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Black Power Movement

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The Black Power movement grew out of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT that had steadily gained momentum through the 1950s and 1960s. Although not a formal movement, the Black Power movement marked a turning point in black-white relations in the United States and also in how blacks saw themselves. The movement was hailed by some as a positive and proactive force aimed at helping blacks achieve full equality with whites, but it was reviled by others as a militant, sometimes violent faction whose primary goal was to drive a wedge between whites and blacks. In truth, the Black Power movement was a complex event that took place at a time when society and culture was being transformed throughout the United States, and its legacy reflects that complexity.

In the 1950s and early 1960s, groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (SCLC) worked with blacks and whites to create a desegregated society and eliminate RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. Their efforts generated positive responses from a broad spectrum of people across the country. Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., who headed the SCLC, made significant headway with his adherence to nonviolent tactics. In 1964, President LYNDON B. JOHNSON signed the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT and a year later he signed the VOTING RIGHTS ACT.

CIVIL RIGHTS legislation was an earnest and effective step toward eliminating inequality between blacks and whites. Even with the obvious progress, however, the reality was that prejudice could not be legislated away. Blacks still faced lower wages than whites, higher crime rates in their neighborhoods, and unspoken but palpable racial discrimination. Young blacks in particular saw the civil rights movement as too mainstream to generate real social change. What they wanted was something that would accelerate the process and give blacks the same opportunities as whites, not just socially but also economically and politically. Perhaps more important, they felt that the civil rights movement was based more on white perceptions of civil rights than black perceptions.

Not all blacks had been equally impressed with the civil rights movement. MALCOLM X and the NATION OF ISLAM, for example, felt that racial self-determination was a critical and neglected element of true equality. By the mid-1960s, dissatisfaction with the pace of change was growing among blacks. The term "black power" had been around since the 1950s, but it was STOKELY CARMICHAEL, head of the STUDENT NONVIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE (SNCC), who popularized the term in 1966.

Carmichael led a push to transform SNCC from a multiracial community activist organization into an all-black social change organization. Late in 1966, two young men, HUEY NEWTON and BOBBY SEALE, formed the BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF-DEFENSE (BPP), initially as a group to track incidents of police violence. Within a short time groups such as SNCC and BPP gained momentum, and by the late 1960s the Black Power movement had made a definite mark on American culture and society.

The Black Power movement instilled a sense of racial pride and self-esteem in blacks. Blacks were told that it was up to them to improve their lives. Black Power advocates encouraged blacks to form or join all-black political parties that could provide a formidable power base and offer a foundation for real socioeconomic progress. For years, the movement's leaders said, blacks had been trying to aspire to white ideals of what they should be. Now it was time for blacks to set their own agenda, putting their needs and aspirations first. An early step, in fact, was the replacement of the word "Negro" (a word associated with the years of SLAVERY) with "black."

The movement generated a number of positive developments. Probably the most noteworthy of these was its influence on black culture. For the first time, blacks in the United States were encouraged to acknowledge their African heritage. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES established black studies programs and black studies departments. Blacks who had grown up believing that they were descended from a backwards people now found out that African culture was as rich and diverse as any other, and they were encouraged to take pride in that heritage. The Black Arts movement, seen by some as connected to the Black Power movement flourished in the 1960s and 1970s. Young black poets, authors, and visual artists found their voices and shared those voices with others. Unlike earlier black arts movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, the new movement primarily sought out a black audience.

The same spirit of racial unity and pride that made the Black Power movement so dynamic also made it problematic—and to some, dangerous. Many whites, and a number of blacks, saw the movement as a black separatist organization bent on segregating blacks and whites and undoing the important work of the civil rights movement. There is no question that Black Power advocates had valid and pressing concerns. Blacks were still victims of racism, whether they were being charged a higher rate for a mortgage, getting paid less than a white coworker doing the same work, or facing violence at the hands of white racists. But the solutions that some Black Power leaders advocated seemed only to create new problems. Some, for example, suggested that blacks receive paramilitary training and carry guns to protect themselves. Though these individuals insisted this device was solely a means of SELF-DEFENSE and not a call to violence, it was still unnerving to think of armed civilians walking the streets.

Also, because the Black Power movement was never a formally organized movement, it had no central leadership, which meant that different organizations with divergent agendas often could not agree on the best course of action. The more radical groups accused the more mainstream groups of capitulating to whites, and the more mainstream accused the more radical of becoming too ready to use violence. By the 1970s, most of the formal organizations that had come into prominence with the Black Power movement, such as the SNCC and the Black Panthers, had all but disappeared.

The Black Power movement did not succeed in getting blacks to break away from white society and create a separate society. Nor did it help end discrimination or racism. It did, however, help provide some of the elements that were ultimately necessary for blacks and whites to gain a fuller understanding of each other.

FURTHER READINGS

Carmichael, Stokely, and Charles V. Hamilton. 1967. Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. New York: Vintage Books.

Cross, Theorore. 1984. The Black Power Imperative. New York: Faulkner.

Van Deburg, William, L. 1992. New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press.

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about 3 years ago

I'm doing a paper for school and this web site helped me the most.

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over 5 years ago

I believe that all people should be treated equally no matter there race or color. We all should come together as one and not hate each other cause of the race or color they are. Because we all need each other believe it or not but we do.

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about 5 years ago

I too am completely and utterly disgusted and shocked by Herb and what he said.



I am a milato. A mixed child. I am both races, Black American and White American. And to think that someone has the ignorance to say that they cannot co-exisit with eachother is appaling. I am both therefore i co-exist. I understand that you are not used to this way of thinking and used to this way of social change, but you need to keep an opwn mind.

POeople have human dignity and should not "belong" to one another. we are our own people and we have our own minds, and thought, and we are responsible for our own actions and thoughts. People were not ment to be owned.



And for you to say that we cannot think for ourselves is completley ridicious. Some of the greatest minds in the history of America are Black and African Americans. And if you havent notice our country has come along way we now have a Black man as President. Face it Change is inevitable. Its going to hapen whether you or anybody else likes it or not.



"You should not be judged by the color of your skin but by the content of your own character" - Dr. Martin Luther King jr



-I am a 16 year old Milato child. And I am very proud of my cultures and where i come from.

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over 2 years ago

EVERYBODY PLEASE READ THIS!!!!
Hey i'm from australia and found this site whilst researching for a school project. I got a bit destracted by all the comments.
I especially liked the comment 'humans invented racism' (so true) but as for all the talk about different 'races' i'd like to say.....THERE IS ONLY ONE RACE!the HUMAN RACE!!!! However there are LOTS of different ethnic groups. P.S the only reason some people have differnt colour hair and skin is because of the different climates humans have lived in eg.more sun, darker skin.

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over 3 years ago

Racism is a common enemy it can't be beaten or completely eliminated. It is because of our differences that people are bound to discriminate. What we do about it is what shows who we are as people. So whether you are black, white, asian,mexican, or native just be proud of who you are and don't let people make you any different than you are. I am of black and white descent and i have had my fair share of comments and sneers because of WHAT I am but never because of WHO I am.



