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itzamirakul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:05 PM
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22. BINGO! You hit the nail right on the head...
It reminds them of the "good old days," and we have to recognize that to THEM those WERE the "good old days." Nothing to do but sit in a rocker on the porch and sip mint julips, if you were rich.

If you were poor (and even some of the poorest whites did manage to "own" slaves) then at least you could say that SOMEONE was lower down the ladder than you were. You know, the whites might be suffering and starving, but they could always say, "At least I ain't a n......"

Those dolls represent a time that, to THEM, was a "better" time. They either don't care or never stop to think how it might make a black person feel. You know what they say...."Get over it."

And if Progressives, both white and of many colors, don't wake up...the Republicans are leading us right back to that "good old time."
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  -Black Folk Art or racist objects? GOPFighter  Dec-02-04 10:08 PM   #0 
  - holy shit  mark414   Dec-02-04 10:12 PM   #1 
  - In high school I knew a family that had  jmm   Dec-02-04 10:36 PM   #2 
  - I don't know anyone who collects them  msgadget   Dec-02-04 11:11 PM   #3 
  - Good point  GOPFighter   Dec-02-04 11:26 PM   #5 
  - I do.. and she's black  SemperEadem   Jan-12-05 04:11 PM   #23 
  - A few Black Friends of mine  FrenchieCat   Dec-02-04 11:20 PM   #4 
  - I can understand  msgadget   Dec-02-04 11:55 PM   #6 
  - That is NOT "Black Folk Art"  Logansquare   Dec-03-04 05:45 PM   #7 
  - ditto  American liberal   Dec-05-04 12:39 PM   #8 
  - Wouldn't Black Folk art  dolo amber   Jan-12-05 09:59 AM   #18 
  - Thanks for your comments  GOPFighter   Dec-05-04 10:20 PM   #9 
  - NONE of what they sell is art!  Swamp Rat   Dec-14-04 02:27 AM   #10 
  - hmmmm  Truth Hurts A Lot   Dec-15-04 06:46 AM   #11 
  - In an article from the Washington Post today  Southpaw Bookworm   Dec-15-04 01:50 PM   #12 
  - I saw the black woman on the local news  qanda   Dec-15-04 03:09 PM   #14 
  - We were cracking up over that article at work today!  GOPFighter   Dec-15-04 03:39 PM   #15 
     - My sister and her husband live in Mitchellville  qanda   Dec-15-04 06:55 PM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-15-04 01:52 PM   #13 
  - Among other forms of art...  itzamirakul   Jan-12-05 06:34 AM   #17 
  - :...interminably long sermon" LOL  GOPFighter   Jan-12-05 11:51 AM   #20 
     - BINGO! You hit the nail right on the head...  itzamirakul   Jan-12-05 02:05 PM   #22 
  - I STILL see lawn jockeys every now and then.  Beware the Beast Man   Jan-12-05 10:08 AM   #19 
  - My mother-in-law collects figurines like these  kwassa   Jan-12-05 12:45 PM   #21 
 

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