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    (Original post by ArthurOliver)
    I never said all Blacks are the same
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    It may be more cultural rather than genetic, but Blacks are always more poor and more criminal. Wtf is your point?
    It seems pretty clear to me. May be your memory is failing you?
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    It seems pretty clear to me. May be your memory is failing you?
    As you pointed out, that's a generalisation. Generalisations deal with groups not individuals. Colin Powell's an individual, that he is rich does not mean Blacks as a group are as wealthy as their fellow Americans.

    In PC race-mad America his wealth doesn't even prevent him from exploiting race-based scams aimed at exploiting Whites financially. Link:
    Nov. 8, 1995 Wall Street Journal p A18

    Tax Breaks for Being Black

    BY GREG FORSTER

    Other than name recognition, O.J. Simpson and Colin Powell don't appear, at first glance, to have much in common. But in the eyes of the federal government, both of them are "economically disadvantaged" and in need of special government help, which is exactly what they got.

    According to CNN, in 1985 a group of black investors that included Mr. Simpson and Mr. Powell bought a television station in Buffalo, N.Y., and benefitted from a federal minority preference program that gave them a tax break to buy the station. They sold it in April of this year at a healthy profit. A man who can afford to hire a small army of the nation's elite defense attorneys and a national war hero millions of Americans would like to elect president were the federal government's idea of "economically disadvantaged." The investors also included basketball stars Patrick Ewing and Julius Erving, actor Mr. T, and several members of Michael Jackson's family. All of them got a tax break for being black. It shouldn't come as a surprise. Many of the federal government's racial preference programs assume that all minority owned businesses are underfinanced and disadvantaged, although that's clearly not the case. The track record of the Federal Communications Commission on racial preference programs is a virtual textbook on how such programs primarily benefit people and companies that don't need the help. In one case, then-mayor of Charlotte, N.C., Harvey Gantt, who is black, and his partners bought a television license from the FCC under a minority- Preference bidding system. They then sold the license to whites four months later, and Mr. Gantt pocketed a $3 million profit. More largesse for the "economically disadvantaged.

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    Preference programs Currently provide special treatment and give away truckloads of tax dollars to countless "disadvantaged" celebrities, millionaires and businesses that are perfectly capable of competing with other companies--and most of these minority millionaire bonanza programs aren't being re-evaluated. Since the Clinton administration is determined to protect the status quo, it may well take a lawsuit for each and every program to force any real change.

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    Mr. Forster is a policy analyst at the Center for Equal Opportunity in Washington.
    Yggdrasil asks, "How is the White portion of the population supposed to react to this blatant profiteering off skin color?

    Is this the mark of a man who understands "fairness"? Is this the mark of a man who believes in a "color blind" laws for a "color blind" society?

    Or is Powell just another establishment Pol who's function is to preserve the status quo by shaming Whites into accepting the disadvantages of affirmative action programs, contract set- asides, governmental race preferences?"

    What's your answer Zaf? Is Poweel a racially-motivated thief?
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    (Original post by ArthurOliver)
    The jibe at the NAACP is spot-on. Although the best among the Black community advance and prosper through hard work, that positive influence is overshadowed by the race lobby who mindlessly blame Whites for Black failure,"
    Yes, the NAACP, Chairman Julian Bond is a racist of the magnitue of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. The NAACP former president Kweisi Mfume was a intellegent moderate black who tried to unite the races, but was outgunned by Bond, so resigned in disgust.
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    does this thread never end?
    It seems like everyone is repeating the same points over and over...
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    (Original post by ayaan)
    does this thread never end?
    It seems like everyone is repeating the same points over and over...


    Yup, worst thread ever. Top copy&paste/link in first post, followed by endless question/answer repeats.

    The subject of the thread is actually a repeat of the 'Multiculturalism strikes again' from a few weeks ago--PC refusal to admit the predictive value of group differences (racial, religious, cultural, whatever) and have them influence policy.

    I linked there to Thomas Sowell's article, and I'll quote it again, 'cos the guy's fantastic:

    Europeans and Americans have for decades been playing Russian roulette with their loose immigration policies. The intelligentsia have told us that it would be wrong, and even racist, to set limits based on where the immigrants come from. There are thousands of Americans who might still be alive if we had banned immigration from Saudi Arabia — and perhaps that might be more important than the rhetoric of the intelligentsia.

    In that rhetoric, all differences between peoples are magically transformed into mere "stereotypes" and "perceptions." This blithely ignores hard data showing, for example, that people who come here from some countries are 10 times more likely to go on welfare as people from some other countries.

    The media and the intelligentsia love to say that most immigrants, from whatever group, are good people. But what "most" people from a given country are like is irrelevant. If 85 percent of Group A are fine people and 95 percent of Group B are fine people, that means you are going to be importing three times as many undesirables when you let in people from Group A.

    Citizen-of-the-world types are resistant to the idea of tightening our borders, and especially resistant to the idea of making a distinction between people from different countries. But the real problem is not their self-righteous fetishes but the fact that they have intimidated so many other people into silence.

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/t...20050816.shtml


    THE THREAD IS DEAD!
 
 
 
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