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over 3 years ago

People have issues! Why does everything have to be black and white? There are good and bad in every race, so judge a person by their actions and not their skin color. Stop living in the past. Early Americans made a huge mistake and then corrected it. No one is a slave now. I have never been or owned a slave and neither have any of you so grow up and get over it so we can all move on.
Ayanni, African-American have contributed many great things to this country. However, you sound really ignorant when you say and I quote "First of all Black people are so talent and so many races try to duplicate us. Tanning and listening to all our music."
This comment makes you sound racist towards people who aren't black that listen to "your" music. Would it not be racist of me to say the same thing but reversed? Comments like this are contributing to racism in America. White people are not the only race who can be racist.


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over 3 years ago

I think that we are all equal and we are just one big happy family:)

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over 2 years ago

ebony for the win

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almost 5 years ago

I am saddened by what Herb had to say on the subject. I am pretty darn white, and Australian through and through. I think that both races are exactly the same on the inside, and that this ridiculous assumption that white people should have power over the blacks is only for the weak minded who cannot really fathom anything different. I do not blame you entirely though, Herb, your father would have taught you this way of life and he would've been taught the same thing. Although you shoud've changed your views on the subject, we shouldn't have invented slavery in the first place. I am fifteen and the youth of Australia have no tolerance of racial prejudice.

Thanks for listening, Bri

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about 4 years ago

I came to this site doing research for a paper and i got distracted by the MANY comments left on this pge.. I am full black but am light skinned. I have friends from EVERY race. the definition of a friend is a companion.. it says nothing about companion that has the same skin color as you





No blacks, whites, mexicans, chinese, koreans are not the same. God made us all different, BUT we are all equal in his eyes so why cant we be equal in each others eyes?? No matter what people are going to have different opinions and ideas, but why judge someone or think that you are superior because of SKIN COLOR!

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over 3 years ago

hi

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almost 5 years ago

I feel like there should be more things done for the black people now then what is being done. People are trying to make the whole race thing so important. i believe that the schools all over the world should do more things for black history week and we should have a day that we can morn for the blacks that have been killed and that have been beaten. I also think that people around the world should think about what they are saying before they say something bad about the blacks and how they look. I grew up around black people and they were the nicest people in the world to me in fact we all got along so well that they are concidered family in my house and they always will be family to me.

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over 5 years ago

maria is not african american and should not be saying comments as if she is. I am white and have no problem with black people and think that they should have equal right, everybody should. We just need to rely on everyone out there that cares enough to do something about it. Descrimination is not as bad as before we now have an african american president doesnt that show that not all people are racist only a minority.this is my perspective on things if you have questions just comment this.

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over 5 years ago

We must stay focused on what God wants. God wants us to love each other. Most black folks are better off because they came to America, regardless of the fact that they came as slaves. There were more white slaves then thre were black slaves so stop dwelling on the issue.



If we aren't careful the USA will fall into another civil war and this time there will be no surrender from the white race.



It is about love, not hate.



I love everyone regardless of the color of your skin.

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over 3 years ago

hi

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about 5 years ago

I must say I am surprised after reading this article.

I myself haven't really left the house since the 1950s (I am paralysed from the neck down), and the fact that negroes now have rights came as a great shock to me.

Does this mean that any negro can now use the same lunch counter at Woolworth's as me? I must say, I find that disgusting. White people and negroes were not meant to co-exist. If you ask me, I think things were better in my Father's time, when one race 'belonged' to the other. Not to sound racist, but it made it so much tidier having power over negroes. Lord knows they can't think for themselves.

God bless,
Herb.

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over 4 years ago

I think this entire nation has been swimming against the tide since the 50's. Let me ask, have you ever heard of an elephant mating with a tiger? How do you feel about genetic engineering? First let me make it clear that I am not saying that whites are superior. I am not saying blacks are superior. The problem I see is that we have been told we are the same and we are NOT. Think about the differences. Blacks have larger facial features. Whites do not. Blacks have different texture hair than whites. We worship differently. We eat differently. We name our children differently and we dress different. So what is the same about us? I think if we can say " yes, we are different" then maybe we can finally unite as Americans, not Black and White. Do you hear Mexican's and Chineese, constanly say they are the same as Whites? No you do not.

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over 5 years ago

There is no use saying that the blacks must get the whites back. they should not stoop down to their level. what happened was terrible,but the only way to move forward is to let go of the past. God helped save the blacks from oppression and we are all greatful for that. He would frown upon revenge.

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over 4 years ago

proud whiteman?
you are not proud, you are racist and ignorant, i feel sorry for you, but I wish you open your mind before it's too late.
LOVE

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over 5 years ago

well deservingly blacks deserved to have everything and equal rights such as other races.i believe tha this article is wonderful in its doings.

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over 2 years ago

unleash thy black mamba

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over 2 years ago

we should not believe in colour if we are white or black we should respect each other and always fight 4 our rights if we r balck or whiteand we should not teaz to any one that u r black u r black and take care of our frinds and family

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over 3 years ago

I feel sorry for the sad people that write negative things about other races. First of all Black people are so talent and so many races try to duplicate us. Tanning and listening to all our music. This would be a boring world without the all the thing the blacks and other races has to offer,so this is not White America this is all America.

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almost 5 years ago

Might I add, scientific studies have found that Caucasians white skin is cause by a genetic mutation and that darker skinned people are actually more "pure". Just food for thought!

Also, I too am bi-racial and I find that a mind set such as Herb's is very sad. Your missing out on some many good experiences due to your mind being so closed. I am sure that race isn't the only close minded view Herb has, what a shame...

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about 5 years ago

Sorry to tell you, Herb, but you not only sound racist, you ARE racist. I'm as white as they come, and your comments disgust me as much as the idea of black and white people having access to the same goods and services disgust you. Things were TIDIER when whites had power over blacks??? Guess what, life and the world are FAR from tidy, but instead complex, complicated, and multi-faceted. Those who seek tidiness in life are usually too simple and unintelligent to handle opposing and complex ideas and agendas and have little capacity for change and evolution, something the human species is inherently good at. You ARE a racist, (most people who employ such statements like "Not to sound racist," usually ARE racists without the conviction to just admit what they truly are) and to sum up such ignorant thoughts and beliefs with a flippant "God bless," is offensive to even an agnostic such as myself. God does not agree with your backwards way of thinking. Not to sound insensitive, but maybe it's a good thing someone with ideas such as yours hasn't been able to leave the house since the 50's.

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over 5 years ago

Get over it and move forward, history is history and the future is to be gained by all. Remember history is to learned from, not to relived...

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over 3 years ago

all of yall be stupid ya there were raciest ppl but yall r like bringing all the hispanics and like really it wasn't bout yall im a african american ppl talk bout this s*** but really it is in the past i won't let it go but don't be bringind ppl n **** that ain"t matter!!!!!

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almost 3 years ago

i believe all people should be treated the same without looking at their race or color. like me Im hispanic and proud but sometimes i hate being me i rather be black ...I LOVE BLACK wayyyy better than my own race because my own race think they the best than everybody else in the world but that is so a lie. We should be a family and be the best of the best together .!!

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about 3 years ago

I live in segregation altoona.pa -814-515-1590

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over 5 years ago

mexican maria you talk dog poo! whites shall never be defeated and will always have a homeland you twat, so your power will not be shown! If you can't defeat whites why not just join them and have a gay old time! take a look at tabby's comments and wise up - we are now in the future man! Dont take backwards steps, gain knowledge, educate yourself (learning to spell wouldn't be a bad thing either numb nuts)and prove to be equal or better through academics or the likes and you will escalate up the hierarchy of needs triangle faster than you can say 'oh my lord dat woz a damn hot jalepeno pepper me just ate y'all'.

