Black People : i judge…...

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    i make judgements all day every day. value judgements. i decide.
    what's up with this "don't judge" stuff?

    i'm black and i was raised in west philly.
    sure i got an african background but i don't cut africa no slack.
    africa ain't perfect and africa needs to improve. africa needs to step her game up.

    i'm an african american. i got dual backgrounds. i'm not going to pretend that i am all out african.
    that's just not true.

    so yes, i judge.
     
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    Please elaborate if you would, on the highlighted portion of your quote.

    I have had a similar thought.
     
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    i am african descent, true. but i'm raised in west philly.
    to pretend that i am strictly african culturally is not true. i AM african american.

    i got a big flat screen and i want to watch the fights.
    i don't want my women mutilated. i ain't down on marrying no ten year old.

    there is some african stuff that i feel and some that i am not down with.

    to those who would say that i have a european mind, i say duh.
    i got a european mind overtop an african one.
    i got a reptilian mind under it all.

    i'm a mixed up, complex person and i judge.
     
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    Did I just walk into a hater's anonymous meeting?

    Just messing. What's the context to this thread? I say "don't believe the hype." African culture ain't really messed up. Western culture is. And before we talk about the imagined pedophilia in Africa, we should talk about the very real pedophilia all over America. Even here in NYC, you can pass by young 12-year-olds in the early A.M. in their tight stockings getting picked up by businessman and politicians. Don't let no one fool you, American morals are the worst. I wouldn't nationality here but out of necessity. And I mean necessity.
     
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    :thinking::thinking::thinking:
    Gonna ponder on this one a bit.
    I feel 'ya on a lot of those things bro James (except the fights. I'm not a sports fan.). Thing is, even though i got a lot of this country imbedded in me, I still relate to African culture, traditions & morals more. I also have not called myself an american for over a decade now, and consider myself far from being one.
     
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    I figured this may become a very interesting topic. It may help clear and start a discussion on the issue and questioning of what I have experienced and see in the black community where someone’s allegiance or pro-all black support of the black effort comes into question.

    Buy Black, Be Black, do only Black, support only Black.

    If that was possible, well established and in place. Then I / we as blacks would be in a good place.

    My job is given to me by a European or an Asian, the grocery store I have to buy from isn’t black owned.

    The few black owned businesses that are within my community. I have patronized.

    I don't eat Barbeque all the time, the meal was good, the serve was OK. The portions were small and when I ordered greens I thought corn bread would be included it wasn't.

    I am not pro anyone…I am pro ME. There is no confusion here. I am Pro-Black and I am Black by the one drop rule.

    I once asked someone. What do I have to do to prove I am not more European minded than Black? Give up my fork and spoon?

    How much of this may be an underlying stigma created that holds back advancements we seek?

    How much of can be related to African American youth not wanting to learn or do things that seem white?

    To be accused of not being pro-black or African informed is unacceptable, youth acting up in school and not taking education serious

    Could this be affecting African American youth as far as getting an education being serious (like the Asian community) when it comes to learning, starting a business, doing essays and reading more?

    Ask the youth what is the latest song you got it. Ask them the square root of 25 they don’t know its five.
     
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    People have become sensitive to hearing judgments based on their situation and/or actions. Thus, many say, "don't judge" when there is nothing wrong with judging someone's actions as wrong when it is!
     
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    This is true for many; that is, they like to pretend. We were born where we were born and raised where we were raised, thus it has shaped us into the individuals we are today. So even if you decide to forsake that, I don't believe there is ever leaving behind it all.
     
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    :qqb009: i smile @ folk using the internet via smart phone speaking english to declare how african they are…...
     
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    It makes them feel better to declare how African they are, but what's more, it makes them feel better than you.