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Originally posted by Dark Ghost
reply to post by rusethorcain
What makes this a white man's world exactly? Care to elaborate?
Last time I checked, being born with pale skin and a pair of testicles did not automatically guarantee success or prosperity.
edit on 17/9/2010 by Dark Ghost because: typo
In 1920, when women finally won the vote throughout the nation, Charlotte Woodward was the only participant in the 1848 Convention who was still alive to be able to cast a vote,
Blacks actually didn't have the right to vote at the end of the Civil War. Southern states put together governments excluding Blacks from voting. Legislatures from southern states, encouraged by the same people who led the states out of the Union, made Black Codes which stopped African Americans from getting almost all of their rights. Some of these actions were made possible by Andrew Johnson who became president following Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865. One month into his presidency, Johnson directed the states to allow only white voters to take part in conventions to rewrite southern state constitutions.
Yes there we good slave owners, hell some even allowed their slaves to gained their freedom by hard work and diligence. However the OP made it sound like slavery in America was all sunshine and rainbows and that the slaves were done a favor..
Affirmative action has been revoked
Originally posted by airspoon
Affirmative action has been revoked
Lol, yeah, we could only hope that was the case, though sadly, it's not even close to being reality. Affirmative Action is alive and doing better than ever. Thousands of whites across the country are being denied, promotions, jobs, social welfare benefits, educational oppurtunities, charities and other resources everyday.
Nationally the unemployment rate is at 9.5 percent. But for black men, the rate is closer to 17 percent. That's compared to 8.6 percent for their white male counterparts. - NPR
More blacks, Latinos in jail than college dorms
Civil rights advocates say Census Bureau figures are startling
WASHINGTON — More than three times as many black people live in prison cells as in college dorms, the government said in a report to be released Thursday. MSNBC
RACISM, ETHNICITY AND TELEVISION
Historically, as MacDonald has shown, U.S. television perpetuated U.S. cinema, radio, theatre and other forms of public communication and announced people of color overwhelmingly by their absence. It was not that they were malevolently stereotyped or denounced. They simply did not appear to exist. If they surfaced, it was almost always as wraiths, silent black butlers smiling deferentially, Chicano field-hands laboring sweatily, past Indian braves whooping wildly against the march of history. Speaking parts were rare, heavily circumscribed, and typically an abusive distortion of actual modes of speech. But the essence of the problem was virtual non-existence.
The Museum Of Broadcast Communications
The television business is a male-dominated industry, with only 1.9% of television stations owned by women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the RTNDA, 92% of television news directors are Caucasian, and 80% of all news directors are men. The average number of minorities on staff is said to be at 8.6%, also according to the RTNDA. PBS
Although the Constitutional doctrine required equality, the facilities and social services offered to African-Americans were of lower quality than those offered to whites; for example, many African-American schools received less public funding per student than nearby white schools. In Texas, the state established a state-funded law school for whites without any law school for blacks.
Seperate But Equal-wiki
They wrote “coon” in white paint across my forehead, and “I’m a 'n-word'” across my chest. Then they ordered me to dance for them. “Dance, Sambo—fast!” Man, I fought to get at them, but they pinned me and punched me in the gut until it looked like I’d have to dance or die. Don’t even like to think about it! Sick cats! I danced until I couldn’t no more. Then—bam! In the gut again—and I had to dance some more, until finally they saw I was ready to pass out. Then they poured turpentine over me, and told me the reason they’d given me “this little lesson”: They’d been watching me “making eyes” at the white WAC captain. She was my boss, man, my commanding officer—and that’s the way I treated her.
- Sammy Davis Jr., on the racism he faced in the Army
Prove what you just said please.
Don't ignore this. PROVE IT.
Yet unemployment amongst Blacks are over TWICE that of Whites?