posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 05:36 PM
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by vcwxvwligen
you are the one who was all bent out of shape with me summarizing that you were of African dissent. (I hate the term African American, you are one or
the other, or you came from Africa and are a first generation citizen.) Since you got your panties in a wad over my comment, I had to put it bluntly
for you. I explained the rest to you because you don't seem to understand how a masonic lodge gets it's funding, (hence the reason for this thread
that YOU started.) If you started this thread for a different reason and I missed your point please correct me. I am all ears.
edit to add: and to make it even more clear, you came across as an angry black guy who thinks that the Prince Hall masons are treated bad because
they are black and the "regular masons" are mostly white. If you go back and read your posts, I think that even a child could figure that out.
[edit on 13-7-2009 by network dude]
Once you start discussing race, racial stereotypes come into play. I never explicity said, "This is how White Masons are treating Blacks Masons."
One could make that implication by me mentioning the crappy condition of Price Hall lodges. However, as posters have pointed out, there are Black
people in the AF&AM lodge and non-Black people in the Prince Hall lodge.
In actuality, there is a historical basis for assuming that Masons exercise prejudice against Blacks, and the Prince Hall lodge is a vestige of that
If you want to talk specifically about Black issues with Freemasonry, Freemasons adopted parts of various African cultures into their own customs.
Basically they are robbing Black people of their culture and history, then selling them back a shrink-wrapped product. Before you catch a hemorrhoid
attack I will mention that this also happens with lots of other institutions such as the larger Greek-letter fraternities, the NAACP, the mainstream
media and "Mickey-D's". That is something about which neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton expresses concern.