From Huffpost: “We are not equal. We are all different, very different at times. This is a seriously good thing. Equality is a nice idea. It’s a total people pleaser. But it’s not reality, ….
Our inequalities are precisely the things that make us impressive. They’re precisely the qualities that should be embraced.
By embracing our inequalities we’re that much more likely to get stuff done, to grow and achieve more. By not trying to squeeze into the same mold we’ll not only accomplish more but also feel happier in the process. We’ll have the permission to stay true to ourselves to follow our own lovely paths. A total win win.
Unfortunately “Black Panther” proves how wrong Dr. King was about an all-race-unified society. Not happening. Black Panther, according to TIME is a black movie…period
BP is a fictional answer to whites’ real-world success. Black individuals have been found to report the highest levels of self-esteem of any racial group in the United States which flies in the the face of the evidence. Research also examined whether Black individuals also report higher levels of narcissism than White individuals. Study 1 (N = 367) found that Black individuals reported higher levels of narcissism than White individuals even when controlling for gender, self-esteem level, and socially desirable response tendencies. Study 2 (N = 967) and Study 3 (N = 315) found similar results such that Black individuals reported higher levels of narcissism than White individuals on the narcissism measures that captured less pathological facets of this construct. Study 3 also included indicators of psychological adjustment and found that the pathological aspects of narcissism were more strongly associated with maladjustment for Black individuals than for White individuals. The implications of these results for understanding the Black self-esteem advantage are discussed.
Perhaps the dream is destined to remain just that. Pity.
JAMIL SMITH writes in TIME magazine: Quote: “It’s a movie about what it means to be black in both America and Africa—and, more broadly, in the world.” (It’s entirely fictional so what, exactly, does it mean Jamil, to be black?)
To view the movie, black audiences and cast members wore ascending head wraps made of various African fabrics. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o wore her natural hair tightly wrapped above a resplendent bejeweled purple gown. Men, including star Chadwick Boseman and Coogler, wore Afrocentric patterns and clothing, dashikis and boubous. Co-star Daniel Kaluuya, an Oscar nominee for his star turn in Get Out, arrived wearing a kanzu, the formal tunic of his Ugandan ancestry.
This is about the color of one’s skin. White is the color of the Oppressor’s skin. Black is the skin color of the oppressed….. Remember, this is 2018 in the United States of America where Affirmative Action has been in place since 1964, 54 long and expensive years of billions paid to people not because of the content of their character, That lie ended when it started.
Fifty-four years and the stale rhetoric of skin color is resonating and being amplified.
From SBPDL: “On His Netflix Comedy Special, Chris Rock Calls for the Shooting of White Children (So White Mothers Will Cry).
Here’s his opening joke:
You would think cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good. You would think that every couple of months they’d look at their dead nigga calendar and go, “Oh my god, the 16th—we gotta shoot a white kid quick.” “Which one?” “The first one you see singing Cardi B.”
Then he continues: “I want to live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month. I want to see white mothers on TV crying.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the mask is slipping. Chris Rock has his knives sharpened. He has just – on Netflix – called for the killing of white kids.
A lot of white people have tried to make this experiment work; but when looking at the picture of race relations in America, a disturbing hidden pictures emerges. Rock just showed it to us.
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Black power and the movement that bore its name can be traced back to the summer of 1966. The activist Stokely Carmichael was searching for something more than mere liberty. To him, integration in a white-dominated America meant assimilation by default. About one year after the assassination of Malcolm X and the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Carmichael took over the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from John Lewis. Carmichael decided to move the organization away from a philosophy of pacifism and escalate the group’s militancy . Carmichaels militancy didn’t judge people by the content of their character. Neither do the black attendees of BP showing all who care to look the magnitude of race differences in the 21st century. That’s a pity.
America shouldn’t have to support any immigrants. Refugees are a different matter but immigrants should support themselves.
America is a big, big, vast, relatively unpopulated country of 3.7 million square miles and about 323 million people. A square mile is 640 acres. America has less than eight people per square mile.
Neighborhoods in Tokyo attain densities exceeding 30,000 people per square mile. So the arithmetic shows: 30,000 times 3,7 million square miles equals 111 quadrillion, about 30,000 times as many people as there are in America right now.
In other words the population of the United States could increase 30 thousand times and it only would be as dense as Tokyo.
America has less than one person for every seven acres.
There is far more space for people than there are people in the world just in the United States.
America doesn’t have to support any immigrants. If an immigrant cannot support him or herself they should not be allowed in. They can just leave.
OTOH, the more self-supporting people we have the more prosperous we can become, providing of course that everyone can support themselves. That means the end of welfare.
