Re: Are the Packers racist
posted at 11/20/2011 1:35 AM EST
In Response to Re: Are the Packers racist
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Posted by hang3xc[/QUOTE]In Response to Re: Are the Packers racist : Blacks are still suffering the consequences of centuries of racism even if they are not direct victims today.
A black man can become the President of the United States. That makes him basically the most powerful person on the planet. I'd say his days of oppression are over. You just have to work for it. Too bad so many young black people would rather be aspiring rap stars.
First of all, thank you for being ignorant by saying the rap stars thing. With that, I'll classify you as an idiot out the gate. Now, Obama worked hard, no questions asked, but don't act like he never suffered opposition. He received more death threats in his year campaigning that Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr received in their entire time in office. Almost 30 a day. Now, how many Black kids do you know that gives you the insight that they just want to be rap-stars with no other aspiration? -_-...
It's not like you keep a whole people down for 500 years then lift the restrictions and say "no harm, no foul."
1619 The first African slaves arrive in Virginia. 1863 President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. 1865 The Civil War ends. Lincoln is assassinated. The Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery throughout the United States. Basically HALF of your claim of 500 years
I guess you learned history out of a Republican history book. I forgot how well whites and blacks got along after slavery. Blacks weren't mistreated at all after that, it was blue skies and sunshine. What about Jim Crowe laws? -_-...
It takes a while to recover from centuries of systematic and often brutal discrimination.
Well, it's been 146 years since slavery ended. Racism is still alive & well on both sides, but again, a young black man can become ANYTHING from a school teacher, blue collar union worker, Mayor, Senator, up to & including the President of the United States, so time to stop the whining ! Every barrier has been torn down. It's up to the individual.
146 years ago? That's a really long time, almost TWO whole generations ago (depending on how old you are, your Grandfather or Great-Grandfather). Ridiculous, someone just posted an entire post explaining that it's not a leveled playing field. Even when it comes to Affirmative Action, Caucasian females benefit the most from it, but Blacks get the snide remarks that they're only in successful positions because of Affirmative Action. Level playing field? I think not, but do blacks need to work harder in this country? Yes. Please, get some black friends. They won't bite or try to rob you, I promise. You need to learn about other cultures. See how the other side lives.
Nice, Woodhead is your favorite Patriots. Let me guess, along with Brady, Welker, Gronkowski, Mike Wright, Russ Vetrone and Jeff Tarparian? Wouldn't surprise me, bro. ; )