Black People : Use of word Negro on 2010 census forms raises memories of Jim Crow

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  1. hellogood

    hellogood Banned MEMBER

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2010/01/06/2010-01-06_census_negro_issue_use_of_word_on_forms_raises_hackles_memories_of_jim_crow.html

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    The only reason i'm even posting this is to show all these distractions and disrespect to our being are built to keep us from one common goal.

    UNITY

    and as long as we define ourselves thru labels and titles, disunity will thrive. When you say i'm this and i'm that, you present separation IMMEDIATELY.

    The term "I" is not separate from "WE", because "I" can only exist in conjunction with "WE" and "WE" can only thrive off of "I".

    We are descendants of a great people.

    The fight for our subconscious continues.
     
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    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    what is wrong with the word negro? who told you it was jim crow?
    i never got that memo.:10500:
     
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    hellogood Banned MEMBER

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    The title is not mine.

    The jim crow part is from the title not me. If you don't find the connotation of negro offensive, i say great for you. I agree with you the word shouldn't sway us per se, but yet and still the word does carry a stigma. A stigma that i feel is more than appropriate.
     
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    How man hands did this get past, and how many of us will be desnsitized, not to be outraged.
    Back in te 60s and early 70s, it was no big deal for folks to get 3 or 400 folks who worked night to protest in front of gov, offices insulting our people on any level.

    If they think they can get away with that mess this year imagine what they are planning next year, and we must educate the youth regarding statements of disrespect.

    They say a frog is killed in water by placeing it in water it is ued to, then gradualy increaseing the temparture, to let the frog be aclimitized to the heat, and before it has chance to realize the detriment, it is boiled to death
     
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    Negro: I see Dead people.


    smh.. wow so now it's come back to calling us dead people again?
    For those that may not understand here is how that word came about from
    the Greek word Necro=DEATH.

    http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/negro.htm
     
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    HEY BROTHER ANKHUR. I like your avatar, Brotha! Did you read the whole thing :D

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
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    HEY BROTHER ANKHUR. I like your avatar, Brotha! Did you read the whole thing :D

    One,

    - Ikoro
     
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    Brother James,

    At one point, you and I argued about this. Yet, it's funny, I've come around full circle and can appreciate your stance more fully. I see your wisdom in it now.

    Tuhwi
     
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    That book is MY BIBLE, and that scholar was a regular presence in the Brooklyn community, greatly missed
     
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    Death to the word Negro.

    The word Negro itself SHOLUD never be used by anyone of African origin,
    because the word itself comes from the word Necro meaning death. No other people on the face of this earth describes themslevs as DEAD people.
    NECRO=NEGRO=DEATH
    As long as we see ourselves as dead people ,
    than thats EXACTLY what we will always be.
    THE LIVING 85% DEAD PEOPLE

    http://www.raceandhistory.com/cgi-bin/forum/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/127
     
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