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about 3 years ago

In today's society, many people are overly sensitive about "racism" and often accuse others of being "racist" whenever they make any comments regarding any race whatsoever. Indeed, racism is a terrible thing--no one should be judged based on race-- however, we shouldn't be forced to pretend as if we do not notice racial differences in our communities. Instead of pretending to be colorblind and avoiding any ethnic or cultural discussions, we should celebrate our differences. After all, when Martin Luther King Junior began working for African American civil rights, he never intended for his movement to instill fear in the hearts of all so that society would become increasingly rigid about recognizing racial differences.

Besides, as of right now, every single American citizen has the same rights. Racism is an enemy which has been beaten. Now let's move on. America has far more pressing problems.

4 months ago

George Blair

The Aboriginal people of Australia are confronted with discrimination on a daily basis from the so called white law enforcers and govts. We need to see change in our country, we need to see more educated black leaders in all levels of govt and policing.

4 months ago

George Blair

Greetings from a proud black Aboriginal australian. it is comfortable to now the world is changing, and the white population is growing smaller, and the black population is increasing & getting stronger. I support President Obama and any black intelligent leader.

4 months ago

Vagitus » clitmasvagitus ((at)) yahoo dot com

"Not every mexican comes from mexico" Then where the fck do you come from Floating Doors. If your Spanish you come from Spain but if your Mexican you come from Cuba?

"I am doing a research project for school.I am a black woman who has different races in my family we just need toall love one another.What was done in the past just let it go forgive and move on. Life is too short to be sitting around being ignorant.God mde everybody different so to everybody who say that they believe in him but hate people due to their race they are saying that they hate God as well. I was raised to love everybody no matter what their race is and to some of the people on here read the Blble God shared his blood for everyone.If God thought the way some people do this world wuld hv been in some deep trouble we wouldnt even be here. We all come fom Adam and Eve."

The bible was one of the main arguments that white racists in the south used to justify their discrimination of minorities.



Is it just me or is everyone who posted researching for school. Because I am.







































































































































































































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4 months ago

dandy

i think history is history. and people are not saints, they make mistakes. the best thing we can do is after looking back at our history we can learn something from people in the past to operate our society in a more reasonal and humanitarian way. We should always work for a better future.

5 months ago

Leticia

So i got on this website with intention on doing a school project then saw racial comments



@Proudwhiteman:



That is really offensive to us hispanics! Not every mexican comes from mexico and w/o us you'd be NOTHING!!! Just go watch "A Day Without A Mexican"[:

6 months ago

Leslie » LCollins8784 ((at)) yahoo dot com

People have issues! Why does everything have to be black and white? There are good and bad in every race, so judge a person by their actions and not their skin color. Stop living in the past. Early Americans made a huge mistake and then corrected it. No one is a slave now. I have never been or owned a slave and neither have any of you so grow up and get over it so we can all move on.
Ayanni, African-American have contributed many great things to this country. However, you sound really ignorant when you say and I quote "First of all Black people are so talent and so many races try to duplicate us. Tanning and listening to all our music."
This comment makes you sound racist towards people who aren't black that listen to "your" music. Would it not be racist of me to say the same thing but reversed? Comments like this are contributing to racism in America. White people are not the only race who can be racist.



6 months ago

ayanni

I feel sorry for the sad people that write negative things about other races. First of all Black people are so talent and so many races try to duplicate us. Tanning and listening to all our music. This would be a boring world without the all the thing the blacks and other races has to offer,so this is not White America this is all America.

7 months ago

shantae

I am doing a research project for school.I am a black woman who has different races in my family we just need toall love one another.What was done in the past just let it go forgive and move on. Life is too short to be sitting around being ignorant.God mde everybody different so to everybody who say that they believe in him but hate people due to their race they are saying that they hate God as well. I was raised to love everybody no matter what their race is and to some of the people on here read the Blble God shared his blood for everyone.If God thought the way some people do this world wuld hv been in some deep trouble we wouldnt even be here. We all come fom Adam and Eve.

9 months ago

Megan

I am also ment to be doing research for school..



Being racist is being closed minded and ignorent. Grow up, treat everyone with equal respect, and then there are no problems.

Get over it..

9 months ago

Lilly

I think the racist ignorance displayed on these comments is fascinating. I am a white lady who grew up in the very multi-cultural society of London in England. Reading some of the comments here almost makes me laugh because they are so profoundly ridiculous it leaves one reeling. For those people that are American but do not know the first thing about American Civilisation let me give you a quick lesson. America was colonised by white Europeans, fine, but American land was inhabited and used for thousands of years before by native Indians. When colonisers settled in the "New World" they brought with them slaves from their European empires with whom they build their towns and eventually cities. America is not white nor black nor Indian. The foundation of America was built on the integration of many races and many heritages. Just because all of Europeans are "white" does not mean that all Europeans are even "the same". There are many differences between Western Europeans, Eastern Europeans and Scandinavians including face shape, culture, hair texture, hair colour and many more. Basing an argument that blacks and whites should not "inter bread" by the fact that there are differences in face shape is ridiculous. The "European white man" may have built America but he did while standing on the back of the African slaves who ultimately were responsible for the labour and work which went into building the nation.

To all the white supremacists who wrote on here, I am ashamed that people like you still pollute this earth. The racist South will never rise again. Thankfully although America is far from eradicating all forms of institutional racism, atrocities like those experienced in the South during the 1950s would be brought to an international court for violations of human rights, so keep dreaming.

9 months ago

Chrissy

I have read some of comments and i cannot believe that in our day and age that we still define people by the color of their skin. I am a white women who has a white mother, black step-father and three handsome mixxed brothers and I love all of them. I came to this site for the same reason many others have, for a school project, and I am amazed that so many educated individuals could be so ignorant. In the words of 2Pac "Both black and white are smoking crack tonight." We are all nothing more than skin, bones and blood. What sets us aprt from animals is our ability to love, learn and compromise. If you are incapable of loving people, learning about them and compromising to be able to live together then you are no better than the dog you tie to a leash and walk twice a day. Only your leash is not is not made of polyester it is made out of ignorance.

10 months ago

Feel the

I was also researching something for school and also got distracted by these comments.



You don't discriminate against people with blonde or brown hair, do you? So why discriminate due to race?

Apartheid and Segregation are over! The only reason we have racism today is because we cannot let go of the past.

If we want the future to be a better place, we need to correct the now.

Don't hate on race. Rejoice that we aren't all the same colour! I mean, how BORING would it be if we were. Race is a rich part of us.

Mankind has managed to turn it into a thing of class.

Try to Love everyone for who they are.

Do any of you know of the golden rule? Love your neighbour as yourself!

Why is there such hate? Hating people because of silly things that they can't do anything about (and shouldn't try to do anything about), makes you the bad guy.



TO Herb,

you DO sound racist. So don't pretend you don't mean to.

If you haven't been out of the house since the 1950s than maybe we can all forgive you. Try someone else's shoes on for a change. This is the way things are - deal with it!

The fact that you find it disgusting is a very pathetic thing.Your opinion goes against the CONSTITUTION as well as the beliefs of people world wide! Think about that...

10 months ago

Kansas

I came to this site for school and I am sickened by some of the posts I have read! First of all, I am not white, I am American! My heritage is Irish and Native American! Native meaning we were here first and welcomed all, color means nothing! If the Native Americans had not welcomed "whites' There would be no issues! Some of you need to grow up! We are of one blood. If you believe the bible we are all related. After all it started with only one man and one woman, didn't it! Incest at its best! Are we not all brothers and sisters?

