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#1506399 --- 10/11/17 05:49 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
Timbo Offline
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
You've been proven wrong many times DUMBO! The trouble is you are to arrogant & self centered to admit it!

Yeah, you keep saying that, but EVERY time I ask you to provide actual proof, you NEVER do.

So, now's the perfect time to put me in my place once and for all by providing all the examples of the "MANY times I've been proven wrong" as you claim I have.

You won't, because you can't, because it isn't true, because unlike you, I usually take the time to get my facts straight before pathologically flying off half-cocked only to post the first witless thing that spills from my brain. You sound just like Trump for God's sake.

Now have at it, my hopelessly wooden-headed friend.

Anxiously awaiting your inane reply.
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#1506406 --- 10/11/17 07:20 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: Timbo]
kyle585 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
You sound just like Trump for God's sake.
He certainly is a Trump junior if I ever heard one.

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#1506423 --- 10/11/17 08:02 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: Timbo]
gassy one Offline
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: gassy one
You've been proven wrong many times DUMBO! The trouble is you are to arrogant & self centered to admit it!

Yeah, you keep saying that, but EVERY time I ask you to provide actual proof, you NEVER do.

So, now's the perfect time to put me in my place once and for all by providing all the examples of the "MANY times I've been proven wrong" as you claim I have.

You won't, because you can't, because it isn't true, because unlike you, I usually take the time to get my facts straight before pathologically flying off half-cocked only to post the first witless thing that spills from my brain. You sound just like Trump for God's sake.

Now have at it, my hopelessly wooden-headed friend.

Anxiously awaiting your inane reply.
sleep
You know I'm right! You're just to much of an arrogant self centered idiot to admit it! Believe me if I had time I would prove you wrong!

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#1506426 --- 10/11/17 09:45 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
kyle585 Offline
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Believe me if I had time I would prove you wrong!
but you don't have time so you post whatever nonsense comes into your head at the moment. And that is how Trump operates too unfortunately.

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#1506462 --- 10/11/17 08:38 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
gassy one Offline
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That's good! Shoot from the hip!

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#1506492 --- 10/12/17 11:12 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
kyle585 Offline
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
That's good! Shoot from the hip!
LOL. What? You are the one shooting from the hip. Exactly as Trump does when he tweets in the early morning hours before anyone is there to babysit him.

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#1506502 --- 10/12/17 07:38 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
gassy one Offline
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Tell it like it is! The lefty petunias can't stand the truth!

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#1510094 --- 11/30/17 03:46 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/29/entertainment/joyner-lucas-not-racist-video-trnd/index.html

It opens with a white man in a "Make America Great Again" hat ticking off racist trope after racist trope:
How African Americans are lazy, aimless, shiftless. How there's a double standard when it comes to using the N-word.
The scene is from rapper Joyner Lucas' music video for "I'm Not Racist," and there's no doubt, it's uncomfortable viewing. Profanities prevail; misconceptions fly.


But get to the second verse, and the song takes a surprising turn -- when a young man in dreadlocks gets his chance to respond, to rebut the generalizations, to recount being stopped by the police and rebuffed for jobs.
There's a reason "I'm Not Racist" is racking up millions of views online. It's driving a conversation about the state of race relations in America. A really, really, really raw conversation, and just how far apart blacks and whites are in how they see things in this country right now.

You can view the video here, but be warned. It is peppered with racial stereotypes and cuss words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43gm3CJePn0

Lucas is a 29-year-old rapper from Massachusetts, and he says the video really is the race talk that people shy away from.
"It's a very uncomfortable conversation to have," he told CNN.
He explained that what makes the video so shocking is that it's not a white supremacist or a neo-Nazi saying these words, but a regular Joe.
"It was an average white man speaking his mind on how he actually feels about black people," Lucas said, "and it was an average black guy talking about his interactions with white people. These are suppressed feelings that both parties have but are afraid to express."

Shocked at reaction
The video is a powerful concept powerfully executed.
The two men, both of them lip syncing to Lucas' words, sit across from each other at a table.
First, the white man unloads his frustrations and his views on Black Lives Matter, the NFL anthem protests. There are even potshots taken against 2Pac and Eminem.
Then the black man reacts. He takes on white privilege, cultural appropriation, and attacks against former President Barack Obama.
Throughout the song, both men insist "I'm not racist."
The video for the song was filmed last week in New Hampshire, and Lucas said while he knew it would do well, he was shocked so many people had watched it so quickly.
And he said most of the reaction to the controversial video has been positive.
"I'm very shocked at the amount of love that I'm seeing. I'm not seeing as much hatred," he said. "I'm actually seeing a lot of comments along the lines of ''wow, i never looked at things that way before. I can understand where the white man is coming from. I can understand where the black man is coming from.'"
Reactions like that is why Lucas does what he does.
"That's just my way of changing the world one day at a time," he said.
An understanding

The bleak video ends on a positive note. The two men hug it out as Lucas rhymes:
"I'm not racist, but there's two sides to every story and now you know mine
Can't erase the scars with a bandage
I'm hoping maybe we can come to an understanding
Agreed or disagreed, we could have an understanding."
And in this divided climate, that would be a start.

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#1510100 --- 11/30/17 07:24 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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Nicely said, the silence is becoming "deafening and blatantly loud" The Republicans somehow ignorantly believe that by turning a blind eye and ear to the racism exhibited by our Commander in Chief is their definition of defying him, we are in clear and present danger. Since Trump's inauguration, look at how the norm has been redefined by means of his blatant racism toward Blacks& Islamism, his braggadocios attributes about touching women and clearly supporting a pedophile states that the Republicans are more concerned about a win and choose to ignore the deviate mentality which exist within Trump himself and society.

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