Black People : The end of the American dream?

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5303590.stm
     
  2. roarin1

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    hmm...

    What is the 'amerikan dream?'

    To come to this country, get filthy
    rich from the opportunity it offers,

    raise a productive family then retire
    like a King to a beautiful piece of land

    one could call one's own? Hmm.

    Well since the u.s. judicial system has
    made sure that now even THAT is impossible,

    and it doesnt make any difference HOW much
    money you make, you'll never own a piece

    of amerika, are we talking about a pipe dream?

    As recently as 2005, the u.s. supreme court
    has ruled in favor of the state of connecticut

    in the case of eminent domain over a single
    'land-owner,' setting precedence towards the

    remaining 49 states to follow. And guess what,
    in case after case since, including a 90 year-old

    Black, world war 2 veteran in New Jersey, they have,
    and are in the process of taking these peoples land.

    So what'd we do, fight'm in court with all the
    money we got?

    Man, I tell you. OUR People need to wake up.

    Of course it's at an END. Cause it never got started.


    ROARIN......
     
  3. jamesfrmphilly

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    what dream?

    there is a class war going on and the upper class is winning.
     
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    You are now seeing salary deflation. In most of the country it's been in the double digit range. The middle class as we have grown up to know it will soon disappear. The jobs for regular guys that had to support their families, steel mills, construction, skilled trades, auto workers, etc, are being shipped over seas faster than you can say, that giant sucking sound.

    What you have now being created is McJobs. You cant buy a house or raise kids with one of those jobs. I may be one of the last people you know that will actually get close to a pension.

     
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    the thing is, nobody's mad at it. people's standard of living is disappearing in front of their eyes and they do nothing.
    we get all upset about gay marriage or something that don't matter when we are all being screwed by the corporations.
    the divide and conquer seems to work really well.
     
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    I dont know about that. I think the November elections will bring about a big change
     
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    can you be sure?
    i'm afraid the republicans will pull some hot button issue out and win again.
     
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    Too many white folx worried about their jobs and the high price of gas. Not too much will happent to change that. That's why so many elephant people are avoiding bushboy lately
     
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    Not living in the US, but I can agree with ROARIN on the fact that the american dream was never ours to dream.

    Also, as James From Philly has noted, there is class warfare in the United Snakes - and it's more serious than I think many are willing to admit. Our people should really try to overcome it. We're stabbing at eachother (the so-called minority groups), and it's only good for the white man.

    ~Ikoro
     
  10. roarin1

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    COMMON CENT$$$

    This is common sense in it's simplist form I'VE heard
    in a LONG time!

    And this is exactly what OUR People DON'T want to
    hear.

    (Now I'M finna really shake YOU up!)
    WE act like we don't know---

    IT'S THE WHITE MANS ECONOMY!
    Black Wall St.? THEY BLEW IT UP!

    If I'M not mistaken...OUR fight starts
    somewhere in there.

    (Beginning eighty years ago!)

    Anyone care to address the real problem?
    Malcolm, Marcus, they ALL said---

    "WE need OUR OWN NATION and ECONOMY!"

    Where are OUR courageous?
    Some of US have even been borrowing
    white-boy courage!

    What a mess WE'VE become!

    ROARIN......
     
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