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Aug 8th 2011 9:37PM Racism is much more complicated than merely issues of killing your own, or the White race being domineering. I believe it's rooted in Humanity's basic greed and lust for power. And Judge Perry sounded like a man of God, and knew this. God's spirit dwelling in us is what gives us the strength to be peaceful, and determined at the same time. It was the driving force for people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. God LOVES justice and hates injustice ... I'm sure Perry had an inner peace because of knowing God, and knowing he was right in what he was doing ... May he rest in peace with the others who worked for Justice.
Jun 24th 2011 10:20PM This is AMAZING and I wish her well! Although I am not Black myself, I live in the middle of a Black neighborhood in New Orleans and know how deep the problems of self esteem are, so if she can set an example for others, God bless!
Arabic, Swahili and Spanish ... at 13! Keep going, girl ... you will be GREAT!
Apr 9th 2011 1:00PM Hi. I am biracial (White/Native American mix) and adopted by White parents. One was a full blood Swede (Sweden) and the other is a mix of Irish and Scottish. Both are decent people and were quite capable of raising a child. The biggest thing that concerns me is that the parents (or parent on some cases) are capable of educating that child how to live in our RACIST society and give them pride in their own heritage as well as knowedge of the parents' heritage. It's a family after all. As far as racism ... I digree with several writers on here who suggest it's a "non issue" ... it IS an issue and will be until we do learn to respect one another's cultures. If it were not an issue then tell me why, in New Orleans, did the Black communities take so long to rebuild while areas like the French Quarter and Garden District (mostly well off White) were up and running much quicker. I know money and lack of it was part of this, but there were other factors too ...
Lynn in New Orleans, LA.
Mar 20th 2011 5:34PM Personally ... I think the guys in the white sheets and pointy hats are an INSULT to the White race!
Mar 17th 2011 12:50PM I know alot of WHITE people who are pretty savage like ... so lets not pick on a particular race. Anthropologists do consider human beings (all races) part of the animal kingdom, but don't think they met anything negative by "animal" here!
I definitely have questions are about locking or even confining a child to a space like that though, especially if it WAS unsupervised. BAD idea. I would have come up with some form of discipline that teaches responsibility, based on the offense the child was "incarcerated" for ... would have much better long term effects!
Lynn in New Orleans
Mar 14th 2011 5:13PM I think we should all join together for this one, rather than bicker over who's right or wrong. People are suffering and as far as I'm concerned, it does not matter who they are ... what does matter is that those of us who care and reach out and help whatever way we can!
Mar 8th 2011 8:03PM "Radical negoes??"
Who are you referring to, Dr. King. I agree to some extent about Minister Farakkan though. I'm not comfortable with groups based on race regardless of which race it is. It is not better to be African American with racially based ideas than Caucasion with them. We have GOT to get beyond the whole race thing so we can talk about our common points and differences as one human being to another ...
Mar 7th 2011 11:07AM Bob, I feel sorry for you. Not ALL Black folks are criminals, or even most. I've heard otherwise about Rodney King, that he's straightened out his life and doing better.
I rarely jump on someone on here, but you make the White race look bad with comments like the "What tree is that? The watermelon tree?" in your last comment. It's a pity that you are condemned to live with unreasonable stereotypes like this :( Even so, I'm going to wish you a blessed day because the Bible says to return hate with love ...
Mar 7th 2011 10:51AM I'm not sure if that's inappropriate or not, but I would DEFINITELY object if Nicco were MADE to play that role. Personally, it would have been more educational if the WHITE students were slaves, or at leasted asked if they would try the role. Most White people have NO clue just how bad the institution of slavery was, or much of it's history. I'm Native American/White mixed, and it was only a few years ago that I learned the the slavers first tried to enslave Native Americans. That SHOULD have been in mainstream history books, along with the ugly details of African American slavery!
Mar 3rd 2011 8:08PM That video is BAD (and I DON'T mean "good"!). It's bad ... as in disgusting and tasteless. Despite the poorly performed "rap" ... I got the message loud and clear. Those kids HATE Blacks!
My reaction is this ... first of all, alot of White kids are raised with racist ideas, prejudging of over races and so on. Being from two races myself, I can in some ways see both sides of this whole issue. White people are going to have to retrain themselves to have a better attitude towards those who are different. And Black folks are going to have to help them overcome the stereotypes they've been raised with in White society.
This video is horribly sad, and racist. I'm going to stop writing and remove my headphones. I've really had enough of that racist rapping!