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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-04 11:02 AM
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10. My take on it

I have lived long enough to have White people refer to my people as niggers,slaves,worthless,colored,darkies,ghetto,uneducated,Black,
Negro and now African American.

Most of the African Americans/Blacks don't resist calling themselves those two labels. Nor do most of us consider Whites calling us either of those two labels.

Now,the other labels are usually "fighting words" if Whites refer to us in those terms. In our social groups, and sometimes in public we use the "N" word-in my view too much. A person of another ethnicity better be real real careful to use that word. That is still a real sore spot IMO.

Since I am African American I can feel comfortable giving my opinion to Alan Keyes. I would NOT want a White person to say this to him:
" Your ancestors had to kiss their Masters butt, too bad you didn't get the message, Slavery ended in 1865 and you are STILL doing your Masters work."

On Obama: He can call himself anything he wants to, Alan Keyes doesn't have the right to define Obama! He does have the right to define himself.

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