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6. Reagan used the fiction of the Welfare Queen to, as HoDean says, "divide..
...America by race."

He also tried to convince people that black people's problem wasn't that their government wasn't doing what it could to make their lives better. It was that they couldn't keep their pants on. Oh, did white America ever like that! Yes, poverty was because of sex.

Don't ask your government to stop fucking you over. Stop fucking your boyfriend without protection.
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  -Chuck D says Reagan era is precisely why he started Public Enemy ChavezSpeakstheTruth  Jun-07-04 08:14 AM   #0 
  - Their intro was great! Big news of the weekend: Sopranos finale,  robbedvoter   Jun-07-04 08:16 AM   #1 
  - It was great. I thought they were going to do the whole show ignoring  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 08:19 AM   #3 
  - Good for him  Joanne98   Jun-07-04 08:18 AM   #2 
  - Public Enemy  mark414   Jun-07-04 08:31 AM   #4 
  - Agreed. And Chuck was and is the greatest figure in hip hop history  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 08:33 AM   #5 
  - Reagan used the fiction of the Welfare Queen to, as HoDean says, "divide..  AP   Jun-07-04 08:56 AM   #6 
  - And the prison industry went into overdrive during Reagan's reign  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 08:58 AM   #7 
     - America's response to people at the bottom trying to demand  AP   Jun-07-04 09:42 AM   #8 
        - What you're talking about is socialism to the Reaganites!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 10:01 AM   #10 
           - The shocking thing is that money, if invested into hurting communties,  AP   Jun-07-04 10:05 AM   #11 
  - Reagan inspired a lot of people to get motivated against fascism  rumguy   Jun-07-04 09:44 AM   #9 
  - And we got Public Enemy out of it.  AP   Jun-07-04 10:12 AM   #14 
     - Refuse to lose!!!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 10:20 AM   #19 
  - "Elvis was a hero to most...  MallRat   Jun-07-04 10:07 AM   #12 
  - Wha?  Feanorcurufinwe   Jun-07-04 10:10 AM   #13 
  - Many in the black community resent Elvis for, in their view, getting filth  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 10:18 AM   #17 
  - I have a tape of Elvis in the recording studio and it's hard to hear the  AP   Jun-07-04 10:43 AM   #23 
  - Yes, I know Chuck D is making a generalization.  MallRat   Jun-07-04 10:26 AM   #21 
  - "Man he's straight up rascist, that sucker was simple and plain  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 10:15 AM   #15 
  - Reagan's policies inspired me to become a social worker  noonwitch   Jun-07-04 10:16 AM   #16 
  - Reagan and the Moral Majority  Walt Starr   Jun-07-04 10:19 AM   #18 
  - I got a letter from the government the other day  bicentennial_baby   Jun-07-04 10:24 AM   #20 
     - They wanted me for the Army or whatever  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jun-07-04 10:37 AM   #22 

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