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Accidental Racist — Lyrics

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Brad Paisley and LL Cool J tackle the rebel flag controversy and racial misconceptions in Accidental Racist.  The lyrics are below.  What are your thoughts?  Discuss here or in the post When Country Music Meets Hip Hop. To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When […]

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When Country Music Meets Hip Hop

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I just heard a new song, Accidental Racist, by Brad Paisley with LL Cool J “guest rapping” about racial misconceptions.  I never thought I’d hear a country song featuring a rapper, but I listened to the whole song as I read the lyrics.  It tackles the difficult subject of preconceived ideas stemming from race.  The […]

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It’s a Minority Thing … Whites May Not Understand

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It’s a Minority Thing … Whites May Not Understand The white mainstream can be clueless about certain minority related things.  Many whites oppose hate crime legislation that affects large groups of people; many whites are unaware that people of color are often held hostage by the misdeeds of someone of their shared race, and many […]

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It’s A Black Thing

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It’s a Black Thing Why do blacks say, “It’s a black thing” in some situations when they give up explaining something to someone outside their race?  What does it mean?  Are blacks saying that whites can’t understand racial or other controversial things?  To some, it seems somewhat racist for blacks to insinuate that some things […]

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Why Blacks Name Their Kids Such Weird Unusual Names

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Why Blacks Name Their Kids Such Weird Unusual Names We’ve all heard names like Shanika, Nashema, Imani, Aaliyah, Tariq, Malik, Rahim, Dakarai, Ajani, Jamal, Shaqeeqah, Rashida, Tanesha, Knowshon, Jermajesty and Anfrenee.  Once you hear the name, many feel that they are reasonably sure of the race.  These names cause many to question why black parents […]

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Why Blacks Have Black Beauty Pageants

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Why Blacks Have Black Beauty Pageants? It’s not fair.  Blacks are trying to have their cake and eat it too. These sentiments are a common point made by many whites who are frustrated that there are black beauty pageants when blacks are allowed to compete in the Miss USA and Miss America pageants.  Why is […]

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What Do Black People Want To Be Called?

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What Do Black People Want to Be Called? Negro, Colored, Black, People of Color or African American.  What’s the politically correct term? What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.  ~Shakespeare  I am sorry Shakespeare, but names are important in today’s politically charged society. Senate leader […]

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Dumb Things to Say to Black People

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Dumb Things to Say to Black People “Oh stewardess, I speak jive.”  It was a hilarious line from the 1980 movie Airplane spoken by Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver) of Leave It to Beaver fame.  She intervened to translate for a flight attendant that could not understand two black passengers.   It was funny, but the premise that black people […]

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Why Blacks Feel Racism Still Exists When Obama Is President

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  Why Blacks Feel Racism Still Exists When Obama Is President Barack Obama is America’s president, yet many black people still believe racism is alive and well. This is baffling to many whites. They assert things have changed, and blacks are no longer second class citizens because their numbers are increasing in the political and […]

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Why Do Blacks / African Americans Use the N Word?

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Why Do Blacks / African Americans Use the N Word If blacks do not like the “N” word so much, why do they use that word in their music, movies and speech, but they get upset if a white person uses it?  This question generates varied responses.  There is no question that some blacks use […]

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