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  • Re: Game of Thrones Season 6 Thread

    was watching the episode again

    it got me thinking when sansa was talking with lil finger
    about how she can still feel it “in” her body ....maybe she's pregnant

    would be a nice twist

    same with
    Margery ....and that was the secret tommen shared with cersei
    (Nope)
  • Re: The I Watched Recently Thread *possible spoilers*

    Rampage12 wrote: »
    Sicario didn't really blow me away like I thought it would, felt like it was missing something honestly.

    c/s

    it was a well made film, just didn't move me

    i don't like emily blunt as a lead, she's just meh to me....maybe that's it


    seen the The Witch (2015) is started off slow but it was one of the better horror, supernatural movies i've seen the last couple years. its about a family in 1630s new england who are torn apart by witchcraft and an evil spirit. had to pray after that


    Midnight Special (2016) was cool. its about a boy and his parents who are on the run from the government and the Mormon church...the boy is supposedly a conduit to god....mike Shannon from boardwalk empire plays the father

    Newly Weeds (2013) movie I found on Netflix. about a young, struggling repo man who is asked to choose between weed and his girl. kind of low budget feel but it was really a good movie. wee-bay makes a cameo
    BangEm_Bart
  • Re: Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

    R.D. wrote: »
    Like I said, we can't even sit at the same table

    I can see how things make sense from your perspective. Now understand from my perspective when I tell you progress is an illusion. If we're being hanged and shot down before but now they just create a prison pipeline and shoot us downin the streets, give us welfare...That's not progress! Nothing has ever been acknowledged as wrong that was done so what are you progressing from.

    You think one black breaking through of every 100 is progress or makes any type of dent...I can't say this any simpler so believe what you want at this point

    Having work to do is hilarious to me, you niggas wanna work for respect lol. You going go work for white people to get your respect lmaooo and then maybe in 50 years enough black people will work for enough white people to make a change

    I wish you all luck in your belief that we have work to do. People that believe in that keep this country that's hanging on by its threads together

    I can see both sides of the argument

    as others have stated we have made progress as a ppl

    but as you are you alluding to, we are far from meritocracy in the country

    the criminal justice system is set up to exploit blk bodies and perpetuate inequality

    or consider our educational system ...one of the main ideas for public education is to guarantee that every child, no matter who their parents are, will have a chance to make something of themselves based on their own talent and efforts..

    however things such as standardized testing perpetuate inequality by punishing those who cannot afford thousands of dollars in tutoring to manipulate the test

    and too many children, primarily blk children, are denied access to high quality education because they attend schools that are underfunded and under resourced...local property tax variation being one of the main causes

    all this is common knowledge, yet we have policy makers that continue to advocate for more standardized testing or calling to defund the public school system

    think where you may part ways with others, is what can be done to remedy the situation

    I'm with you though, I'm not ok with waiting or just accepting the status quo, at least not without holding our elected officials accountable for the role our government plays in perpetuating these inequalities

    R.D.
  • Re: GnS Conspiracy 2016: Will a race war happen in our lifetime?

    jono wrote: »
    jono wrote: »
    No. Only black people are obsessed with race. White folks are aloof as fuck about racism, they damn sure ain't going to die in droves over it.

    No

    The idea that only blk ppl are "obsessed" with race is beyond absurd

    Same as suggesting blk americans are too obsessed with race is absurd

    This country was built on white supremacy and the lie of freedom and opportunity

    When whites came over here the first slaves were white. That fact alone proves this is ridiculous. It may be about the lie of freedom and opportunity but race was unimportant during the formative years of this country.

    It wasn't until whites rose up in rebellion to class differences that race became an important factor.
    Saying that any blk american is too obsessed with race and racism in america is like saying that they are obsessed with swimming while they are drowning
    Save me the dramatics. Blacks in America have it bad but in comparison to most Africans, Jamaicans, Haitians etc we don't have nearly as bad.

    Shit ain't perfect and never will be. Taking advantage of the chances you have is what immigrants come here and do successfully. Theres no reason we can't do it too.
    That said, it's no coincidence when president Obama hit office anti-government hate groups hit an all-time high

    Hell one of Americas major two political parties have successfully exploited white prejudices and fears for decades

    Obviously race is on the minds of quite a few white ppl

    Is it on the minds of the majority? No.

    These small pockets of hate groups don't even represent half of white America.

    Most these muhfuckas don't care whether black folks exist or not but you expect me to believe they willing to take up arms in defense of their "race"? Ridiculous.

    Even muhfuckas with something to gain ain't in no rush to start any sort of fights.

    Only paranoid niggas and white supremacists are worried about "race wars."

    Lol

    Again america was constructed and built on race, and prejudice...As a result race has and continues to play a large role in American life and politics to the detriment of blk Americans

    We as a people simply respond to all of the things that come along with that...

    Whites, being the majority and at the top of the social hierarchy, have the luxury of not having to concern themselves with being racially targeted, hence Becky likes to believe" she doesn't see color". But they "obsess" over race. Its impossible to grow up in this country and not

    In regards to these white slaves you are referring to, they were mostly indentured servant and criminals

    Never at any point in american history where whites ever kidnapped from their home land, held in bondage without recourse, and viewed as less than human under the law simply because of the color of their skin like my ancestors

    And America would not be the super power it is without their free labor....250+ yrs worth

    Save me the dramantics?...no save me the logical falacies ...what is going on in Africa or Haiti is irrelevant

    Like i was saying it's no coincidence when president Obama hit office anti-government hate groups hit an all-time high, and that one of Americas major two political parties have successfully exploited white prejudices and fears for decades

    Obviously race is on the minds of quite a few white ppl, not this small majority as you are suggesting

    Is anyone willing to go to "war" is a completely different issue

    That said, i think there being this major scale race war in the traditional sense of the word is very unlikely

    i do, however, believe during a time of major economic or social turmoil that it is more then possible for racial tension to boil over resulting in mass violence

    Its human nature... when a populace views the other as a threat, it breeds tribalism

    Look at what's going on in Europe with the influx of immigrants

    Or look at the pike in hate groups, white supremacist groups in Greece as their economy sinks
    Young Stef
  • Re: GnS Conspiracy 2016: Will a race war happen in our lifetime?

    jono wrote: »
    No. Only black people are obsessed with race. White folks are aloof as fuck about racism, they damn sure ain't going to die in droves over it.

    No

    The idea that only blk ppl are "obsessed" with race is beyond absurd

    Same as suggesting blk americans are too obsessed with race is absurd

    This country was built on white supremacy and the lie of freedom and opportunity

    Saying that any blk american is too obsessed with race and racism in america is like saying that they are obsessed with swimming while they are drowning

    That said, it's no coincidence when president Obama hit office anti-government hate groups hit an all-time high

    Hell one of Americas major two political parties have successfully exploited white prejudices and fears for decades

    Obviously race is on the minds of quite a few white ppl
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