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    Black Lives Matter, but only if they're American

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/06/opinio...ion/index.html

    I'm glad someone addressed this issue. But I'm sure someone who supports the BLM movement will say "because BLM is about police violence" - well why can't it be more? Why can't it address all violence against black lives? Or is this right and people just view those lives in third world countries as sub-human? I hear soo much about black "culture" and heritage and yet I have not met a black person who even embraces their African ancestry nor discusses it nor knows anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks82 View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/06/opinio...ion/index.html

    I'm glad someone addressed this issue. But I'm sure someone who supports the BLM movement will say "because BLM is about police violence" - well why can't it be more? Why can't it address all violence against black lives? Or is this right and people just view those lives in third world countries as sub-human? I hear soo much about black "culture" and heritage and yet I have not met a black person who even embraces their African ancestry nor discusses it nor knows anything about it.
    The difference being that, in most of the African countries, the leaders are black, the police force is black, the militias are black, so it's hard to blame it on (as Rainmaker would say) whitey.

    And, let's be honest...most folks don't care about anyone outside of their neighborhood...white or black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks82 View Post
    [URL]I'm glad someone addressed this issue. But I'm sure someone who supports the BLM movement will say "because BLM is about police violence" - well why can't it be more? Why can't it address all violence against black lives? Or is this right and people just view those lives in third world countries as sub-human?
    Or maybe... just maybe... it's because we're here in America, can only affect laws here in America. There's a BLM movement in the UK, too. And black Brits are all over it.

    In Africa, their issue isn't racism - it's tribalism. In Latin America, people tend to see their ethnicity as one that transcends race... so Brazilians likely don't perceive race the same way Americans do to begin with.

    I hear soo much about black "culture" and heritage and yet I have not met a black person who even embraces their African ancestry nor discusses it nor knows anything about it.
    Oh, more retarded sparkisms. Yay...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks82 View Post
    - well why can't it be more? Why can't it address all violence against black lives? Or is this right and people just view those lives in third world countries as sub-human?

    This is such a disingenuous criticism of any organization.

    Why isn't Susan G Komen foundation for all cancers? Why do they hate or not care about other cancer patients?

    Why isn't Save the Whales out there protecting all mammals...or all animals...why can't they do more? Why aren't tortoises important to them?

    Its silly...the organization formed to address a specific problem they perceived. Just because their name and motto sounds broad doesn't mean they have to be all things to all black people.

    [sarcasm] I mean, if Black Lives Matter, why aren't they donating research funds for sickle-cell anemia
    Maybe a better question is with your obvious concern for the well-being of the Congo...why aren't you on a plane there right now to help out? Shouldn't you be doing more?[/sarcasm]
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks82 View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/06/opinio...ion/index.html

    I'm glad someone addressed this issue. But I'm sure someone who supports the BLM movement will say "because BLM is about police violence" - well why can't it be more? Why can't it address all violence against black lives? Or is this right and people just view those lives in third world countries as sub-human? I hear soo much about black "culture" and heritage and yet I have not met a black person who even embraces their African ancestry nor discusses it nor knows anything about it.
    Its the same reason feminist don't care about women in Islamic countries. Or LGBT group doesn't care for gays in Islamic countries. Or Jews in America don't care about Jews in Islamic countries. Or poor people don't care about the poor people in 98% of the rest of the world. People playing the victim card in the 1st world don't want to look at the problems outside in the rest of the world because their perspective might be changed to understand they really aren't oppressed, they are just a product of their own choices and failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    Its the same reason feminist don't care about women in Islamic countries. Or LGBT group doesn't care for gays in Islamic countries. Or Jews in America don't care about Jews in Islamic countries. Or poor people don't care about the poor people in 98% of the rest of the world. People playing the victim card in the 1st world don't want to look at the problems outside in the rest of the world because their perspective might be changed to understand they really aren't oppressed, they are just a product of their own choices and failures.
    I emailed NOW one time to ask them why the plight of women under ISIS control isn't part of their focus and they gave me a basically polite f u letter back in an email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks82 View Post
    I emailed NOW one time to ask them why the plight of women under ISIS control isn't part of their focus and they gave me a basically polite f u letter back in an email.
    My point exactly. NOW wont even stick up for women like Sarah Palin. They are purely politically motivated group to tug the outrage stings of lofo voters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    The difference being that, in most of the African countries, the leaders are black, the police force is black, the militias are black, so it's hard to blame it on (as Rainmaker would say) whitey.

    And, let's be honest...most folks don't care about anyone outside of their neighborhood...white or black.
    I care - I just don't have the resources to do anything about it. When I had money, I donated it to different charities (and apparently my family and friends and my ex. I wish I could claim those on my tax returns).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDJOKER5 View Post
    My point exactly. NOW wont even stick up for women like Sarah Palin. They are purely politically motivated group to tug the outrage stings of lofo voters.
    I don't think too many women anywhere would stick up for Sarah Palin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparks82 View Post
    I don't think too many women anywhere would stick up for Sarah Palin...
    Why? Cause she doesn't follow lock step with the rest of the Women on the left? When she is called a "cunt" by a leftist male, do you think that is appropriate no matter what her political leanings are? Hell, if Clinton was called that, or just calling her "shrill", has NOW all up in arms about how misogynistic the right is. Oh, but calling for the death of Palin and her youngest son is "ok" cause shes a righty. When was the last time Palin had someone killed like Clinton?
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