Black People : Next Question Everybody ... What Makes You Gravitate Toward or Make Friends with Some People?

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Outside of the fact or idea that some white people might like the same music that we do or some of the same foods or way of dressing (which is ours anyway), or even that we might like some of the same movies or may not like the po po....what do you think that our people and white people have in common that would cause us to gravitate to them or label them as our friends or that they're okay???

    What do we have in common???? I'm really curious and I already know that I'm asking just as a means of understanding our people and our thought processes as it relates to them.
     
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    For the most part (and there were 15 views prior to this response) we have in common the fact we have been raised under the system of western, mass schooling, which socialized our behavior and trains us to submit to ruling authority and hierarchy without questioning the same system.
     
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    - This monetary system, jobs because for the most part they are the one's who hire and pay most of our people their salaries. So in essence, it could be said that your paycheck is not neccessarily for the work you do alone, but to keep you from rebelling against the system because as soon as you do, you will no longer be paid by the one's hired you in the first place so that you would think they and their people are 'ok'.
     
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    We were all born and we will all die.
     
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    peace

    Could you elaborate and break down the word 'we'?
     
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    Black people and white people were born and will die; that we have in common. Black and white also live under the same system of government where they live and must utilize the same system of currency as was mentioned earlier.
     
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    nothing…….
     
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    The government of these United States as well as its currency were established by elites, moneyed interests, and merchants.

    The currency is paper and clad coinage. America used to have "hard" money in the form of gold, silver, and copper coin.

    I'm of the opinion that the United States was setup similar to Rome which rose and fell based on slavery.
     
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    I believe you are referring to cultural customs, practices, and environment.
     
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    Do you opine that those things are what "would cause us to gravitate to them or label them as our friends or that they're okay?"
     
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