11 months ago

Marc

I came to this site doing research for a paper and i got distracted by the MANY comments left on this pge.. I am full black but am light skinned. I have friends from EVERY race. the definition of a friend is a companion.. it says nothing about companion that has the same skin color as you





No blacks, whites, mexicans, chinese, koreans are not the same. God made us all different, BUT we are all equal in his eyes so why cant we be equal in each others eyes?? No matter what people are going to have different opinions and ideas, but why judge someone or think that you are superior because of SKIN COLOR!

12 months ago

alex » tbjslove33 ((at)) aim dot com

WHITE MAN, Peter, proudwhiteman,

and I dont know how many other people on this list are bad. not only is god good, but races are okay too. and for you to think that being white or black or tan makes you better, well youre wrong. why do you hate blacks? because they're different. but i could say the same about you. everyone is different.

so what if one day meet someone on line and you become best friends and you decide to meet. hes black. would you turn him down? if the answer is yes or maybe, think about it again.

about 1 year ago

lulu

proud whiteman?
you are not proud, you are racist and ignorant, i feel sorry for you, but I wish you open your mind before it's too late.
LOVE

about 1 year ago

Peter

This is for Jesse from down under. What hatred you have for the white race and to just contradict yourself. First off, god created races and that makes him the greatest racist. He made handicapped people too. He could have made everone the same but that would be boring. Now that we know he created races for a reason, as I am sure you agree, what wrong is it for a person to want to preserve that which is from god? Namely the white and black races. It is not the hate that drives is in the white sepratist movement. It is the love that brings us together and the hate agaisnt people like you that wants to make us extinct. You haven't been here I asse. What you get from the USA is on the tube. Are you a good problem solver? Then start looking around. Oh just read up on it. This message isn't meant to mock you, just inform you. I appreciate diversity, but without looking into a group that hates your own, would it be hate to keep them out to preserve you and your family? Would it be hate to not allow a homeless man Into to your home? To say barrack Obama is the first black preodent it to deny h being white and all the credit goes to blacks. He is not helping rave relations becAuse he is allowing hself to be perased as the black ocon child and thus ignoring his other white half. He could care less about race reLations as he is a socialist and would rather destroy race period . Is this what you want? No more races? That would be genocide. And that would only cause well...you think the war on terrorism is bad, wait till you see what Vikings, conquistadors, celts, Spartans, Anglos and Saxons, Romans, and every great historical people whose blood flows in us can do to the new racial holy war. the ph that they showed tithe worl is in all of us today for the last stand. So Think of how great of things we have done for the world, as I'd you hate what we did, go live out in the bush with the Neanderthal hybrids and leave everything whites invented and gave the world behind. You might want to think about what we did because you might be just going out there without well, do your research. And peanut butter came from the aztecs 500 years ago. Love your race!

over 1 year ago

proud whiteman

good lord willing the south will rise again and as for u mexicans feel free to head back south anytime just leave enough room in ur truck for a few negros

over 1 year ago

Ripp » abomb0 ((at)) walla dot com

I don't get why White man said that if you read the bible they were in egept and they had schools and they weren't white which is probley shocking to you WHITE MAN They were black yes full dark skined black people and they were educated and the european only made stuff worse taking land from the indean's and giving them crapy land which im part indian but im mostly black so you can't just say stuff like that.

over 1 year ago

jessie

Iam not an American, I an a white girl from down under. The history of citizens in American facinates me. There is no difference between black and white, do we not breath the same air? is coulour not only skin deep? are we not all capable of love, faith and hope? God did not invent racism he invented races, we invented racism. You arnt born racist you are tought how to be racist. Have a look at Oparahs show with Jane Elliot performing a exercise unknown to the audience. People were told that if the have blue eyes they were more stupid than people with brown eyes. The brown eyed people had been treated with respect, given food befor the show and seats. the blue eyed people were given nothing, escorted to the bathroom, were made to were green ring around there neck to indicate they had blue eyes, they were segregated for being lesser people because of their blue eyes. when announced that brown eyed people were smarter, superior to blue eyed people the blue eyed people started protraying racist behaviour to the brown eyed people (ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT THE HAD BEEN TAUGHT!!)The blue eyed people were extreamly upset and felt discriminated against just for having blue eyes even though they believed they were no different. The worst part of all was they were able to desegregate selves for appearing as a blue eyed person by just taking off their paper green collar. They had to go through what a black man or woman has to go through every day but only for 2 hours, yet they felt as though it was catastrophic what they were put through! they do not get to take off their collar when around racism and discrimination.

It was also said in this show that we may not think we are racist but generally portray racist actions, like when a black man walks in the store and people grap there bags with extra strength? Why is it that when a white man walks in this does not happen unless he looks as though he is on some high?



Was it not the WHITE People who raided places of worship and burt thenm to the ground, was it not them who hung a man for his colour and colour alone? was it not them who would follow a black man/ woman on their way home and beat them just to preech that they thought they were superior?



We made racism, no one else.

and for that it is a shame.

over 1 year ago

Stay Black and Proud

Black Power means just that. Do not let the words of an ignorant human being affect you. We have come a long way. Reading some of the articles posted by a few people here does not affect me. It is only words, and many people that feel that way would not dare say it in public.

over 1 year ago

JustMe

I think this entire nation has been swimming against the tide since the 50's. Let me ask, have you ever heard of an elephant mating with a tiger? How do you feel about genetic engineering? First let me make it clear that I am not saying that whites are superior. I am not saying blacks are superior. The problem I see is that we have been told we are the same and we are NOT. Think about the differences. Blacks have larger facial features. Whites do not. Blacks have different texture hair than whites. We worship differently. We eat differently. We name our children differently and we dress different. So what is the same about us? I think if we can say " yes, we are different" then maybe we can finally unite as Americans, not Black and White. Do you hear Mexican's and Chineese, constanly say they are the same as Whites? No you do not.

over 1 year ago



Read more: Black Power Movement - Blacks, Rights, Whites, Civil, White, and Racial http://law.jrank.org/pages/4776/Black-Power-Movement.html#ixzz1DTzNflfT

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about 5 years ago

Herb(below me), I know you haven't been out since the 1950's, but what you said disgusted me. The black race is indeed different from the white race, and they should not be treated the same. But that does not mean both races cannot be treated equally. I have many black and mixed race friends. I know for a fact they all think intelligently and seperately. Can I ask you something? For me, would you get a movable wheelchair and go outside and just talk with someone with a different skin color than yours? You'd be suprised at how much this will broaden your world. There are so many nice people that you have to judge each of them individually, not by a feature they have no control over.

