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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: shredderofsouls
Forget cars, space technology, computers all bad.
I suppose since white people are responsible for the majority of those things then we should demonize them correct?
You don't enjoy any of those advancements do you?
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: liveandlearn
Are you referring to black people in the US?
Black people in the US AND THEIR UNDENIABLE CONTRIBUTIONS are part of western civilization, genius.
originally posted by: liveandlearn
a reply to: ATSmediaPRO
Well to this I say, perhaps the reasons blacks did not make a big impact on progress (tho it can not be denied that they made some impacts) way back is that they were kept down by us whites, not allowed education or ability to progress until...what...50 years ago. Much progress has been made in part of the black community since then, once we whites allowed it.
This man's thoughts may or may not be well intended but I think he speaks from ignorance and a limited perspective.
originally posted by: hounddoghowlie
well he didn't say white people like that angry young mans...er i mean woman's little brother tried to pin him down with.
he said civilization.
true the chinese had their time, the muslims had their time, the romans had their time. and the greeks had theirs.
but much and the most significance advancements have come in the last half of the 19th and during the 20th century mainly from the west.
people were still riding horses in the first half of the 20th century.
hell my both of parents didn't have a real refrigerator, or TV in my grandparents home until the late 50's. hell they even had outhouses in the city limits for all of their preteen and most of their teen life in their homes.
all that is due to western technology making things, better and cheaper as time went on.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
No one should be "proud" to be a certain race, pride is something that should stem from something earned. You didn't earn being white, you were randomly selected.
This guy is an idiot, all races and cultures have contributed to our current civilization, not just white people. I'm not sure what he's so proud of honestly, he's a slimy politician who lies for a living, that's nothing to be proud of and what other people have done before him doesn't somehow raise him up on a pedestal.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: onequestion
I see people complaining about black people being proud of being black, but once the shoe is on the other foot it's all fine and dandy for some reason. Wonder why that is? It couldn't be some racism/bigotry seeping through the cracks, nooooo.