Why is it that big girls always lie and say that they 'like' being fat?
Some, like my all-time least favorite Mo'Nique, have even made a career out of lying to themselves and the rest of their fluffy crew saying ridiculous things like, "I'm Fatabulous".
Now Precious seems to have backed away from her previous, "I love who I am." comment after being ridiculed for her excessive girth.
Bitches Pa-lease... Don't let your modest celebrity fool you into believing that you are happy with your weight while encouraging other bigguns to remain unhealthy.
At least Oprah admits that she prefers to be smaller and more fit.
This why I say that local elections matter.
In local politics one can speak directly to his representatives one-on-one.
In local politics one cannot hide behind a gated wall while those on the outside suffer the consequences of his wrong-headed decisions.
The re-election of President Obama seems to have ignited a powder keg of suppressed hatred.
The racial slurs seem almost unrelenting.
The most common posts on my facebook feeds seem to be those of 'Black Pride".
Why is this acceptable ?
If Romney would have won and whites posted as much about "White Pride" - wouldn't this be seen as being racist?
It seems that everyone is proud of something just as long as it subjugates other groups.
The only one who seems to have it right is Carlin.
People on my club's facebook page keep passing this image around stating that this picture was taken in Houston.
Upon further research I found out that it was taken in North Carolina as a protest by some guy trying to get his local, state or federal authorities to look into the death of his relative.
I even linked the story to our facebook page yet many of my patrons were upset because I ruined their "Local Racism" meme.
Concerning to whom the fault of oppression belongs; "We are not all equally guilty but we are all equally responsible" - Rabbi Abraham Hescel
Concerning blaming others for the problem; "...And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?... - Matthew: 7 1-5
Concerning how to fix the problems concerning oppression; "Someone once said that the word 'motivation' should never be used in the singular. Some combination of motives always exist and it's impossible for anyone to qualify the proportion of each that is involved in any given act" - Warren Buffet (in an interview in the USA Today)
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Other People's Blogs About Politics, Race, Social Change
Although I'm pretty tired of the "Race is King" mantra usually put forward by past and current polemics, race-relations (and the improvement of such) is always a good topic of civilized conversation. I've been called "Uncle-Tom" more times than I've been called "N-----". When I volunteer at the local Habitat for Humanity, I'm often the only black working who's not trying to get a house. When I volunteer at the local shelter, I'm usually the only black on the giving end. Something is wrong or deficient with Black-culture (as it is practiced today). Don't say that I don't know the ghetto, I'm originally from the ghetto. My ghetto-pass wasn't pulled, like my middle school I.D., it expired. I graduated. Now, I say middle school because too many blacks haven't graduated from high school. (Detroit, anybody ?) Please feel free to bring up any topic but please refrain from misusing epithets and downgrading others. Thank you, UBJ