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That’s Not Racist

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How did we get to this contentious destination where allegations of racism and bigotry are everywhere? It seems almost everyone is accused of racism or bigotry. People are on pins and needles afraid to speak to or about one another. Conversations decrease to an almost paranoid whisper when identifying a racial minority.

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Sounds Like Racism, But It Is Not

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Allegations of prejudice, racism, bigotry and discrimination are an ever-present reality in the United States, but are all the accusations legitimate? Are there actually large swaths of our society that despise their fellow man simply because of his or her race, religion, orientation, etc.?

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The Trayvon Martin Tragedy

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Trayvon Martin. The name incites unbridled emotions.

Some believe George Zimmerman’s account of events, thus concluding Trayvon was the instigator while George was the victim.

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Who Gives A Child A “Black” Name?

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What Kind of Black Person Gives Their Child a “Ghetto” Black Name? Alright, what gives?  We have all heard weird names which have confused and amused us.  Did the parents not know how to spell, was it a misprint on the birth certificate or what were they thinking?  Many times, it is an African American […]

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Stereotyping …… It’s Not Black And White Anymore

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While the US waited with baited breath for information on the culprits responsible for the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, speculation began about the suspects.  What race/color/religion were the suspects, and did their ethnicity or religion play a role?  Every minority probably began to hope or say a little prayer that it was not a member […]

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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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