Charles Barkley on politics and race
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Started by GunterK - April 5, 2021, 12:05 a.m.

On this day, April 4, 1968, Robert Kennedy Jr broke the news about Martin L. King being killed.

Basketball legend Charles Barkley echoes Robert Kennedy's comments, when he says that most white people and black people want to live in peace with each other. 

Barkley: "..."I think our system is set up where our politicians, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power."

 “Hey, let’s make these people not like each other. We don’t live in their neighborhoods, we all got money, let’s make the whites and blacks not like each other, let’s make rich people and poor people not like each other, let’s scramble the middle class.”

It seems to me, he is right. 

He didn't mention that they used a virus to "scramble" the middle class, and gain dystopian control over our lives, (possibly forever).

By metmike - April 5, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
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Thanks Gunter!

This is actually very profound.

Let's pretend that we didn't know anything about the current world and were told that there were many millions of people in a country that were NOT racists but also millions who WERE racists. 

What would be the best way to convince the racists to stop being racists?

This MUST be the #1 objective in order to crush racism. You can say that passing laws is more important(its important) but there is no law that says "anybody that feels hatred for a person of a different skin color will go to jail" and even that would not work.

The best way, is to befriend them, treat them with love and show them legit/authentic racism in order to replace hatred with compassion and humanity.

So in today's world, the so called non racists..............are doing the exact opposite of what should be done to convert the so called racists. In fact, they appear to be increasing racism/hate with their tactics by accusing many non racists of being racists for completely innocent, non racist behavior in order to smear them because they are from a different political party.........using the race card.........telling us there is a racist around every corner.  

When you manufacture racism, when there really is no racism for political agenda, the real racists(and others) are unable to distinguish between real racism and fake racism because it's portrayed exactly the same.

It's tough enough for a racist to recognize legit racism but it becomes impossible for them to recognize it when they see fake racism portrayed the same as real racism. This causes them to NOT trust the messenger and instead of inspiring compassion for an authentic cause, it backfires. They completely mistrust the source and the cause and defend their belief system because they are being attacked, sometimes unfairly.

By metmike - April 5, 2021, 8:14 p.m.
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Heres a  just a few examples of high profile fake racism cases that cause some people to say "see, I told you!".....then when authentic cases like George Floyd occur, it makes the obvious racism harder to see. 

Why did the Justice Department conclude that 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' was a myth?

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                Started by WxFollower - March 26, 2021, 10:17 p.m

Tawana Vicenia Brawley[1] (born December 15, 1971[1][2]) is an African-American woman from Wappingers Falls, New York, who accused four white men of raping her in November 1987.

On November 28, 1987, Brawley was found in a trash bag. She had racial slurs written on her body and was covered in feces. Brawley accused four white men of having raped her. The charges received widespread national attention in part because of the appalling condition in which she had been left, her young age (15), and the professional status of the persons she accused of the crime (including police officers and a prosecuting attorney). Brawley's advisers—Al Sharpton, Alton H. Maddox, and C. Vernon Mason—also helped in bringing the case to national prominence.[3]

After hearing evidence, a grand jury concluded in October 1988 that Brawley had not been the victim of a forcible sexual assault, and that she herself may have created the appearance of such an attack.[2][4] Steven Pagones, the New York prosecutor whom Brawley had accused as being one of her assailants, later successfully sued Brawley, and her three advisers, for defamation.[4]

By metmike - April 5, 2021, 8:39 p.m.
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And the man that always puts himself in the front of every racial injustice, legit and fake, including all the fake ones on the previous page. He was sued and lost for over $300,000 on the last one for making stuff up in that case.

Al Sharpton

We should call him the ANTI Martin Luther King. 

King used love and  authentic racism to change tens of millions of minds to see his world and wonderful cause that greatly changed the world for the much better.

Sharpton uses vindictiveness and hate and self promoting positions to put himself on a pedestal that dishonors King's great work.......with the assistance of the MSM.

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By metmike - April 5, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
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We need somebody like MLK today!

Sadly, the face for racial justice in many minds is this guy below and the MSM elevates him and empowers him to do more damage than good:

2016 National Action Network King Day Breakfast (24485953015).jpg

I certainly don't hate Al Sharpton but am just calling out a charlatan that continues to do damage to race relations....from somebody that has spoken out for racial justice for over 4 decades.

 I was going to use an old expression for my sincere objective but..............this would be considered offensive to some people:

13 Other Racist Clichés Headline Writers Need to Avoid

By metmike - April 5, 2021, 10:53 p.m.
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Related to this, is the use of Indian names for mascots at schools.

This one is very baffling to me in many cases. When a school or team names their mascot after you, it's about the highest honor they can bestow on you.

A school would not name its program with something like the University of Michigan cockroaches.

Or Indiana COVIDS or Ohio State Charlatans. 

They pick mascots, using  names of animals or people that  we admire....are often tough, fierce, have integrity or tenacity. Sometimes cute and sometimes unique/clever/funny and memorable.

But never a name that takes away from the creature or object or people that the name represents.

Some very interesting names below.  Which ones do YOU find the most interesting?

List of college mascots in the United States