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about 3 years ago

I live in segregation altoona.pa -814-515-1590

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over 5 years ago

Well, I somehow found this website because I trying to complete a paper that is due today for my class. I am at awe! I have no problem with people expressing what is on their mind, but when you do, think first, research what you are thinking about before you come to your conclusion. Yes, as a black woman I am thankful that as a race we have overcome alot of hard and diffcult times. I am proud to be a BLACK WOMAN. I am proud that we now have overcome alot of barriers. We can see that by our new Elected President, Barak Obama! Black people have died, fight, been jailed, beaten, black women have been rape by white men, hung, lied on, we were not allowed to eat, drink or use the restroom. White only bathroom, resturants, neighborhoods and it goes on. Our history will tell you that black people were not ALLOWED to read or write. But we have overcome that. We are inventors, educators, we are in positions, we are a people who are living what someone else has died for or fought for. So when I see the ignorance, I have to wonder! MARIA was WRONG for saying, "we mexican want to help you blacks to take over eruope that way white will not have a home land and you can take revange on what they did to MLK that the only way you can show your power is by defeting whites". We you make a statement like that I can tell you are ignorant! Lacey, MARIA was wrong, she said, "we mexican", so therefore Rodger and use the word. Maria need to read a book and grow up as well as you Lacey. I am grown woman, you stated that you are learning about civil rights history. You have along way to go. The statement that Maria made was WRONG!!!!!!!!! Why would she even consider that? Revenge!!!!! Going to another country? Did anything she said made since? No, I am outrage that people can say stupid things and someone come along and say why get made and don't call that person names. Well that person need to read and educate themselves. We cannot keep doing and saying the same old thing is we are planning to live in peace with everyone. Those were statements like that would have gotten someone killed. Are we moving forward? or are we just living?

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over 2 years ago

i think that you shouldn't judge a book by its colour because black people marry white people for example micheal jackson is black and white people listen to his music duh stop acting like kids they are human being just as you don't scorn you own kind people come on grow up

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over 2 years ago

how do you think martin luther king would feel about americans progress today?

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over 2 years ago

this web site is a good web site to do your paper king this help me get the highest in my class wat yall though if yall want get high grade on yall paper work use this information any way link up

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over 2 years ago

You racist

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over 2 years ago

we should not believe in colour if we are white or black we should respect each other and always fight 4 our rights if we r balck or whiteand we should not teaz to any one that u r black u r black and take care of our frinds and family

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over 2 years ago

YO.The Black People in America will fully awaken and will be ready to fight for Liberation...all we need is Knowledge of Self, Education and Support the White Racists will burn in Hell where they belong...The Righteous will prevail.

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over 2 years ago

Just doing self research on how an European White Nation has now become so multi-cultural. God did not free the blacks the hundreds of thousands of White Union soldiers did. Maybe God gave them the strength to overcome a Southern Force that lasted four years longer than it should have purely out of heart, they were out gunned, out number by trice, and had no steel like the north. It's a wonder they hung on as long as they did. The funny part is most northern Whites did not want blacks living near them they just did not want slavery. But the truth is it was more about the Union staying intact than anything else, letter from Lincoln to Lee, If we shall tomorrow start boating all of the negro's back to africa and have a final date for all of them to be brought back home, shall we end this war brother? Lee should have pushed for this but at this point to many southern's had been vandalized by the uncivilized enlisted men of the Union, robbed, raped, and hung, even if they had no slaves. One fighting for one's home and family is like three fighting from away from their home. In anycase, negro's in America are 6 times more educated than any negro in Africa with the exception of South Africa which was built by Whites, but South Africa is now almost par with Nigera, and the rest of mid to lower Africa. Blacks in America are now American, they are not African, they could never survive in Africa, if they think blacks over there would welcome them with open arms think again, join a tribe and get ready for sensless war, that's Africa. I had a life changing experience yesterday in regards to race, I was in a walmart and there was a Black man in a Wheelchair that had been badly burned his arms half of his face (I assume burned) this man was litterly half black (Dark skinned Black) and as White as any normal White. Just looking at him made you question your view on race, here right in front of me was a man of both, His Grandfather hands looked identical to my grandfathers. We cannot go back to the days when most slavess were sold by blacks in Africa, the conquered tribes were put up for sale to the white man by the winning tribes leader. A fact that is rarely talked about, If blacks wanted they could have at anytime outnumbered and fought back the Whites back to their boats, these slaves were bought by whites from black chiefs. So who's to blame the seller or the user? Servtitude has been around since the begining of time. Slaves have always been a part of every society. Just never as a Race until the African slavery for the use on the farm came about. The Romans had all types of white european slaves, hundreds of thousands of them, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Norwiegen,(spelt that one wrong) point is every race has been afflicted by the rich condeming anyone they wish to be a slave, only in the 19th century has it almost vanished. In India and Pakistan the practice is still going strong, Parents give their children over for a period of years for debts, that's slavery, and it's normal and rampant in that part of the Countries. For blacks to move forward in the USA they must realize they are not special it happened to everyone not just them, We are all together now, and slavery is over, now it's time to determine should we comingle our cultural ways and heritage or let it die for the sake of a melted pot of slush. I would love to see Blacks actually have pride in the USA they have earned it, and it was Whites who died to free them and make them part of our Nation, they should embrace it and study history past the American experiment. Then they would see what slavery was born out of, where and why. This might help in understanding and helping heal the wounds of remembering Great Great Grandpa was a Slave here in the States, and now we have a Black President, again thanks to the White vote. We are all one.

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almost 3 years ago

If people think that racism is a thing of the past, they need a reality check. Most white Americans are unconsciously racist. It has been so ingrained in America that most white Americans see nothing wrong or un-American in not supporting our President. They hurl stereotypes and take for granted that it is okay because their Black friend doesn't object. The Black friend doesn't object because he himself is trying to distance himself from the shadows of race and class. For Blacks who propose that things have changed and we should get over it, are just protecting what they have achieved in white America, similar to Martin L. King Jr. and the NAACP. They are not concerned with the conditions of the black masses and just like whites consider the black masses victims of laziness, not victims of institutionalized racism. For whites who propose getting over the slavery issue, it is in their best interest that blacks, all blacks forget about the past so that their white supremist hegemony can continue unchecked.

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almost 3 years ago

This paper explained clearly on what the black power movement was and how it affected our nation.



Its better than Wikipedia =)

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about 3 years ago

In doing a project for school and i needed to look up Black power and this is what came up and it helped me out alot and i got an A+ on my projet :)

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about 3 years ago

heyy everyone

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over 3 years ago

this is so carzy and i really enjoyed the reading this .!

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over 5 years ago

sounds like alot of you all need to do some more research on the Civil Rights movement.



If any of you are interested in my opinion, i think that things have changed for blacks. If you want evidence of that look to the past. But remember there is huge difference between looking to the past and living in it.

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over 5 years ago

Tom Elliott, you're pretty ignorant of many things. First, you said blacks are better off? Have you never heard of the vast African kingdoms that existed until Europeans decided to "explore"? There were peaceful communities, universities, libraries, a thriving economy... All of the things America aspires to and Africa now lacks due to the involvement of Europeans and, later, Americans. How is someone better off if they are taken from all of these things and shackled for slave labor across an ocean? How are they better off if they had to fight to be human for the next two centuries? How are they better off when there have to be laws in place to make companies hire them? Secondly, there have NEVER been more white slaves than black. The whites who were brought over here were indentured servants, freed after their 5 to 7 years of free work. Blacks had no such luck and were forced to work until they died or somehow escaped and even then they didn't have any of the righs of freed white servants. So for you to make these kinds of ridiculous statements shows how you know little about blacks and even less of your country's history.

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over 5 years ago

rodger ramjet,you are a complete waste of america's time and space.I'm white,17 years old learning about civil rights in history. an eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind,and attackin' maria with words like "mexican" is racist,and callin' her numb nuts/twat its immature,and your the one that needs to educate yourself,because if whites will never be defeated,then you dont know what america is now.Thier is no defeating,or winning. i mean we have obama won,and im happy.and NO ONE needs to prove anything to anyone,just be theirselve.thank you.

