Black People : So says the Tea Party: Black men perfer selling drugs over an education

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Al Reynolds, Tea Party Candidate For Illinois Senate, Says Black Men Prefer Drug Dealing To Education


    Republican Party leaders in central Illinois are calling on their own candidate for state senate to step down following racist remarks he made at a candidate's forum last week.

    Al Reynolds, who is considered the Tea Party candidate in Illinois' 52nd District, has been unavailable to the media since saying that African American men preferred dealing drugs to going to college, because it is "easier."

    "I've been in the city and the dichotomy of the women and the men in the minorities, there is a difference in the fact that most minority women, either the single parent or coming from a poor neighborhood, are motivated more so than the minority men," Reynolds said, when asked what he would do to increase diversity at state colleges. "And it's a pretty good reason. Most of the women who are single parents have to find work to support their family. The minority men find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs or other avenues rather than do education. It's easier."

    The room was silent as Reynolds made his remarks. He continued:

    "We need to provide ways that are more incentive, other than just sports avenues, for the men for the minorities to want to go to college and get an education and better themselves before the women have to support them all."

    The comments were made at a forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Champaign County NAACP, according to the News-Gazette of East Central Illinois.

    The comments gave Reynolds' Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Mike Frerichs, plenty to respond to:

    READ/VIDEO: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/26/al-reynolds-tea-party-can_n_774432.html
     
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    What a ******* charade, a complete theatrical production.
     
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    Do you think some cousin of yours can bring a date to your home on Thanksgiving, that would feel comfortable to talk out they hind parts in front of you and your family?

    Hell emphaticaly no,

    because if they would even fix up their mind to spit such lyrics your cousin would have schooled them ahead of time! that you don't tolerate that!

    And you see the NAACP has made themselves and their nationla image so soft and so "hat in hand to the white man" after what they did to Sheryl Sherrod and the general neglect to make a visual presence in any Black community,

    that I am suprised that he did not feel comfortable to where his Klan hood when he came, or dress up like Colonel Kentucky

    folks only do that kind of crap where they feel they can get away with it


    No biggie,

    and no FORGIVENESS EITHER

    we just let them know how we feel about this and other bullmess on Tuesday election day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Full Speed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think it's a good thing that he felt comfortable enough to show his true colors. I would rather he do that than to play us.

    This really reflects more on the STUPIDITY of this man than it does on the NAACP. He say's "I've been in the city..." :SuN049::SuN049: He has been to the city, now all of a sudden he is an expert on what Black men prefer. He is too stupid to be qualified to RUN for dog catcher...much less win.

    While we can chastise this man for making such a stupid statement in an election campaign, we do need to sincerely ask the question of ourselves as to WHY are our young males more likely then our young females to spurn education and participate in drug sales.

    The reality is that if a young man wants to go to college, there are plenty of grants, loans, student work programs, etc that would help them facilitate that goal.

    Obviously, our young men do not "PREFER" to sell drugs, but we do need to have an understanding of WHY so many of them DO sell drugs. I know a 30'something young brother who was involved in drug sells. He decided one day (He finally got arrested, managed to get off and got scared straight) that he didn't want to play with his freedom like that anymore. He enrolled in a nursing school, became a registered nurse and now makes $32 an hour as a registered nurse. This CHANGE happened as a result of his CHOICE. HE decided that HE WANTED to do something more productive with his life.

    We really have to be real with this...getting offended really doesn't do anything for us...it's what we DO, what ACTIONS we take in the face of such things that will determine our destiny.
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love you brother but you sound like Obama

    "You know Leroy Konshmo!,

    not only did he sell crack but he was addicted also!, but thanks to his hard work and discipline he is now chairman of the board of the Tabelabo, Savings and Soans in Tabelabo county Wyoming,
    if you want to do better you can do better!

    man gimme a break folks need to come to cities like NYC where Chinese engineering sudents with 4.0 graduating from Polytech can't even get a job so we gotta stop that one fish out the net,

    nonsense and look at the bigger picture.

    How many young white men and women with degrees and looking day and night cannot get jobs in NYC , Detroit, Chicago and Phillie?

    please get real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    There is a whole generation of the general American hard working public that cannot tell their youth they will have a better future then them and one should take a look at Gary nulls documentary about how mnay folks have fallen from porfessional class and business class top poverty due to the lack of jobs..


    Another thing is some folks think that the Larry Davis incident was a fraud and a joke well anyone here can do the math and the research.

    Bill McCreary the man who, started Gil Noble out at Like it Is, had a program called the McCreary report on the pre Murdoch era, FOX 5.

    He used to come on at 7PM on Sunday eveniongs but was moved to 5 IN THE MORNING AND THEN CANCELED

    Brother Bill had the interesting idea to take 6 young teens who had evidence that they were dealing for the local police departments, in each borough, and came on with their faces covered and thier voices machine disguised and each told their story.

    There are middle class youth and college students influenced by the hip hop music and the women to come into the hood and sling and there are young men and women who want to get out of that life, but find it hard to find the resources available for job training, and venues that will em[ploy those with felonies,
    If folks from the comfort of their small towns don't know what is going n in the hard core inner cities then they need to do the research

    also what has the NAACP done to take the place of the Fortune society or clean up the neighborhood of drugs?

    This is not about drugs this is about the Tea party group doing the old white conservative blame Black folks for all of the hell they are catching game
     
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