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Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:09 PM

A frank discussion of being Black/African American in the USA in the year 2016.

from a white 65 year old woman. got nothing. I'm white, so can't say a thing about it. You???

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Reply A frank discussion of being Black/African American in the USA in the year 2016. (Original post)
a kennedy Jun 2016 OP
bravenak Jun 2016 #1
a kennedy Jun 2016 #2
bravenak Jun 2016 #3
a kennedy Jun 2016 #4
bravenak Jun 2016 #5
a kennedy Jun 2016 #6
cali Jun 2016 #7
a kennedy Jun 2016 #8

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:13 PM

1. How could a white person be able to discuss being black anyway?

 

One would presumably need to experience being black to discuss being black unless one had educated themselves through various means on the black experience.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:29 PM

2. Ok, now what else??? eom

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 11:42 PM

3. That's what I wanna know

 

If you want to know something about living black, just ask.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:03 AM

4. Well, they had so much power in the sixties, the Blank Panther Party

what happened to their voice??

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:07 AM

5. They were targeted and driven underground

 

With the rise of Nixon, the split with the EJW, the attacks by the state, the surveilance, and the changes in the seventies, by the eighties the ones I saw growing up we trying to protect the neighborhood from crack dealers and street gangs. It is my opinion this was the goal of the republican party and parts of the democratic party.
But really, there is so much more to it than can be summed up in one post, but there are many books written by members to read and discover what happened.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 12:25 AM

6. Thanks.....eom

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 08:35 AM

7. Huh? I'm unclear as to what you're actually trying to say here.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 19, 2016, 09:01 AM

8. Just asking the African Americans here how their lives REALLY are......

I've been watching the O J Simpson story again and now all these years later this country, to me doesn't seem to have changed a bit in it's relations with minorities. May-be not so overt, but still terribly racist. Guess it doesn't make sense for me a 65 year old white woman to even ask.

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