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over 5 years ago

One day everyone will realize that neither revenge or hatred is the key to happiness and freedom. I believe that the world will never have peace as long as people, EVERYONE, of any color at all believe that race or color is important in determining what that person or persons is like. Be happy because we are now in the future; we are no longer in the past; we are smarter now than those who lived fifty years ago. We have knowledge, let us use it.

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over 5 years ago

i think this is a great article how the colored people fought for the right to be equal and many of you all should help the mexican people now on days with the descrimination they are facin

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over 3 years ago

i think all this info is completely false. African Americans are the smartest race out of everyone. People just dont give them a chance because of the past history. im half black half mexcian and im extremely intelligant. So..... ALL FALSE INFO.

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over 3 years ago

In today's society, many people are overly sensitive about "racism" and often accuse others of being "racist" whenever they make any comments regarding any race whatsoever. Indeed, racism is a terrible thing--no one should be judged based on race-- however, we shouldn't be forced to pretend as if we do not notice racial differences in our communities. Instead of pretending to be colorblind and avoiding any ethnic or cultural discussions, we should celebrate our differences. After all, when Martin Luther King Junior began working for African American civil rights, he never intended for his movement to instill fear in the hearts of all so that society would become increasingly rigid about recognizing racial differences.

Besides, as of right now, every single American citizen has the same rights. Racism is an enemy which has been beaten. Now let's move on. America has far more pressing problems.

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over 3 years ago

The Aboriginal people of Australia are confronted with discrimination on a daily basis from the so called white law enforcers and govts. We need to see change in our country, we need to see more educated black leaders in all levels of govt and policing.

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over 3 years ago

Greetings from a proud black Aboriginal australian. it is comfortable to now the world is changing, and the white population is growing smaller, and the black population is increasing & getting stronger. I support President Obama and any black intelligent leader.

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over 4 years ago

for thousand years negros don't build nothing in Africa. So how we can compare a negro to a european white man who build the world we know.

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over 5 years ago

we mexican want to help you blacks to take over eruope that way white will not have a home land and you can take revange on what they did to MLK that the only way you can show your power is by defeting whites

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about 3 years ago

i hate blacks

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almost 2 years ago

Now that we have President Barack Obama, the best President this country has ever had, and i hope we keep Him as President for as long as we can. Black America should focus on supporting and electing more Black Americans to the Congress and Senate, until every position is held by Black Americans. Stamp out the corrupt white american politicians and let Black American call the shots for the betterment for this country. President Obama has faced great opposition mainly for skin color. He is a brave Man and a wise Man. Whites have had their chance and failed with this country. Black Americans built this country with their strong backs and wisdom and the credit is given to white americans. white americans should be enslaved to serve Black Americans so they'll know how it feels to be subservient and beaten. All Black Americans should recieve retributions in the form of tax-exemption or compensation or both. One day, this will happen and Black America will RULE!!

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about 2 years ago

If President Barack Obama is not re-elected, this Country is doomed. Not only should President Obama serve two terms, but four terms would give President Obama time to straighten out what white Americans have made a mess of. President Obama is a good man with good intentions, especially for the underdog. I only wish he could do more for the Black Americans. Retribution to every Black American should be made in the form of compensation or tax-exemption or both. This is only fair for the Black American who built this Country with their hard labor and given credit to white America. White America has had their go at it and failed. President Obama is the best President we've ever had, let's keep him. Black Americans, stick together and keep marching on until you've guided this Country to a better USA. If our Congress were all Black Americans, it would be so much better. Please do as I did and donate to the President Obama campaign . . . every bit helps.

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almost 3 years ago

suck a fat dik u dirty lesbin biches

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almost 3 years ago

I am doing a paper for school all the way from trinidad but this information is not at my level

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almost 3 years ago

whites have been ruling and killing us for to long now its our turn for revenge its our time to show what were made of and strike back forget about the kkk AND nazis power to the people power to the black people BLACK POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN OBAMA WE BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN OBAMA WE BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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almost 3 years ago

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over 3 years ago

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over 4 years ago

Black Power means just that. Do not let the words of an ignorant human being affect you. We have come a long way. Reading some of the articles posted by a few people here does not affect me. It is only words, and many people that feel that way would not dare say it in public.

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almost 5 years ago

Herb, it is no wonder to can not move. Someone like you should not be able o go out and communicate with the human race! You are disgusting and God punished you just right. I wish he could have paralyzed your hands also so that you couldn't right such ignorace! Well guess we can't always get what we want. God bless!

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almost 5 years ago

Denney, Walter:



You two are a disgrace to the white man! If the two of you cannot handle the acceptance of all man-kind then you should be like Herb. Dig yourselves a hole in the ground and rot in hell.

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almost 5 years ago

I was read this article while doing research for an Ethics class. It is so sad some of the comments that were made. I find it hard to believe that someone that has acess to the internet is not up to date with current affairs so I believe Herb is just showing his racist ignorance as for Walter, how sad you have the small mindedness outlook you have. I myself am Native American Indian and am very proud of my heritage. People that talk about sending people back where they came from need to remember, everyone came here from somewhere else unless you are Indian!! I am not even going to address Denneys ignorance.

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over 5 years ago

Immaturity shouldnt start World War III, we all need to look past this disgusting anger and look at the whole picture as to why America still discriminates, but we cannot let our immaturity make us blind to the real world. There is this quote (but i cannot remember who said it) but it goes something like this "be kind, cuz everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle". In order for America to be better as a whole, each individual person needs to look at themselves and fix themselves before we can fix our society.

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almost 5 years ago

hello. i dont want to take much of your time, i just wanted to say that i believe that negros not only smell horrible, but their palms are white... its disgusting. the other day i was traveling through comptom and before i could realize that it was a city, i thought that it was a waterhole. twas disgusting man. so many creatures a.k.a. negros. i just wanna no, who let them out of their cage?

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6 months ago

how can black people.say Obama is a black man.hes a mulatto..islam pig

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about 1 year ago

l am black man living in Canada i was working in the city of charlottetown PEI in Canada i have a story to till you i was fire because l am black?The city Hall fire because the peolpe i was working with say to me GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY i live in Canada can you help me out and yes we have Human Right's and yes l am with the union but still got fire Can you help me.thanks for your time ps yes i have give info to CNN,CBC,MSN,WORLD NY TIME and no one is helping

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about 2 years ago

Hi I want to say black people need to make black babies in order to counter racism there needs to be more publicity for more black babies

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over 2 years ago

well i totally agree with all that was said and i'mso thankfull for every black person who stood up and fought for what they believed in

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over 2 years ago

Black Power Movement

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over 2 years ago

EVERYBODY READ THSSS TOO!!!!!!!!!! Im doing this for a project too and this website didnt help me at all. k thanks.

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over 2 years ago

no slavery no you.

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over 2 years ago

THis Essay is amazing. I searched through the whole internet and thousands of other journals on the black power movement for my research paper and this is by far the most accurate and in-detail essay i found. I recommend this to anyone writing a paper from high school level to college level to you this paper in citing and references. Make sure that you cite this essay carful according to the steps above. Again., great work.