But welfare will not end so the first rule for more immigration can, should and must be no welfare for immigrants. If that becomes the rule the number of immigrants can be huge.
Isn’t HUGE a President Trump word? Good. A HUGE increase in the number of immigrants which will make America greater than ever. Everyone should want that. .
She’s more boring than Bill Maher but Maher is much smarter..
“Oprah’s sister later dismissed the myth of grinding poverty. “Sure, we “weren’t rich,” Patricia Lloyd told a reporter. “But Oprah exaggerated how bad we had it—I guess to get sympathy from her viewers and widen her audience. She never had cockroaches for pets. She always had a dog. She also had a white cat, an eel in an aquarium, and a parakeet called Bo-Peep that she tried to teach to talk.”
Obama gave the Medal of Freedom to Oprah in 2013 “because her message has been: “you can —you can do and you can be and you can grow and it can be better”.
“As her mother, Vernita Lee, put it when asked about her daughter’s tendency toward self-dramatization, “Oprah toots it up a little.”
“The family historian, Katharine Carr Esters, the cousin Oprah calls Aunt Katharine, was not so tolerant of Oprah’s claims.
“All things considered, those six years with Hattie Mae were the best thing that could have happened to a baby girl born to poor kin,” she said. “Oprah grew up as an only child with the full and undivided attention of every one of us—her grandparents, her aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her mother, who Oprah never mentions was with her every day for the first four and a half years of Oprah’s life, until she went North to Milwaukee to find a better job….
Aunt Hat kept a spotless house. It was a wooden, six-room house with a large living room that had a fireplace and rocking chairs. There were three big windows with white Priscilla-style lace curtains. The dining room was filled with beautiful Chippendale furniture. And in Aunt Hat’s bedroom she had this beautiful white bedspread across her bed that all the kids knew was off-limits for playing on.”
At the age of seventy-nine, Katharine Carr Esters sat on the “Ladies Porch” of Seasonings Eatery in Kosciusko during the summer of 2007 with her good friend Jewette Battles and shared her recollections of Oprah’s “growing-up years” in Mississippi.“Now, you have to understand that I love Oprah, and I love all the good work she does for others, but I do not understand the lies that she tells. She’s been doing it for years now,” said Mrs. Esters.“Well, her stories have a bitty bit of truth in them,” said Mrs. Battles, “but I suppose that Oprah does embroider them beyond all recognition into stories that—”
“They are not stories,” said the no-nonsense Mrs. Esters. “They are lies. Pure and simple. Lies…Oprah tells her viewers all the time that she and Elvis Presley’s little girl, Lisa Marie, are “cousins, and oh, Lord, that is a preposterous lie….Yes, we have Presleys in our family, but they are no kin to Elvis, and Oprah knows that, but she likes to make out that she is a distant cousin of Elvis because that makes her more than she is.
“I’ve confronted her and asked, ‘Why do you tell such lies?’ Oprah told me, ‘That’s what people want to hear. The truth is boring, Aunt Katharine. People don’t want to be bored. They want stories with drama.’
“Her success is an enigma; an American peculiarity. In truth, Oprah is the longest-standing beneficiary of the racket of Affirmative Action. She has no disernable talent or charisma. Her personality is as multi-faceted as a plank of wood, and her physical appearance couldn’t be less photogenic. But none of this matters. She is clad in a suit of ebony privilege and arrived on the scene just as that privilege was beginning to grow in value. Now as it spikes, she is showered with more money that she knows what to do with.
On her eponymous daytime talk show — which ran from 1986 to 2011 — Winfrey routinely endorsed fake science and spiritual hucksters. She cast herself as America’s foremost secular deity and seems to still believe it. Logic and reason don’t guide Oprah Winfrey; feelings and money do.
In 2006, Winfrey endorsed one of the most anti-intellectual products of the decade: a book and video called “The Secret,” which promises that anyone can have anything they want as long as they visualize it. Conversely, if tragedy or poverty befall you, it’s your fault. “The Secret” went on to sell 20 million copies internationally.
“I’m thrilled for the success of ‘The Secret,’ ” Winfrey told Larry King in 2007. “I think that the message needs to go further . . . it is very true that the way you think creates reality for yourself.”
This might be OK if Winfrey was merely vapid, but she isn’t. She is culturally damaging. The billionairess has built a well-earned reputation for being mentally shallow and ticklishly responsive to any passing trend, even to the point of self-contradiction. Through her talk show, she has endorsed just about every new philosophical or ‘spiritual’ fad under the sun, supplying each with the same rehearsed enthusiasm.
Enough. We’ve had enough of this.
Enough. We’ve had enough of this.