Black People : Hispanics Now Largest US Minority Group

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Destee, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. Destee

    Destee STAFF

    United States
    Jan 22, 2001
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    betwixt and between
    What, if anything, does this mean to us ... Black Folk?

    I think it's just another way to divide "people of color." After all, either you're white or in a big pile with a bunch of other "colored folk." Taking the focus off of this fact and having us look at each other.

    Please share your thoughts.


  2. Mystique

    Mystique New Member MEMBER

    Jan 2, 2003
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    Perhaps it is another way to cause division, but if these stats are true, what it does say is;

    1. The murder of young black men by other black men.
    2. The murder of black men by police.
    3. The incarceration of black men.

    has finally had an impact on our populace, if this is the case, in the next 20 years African Americans may be in danger of extinction.

    Does the word "genocide" have a more clearer meaning now?

    A scary thought.
  3. Mike Ramey

    Mike Ramey Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Jul 26, 2002
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    I wouldn't sweat it!

    Oh, when I heard this news, I had to laugh! As an Old Schooler, I firmly remember a few things about the US Census Bureau:

    1) Commentators from **** Gregory to Tony Brown have said over the years that the Census has undercounted black folks for years! Most Census takers were SCARED to go into Black neighborhoods.

    2) During the Clinton years, it was found that the Census cooked the books on population figures. Thus, some of their information is good...and some of it is not.

    3) Let's not forget that the numbers used don't break out the number of ILLEGAL Hispanics in the USA.

    So, you have the same tired attempt to 'divide and conquer' black folk, so the feds won't have to deal with us as a people. We won't 'lay down and play dead', so, they try this tactic every decade in order to try and humble us...only to have it blow up in their faces.

    Hispanics will soon lose favor with the white populace for more than a few reasons...

    1) This comes from Hispanics themselves: They keep their money in their own communities, or send it back to relatives and family members in their own lands.

    2) Hispanics, traditionally, are Catholics--not Protestants.

    3) Hispanic kids are getting more and more into trouble in US Courts, especially juvenile courts.

    4) Anglos can't break the 'code' of their language...but Black folk can.

    5) Hispanics tend to stay to themselves and open their own businesses.

    6) Hispanic families are male dominated--they don't put up with feminism. If the family does not have a father, then the first son leads, and Mama listens to him.

    7) Hispanics are calling themselves Hispanics...although there are Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Latinos involved.

    This is just another attempt to 'down' black folks in America. Remember these other failed experiments?

    *After the Vietnam War--the influx of the Vietnamese. The government said 'they' would 'replace' us. But the numbers never jived.

    *During the 80s, it was the Haitians who would 'replace' us. But the numbers never jived.

    *The Census also said that in 2000, there would be more people of color in the US, and fewer white folks. Now they say there are more Hispanics and more white folks and fewer black folks. Is this cooking the books, or what?

    Mike Ramey
  4. happy69

    happy69 Well-Known Member MEMBER

    May 3, 2002
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    If this should mean anything to us... it should mean, the same game, just another name...
    But, it also should bolster us.... we should get back into the game, this time, though come with a different defense...
    this time, put our noses to the grindstone, start uplifting each other up...
    1. Say hello, goodmorning, goodevening... to your people
    2. If one of us is in trouble help them... if you can... I mean in anyway...
    3. Blacks are opening businesses at this moment more than any other--- and I am including White males--- patronize them
    4.Give each other and yourself as many breaks as you give others
    5.We are a good loving people... but all of us are not good and are not loving... we have to get rid of them...
    6. Get back to praying and meditating to your own God... and always remember to ask for him to wake us up, and help us to find our righteousness again....
    7. Love your children, instill in them how beautiful they are, how intelligent they are.... and can be...
    8. Hand down our history.... although riddled with pain... it is also riddled with overcoming+perserverence+love that = STRENGTH
    9. Start networking as a community... all over the country... then maybe the world... it is for our survival....I think that it would be a beautiful testament for us to get together like this... so that no matter where we go we can have someone looking out for us; and Black folks will truly "all know each other"
    10. Everyday, wake up, and thank God or whomever-- how about yourself--- that you are still here... give thanks for the day before, be thankful for the day, and hope for tomorrow...