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over 2 years ago

I can't help but notice that many of the white people I meet aren't racist until you make them mad then suddenly you go from being their friend and equal to a ni**er or porch monkey, as a black womnan living in american I am still on occasion confronted with racism and I really don't feel like the cycle will end no matter how high we crime people will still try and break us down to our lowest level if not with schools or money than with words that pull at old wounds and self pride

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over 2 years ago

THIS IS A GOOD PAPER EVERYBODY PLZZZ READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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over 3 years ago

i think history is history. and people are not saints, they make mistakes. the best thing we can do is after looking back at our history we can learn something from people in the past to operate our society in a more reasonal and humanitarian way. We should always work for a better future.

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over 3 years ago

So i got on this website with intention on doing a school project then saw racial comments



@Proudwhiteman:



That is really offensive to us hispanics! Not every mexican comes from mexico and w/o us you'd be NOTHING!!! Just go watch "A Day Without A Mexican"[:

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almost 4 years ago

I am doing a research project for school.I am a black woman who has different races in my family we just need toall love one another.What was done in the past just let it go forgive and move on. Life is too short to be sitting around being ignorant.God mde everybody different so to everybody who say that they believe in him but hate people due to their race they are saying that they hate God as well. I was raised to love everybody no matter what their race is and to some of the people on here read the Blble God shared his blood for everyone.If God thought the way some people do this world wuld hv been in some deep trouble we wouldnt even be here. We all come fom Adam and Eve.

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almost 4 years ago

I am also ment to be doing research for school..



Being racist is being closed minded and ignorent. Grow up, treat everyone with equal respect, and then there are no problems.

Get over it..

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almost 4 years ago

I think the racist ignorance displayed on these comments is fascinating. I am a white lady who grew up in the very multi-cultural society of London in England. Reading some of the comments here almost makes me laugh because they are so profoundly ridiculous it leaves one reeling. For those people that are American but do not know the first thing about American Civilisation let me give you a quick lesson. America was colonised by white Europeans, fine, but American land was inhabited and used for thousands of years before by native Indians. When colonisers settled in the "New World" they brought with them slaves from their European empires with whom they build their towns and eventually cities. America is not white nor black nor Indian. The foundation of America was built on the integration of many races and many heritages. Just because all of Europeans are "white" does not mean that all Europeans are even "the same". There are many differences between Western Europeans, Eastern Europeans and Scandinavians including face shape, culture, hair texture, hair colour and many more. Basing an argument that blacks and whites should not "inter bread" by the fact that there are differences in face shape is ridiculous. The "European white man" may have built America but he did while standing on the back of the African slaves who ultimately were responsible for the labour and work which went into building the nation.

To all the white supremacists who wrote on here, I am ashamed that people like you still pollute this earth. The racist South will never rise again. Thankfully although America is far from eradicating all forms of institutional racism, atrocities like those experienced in the South during the 1950s would be brought to an international court for violations of human rights, so keep dreaming.

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almost 4 years ago

I have read some of comments and i cannot believe that in our day and age that we still define people by the color of their skin. I am a white women who has a white mother, black step-father and three handsome mixxed brothers and I love all of them. I came to this site for the same reason many others have, for a school project, and I am amazed that so many educated individuals could be so ignorant. In the words of 2Pac "Both black and white are smoking crack tonight." We are all nothing more than skin, bones and blood. What sets us aprt from animals is our ability to love, learn and compromise. If you are incapable of loving people, learning about them and compromising to be able to live together then you are no better than the dog you tie to a leash and walk twice a day. Only your leash is not is not made of polyester it is made out of ignorance.

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almost 4 years ago

I was also researching something for school and also got distracted by these comments.



You don't discriminate against people with blonde or brown hair, do you? So why discriminate due to race?

Apartheid and Segregation are over! The only reason we have racism today is because we cannot let go of the past.

If we want the future to be a better place, we need to correct the now.

Don't hate on race. Rejoice that we aren't all the same colour! I mean, how BORING would it be if we were. Race is a rich part of us.

Mankind has managed to turn it into a thing of class.

Try to Love everyone for who they are.

Do any of you know of the golden rule? Love your neighbour as yourself!

Why is there such hate? Hating people because of silly things that they can't do anything about (and shouldn't try to do anything about), makes you the bad guy.



TO Herb,

you DO sound racist. So don't pretend you don't mean to.

If you haven't been out of the house since the 1950s than maybe we can all forgive you. Try someone else's shoes on for a change. This is the way things are - deal with it!

The fact that you find it disgusting is a very pathetic thing.Your opinion goes against the CONSTITUTION as well as the beliefs of people world wide! Think about that...

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about 4 years ago

I came to this site for school and I am sickened by some of the posts I have read! First of all, I am not white, I am American! My heritage is Irish and Native American! Native meaning we were here first and welcomed all, color means nothing! If the Native Americans had not welcomed "whites' There would be no issues! Some of you need to grow up! We are of one blood. If you believe the bible we are all related. After all it started with only one man and one woman, didn't it! Incest at its best! Are we not all brothers and sisters?

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about 4 years ago

WHITE MAN, Peter, proudwhiteman,

and I dont know how many other people on this list are bad. not only is god good, but races are okay too. and for you to think that being white or black or tan makes you better, well youre wrong. why do you hate blacks? because they're different. but i could say the same about you. everyone is different.

so what if one day meet someone on line and you become best friends and you decide to meet. hes black. would you turn him down? if the answer is yes or maybe, think about it again.

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over 4 years ago

This is for Jesse from down under. What hatred you have for the white race and to just contradict yourself. First off, god created races and that makes him the greatest racist. He made handicapped people too. He could have made everone the same but that would be boring. Now that we know he created races for a reason, as I am sure you agree, what wrong is it for a person to want to preserve that which is from god? Namely the white and black races. It is not the hate that drives is in the white sepratist movement. It is the love that brings us together and the hate agaisnt people like you that wants to make us extinct. You haven't been here I asse. What you get from the USA is on the tube. Are you a good problem solver? Then start looking around. Oh just read up on it. This message isn't meant to mock you, just inform you. I appreciate diversity, but without looking into a group that hates your own, would it be hate to keep them out to preserve you and your family? Would it be hate to not allow a homeless man Into to your home? To say barrack Obama is the first black preodent it to deny h being white and all the credit goes to blacks. He is not helping rave relations becAuse he is allowing hself to be perased as the black ocon child and thus ignoring his other white half. He could care less about race reLations as he is a socialist and would rather destroy race period . Is this what you want? No more races? That would be genocide. And that would only cause well...you think the war on terrorism is bad, wait till you see what Vikings, conquistadors, celts, Spartans, Anglos and Saxons, Romans, and every great historical people whose blood flows in us can do to the new racial holy war. the ph that they showed tithe worl is in all of us today for the last stand. So Think of how great of things we have done for the world, as I'd you hate what we did, go live out in the bush with the Neanderthal hybrids and leave everything whites invented and gave the world behind. You might want to think about what we did because you might be just going out there without well, do your research. And peanut butter came from the aztecs 500 years ago. Love your race!

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over 4 years ago

good lord willing the south will rise again and as for u mexicans feel free to head back south anytime just leave enough room in ur truck for a few negros

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over 4 years ago

I don't get why White man said that if you read the bible they were in egept and they had schools and they weren't white which is probley shocking to you WHITE MAN They were black yes full dark skined black people and they were educated and the european only made stuff worse taking land from the indean's and giving them crapy land which im part indian but im mostly black so you can't just say stuff like that.

