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Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Destee, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. Destee

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    It's just a sin and a shame that there are still ...

    FIRST BLACK .... ANYTHING!

    but we don't need affirmative action ?? ... only 4 Black Chief Justices in the country ??

    something is wrong with this picture ... how many Chief Justices are there in the US? ... perhaps that will help me put it in perspective ....

    Congratulations Leroy Hassell Your Honor Sir :)
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  2. Omowale Jabali

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    Well folks dont see themselves as BLACK anymore.
     
  3. Destee

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    Brother O ... what do they see themselves as ?

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    Destee,

    Couldn’t agree with you more on this issue! It simply is a sin and a shame for the original people to have to continue to play second fiddle, so to speak. Hears hoping Brother O answers your last question left hanging, how do we now see ourselves!

     
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    well - it's pretty open/shut in my eyes.. and I believe Brother Omowale's comment suits my opinion.. even if he meant something completely different :lol:

    Visible to me are Black folk achieving things all over the globe.. Black Presidents, Chief Justices, Prime Ministers.. they abound. So identifying as Black and yet dismissing/not acknowledging all of us and our achievements.. sits kinda odd with me. I think it returns to the prospect of true Black Unity which should start in in our minds.. thoughts.. lead to words.. lead to actions kind of thing. Utopia, perhaps ;)

    I understand Destee meant Americans who happen to be Black - hehe - as it's the American system of injustice towards their resident Blacks which is the underlying topic in this thread.

    I believe there will always be Black American 'firsts' as the system which oppresses continues to develop and morph to suit - and this system will ensure white folks are going to get there first.. wherever 'there' is, and Black American folk will follow at a speed determined by them.

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    Got it Zulile,

    Always interesting though, to read Brother O's take, especially on just what it is that blacks or calliing themselves, now.

     
  8. Zulile

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    ..ummmmm.. I wasnt speaking on his behalf ;) just expressing my take on the topic.
     
  9. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Zulile,

    Understood and acknowledged with: Got it Zulile. Actually, Destee asked the question of Brother O, and I became very interested in hearing him express, and bumped. Loved your input, however, we don't have a problem do we?

     
  10. Zulile

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    Not at all, Clyde, not at all.
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