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Subj: Re: Reconciling prophetic 90s music to the current political dynamic.
Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 at 07:57:49 am EDT (Viewed 86 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Reconciling prophetic 90s music to the current political dynamic.
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 at 05:39:53 pm EDT (Viewed 93 times)
Quote:I faced many a plight. Grew up in poor unemployed household after automotive industry crashed. Flat out told to face...no help for you...BECAUSE you are white, in the most racist ways possible BY minority workers.
Quote:That's odd. Not that it happened, but that the people who did it were so open about it and got away with it. Was this before the internet? Nowadays if someone did that, they would find themselves suddenly famous.
Yes before internet, though it was done inside a legal govt. institution...not sure cameras would be allowed now. Still I agree...its one good thing about internet and all phones having cameras, are people getting caught.
Quote:Never given anything...no handouts, no food stamps, no help despite being under poverty limits.
Quote:That's odd too. If you were under the poverty limit then you should have gotten food stamps. Demographics aren't part of the formula.
The stated reason was...you are white you don't need it.
Quote:Friends who were minorities and rich accepted by certain colleges because of a minimum quota mandate even with lesser grades and outside activities corresponding to what they were looking for.
Quote:The college quota thing is a problem.
Quote:Having to pay back my huge student loan debts on my own...told no help for you...if you were minority X we could help.
Quote:Who or what could help?
Well...lowering costs of college. I don't think they should be free...but the costs are too high and their focus seems less and less education and more and more on revenue (especially through their sporting events).
Quote:All the while being told how everything is being handed to me because I am white....these are just tip of the ice berg examples.
Quote:A better question is...what plights did I NOT face BECAUSE I was white?
Quote:There are answers to that question but I know you've heard them.
My real point is...every race has faced plights because OF their race. I am strongly opposed to any racism sexism etc...
Quote:And yet...I don't want reparations...I just want equal treatment and recognition...instead of this I am the problem...I don't understand what its like...I am bad for something my ancestors never did and so on.
Quote:It's always been a relief that I can say the same thing about my ancestors, who were Italian and came over in the early 1900s. Slavery in America? Nope, not us. Killing the American Indians and taking their land? Nope, not us.
I have always wondered...what about the Irish. They came over here as immigrants...desperate and they were told you can go stay on the docks or you can pick up a gun and fight the south for citizenship. There really wasn't a choice...wasn't this true lack of choice a form of murderous slavery as well?
Quote:Many people are sick and tired of college quotas. I think it's time for them to go. By the same token, the things that are done to people of color by the legal system need to stop.
I agree...the legal system is in shambles. We have the best legal system money can buy. It boggles the mind their are young black men in jail for years who only had a dang bag of pot. I don't like drugs...AT ALL. But prison for carrying a bag of it? Nuts.
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