the disconnect with younger white generation is that they fail to see how they benefited from slavery, some of them do, and then some of the claim the I WAS A DESCENDANT OF AN IMMIGRANT argument; thus you get the new generation mixed with the old racist mentality of America and you get your results in Black Enterprise.
However, I think the real problem solver can be the US Federal Government. Only they have the power to do something, but it will never happen, one house member (A White One) from Ohio I believe (But I aint sure), tried to bring legislation for Reparations to the floor of the house, and he received several harassing calls from his constituents and other members of the house as well as a scores of people from the hill and threats from others. He immediately pulled the bill from the floor fearing his life and his career as a politician.
So with that said, it aint happening no time soon, I think the Diaspora of Africans in America should embrace other ideas of wealth building such as pan-africanism and etc, in order to gain retribution for slavery If we don’t, we will be waiting an eternity for a handout from the white man.
White people have NEVER given us anything.
never let a White person tell you what he has given us.
each advance has come when we have TAKEN it from them.
reparations will come when we unite and TAKE them.
what other people think is irrelevant.
we do not live by their permission.
it is up to us to TAKE our piece of the rock.
if we can not take it, we do not deserve it
PA and Queen are right---Who Cares.
White people ain't changin' folks.... We can change for Us.
We don't have to have no vendetta! We (still) have Our minds and creativity... We have a trillion bucks to deal... So why We worrying about Reparations. Maybe one day, D.C. ("during christ"), they would look in the mirror.... We cannot waste Our time worrying about their mental disease-We have so much more things to worry about that are relevent to Our survival.
Keep the Reparations and give me an even playing field. Naw, that won't happen.
White hypocrisy works against them... and I ain't gonna point it out.
I appreciate your responses, and I am not trying to be racist or anything, but I believe that if we built this country, we should deserve some sort of respect.
Waiting for respect will get you just that---A wait.
How about We make sure that We and Our children know the truth (too many of Us run around thinking exactly what they want Us to think--- that We are nothing)... Respect from the people who are still hell bent on destroying Us is just another form of slavery---and We are willing participants).
Haven't We waited long enough? Empower. Keep Your Acceptance.
i agree james...we need to take a piece of the rock...
but if that is to ever happen, we have to get on the same page...i believe that we have the leverage to actually make this happen, but we do not have the muscle...and the muscle being black people's minds and bodies moving in the same direction...too many blacks are mesmorized by the illusions of capitalism...
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