Black Lives Don't Matter

29 Jun 2020 19:04 #31 by ramage
Replied by ramage on topic Black Lives Don't Matter
Your comments, questions, are on point. In the 60's and early 70's Blacks themselves looked over their shoulder and wondered if they were in graduate school because of Affirmative Action. One of my black classmates, who went on to be a very capable neurosurgeon (not Dr. Carson) felt that stigma over his head throughout his career, despite reassurances that he was eminently qualified. At his retirement he spoke eloquently on the topic. Not to be trite but he said, to paraphrase M.L.King, Jr., do not judge me or promote me because of the color of my skin, etc.
Affirmative Action created this perception.
It is only going to get worse with the changes in higher education.

Question: What is it about the "yellow" people that makes them so different so as not to be included as "people of color"?
I will suggest that it is the nuclear family.
Any thoughts?

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30 Jun 2020 06:52 #32 by homeagain
Replied by homeagain on topic Black Lives Don't Matter

Rick wrote:

homeagain wrote: YOUR childhood portrays a picture of some people of color....NOW, imagine how much MORE difficult
your life would have been IF your skin was NOT white....THAT was the point....the WHOLE of this discussion is centered into the core of INEQUALITY. Opportunity, doors opening,just to step inside.....
THOSE things are ACCESSIBLE....Now, if U happened to be Trans,openly gay(not flaming),OR your
skin a color other than is a different struggle...

You're doing it again, you can't seem to help yourself but I'm starting to understand the mentality. YOU DO NOT KNOW MY LIFE, PERIOD!! You have no idea where I've been or how I struggled. You also have no clue how 99.99% of black people have lived or struggled. You get your limited info from biased sources who play this same game of acting like it's still the 50's. Not all black people have struggled and not all white people skipped through life with "privilege". All this new uproar is doing is creating more division, not less, and it was started under Obama.

You're free to believe whatever you want, but please don't try to put me in some kind of privileged box. Would it help if I grew up in a black neighborhood and got my ass kicked often for being white? Those people also exist, even though they don't fit into your box. Judge people by their individual character and individual life experiences and you'll be a much better person... as you like to say NJMO.

APPARENTLY, you missed MY post regarding my childhood Let me state....pretty much EVERYONE
came from a dysfunctional are not the exception. My real father was an alcoholic,was a vet
who suffered from a fungus he contracted affected his inner ear canal,he thought he was
going stir crazy...jumped from a building roof and died.My mom left him when I was 2 yrs. We moved
to ALASKA when I was 8(1955),it wasn't a state at the time. She remarried in1956,my step father
was abusive to my brother and I (mom became pregnant within the year we moved up) MOM
was always ill with a inner ear disease,that made her unable to function on a daily bases(severe vertigo)

When we moved to ALASKA (because my aunt sent for us,to get us out of a bad situation) ALASKA
my mom eventually found a BBF...a black woman,with a son...she cleaned toilets and mopped floors in
a commercial building. SHE was my saving grace, she was always there to help my Mom.and I,when my
mom was REALLY bad,she would bring her son and spend the nite....I grew up playing with her son.

EVENTUALLY.she moved back down to the lower 48 and several years later we found out her son had
dove into a swimming pool and hit the water wrong.....he became a quad....we were HEARTBROKEN
that we could not be there for her.

I left Alaska IMMEDIATELY after H.S. in Fairbanks.Alaska....came back to Colo. (Grand Jct) went to MESA
Jr. college (when it was still a 2 year school). I never had children,because I was a MOM when I was very
young....(cloth diapers to sterilize,glass baby bottles to sterilize....NO real childhood...I've spilled my guts to U,which is NOT like me,I rarely tell the above story.

NOW.....HERE IS THIS little gem X out of pop up to get to article.

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