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    An 'Honest" Conversation About Race? Just Give Me My Coffee!

    I don't frequent Starbucks.

    If I did, I wonder how many baristas would be ready with an answer to the question, "isn't it true that the blacks who were purchased as slaves by the slave-traders were sold into slavery by other blacks as an instrument of tribal warfare?"

    Yeah, just the thing everyone else in line wants to hear when they are jones-ing for their first caffeine fix of the day, right?


    How is it that every so-called "honest 'conversation'" about race is so one-sided? Is 'honest conversation' the new euphemism for 'snooty condescending lecture on political correctness' these days?


    "Racism" is pretty much like any other economic reality: the rich of every race use whatever tricks and tools they have available to keep poor people so busy arguing among themselves that they never stop and notice, "hey, what are we fighting with each other for? we're all poor, and [I]they/I] are all rich."

    News flash: Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, Barack Obama, they are all part of the 1%. "Racism" hasn't held them back, has it?




    Clarification: racism is quite real and quite pernicious. I am not denying it nor minimizing it.

    I am merely saying that racism is not "white vs black", simply it is a clever and insidious way for rich people to keep poor whites and poor blacks so busy fighting amongst themselves that they do not even think about banding together based on their common poverty.
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    Re: An 'Honest" Conversation About Race? Just Give Me My Coffee!

    You may not be denying it, but you are minimizing it. But that's par for the course for someone who quotes the WSJ and NY Post editorial pages as gospel.

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    Re: An 'Honest" Conversation About Race? Just Give Me My Coffee!

    How do you like your coffee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
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    Re: An 'Honest" Conversation About Race? Just Give Me My Coffee!

    I am merely saying that racism is not "white vs black", simply it is a clever and insidious way for rich people to keep poor whites and poor blacks so busy fighting amongst themselves that they do not even think about banding together based on their common poverty.
    Ok then.

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    This should be entertaining. Where's that popcorn emoji?

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    This should be entertaining. Where's that popcorn emoji?
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    That Starbucks garbage is not even worthy of a USCHO thread - and that's saying something!
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    How soon do we need the sheriff of Rock Ridge in here to maintain order?
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    White guys have names like Lenny, whereas black guys have names like Carl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    White guys have names like Lenny, whereas black guys have names like Carl.
    And white guys from the South have names like Coral.
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    So the 1619 Project is getting coverage today. It's a series by the NYT timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first slaves coming to America. This caught my eye on the Wiki page:

    Portugal was granted a monopoly on trade in West Africa and Spain by the Vatican, in the fifteenth century.
    Holy ****. I had no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    So the 1619 Project is getting coverage today. It's a series by the NYT timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first slaves coming to America. This caught my eye on the Wiki page:



    Holy ****. I had no idea.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_1619_Project
    I assume they are talking about the Treaty of Tordesillas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    So the 1619 Project is getting coverage today.


    I saw the article from it about the Atlanta Interstate System (moreso any major city interstate system), and it answered some questions I had about Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway after seeing the atlas pages the city uses still shows the original grid system and the only notes that show the expressway going through are the wiring diagrams for the street lighting. It's a trend I have read about recently from Atlanta, to Detroit, to Syracuse. All the same: in an effort to "wipe out the 'blight,'" it was decided to put expressways through these neighborhoods helping accelerate white flight.

    I really need to read more of these 1619 Project pieces, as the oft overlooked bits of history they highlight are interesting to me.
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    I saw the article from it about the Atlanta Interstate System (moreso any major city interstate system), and it answered some questions I had about Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway after seeing the atlas pages the city uses still shows the original grid system and the only notes that show the expressway going through are the wiring diagrams for the street lighting. It's a trend I have read about recently from Atlanta, to Detroit, to Syracuse. All the same: in an effort to "wipe out the 'blight,'" it was decided to put expressways through these neighborhoods helping accelerate white flight.

    I really need to read more of these 1619 Project pieces, as the oft overlooked bits of history they highlight are interesting to me.
    I think Kevin kruse wrote that article.

    God he’s good. I need to read that article. It’s gotten some good praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I think Kevin kruse wrote that article.

    God he’s good. I need to read that article. It’s gotten some good praise.
    He did, and he's a goddammed National Treasure for his writing.

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