Black People : Billboards with Criminal / Black Faces

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    I don't get out much, but was yesterday, with my son. We were driving to and from our destinations, and he showed me new electronic billboards that are popping up in this area. He said that they show the faces of wanted criminals, as big as life. He said all the faces he's seen so far are Black Men.

    I know there are those who will say, well, if they're wanted, guilty, etc., they need to be captured and this is good.

    But gosh ... well .. nevermind ... :bye:

    It's really hard when you have to fight from without and from within.

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  2. Steve69

    Steve69 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Our high crime rate is the cause of a lot of our problems. We can never expect to be treated the same by other races because of this. It would be against human nature. Would we want to be around another race with a higher crime rate then our own?
    We keep teaching we are owed certain things and decide to take the easy way to take what we feel we are owed. Instead of trying to improve our standards and solve our problems. We are not even ready to live without another race.

    Look what is happening in South Africa and Zimbabwe both have a lower standard of living for our people when most of the whites were made to leave.


    And South Africa
    “More than 8,900 people were murdered in the six months to September alone. Nearly 23,000 women reported being raped and more than 92,000 robberies committed in the same period. On a daily basis, there were an average of 49 murders, 125 reported rapes and 503 robberies.”
     
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    Steve69 I'm glad you said it, I was a bit afraid to come into this topic. The billboards, which are the subject of this topic, don't begin to tell the problems with the black community at all. The real story is the denial and complacency. I just finished reading Cosby's book, Come on People, he just lays it on the line about the black community's failure to take care of it's own problems and stop blaming other's.

    The crime rate in some black community's is so high, that I won't go into them after dark. Murder in the community is the most terrifying thing I can think of, I never saw this growing up as a kid. There are many large cities in the country with large black communities that have extremely high murder rates. That is black people killing other black people.

    The billboards could help capture some criminals, but some of these hoodlums would actually commit a crime to get their picture displayed there, so I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not.
     
  4. Steve69

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    Yes it seems over periods of a number of years other races at least try to address their problems. We, on the other hand will continue to spend the next 100 years trying to not take responsibility for anything. Or hoping other races are stupid enough to close their eyes if we just ignore it or don’t talk about it. But we will still end up years behind them and make us even more different.

    And it’s hard to say, but do we really, really want to increase our population to where we take control over more cities or even the country. Until we change. There are too many examples with cities here and even other countries. Just about wherever we take over the quality of life declines and our people suffer much more.
    I even remember years ago when we used to complain about schools being run by whites and that is why we did poorly. Well when we finally had schools run by us they did even worse.

    And this is really hard to say, but even with the suffering we had with slavery in this country. Will anybody even discuss if it could have been much worse if we had all stayed in Africa with all the slavery and killing that still goes on today and has lasted years longer. Would we even be alive much less have a better standard of living?
    We still try to convince ourselves that we cared so much for our long pasted ancestors that suffered with slavery in this country. But look how little we seem to care about slavery in Africa or even our own children that are alive now. We continue to not care by having more than we can provide for or even making sure they have 2 parents that will care for them.
    We only want to talk about stuff that may allow us to get something for free or that is easy to do.
    We will continue to have to rely on other races to build societies so we have a decent place to live. We have to contribute as much as we take and quit thinking we stay the same and just keep asking for more and more. We can do everything other races have we just need to be able to talk about it first.
     
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    It's a very sad post and a very sad mentality.

    What's even more sad is that too many of us in this day and age, with all the resources availed to us, haven't taken the time to educate ourselves enough to recognize this type of thinking is full of holes and unsupported by history.

    There were slaves who didn't want to be freed and preferred the order provided them by master, fully convinced of the inhumanity of their own people. There were other slaves who acquired freedom and elected to become slaveholders themselves.

    That spirit unfortunately lives on today.

    When we cannot or will not take the time to decipher root causes of our condition, we become our own worst enemies, much more damaging as a programmed parrot of the racist than the racist himself.
     
  6. Steve69

    Steve69 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Again we ignore what we see right in front of us today. So its easy for some to only see certain parts of history to help support thier way of thinking.
     
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    Right Steve69, only seeing certain parts of history is exactly what I'm suggesting is problematic here.

    You stated:
    Ok. Let's discuss it.

    It is widely acknowledged by even european scholars that Africa was set back significantly in comparative development by the scourge of the various slave trades.

    Much of the killing that goes on there today is directly connected to the pupeteers in western countries who orchestrate violence & conflict to maintain maximum control of natural resources post colonialism.

    Their ability to do this is a direct result of the comparative weakness the continent has suffered after massive depopulation and destabilization via the slave trade and subsequent decades of colonization.

    The west didn't just walk out of Africa and turn control over to African people and welcome them into world commmerce with open arms.

    The idea that African Americans were better off having been pilfered out of Africa since we got a chance to at least survive in the the new world built on our backs is a racist, european creation and we cannot as black men allow ourselves to lie down with such thinking without seeking to verify the facts of history.

    You name a major conflict in Africa, and almost without exception there is a dirty trail leading back to external forces.

    Are we complicit? Yes. It takes internal, corrupt enemies with black faces to continue this corruption.

    But to suggest we as a people would've been WORSE off if weren't enslaved strikes me as very sad.

    By your membership on this site I'm sure you are aware of at least SOME of what we've done to build this country and other european powers...just imagine if we'd built it all on our own continent, with our own culture and history intact?
     
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    What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

    Join the Civil Responsibility Movement http://www.thedream2008.com
     
  9. Steve69

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    “It is widely acknowledged by even European scholars that Africa was set back significantly in comparative development by the scourge of the various slave trades.”

    Did they happen to mention how much Africa was set back by all the killing and slavery done by African themselves.

    And again do we ignore this could be said about any country or race since most at one time had slavery of their own. But most tried to learn and kept trying to improve their race, unlike us.



    “SOME of what we've done to build this country and other European powers...just imagine if we'd built it all on our own continent, with our own culture and history intact?”


    Yes, we agree this sounds great. But again just hearing what we want to.
    When you look at the facts and examples today, this would not have happened. It just would not have been built anywhere.
    You could even ask how much that was even actually built in Africa would have been without other races.
    There are many examples in Africa just like in this country. Communities are built and we take over and destroy it or it declines.
     
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    Brother Excel10k ... signatures (leaving a link to your site in every post), is reserved for Premium Members ... rule #5 ... please don't continue to do this, or we'll have to disable all of your links. We do provide really inexpensive advertising, as well as Premium Membership, if you'd like to continue.

    Much Love and Peace.

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