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    You werent ready for this, I see this now and I apologize. Dont look for me in the forums again any time soon.
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    Don't you find it crappy that blacks got the shortest month of the year?

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    Thumbs up Shoes.

    One of the least known black persons that made a great contibution to machines and pushed us into modern times was Jan Ernst Matzeliger. For those of you that don't know who he is. He is the inventor of what gets you around from day to day. What we all take for granted. The modern shoe. Shoes had been made by hand producing maybe 15 - 50 per day. How ever he invented a machine that would size and last them to the sole. If you ever go into an older shoe repair shop and see a machine that looks like an old udsidedown steel foot. Thats his machine. I know this because my grandfather used to have one in his shop. So brought the late 1800's into the modern 1900's. So what some may laugh at, I find amazing. He took them from 15-50 pairs of shoes a day to upwards of 600 or more. Now thats what I call a contribution to society.
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    Originally posted by owen76
    Don't you find it crappy that blacks got the shortest month of the year?
    Hey, it's better than what the native Americans get.
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    Unhappy

    I must agree with you KorpDeath my birth mother is 100% Cherokee. She lives on a small reservation in western NC. They have recieved the shaft from our government as well as the blacks. Thats why I have little trust for this government. The tribe has to resort to casino's and alchohol to survive. Which does'nt help things in an economy that is shitty. Anyway, I agree, I just don't want to get started on one of my rants about the good old government.

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    It may be that at various times throughout history, certain groups have not been fairly treated under each and every ruler of the day. Consider Africa itself, where racism and other isms (is that a word? ) have existed for thousands of years and still persist to this day.

    Asia has long seen one group put another down and even destroy them completely. Europe has followed this sad walk as well. Later when the new world opened up, it too carried on these old injustices.

    Excuses for this vary, but the effect remains. Due to differences in skin tone, religion, culture, language and many other rationalizations - the problem dogs humanity.

    It stands to reason that progress can be made if people want to let it.
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    i think its funny

    i think this is sorta funny.. racism has always been around and not by everyone but everyone suffers from it.. At my school almost everyone has friends of all colors.. but thier parents basicly are the ones that are racist and they basicly say things that thier sons and daughters start to hear so much that they notice it too and say the same things to thier friends and then thier friends start saying it and so on and on

    i do not hate any one color or even multi colors but i do hate stupid people and i hate people who act stupid as hell in school mainly when they think its funny to pick on a kid who is mentally retarded and they still need 8 or 9 other guys to back them up. Imagine that.. needing 9 kids just so u can poke fun at someone for sumthing they cannot control.. My friends and i have gotten into 3 fights alone this school year for this kinda crap.. Like when we saw 8 kids who were white and from what the sterotype says they dress "black".. they were pickin on 2 mentaly retarded guys by throwin hard candys at them and telling them the eat them off the floor.. so we got a group of friends together and told them to stop and one of the swong and needless to say a brawl started and it ended with us all being suspended for 5 days out of school.

    does that mean it was racist? no.. but if the other 9 guys were black the first thing kids would say would be "9 white kids and 9 black guys were fighting" notice how they say "white kids" but "black guys" ? i notice this alot when whites and blacks fight.. the blacks are not disrespected with a name like "kid" or at least were i come from.

    My other example is that of www.blackvoices.com .. if u had a website called www.WhiteVoices.com what is the first few words that pop up in ur head? do i hear KKK ?

    so needless 2 say we pay for what people of the past did.


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    BTW why is it that we have "African Americans" but we dont have "Italian Americans" or "German Americans" ? it makes no sense to me

    u say its because its out of respect and that sorta ****... Well i think we should respect EVERYONE and its just another way that the racism went from everyone against blacks to blacks being above everyone elese. I dont mean to sound racist i just wish the world was a little more of what they call even then "makin up for the past". Its bad enough when u try to get a scholarship u need to be a minority or blunt put a "African American". i think its total bullshit how we in the year 2002 cannot just make things EVEN instead of always having 2 put 1 race or color above the next. Dont even get me started on how everyone seems to hate Purta Ricans.. That i will never understand.
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    I like puerto ricans.
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    yeap the politically correct denomination for balck is african american....
    even taugh if i'm more african than they are....
    i use to date an american girl and her little brother use to tease us by calling us the first real african american couple.... BS
    nope you can use whatever names you want, it won't change much because being caucasien...i ahve never heard "whites" use the term african american between themselves ... I'm not saying that they were racist, just that they felt that the term itself was kind of ridiculous....
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