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Originally posted by russ1969
The laws did apply to him. he was only the second person in us history to be censored by a unanimous vote by congress under the clinton- gore administration. He was a spokesperson for farrakhan, leader of the black panthers.
Originally posted by phinubian
I really don't think that it's ever been stated as such that only whites are racist though or has it???
Originally posted by thesun
Racists come in many colours, the problem is too many are white,
Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
Slight correction, with all due respect. Farrakhan didn't lead the Panthers. He is the leader of the Nation of Islam.
Carry on ...
[edit to correct tense]
[edit on 5-7-2007 by MajorMalfunction]
Originally posted by worldwatcher
every race has its racists. I don't believe I have ever heard of anyone making the assumption that only white people are racists. I know of black and brown people who are racists are those in those own race who are either lighter or darker than them.
making the assumption that everyone only thinks white people are racists even if it's just to make a point is a little narrow minded and even a bit racist in its own sense.
prejudice has no boundaries and affects all races and classes. Good and Bad comes in every color and form.
Originally posted by JOHN LOCKE
what has been ignored in this thread is the definition of "racist" as originally applied in discussion. when ppl said that Black folks can't be racist, they were referring DIRECTLY to the SYSTEM of racism that allows the majority, or ruling class within a nation, to subjugate another class. in other words, the term "racist" wasn't simply applied to one's personal thoughts or opinions, rather on the collective opinions of the ruling class (pc term="majority")
therefore, the original argument, in it's proper copntext, involved Power, whereas, since black people do not posses economic power in the US, they are not capable of racism.