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over 4 years ago

Iam not an American, I an a white girl from down under. The history of citizens in American facinates me. There is no difference between black and white, do we not breath the same air? is coulour not only skin deep? are we not all capable of love, faith and hope? God did not invent racism he invented races, we invented racism. You arnt born racist you are tought how to be racist. Have a look at Oparahs show with Jane Elliot performing a exercise unknown to the audience. People were told that if the have blue eyes they were more stupid than people with brown eyes. The brown eyed people had been treated with respect, given food befor the show and seats. the blue eyed people were given nothing, escorted to the bathroom, were made to were green ring around there neck to indicate they had blue eyes, they were segregated for being lesser people because of their blue eyes. when announced that brown eyed people were smarter, superior to blue eyed people the blue eyed people started protraying racist behaviour to the brown eyed people (ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT THE HAD BEEN TAUGHT!!)The blue eyed people were extreamly upset and felt discriminated against just for having blue eyes even though they believed they were no different. The worst part of all was they were able to desegregate selves for appearing as a blue eyed person by just taking off their paper green collar. They had to go through what a black man or woman has to go through every day but only for 2 hours, yet they felt as though it was catastrophic what they were put through! they do not get to take off their collar when around racism and discrimination.

It was also said in this show that we may not think we are racist but generally portray racist actions, like when a black man walks in the store and people grap there bags with extra strength? Why is it that when a white man walks in this does not happen unless he looks as though he is on some high?



Was it not the WHITE People who raided places of worship and burt thenm to the ground, was it not them who hung a man for his colour and colour alone? was it not them who would follow a black man/ woman on their way home and beat them just to preech that they thought they were superior?



We made racism, no one else.

and for that it is a shame.

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almost 5 years ago

Mr.Denney Owens there wasn't a certain person that stopped the lynching of blacks but instead it was a group of people. It is obvious that you are ignorant and need some help with accepting the fact that blacks, whites, spanish, and all different kinds of races live together and are trying to make this country a better place for the next generations. It is difficult to do this with people like you that are very close minded.

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almost 5 years ago

who got rid of lynching blacks? what an idiot!

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almost 5 years ago

I read this article fing it highly informative, and the i read the comments to understand how others felt to get first hand opinions on the topic. I was saddened when i read 'Herb's' comment. I, as a BLACK individual was hurt to think that even in this day and age, there are still people willing to enslave me, not based on crimes I've committed or racial things I may have said. It frightened me to think that there are peopl out there waning me to work for the free life that God has blessed me with. Now to Herb, I must admit I believe that your sob story about not going out into the world sinc 1950 is completely false, considering the if you were paralysed from the neck down you would not have been able to type such a comment( hint: your arms are paralysed remember). You just made youself look like an idiot!

And now i move on to this ignorant fool WALTER, there are many disgsting, insulting things i can say about the other races out there but that would make me look a lot like you. Oh. and by the way the word negro is spanish for black so if you constantly want to acknowledege the colour of my ski that is your problem, but all I am asking of you is to keep your racial comment to yourself. I am a well educated 16-year-old, black Bahamian doing research on how my rights as an individual came to be, how it is that i can go to an intergrated school and be smarter than the vast majority of the children ( black, white, asian etc.), I am better that both Walter and Herb, because I embrace all cultures, because we were all created in God's own image and likeness.

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almost 5 years ago

"The Black Power movement grew out of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT that had steadily gained momentum through the 1950s and 1960s"

what book is that from?

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about 5 years ago

This article was really inspiring and well it did grasp my attention. Im doing a paper for my English III class and well its on the Black Power Movement. This is all I've read on the topic so far. I have read some comments and well it really disappoints me on how some people think that the only way they will ever be happy is by getting back at white people. No one here is allowed to say, "Look at what we black people had to suffer." No!

None of you have the right to say that unless you were living in that era in time. Your ancestors may have gone through those difficulties, but dont you dare sit there and say, "We."

We are living in the future and well you have to accept the fact that there will always be ignorant people and someone will always get discriminated. These behaviors are being taught to young kids my age. I am a witness to this. I have friends with racist parents. Racism is something that will never die. I personally want it to, but its not going to happen. People will always blittle someone. You as a human need to hold your head high and just say over and over again, "He/She is no better than I am."

Uhh im not here to put down nor slander anyone. I just put down my views. You may not like it, but life keeps going on. I wanted to comment on what someone said that gay people dont have rights. Yes this is true. People are blind and ignorant with this subject when it comes down to gay people. I myself am a gay male and it upsets me on how many people put me down not knowing my capabilities. I know more than you may imagine. Gay people deserves every last right everyone gets. Did we forget that we are still human beings... That we have brains, blood, etc. Ponder on these thoughts next time someone wants to say something slick about a gay person. Just because you see one gay person making an idiot of themselves doesnt mean that all of us are like that.

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over 5 years ago

I have been blessed this semester because of the class I took on the Civil Rights Movement. Although it is not important, I must tell you I am white, this will make sense later. When I began my class, I had many of the same opinions that some of you have expressed, why are they still angry? I did not enslave you, you were not enslaved, why are you still angry? You have your rights, why still the anger? Before you all flip out on me, read on, because my opinions on these things have changed. I had the chance to visit such places as Atlanta georgia, attending church at Ebinezer Baptist. I had the chance to speak with one of the Little Rock 9. I had the chance to walk through Kelley Engrim Park and gain an understanding of the sacrifeces made and the terrible things blacks went through. I had the chance to visitMontgomery and speak with Mr. Reverend Grets. I had the chance to visit the Nashville Public Library, sit the replica of the lunch counter, and learn the terrrible things us whites did to blacks. I had the chance to visit Menphis, where I walked through the National Civil Rights Museum, where I sat on a replica of the bus Roas Parks sat on, and heard a man tell me to move to the back of the bus. I know I will never fully understand the sacrifeece, bravery, and pain blacks went through, but I have learned many things. First of all, I have learned all these things I mentioned in the beginning are wrong, blacks were enslaved from the begining, treated horribly, had their rights taken awy, were mauled by the dogs of Bull Connor, sprayed with high-powered fire hoses, I want to know how you would feel? I will be honest, I am ashamed to be white, I am ashamed my people did not embrace the black race. So, I beleive blacks have a right to be angry, do I wish they weren't, absolutely, but I know I would be angry if I experienced some much injustice. You would think I would have a small understanding being a blind man, who has been denyed service in restauraunts, I di not, until I went on this trip. So, if you have actually read of this, I want to leave you with two things. First, many of you sounded ignorant, please educate yourselves before you actually write something on these posts. And second, one last thing I learned is the struggle is not over. There are prejducies and discriminatory practices taking place, blacks may have rights, but gays are being denyed them. And if you are a Christian reading this post, I want you to examine what we have used the bible to justify. And then, I want to reexamine your poistion on gay rights. Mine changed. On my trip, I always thought I would be that white man who would stand up for equal rights for blacks if I lived back then, but then, I thought about how I against rights for gays, and I realized my positon needed to change. I leave you all and I hope I pissed someone off because I'm good at that.

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over 5 years ago

You all have very interesting points of view. I would only ask that you all continue to study the African American history in order to prevent atrocities like this from happening again. I won't forget, nor will I won't allow my children and grandchildren to forget; not out of hatred but out of necessity. They must know where we've been and what we've been through. You all be Blessed!!



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5 months ago

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