We will never assimilate as a country...

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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 10:57 PM
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My point being as much as Black Americans say they want to be accepted as equal to white they are making the same mistakes that we made by isolating education/entertainment. If our country is so serious about inclusion and affirmative action why so many areas specific to certain cultures? Why because deep down people want to be with their own race (for the most part).

Let this article wet your appetite by Jada Pinkett-Smith (it basically points out the obvious that black women often get the cover of mainstream magazines such as Vogue or Cosmopolitan but we have yet to see a white women on the cover of a black magazine)
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Just a short list of black magazines
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Black Colleges
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Keep in mind the following 49 of these colleges are private colleges

Alabama A&M University Alabama Public
Alabama State University Alabama Public
Albany State University Georgia Public
Alcorn State University Mississippi Public
Allen University South Carolina Private
Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas Private
Benedict College South Carolina Private
Bennett College North Carolina Private
Bethune-Cookman University Florida Private
Bishop State Community College Alabama Public
Bluefield State College West Virginia Public
Bowie State University Maryland Public
Central State University Ohio Public
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science California Private
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Public
Claflin University South Carolina Private
Clark Atlanta University Georgia Private
Clinton Junior College South Carolina Private
Coahoma Community College Mississippi Public
Concordia College Alabama Private
Coppin State University Maryland Public
Delaware State University Delaware Public
Denmark Technical College South Carolina Public
Dillard University Louisiana Private
Edward Waters College Florida Private
Elizabeth City State University North Carolina Public
Fayetteville State University North Carolina Public
Fisk University Tennessee Private
Florida A&M University Florida Public
Florida Memorial University Florida Private
Fort Valley State University Georgia Public
Gadsden State Community College Alabama Public
Grambling State University Louisiana Public
Hampton University Virginia Private
Harris-Stowe State University Missouri Public
Hinds Community College at Utica Mississippi Public
Howard University District of Columbia Private
Huston-Tillotson University Texas Private
Interdenominational Theological Center Georgia Private
J. F. Drake State Technical College Alabama Public
Jackson State University Mississippi Public
Jarvis Christian College Texas Private
Johnson C. Smith University North Carolina Private
Kentucky State University Kentucky Public
Lane College Tennessee Private
Langston University Oklahoma Public
Lawson State Community College Alabama Public
LeMoyne-Owen College Tennessee Private
Lincoln University Pennsylvania Public
Lincoln University of Missouri Missouri Public
Livingstone College North Carolina Private
Meharry Medical College Tennessee Private
Miles College Alabama Private
Mississippi Valley State University Mississippi Public
Morehouse College Georgia Private
Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia Private
Morgan State University Maryland Public
Morris College South Carolina Private
Norfolk State University Virginia Public
North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Public
North Carolina Central University North Carolina Public
Oakwood University Alabama Private
Paine College Georgia Private
Paul Quinn College Texas Private
Philander Smith College Arkansas Private
Prairie View A&M University Texas Public
Rust College Mississippi Private
Saint Paul's College Virginia Private
Savannah State University Georgia Public
Shaw University North Carolina Private
Shelton State Community College Alabama Public
South Carolina State University South Carolina Public
Southern University and A&M College Louisiana Public
Southern University at New Orleans Louisiana Public
Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana Public
Southwestern Christian College Texas Private
Spelman College Georgia Private
St. Augustine's College North Carolina Private
St. Philip's College Texas Public
Stillman College Alabama Private
Talladega College Alabama Private
Tennessee State University Tennessee Public
Texas College Texas Private
Texas Southern University Texas Public
Tougaloo College Mississippi Private
Trenholm State Technical College Alabama Public
Tuskegee University Alabama Private
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas Public
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Public
University of the District of Columbia District of Columbia Public
University of the Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands Public
Virginia State University Virginia Public
Virginia Union University Virginia Private
Virginia University of Lynchburg Virginia Private
Voorhees College South Carolina Private
West Virginia State University West Virginia Public
Wilberforce University Ohio Private
Wiley College Texas Private
Winston-Salem State University North Carolina Public
Xavier University of Louisiana Louisiana Private

There are many TV stations out there that directly cater to Black America-Bounce TV is one of those stations and when you google it you see Bounce TV-TV Our Way...Can you see for a moment how alienating this simple catch phrase can be? "Our Way"

A few awards show that cater to Black America:
The NAACP Image Awards
BET Awards
Soult Train Awards
VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
The Source Awards

Essence.com has an article with the title "Best In Black Beauty Awards 2013"

I wonder how many media outlets would bang the race drum if it was a Vogue magazine with the same article and with the twist "Best In White Beauty Awards 2013".

How do we teach our children to be tolerant and inclusive when there continues to be more and more exclusivity?

Guess we didn't learn from history...

Sorry if I was all over the place..it's a rant but my hearts in the right place...I truly want people to be on a level playing field but I just don't feel as though we as a country deep down want it bad enough...




posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:03 PM
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Way to go ATS..would have been nice to see what link was not allowed on ATS before wiping out the entire post...spent almost an hour putting together a rant that I believe was respectful and brought up some good points..so disappointed but I'm sure you folks could care less...


I basically listed all the private and black colleges (49 private colleges-out of 105), black magazines, black award shows and just wanted to point out that as much as people say they want to assimilate, they end up finding ways to isolate themselves even more. This rant turned out really crappy thanks to ATS..usually I do fine by myself screwing up my own post..don't need the additional help..
edit on 16-7-2013 by chrismarco because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by chrismarco
Way to go ATS..would have been nice to see what link was not allowed on ATS before wiping out the entire post...spent almost an hour putting together a rant that I believe was respectful and brought up some good points..so disappointed but I'm sure you folks could care less...



Perhaps its just ATS's way of saying "we've had enough Martin Trayvon threads".
Time to talk about something else, because lets face it, by now there is nothing you can say that is original and hasnt been said before. And certainly nothing so amazingly new and original that a new thread needs to be made.
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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:10 PM
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Or as a planet for that matter. I'm an optimistic guy for the most part but the core of me thinks we may just lose this round. We're gonna get an "F" here and have to repeat the grade!



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:10 PM
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It was an important thread to me...and it put some good perspective on the perception of race in general, no mention of Trayvon..



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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Was it in any way divisive? If it was I'm happy Ats deleted it.



posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 11:16 PM
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Probably linked beforeitsnews?



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Nope..just a point that we simply do not practice what we preach



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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The link I used was an article published by jada Pinkeett smith and dealt with models on the cover of magazines. She wondered what it would be like if you put a white woman on the cover of a black magazine to break down the barriers..she did a wonderful job conveying some of my thoughts...no garbage links were attached..I'm all about love my friends more so now that I have a family..
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posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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I will send the text of your post to you, in a U2U, so you can make any edits you want to avoid the condition that caused a mod to do that action.


As an FYI, I'd highly recommend posters save a long post in a document first, just in case of any such action or even other technical issues, that could cause loss of work.

I'd recommend contacting the mod who did the action, to see what link was disallowed. My guess is the first one.
edit on 18-7-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)





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